MBA News: The Economist Releases 2014 B-School Rankings

On October 11, The Economist published its 2014 MBA program rankings. Yet again, Chicago Booth topped the list, marking the fourth time the program has been ranked first in the past five years. The Economist explained that Chicago Booth’s notable track record with regard to student employment was a significant factor in the school’s high rating. In fact, 94% of Chicago Booth’s Class of 2014 received job offers within three months of graduating. Dartmouth Tuck, UVA Darden, HEC Paris, and IESE rounded out the survey’s top five, with 15 U.S. MBA programs appearing within the top 20.

This is the publication’s 12th edition of its B-school rankings, which weigh data according to what surveyed business school students report is most important to them in pursuing an MBA. The ranking encompasses multiple factors—including median starting salary, pre-MBA salary increase, average GMAT score, mean student work experience, tuition costs, and program duration.

The Economist’s 2014 Top 20

1  Chicago Booth
2  Dartmouth Tuck
3  UVA Darden
4  HES Paris
6  Harvard Business School
7  UC-Berkeley Haas
8  NYU Stern
9  Stanford GSB
10  Columbia Business School
11  UPenn Wharton
12  MIT Sloan
13  UCLA Anderson
14  Northwestern Kellogg
15  London Business School
16  Queensland
17  Emory Goizueta
19  Yale SOM
20  Michigan Ross

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