The BizDeansTalk blog has a fascinating exchange on b-school rankings between a number of b-school deans, including Tuck’s Paul Danos, and Della Bradshaw, Business Education Editor of the Financial Times.
In this exchange, Dean Danos provides a succinct and measured viewpoint on the rankings from an institution that does extremely well in them. Dean Thomas of Warwick Business School is more critical. Della Bradshaw "jumps in" with the media perspective and vigorously defends the service provided by independent media.
I am inclined to agree with her that industry organizations, like GMAC or AACSB, may not have the independence necessary to be credible information brokers. I share her amusement at Dean Thomas’ comment regarding magazines existing just "to make money."