Rankings come in all shapes and sizes, but can any ranking truly capture social cachet? For a different perspective on the value of an MBA, we turn to the New York Times society pages, where the editors select and profile promising couples. Each month, we dedicate one B-School Chart of the Week to tallying how alumni from top-ranked business schools are advancing their social currency ranking.
April turned out to be a busy month for MBA weddings, as the New York Times profiled 13 such nuptials. Business schools acted as matchmakers in two of the unions: Columbia Business School graduates Addie Downing and Marc Bidder said “I do” after meeting while pursuing their respective MBAs, while Eleanor Pishny and Justus Meyer exchanged vows after having crossed paths at Harvard Business School. Other weddings featured bride and groom MBAs from such schools as the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business. We have a feeling that the MBA summer wedding season will start to pick up steam very soon!