U.S. News & World Report released its 2022 Best Business Schools list recently, naming the Stanford Graduate School of Business the number one MBA program for the second year in a row. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which shared the top spot with Stanford last year, is second this time around. The rest of the top ten programs include largely the same names as the 2021 rankings, with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business ranked third and such institutions as Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, and Yale School of Management rounding out the list.
Among the most notable changes since last year are the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, which rose 36 spots to 44th, and Rutgers Business School, which shares the 44th spot after being ranked 56th last year. Interestingly, Purdue Krannert announced in June 2020 that it was placing its two-year residential MBA program on hold because of a decline in applications. The school has not announced the future of its MBA program as of April 2021.
As always, we at mbaMission remind you to regard business school rankings as what they are—incredibly variable lists that depend on numerous factors and are meant to offer an interesting way of looking at MBA programs. They should not be a deciding factor in your decision-making process!