The top 8 schools in the 2013 Poets & Quants b-school rankings remain unchanged from last year, with slots 9 and 10 merely swapping positions (Duke Fuqua moved from 10th place to 9th place and UC Berkeley Haas moved from 9th to 10th).
About Harvard Business School, top MBA program for the fourth year in a row, John Byrne, P&Q editor, says:
Despite less-than-flattering publicity generated by a New York Times’ front page story on gender inequality at Harvard, an MBA from the school remains the quintessential credential in business. No rival beats Harvard in the formidable resources it brings to the game: the outsized number of superstar professors, the diversity of its course offerings, the stellar quality of its students, the size and scope of its campus, and the career achievements of its alumni spread all over the world.
He goes on to sing praises for this year’s HBS entering class – an average GMAT score of 720, a 3.9% increase in application volume, a record high of women (at 41% of the class), and an average undergrad GPA of 3.67.
• Chicago Booth ranked ahead of Wharton for the fourth year in a row, making the top three Harvard, Stanford, and Chicago (H/S/C) instead of the traditional Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton (H/S/W).
• Wharton was the only school in the top 10 to see a decrease in its application volume this year with a 5.8% decrease.
• Booth saw the highest boost in app volume with a 9.9% increase.
• For top b-schools outside of the U.S., London Business School again took the top slot.
• Two big jumpers in the top 50 include U. of Washington which jumped 9 places from 33rd place to 24th and Georgia Tech which also jumped 9 places from 40th to 31st place.
The Top 20
|2013 P&Q Rank and School||2012 P&Q Rank||BW||FT|
|1. Harvard Business School||1||2||2|
|2. Stanford GSB||2||4||2|
|3. Chicago Booth||3||1||6|
|4. UPenn Wharton||4||3||3|
|5. Northwestern Kellogg||5||5||8|
|6. MIT Sloan||6||9||5|
|8. Dartmouth Tuck||8||12||10|
|9. Duke Fuqua||10||6||11|
|10. UC Berkeley Haas||9||14||7|
|11. Cornell Johnson||11||7||14|
|12. Michigan Ross||13||8||15|
|13. UVA Darden||12||10||16|
|14. UCLA Anderson||17||18||13|
|15. NYU Stern||14||16||12|
|16. CMU Tepper||16||11||19|
|17. Yale SOM||15||21||9|
|18. UNC Kenan- Flagler||19||17||21|
|19. Texas McCombs||18||19||22|
|20. Indiana Kelley||21||15||26|