MBA News: Stanford GSB Tops U.S. News & World Report 2016 MBA Rankings

U.S. News & World Report released its 2016 rankings of graduate business schools today, and gone is the previous three-way tie for the top position. Rather than sharing the number one slot, the Stanford Graduate School of Business now claims that honor on its own, with Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School at second and third, respectively.

The Darden School at the University of Virginia, which moved from 11th to tenth, represents the only other change within the publication’s top ten. Formerly tied with the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, Darden traded places with New York University’s Stern School of Business, so that Stern and Michigan Ross now share the 11th slot. Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business shifted upward slightly from 14th position to tie with the Yale School of Management at 13th.

The majority of movement in the U.S. News top 20 occurred among the schools ranked in the high teens. UCLA Anderson and Cornell Johnson each moved up one spot, the former shifting from 16th to 15th, and the latter from 17th to 16th. The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School likewise rose one position, from 19th to 18th, while both the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business fell two spots, from 15th and 18th, respectively, to 17th and 20th. Emory University’s Goizueta Business School slipped from the top 20 altogether (now tied with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business at 21st), making room for Washington University’s Olin Business School to move in at 19th.

U.S. News & World Report (2016)

  1.  Stanford GSB
  2.  Harvard Business School
  3.  UPenn Wharton
  4.  Chicago Booth
  5.  MIT Sloan
  6.  Northwestern Kellogg
  7.  UC-Berkeley Haas
  8.  Columbia Business School
  9.  Dartmouth Tuck
  10. UVA Darden
  11.  NYU Stern (tie)
  12.  Michigan Ross (tie)
  13.  Yale SOM (tie)
  14.  Duke Fuqua  (tie)
  15.  UCLA Anderson
  16.  Cornell Johnson
  17.  UT Austin McCombs
  18.  UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler
  19.  Washington University Olin
  20.  Carnegie Mellon Tepper


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