Harvard | Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund
GMAT 730, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Wharton | Mr. Marketing Director
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Mr. Airline Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corporate VC Hustler
GMAT 780, GPA 3.17
Harvard | Mr. Smart Operations
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Darden | Mr. Strategy Manager
GRE 321, GPA 3.5
Ross | Ms. Healthcare Startup
GRE 321, GPA 3.51
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Sustainable Business
GRE 331, GPA 3.86
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Food Waste Warrior
GMAT Not written yet (around 680), GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Ms. Future Tech Exec
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Aussie Military Man
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0 (rough conversion from Weighted Average Mark)
Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1

Who’s the B-School King of Finance?

2011 U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKING FOR B-SCHOOL FINANCE DEPARTMENTS

 

School & 2011 Rank2010 U.S. News RankDifference
1. Pennsylvania (Wharton) Philadelphia, PA1—–
2. Chicago (Booth) Chicago, IL2—–
3. New York University (Stern) New York, NY3—–
4. Stanford Graduate School of Business Palo Alto, CA5+1
5. Columbia Business School New York, NY4-1
6. MIT (Sloan) Cambridge, MA6—–
7. California-Berkeley (Haas) Berkeley, CA7—–
8. California-Los Angeles (Anderson) Los Angeles, CA7-1
9. Harvard Business School Boston, MA7-2
10. Northwestern (Kellogg) Evanston, IL7-3
11. Michigan (Ross) Ann Arbor, MI12+1
12. Duke (Fuqua) Durham, NC11-1
13. Carnegie Mellon (Teppper) Pittsburgh, PA16+3
14. Dartmouth College (Tuck) Hanover, NH16+2
14. Rochester (Simon) Rochester, NY13-1
14. Fordham University New York, NYNRNew on list
17. Loyola University Chicago, ILNRNew on list
17. Yale School of Management New Haven, CT13-4
17. Ohio State (Fisher) Columbus, OH23+6
20. Boston College (Carroll) Boston, MA18-2
21. Creighton University Omaha, NENRNew on list
21. Southern California (Marshall) Los Angeles, CA20-1
21. Texas-Austin (McCombs) Austin, TX15-6
24. Cornell (Johnson) Ithaca, NY18-6
24. Indiana-Bloomington (Kelley) Bloomington, IN20-4
24. Seattle University (Albers) Seattle, WANRNew on list
24. St. Joseph’s University (Haub) Philadelphia, PA20-4
24. University of Florida (Hough) Gainesville, FLNRNew on list

SOURCE: 2011 and 2010 U.S. News & World Report finance specialty rankings.

 

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.