Harvard Tops U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business Schools Rankings

HBS tied with UPenn's Wharton for No. 1.
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Once again, Harvard Business School is top dog.

Harvard lead U.S. News & World Report‘s 2018 ranking of the best business schools, tying with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business—President Donald Trump’s alma mater—for No. 1.

MIT followed in fourth in a three-way tie with Northwestern University and Stanford University, while Boston College and Boston University tied each other for 44th place. Northeastern University tied with the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee for 54th.

To compile their list, U.S. News ranked 131 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, using various criteria including mean starting salary and bonus, mean GMAT and GRE scores, and acceptance rate. In addition, U.S. News asked business school deans and directors, as well as corporate recruiters, to rate MBA programs on a scale of 1-5, reflected in the rankings’ “quality assessment” metric.

Also representing New England on U.S. News‘ top 100 were Dartmouth College (8th), Yale (T-9th), UMass Amherst (T-57th), UConn (T-65th), and Babson College (T-69th).

You can check out the full ranking here.


Kyle Scott Clauss Kyle Clauss, Digital News Writer at Boston Magazine bmagdigital+kclauss@gmail.com


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