Which MBA Rankings System is the Best?
Almost everyone who applies to business school refers to at least one rankings system. But it’s shockingly common for applicants to look at only one MBA ranking. To do so is a bit crazy, because the various rankings systems differ in their methodologies, and no one ranking system is clearly superior to the rest.
Here are a few MBA rankings to consider:
Which is best really depends on you. The first step to figure this out is to examine the methodology behind each rankings system.
- Methodology: BusinessWeek
- Methodology: US News & World Report
- Methodology: Financial Times (for the global ranking)
Most likely, none of the rankings uses a methodology that perfectly reflects your personal preferences. By considering what you really value, and using the statistics published in one or more rankings, you are well on your way to developing your own “personal ranking” of MBA programs. Your own personal ranking of the schools will be much more relevant to your future goals.