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University of Texas – Dallas Top 100 Business Schools Research Rankings

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The information in this database is used to provide the “Top 100 rankings of business schools for the period 2001-2005” based on: contributions of their faculty.

1. University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School)
2. New York University (Leonard N. Stern School of Business)
3. Harvard University (Harvard Business School)
4. University of Chicago (Graduate School of Business)
5. Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business)

6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan School of Management)
7. University of Maryland at College Park (Robert H. Smith School of Business)
8. Columbia University (Columbia Graduate School of Business)
9. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Ross School of Business)

10.University of Texas at Austin (Red McCombs School of Business)
11.Stanford University (Graduate School of Business)
12.Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management)
13.University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA Anderson School of Management)
14.University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business)
15.University of Minnesota at Twin Cities (Minneapolis) (Carlson School of Management)
16.Pennsylvania State University at University Park (Smeal College of Business)
17.Michigan State University (The Eli Broad College of Business)
18.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler Business School)
19.Emory University (Goizueta Business School)
20.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (College of Business)
21.University of Washington at Seattle (Business School)
22.Indiana University at Bloomington (Kelley School of Business)
23.Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business)
24.Washington University at St. Louis (Olin School of Business)
25.Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business)
26.University of Florida (Warrington College of Business)
27.Purdue University (Krannert Graduate School of Management)
28.University of California at Berkeley (Walter A. Haas School of Business)
29.University of Wisconsin at Madison (School of Business)
30.Arizona State University (W.P. Carey School of Business)
31.Cornell University (Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management)
32.University of Texas at Dallas (School of Management)


Characteristics of the Top USA Business Schools

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You’ve heard it time and time again — going to a top MBA program offers fundamentally different opportunities than getting just any MBA degree. But applying to multiple schools can be a daunting task, and everyone should have a backup plan in case they don’t get into their first choice. Here are some guidelines for analyzing the differences between the top programs, based on interviews with graduates of nearly 20 top US business schools.

Harvard Business School


The top program for liberal arts and social science majors (with as much as 50% of the class coming from those disciplines) HBS emphasizes the art of leadership.


  • Harvard brand name
  • Depth of network
  • Strong ties to finance, private equity and consulting
  • Best for general management and communications


  • Lack of academic rigor, over reliance on case method
  • Stereotype that students have poor analytical and quantitative skills

Suggested Backups

  • Tuck
  • Darden
  • Michigan

MIT Sloan School of Management


The top program for science and engineering majors (with as much as 40% of the class from those disciplines) Sloan emphasizes an analytical, fact-based approach to management.


  • MIT brand name
  • Rigorous, flexible academics
  • Strong ties to finance, high tech and consulting
  • Best for entrepreneurship, high tech and finance


  • Smaller alumni network
  • Stereotype that students are too intellectual and not aggressive

Suggested Backups

  • Chicago
  • NYU
  • Carnegie Mellon

Stanford Graduate School of Business


Stanford takes a balanced approach to management education, with no particular background emphasized over others, resulting in one of the more diverse classes among top business programs.


  • Stanford brand name
  • Balance of qualitative and quantitive emphasis
  • Strong ties to Silicon Valley, venture capital and consulting
  • Best for entrepreneurship and general management


  • Smaller alumni network, poor ties to east coast and international recruiting
  • Stereotype that students are not team players

Suggested Backups

  • Berkeley
  • Duke
  • UCLA

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


The top graduate business program for undergraduate business majors (with as much as 45% of the class from those disciplines), Wharton focuses on finance and investment education.


  • Well-rounded academic program
  • Strong ties to finance and consulting
  • Best for finance and accounting


  • Weaker ties to west coast recruiting
  • Stereotype that students are overly aggressive and too finance focused

Suggested Backups

  • Chicago
  • Columbia
  • NYU

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


With a balanced student body similar to Stanford, Kellogg has distinguished itself as the top MBA program for marketing and brand management.


  • Highly motivated, involved student body
  • Strong ties to brand management and consulting
  • Best for marketing


  • Lack of analytical focus
  • Stereotype that students are team players but not leaders, poor quantitative skills

Suggested Backups

  • Michigan
  • Duke
  • Tuck

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