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Top Business Schools – WSJ Ranking 2007

The results of The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive Year 7 Business School Survey were published The Wall Street Journal on September 17, 2007.

In order to make relevant comparisons, the 86 schools are grouped according to where recruiters tend to recruit, resulting in three rankings:

National, Regional, and International.

  • National Ranking Includes 19 U.S. schools
  • Regional Ranking Includes 51 U.S. schools
  • International Ranking 25 schools (9 U.S. schools, 11 European schools, 3 Canadian schools, and 2 Latin American schools)

National Schools

1 Dartmouth College (Tuck)

2 University of California, Berkeley (Haas)

3 Columbia University

4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

5 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

6 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

7 University of Michigan (Ross)

8 Yale University

9 University of Chicago

10 University of Virginia (Darden)

11 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

12 Northwestern University (Kellogg)

13 Duke University (Fuqua)

14 Harvard University

15 University of California, Los Angeles (Anderson)

16 Cornell University (Johnson)

17 New York University (Stern)

18 University of Southern California (Marshall)

19 Stanford University

International Schools

1 ESADE

2 IMD

3 London Business School

4 IPADE

5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

6.Columbia University

7.ESSEC

8.Tecnologico de Monterrey (EGADE)

9.HEC Paris

10.Thunderbird

11.York University (Schulich)

12.University of Western Ontario (Ivey)

13.University of Chicago

14.Instituto de Empresa

15.INSEAD

16.University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

17.Bocconi University

18.Erasmus University (Rotterdam)

19.IESE

20.Northwestern University (Kellogg)

21.Harvard University

22.New York University (Stern)

23.University of Oxford (Said)

24.University of Toronto (Rotman)

25.Stanford University

Regional Schools

1.Brigham Young University (Marriott)

2.Wake Forest University (Babcock)

3.Ohio State University (Fisher)

4.University of Rochester (Simon)

5.Indiana University (Kelley)

6.University of Florida (Warrington)

7.Louisiana State University (Ourso)

8.Emory University (Goizueta)

9.University at Buffalo/SUNY

10.University of Maryland (Smith)

11.Thunderbird

12.Purdue University (Krannert)

13.Georgetown University (McDonough)

14.University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

15.Vanderbilt University (Owen)

16.University of Miami

17.College of William and Mary (Mason)

18.Michigan State University (Broad)

19.University of Texas, Austin (McCombs)

20.University of Denver (Daniels)

21.Babson College (F. W. Olin)

22.Southern Methodist University (Cox)

23.Texas A&M University (Mays)

24.Pennsylvania State University (Smeal)

25.Boston University

26.University of Washington

27.Fordham University

28.University of Missouri, Columbia

29.University of California, Davis

30.Boston College (Carroll)

31.University of Iowa (Tippie)

32.University of Wisconsin, Madison

33.Rice University (Jones)

34.University of Georgia (Terry)

35.Arizona State University (Carey)

36.American University (Kogod)

37.Georgia Institute of Technology

38.University of Minnesota (Carlson)

39.Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

40.University of Utah (Eccles)

41.University of Pittsburgh (Katz)

42.University of California, Irvine (Merage)

43.University of Arizona (Eller)

44.Pepperdine University (Graziadio)

45.George Washington University

46.Washington University (John M. Olin)

47.University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

48.Tulane University (Freeman)

49.University of South Carolina (Moore)

50.University of Colorado, Boulder (Leeds)

51.University of Connecticut

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Comments about The Best B-Schools of 2006

From Business Week

1. Chicago

Students appreciate option to tailor curriculum to their interests. Living in Chicago gets pricey, but most say facilities and faculty are worth the expense.

2. Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Students say competitive program improves the academic experience. Decision to allow students to disclose grades to recruiters has many disconcerted.

3. Northwestern (Kellog)

The word used over and over by Kellogg students is “collegial.” School balances individual development and teamwork, case studies and lectures.

4. Harvard

Case method allows students to solve real-world problems. Ivory tower is not everyone’s cup of tea, but alumni network is vast.

5. Michigan (Ross)

Lack of grades diminishes competition and increases focus on work. Facilities are lacking but undergoing a makeover.

6. Stanford

With Silicon Valley around the corner, innovation reigns. Extensive electives cater to students with interests beyond banking and consulting.

7. MIT (Sloan)

MIT offers unique courses with entrepreneurial focus and attracts students with engineering backgrounds. Prominent faculty remains accessible

8. UC – Berkeley (Haas)

Tech and entrepreneurial specialties give Haas grads an edge in innovation. Curriculum is not as well-suited for those with eyes set on Wall Street.

9. Duke (Fuqua)

Students on “Team Fuqua” enjoy the collaborative learning experience. Good for the hand-holding types but some would like more debate and conflict.

10. Columbia

Students appreciate vast alumni network and high-profile speakers. Access to recruiters for everything from international companies to lesser known employers.

11. Dartmouth (Tuck)

Small class-small town leaves something to be desired. But many appreciate the “self selecting” crowd that attends. General management program is specialized.

12. UCLA (Anderson)

Students go by an “excellence without attitude” mantra. Active student clubs provide career development, but there’s limited access to East Coast recruiting.

13. Cornell (Johnson)

Particularly popular among career switchers, Cornell offers small class sizes and accessible professors. Students enjoy new immersion learning programs.

14. NYU (Stern)

Local alumni base is large and former students are willing to lend a hand in the job search.

15. Virginia (Darden)

Case method works well in small classes, which foster Socratic learning. Students get individual attention from administration and faculty.

16. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

Tepper’s small class size creates intense focus, intimacy, and greater hands-on responsibility. Curriculum is geared toward the quantitative mind.

17. North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

Job placement leaves most grads smiling, but international students may not have the same luck. Extracurricular activities and pleasant location add to the appeal.

18. Indiana (Kelley)

Kelley is praised for general education but is found lacking in specialties like consulting and investment banking. Strong regional bias limits recruiting options.

19. Yale

Small program size means easy access to alumni and faculty. Students applaud new dean Joel Podolny, cited for being a visionary leader.

20. Texas – Austin (McCombs)

Complaints include unresponsive administration and poor career placement for international students. Variety of classes and other resources balance equation.

21. USC (Marshall)

Strong community and alumni network offer lifelong career contacts. Drop in 2004 rankings led to major program overhaul, but students want further improvement.

22. Georgetown (McDonough)

D.C. area offers students many opportunities for work in the public sector and international business. Demanding classes are taught by diligent professors.

23. Emory (Goizueta)

Students extol leadership development, accessible professors, and caliber of classmates. One-year program offers a popular alternative to two-year MBA.

24. Purdue (Krannert)

Students laud financial aid offerings and diverse, international student population. Curriculum emphasizes quantitative skills and teamwork.

25. Maryland (Smith)

Smith grads gripe about regional recruiting and inadequate career services. But tight-knit community and affordable tuition help ease the strain.

26. Notre Dame (Mendoza)

Students miss proximity to big city, but enjoy the tight-knit community and finance training. Recent switch from semesters to a 7-week system gets mixed reviews.

27. Washigton University (Olin)

Small class size means personal attention from faculty, but on-campus recruiting is a disappointment. Campus hosts a noteworthy leadership speaker series.

28. Rochester (Simon)

Quality of education, analytical skill development, and personal attention from faculty is highly rated, but poor showing by recruiters frustrates students.

29. Michigan State ( Broad)

Teamwork focus means most grades are based on group, rather than individual, performance. Students praise outstanding career services center and faculty.

30 Vanderbilt (Owen)

Students laud the overall experience at Owen. Grads say that rigorous curriculum leaves them well equipped for future careers.

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