The Entire Class of 2018 Series


Who is going to business school these days to get an MBA?

We’ve been doing a fascinating series at Poets&Quants during the past six weeks, introducing readers to the incoming MBA students at some of the world’s leading business schools. A simple glimpse of any of school specific profiles leads you to an inevitable conclusion: Full-time MBA programs continue to attract many of the world’s most extraordinary young professionals.

They come from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe. If you’re curious about who goes back to school or interested in pursuing an MBA yourself, this series is must reading. We not only introduce you to a subset of each school’s Class of 2018, we also ask these first-year students to provide their best advice to the next generation of applicants. The profiles cover the dreams and aspirations of students, along with fun facts.

The series is still rolling out. There are quite a few more schools to go, including Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Still, we thought it would be useful to provide an index of the series so far. And to have a little fun with this, the schools appear in the order of the interest they’ve generated–an unscientific but compelling way to measure the passion stakeholders have for a school’s MBA program. We’ll continue to update the list and the order of the schools as the rest of the series unfolds.

University of Chicago (Booth School of Business)

Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management)


Duke University (Fuqua School of Business)

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business)

Harvard Business School

Columbia University (Columbia Business School)

London Business School

Yale University (School of Management)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan School of Management)

University of Michigan (Ross School of Business)

Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business)

Georgetown University (McDonough School of Business)

UC-Berkeley (Haas School of Business)

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler Business School)

University of Oxford (Said Business School)

Cornell University (Johnson Graduate School of Management)

UCLA (Anderson School of Management)

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business)

University of Virginia (Darden School of Business)

Rice University (Jones Graduate School of Business)

New York University (Stern School of Business)

Emory University (Goizueta School of Business)

HEC Paris

University of Cambridge (Judge Business School)

University of Rochester (Simon Business School)

Indiana University (Kelley School of Business)

Notre Dame University (Mendoza School of Business)

University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management)

Vanderbilt University (Owen School of Management)

University of Texas-Austin (McCombs School of Business)

Washington University (Olin School of Business)

Babson College (Olin Graduate School of Business)

IE Business School

University of Maryland (Smith School of Business)

Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business)

University of Washington (Foster School of Business)

University of Southern California (Marshall)

University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management)

IESE Business School

Warwick Business School

Michigan State University (Broad College of Business)