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.
The prime wedding season is beginning to pick up steam, and business school graduates are certainly taking part in the flood of nuptials! In May, the New York Times (NYT) profiled 25 weddings involving one or two MBAs. Graduates of Columbia Business School’s (CBS’s) MBA program were especially eager to walk down the aisle, with seven such weddings profiled in the NYT. Two brides—Komal Patel and Jessica Levine—just graduated from the school in May, while bride Melissa Danilow completed her first year in the program last month. Business school served as a matchmaker for one couple, Wesley Royce and Patrick Conlisk, who met at the Yale School of Management while both were pursuing their MBAs. We offer our congratulations to all, and we are eager to see how many MBA weddings June brings!