How The World’s Top Business Schools Teach Their MBAs

HOW THE WORLD’S BEST BUSINESS SCHOOL TEACH THEIR MBAS

 

School Case Study Lecture Team Project Experiential Learning
Harvard Business School 80% —– 10% 5%
Western Ontario (Ivey) 75% 10% —- 5%
Virginia (Darden) 74% —– 6% 10%
IESE Business School 70% 10% 10%
UC-Berkeley (Haas) 50% 20% —- 17%
UNC (Kenan-Flagler) 50% 20% —– 15%
Dartmouth (Tuck) 45% 23% 20% —-
Stanford GSB 40% 20% —- 15%
Pennsylvania (Wharton) 40% 20% 25% —-
Columbia 40% 38% 15% —-
Yale 40% 34% —- 10%
Georgia Tech 40% 25% 25% —-
IE Business School 40% 20% 20% —-
Indiana (Kelley) 35% 25% 20% —-
Texas-Austin (McCombs) 35% 35% —- 15%
MIT (Sloan) 33% 25% —- 20%
Duke (Fuqua) 33% 33% 24% —-
Northwestern (Kellogg) 30% 30% 25% —-
London Business School 30% 30% —- 15%
INSEAD 30% 30% 20% —-
Cornell (Johnson) 30% 30% 20% —-
UCLA (Anderson) 30% 40% 15% —-
Vanderbilt (Owen) 30% 40% —- 30%
SMU (Cox) 30% 25% 25% —-
ESADE 30% 30% —– —-
New York (Stern) 25% 25% 25% —-
Michigan (Ross) 25% 20% —- 15%
Notre Dame (Mendoza) 25% 27% 22% —-
Emory (Goizueta) 25% 30% —- 20%
Maryland (Smith) 25% 25% —- 20%
Georgetown (McDonough) 25% 30% 25% —-
Oxford (Said) 25% 40% 25% —-
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 20% 50% 10% —-
USC (Marshall) 20% 48% 25% —-

Source: Business schools reporting to Bloomberg Businessweek

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  • jim

    good day

  • jim

    sorry

  • jim

    now that i think about it it really good concept and a good articular

  • jim

    but good try

  • jim

    this is not true

  • Nice informative Post. MBA Case Studies guide for mba students

  • Rosser

    MAP doesn’t start in January…

  • Hector0916

    Its pretty interesting. Especially, given the trends over the past years. In India, I most of the top colleges follow case study + lecture method. There are few innovations as well, like some inculcating Mr. Bean to show value of communication etc., but such instances are rare and few. It’s quite astounding as to how little students really know about MBA before diving into it. http://www.mbaglue.com/why-mba/ – was some attempt to cover as to why should you be doing mba in the first place.

  • JM

    It’s also important to note the distinction between learning with case studies, and learning with case method as practiced by Harvard, Ivey, and Darden. A good overview can be found here: http://www.case.hks.harvard.edu/images/other/1136_0.pdf

  • RP

    Booth…

  • RP

    Where does Chicago Sloan stand?

  • well said.

  • Shaniqua “La Bootay” James.

    All the schools use team projects. This is an even better reason than the case method to avoid b-school altogether. Two years of annoying busy work. -SLBJ

  • Wow, TA!! Are you salty much?

    1) The idea that the case method is overrated and the idea that a lot of folks at HBS are arrogant are completely disjointed statement.
    2) Why are you so bitter?
    3) The case method requires is a tough learning method. It requires intense and engaged listening.
    4) You should be careful about lumping people into generalized buckets like that. It can keep you from listening to them. Which would make you a hypocrite.

    Have a nice day. Try to ease up on the sodium intake.

  • TA

    case methods are overrated….a lotta these so called extroverts at HBS and co are just arrogant ,……the biggest virtue in life is the ability to listen to others …..maybe even empathize with them…but listening is important….a virtue these “over achievers” lack…they re so deluded by their tiny lil mckinsey bcg analyst goldman blackrock world and have such a pathetic neediness for money believing it ll solve all their problems…..i believe in well balanced meritocratic approach to life and education.

  • LongHornJoe

    Likely have miscellaneous methods including thesis, capstone projects, immersion programs / practicums, mentored study, etc. that might not be covered by the other methods. Although experiential learning and team work should cover some of that.

  • MBA2B

    How come none of the schools’ totals add up to 100%?

  • Sim

    I like the balanced approach adopted by many of the top schools. It’s good to get a mix of teaching methods, at least personally speaking, because it will enhance the learning experience. I’m particularly a fan of team projects because this will really help us better figure out how to get things done working very closely with other people — something that is very important in the professional sphere. I think schools such as Wharton, Kellogg, Fuqua, MIT etc have this well balanced approach.