US News published its rankings of the top U.S. MBA programs yesterday. For the third time in 5 years, Harvard and Stanford tie for the top spot. Compared with last year’s rankings, the top-15 has not changed much, except for some switching around within the top ranked programs.
A survey of 441 programs was conducted for the sake of the rankings several parameters, each one given a different weight in the general calculation, with each program graded between 0-100. The parameters include quality analysis of the programs’ deans, evaluating the recruiting companies, employment data for graduates, beginning salaries for graduates, rates of employment, selectivity in acceptance, GMAT scores and GPA’s of the program’s students.
Here are the rest of the top programs:
4-6. MIT, Kellogg, Chicago
11. NYU Stern
13-14. Michigan, Darden