MIT Sloan | Mr. AI & Robotics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Social Entrepreneur
GRE 328, GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Industry Switch
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Mr. Irish Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Marine Executive Officer
GRE 322, GPA 3.28
Harvard | Ms. Developing Markets
GMAT 780, GPA 3.63
Harvard | Mr. Policy Player
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Tough Guy
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. CPPIB Strategy
GRE 329 (Q169 V160), GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
Kellogg | Mr. Double Whammy
GMAT 730, GPA 7.1/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Infantry Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Ernst & Young
GMAT 600 (hopeful estimate), GPA 3.86
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Operations Analyst
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indian Dreamer
GRE 331, GPA 8.5/10
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Yale | Ms. Biotech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.29
Stanford GSB | Ms. Global Empowerment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.66
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63

Winners & Losers In The 2011 Financial Times MBA Ranking

Interestingly, Darden had one of its best years ever in the 2010 BusinessWeek ranking. The school topped BW’s student satisfaction poll for the very first time and ended up with an 11th place finish.


SchoolChanges in Ranks20112010
Tulane University (Freeman) New Orleans, LA-40*NR61
Coppead Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-36*NR65
Michigan State (Broad) East Lansing, MI-36*NR65
Aston Business School Birmingham, U.K.-28*NR73
Boston College (Carroll) Chestnut Hill, MA-277447
University of Minnesota (Carlson) Minneapolis, MN-26*NR75
University of Strathclyde Glasgow, U.K.-237451
Purdue University (Krannert) West Lafayette, IN-207454
Case Western Reserve (Weatherhead) Cleveland, OH-21*NR80
University of Miami Coral Gables, FL-18*NR83
University of Arizona (Eller) Tucson, AZ-18*NR83
University of Florida (Hough) Gainesville, FL-179477
Lancaster Management School Lancaster, U.K.-174124
North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill, NC-166246
Indiana University (Kelley) Bloomington, IN-167357
Warwick Business School Coventry, U.K.-165842
University of Alberta Alberta, Canada-15*NR86
University of Bath Bath, U.K.-14*NR87
University of South Carolina (Moore) Columbia, SC-138067
University of Oxford (Said) Oxford, U.K.-112716
Rotterdam School of Management Rotterdam, The Netherlands-113625
University of Virginia (Darden) Charlottesville, VA-104131


SOURCE: The Financial Times
An asterisk indicates that the number is an estimate of the minimum gain or loss in a year because the school was either ranked in 2010 but is no longer on the list or ranks in 2011 but was not in the ranking in 2010.

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.