Poets&Quants’ Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2012

Poets&Quants’ Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2012

2012 P&Q Rank & SchoolIndex   2011 Rank   BW   Forbes   U.S. News   FT   Econ
26. Wisconsin Madison, WI69.5243429253731
27. Minnesota (Carlson) Minneapolis, MN69.2343328303534
28. Ohio State (Fisher) Columbus, OH68.7262734253321
29. Washington (Olin) St. Louis, MO68.6413147223028
30. Rice (Jones) Houston, TX68.4283645252024
31. Maryland (Smith) College Park, MD66.3332438442832
32. Texas A&M College Station, TX66.23026243224NR
33. Washington (Foster) Seattle, WA66.1403736353622
34. Penn State (Smeal) University Park, PA66.0313826442238
35. Boston University Boston, MA65.8363961373933
36. Brigham Young (Marriott) Provo, UT63.03232153450NR
37. Rochester (Simon) Rochester, NY62.8395032372243
38. Wake Forest (Babcock) Winston-Salem, NC61.4384430444230
39. Purdue (Krannert) West Lafayette, IN61.2374140422944
40. Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA60.63523433237NR
41. Michigan State (Broad) East Lansing, MI59.94335194439NR
42. Iowa (Tippie) Iowa City, IA59.3455321494836
43. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL52.74440563727NR
44. Boston College Boston, MA50.74747533734NR
45. Babson (Olin) Babson Park, MBA45.84842446152NR
46. Arizona State (Carey) Tempe, AZ45.646496630NR35
47. SMU (Cox) Dallas, TX43.9292925545042
48. UC-Irvine (Merage) Irvine, CA43.65443694943NR
49. Georgia (Terry) Athens, GA42.842524257NR45
50. Northeastern Boston, MA40.55751655646NR

Source: Poets&Quants’ 2012 composite ranking of the best full-time MBA programs in the U.S.

Notes: Rankings for both The Financial Times and The Economist are adjusted to account for the ranks of U.S. schools only for comparable purposes

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.