Just Another Rather Silly MBA Ranking

PRINCETON REVIEW & ENTREPRENEUR PROVIDE NO TRANSPARENCY INTO A VAGUE METHODOLOGY

There is no transparency on how these factors or any other ones used are measured or weighted in the methodology. Nor are there index numbers to accompany each ranked school (such index numbers would show you whether one rank is significantly different than another). The people who put together this ranking would get a solid F grade in the most basic statistics course taught in business school. An F grade in journalism school would be a charitable gift. More likely, any reputable J-School would toss these jokers out of the classroom for violating every standard of ethical reporting.

 HOW THE U.S. NEWS AND PRINCETON REVIEW RANKINGS COMPARE

2012 U.S. News Ranking2012 Princeton Review
  1. Babson1
  2. Stanford GSBMissing
  3. HarvardMissing
  4. MIT (Sloan)Missing
  5. Pennsylvania (Wharton)Missing
  6. UC-Berkeley (Haas)Missing
  7. Texas-Austin (McCombs)5
  8. Indiana (Kelley)Missing
  8. Arizona (Eller)9
10. USC (Marshall)21
11. Michigan (Ross)2
12. Chicago (Booth)7
12. Virginia (Darden)8
14. Columbia23
14. Rice (Jones)4
16. Syracuse (Whitman)Missing
17. St Louis (Cook)Missing
18. UCLA (Anderson)Missing
19. Santa Clara (Leavey)Missing
19. Washington (Foster)10
21. Brigham Young (Marriott)3
21. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)Missing
21. Northwestern (Kellogg)Missing
21. Washington (Olin)6
25. Baylor (Hankamer)Missing

Source: U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review/Entrepreneur

About the Author...

John A. Byrne

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.