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.
MBAs have been busy hosting fall weddings. Last month, the New York Times profiled 35 weddings featuring MBAs, and Harvard Business School (HBS) graduates appeared to have been the busiest of all—ten October weddings featured HBS MBAs! Two such couples, Christopher Pierce and Jonathan Pollock and Catherine McKenzie and Carter Williams, met at the school during their studies. HBS was not the only matchmaker school, however. Elizabeth Reisman and Adam Byrnes, graduates of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, first crossed paths at an accepted students’ event before enrolling in the MBA program.