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.
It is no surprise that June proved to be an exceptionally busy month for MBA weddings, with the New York Times profiling 45 such nuptials. Graduates of Harvard Business School (HBS) were especially busy last month, with a total of 11 weddings involving the school’s alumni taking place in June. In fact, three members of HBS’s Class of 2016 tied the knot, and two of the school’s newly married couples had both received MBAs from HBS. In addition, seven weddings of New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business MBAs were profiled, while six nuptials took place involving Columbia Business School graduates.