Stanford GSB Tops the Bloomberg Businessweek MBA Ranking for the First Time

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Bloomberg Businessweek released its 2018 ranking of U.S. MBA programs last week with a new name in first place: the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), which claimed the top spot for the first time in the survey’s 30-year history. The GSB, which was ranked fifth in 2017, was the only school this year to receive a perfect 100.0 point score. This overall score is calculated from the scores the school receives from students, alumni, and recruiters with respect to such factors as compensation, learning, networking, and entrepreneurship. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania stands at second in the ranking with a 92.6 overall score, while Harvard Business School rounds out the top three with a 91.9 score. Last year, Harvard and Wharton were ranked first and second, respectively.

The USC Marshall School of Business was among the year’s biggest surprises, with the school rising from 30th in 2017 to 13th this year. The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, on the other hand, fell notably from 7th to 19th. The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia both entered the top ten at 6th and 9th places, respectively, after climbing through the top 20 and top 30 charts for years. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the international MBA ranking will be released in early December. Whether last year’s number-one international program, INSEAD, will remain on top remains to be seen…

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