Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Mr. Mountaineer
GRE 327, GPA 2.96
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Kellogg | Mr. Pro Sports MGMT
GMAT GMAT Waived, GPA 3.78
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Real Estate Developer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.12
Tuck | Mr. Mega Bank
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Commercial Lawyer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Yale Hopeful
GMAT 750, GPA 2.9
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Ms. Tech Impact
GMAT 730, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Data & Strategy
GMAT 710 (estimate), GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. MedTech Startup
GMAT 740, GPA 3.80
NYU Stern | Mr. NYC Consultant
GRE 327, GPA 3.47
INSEAD | Mr. Dreaming Civil Servant
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2
Tuck | Mr. Tech PM
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Future MBA
GMAT 740, GPA 3.78
London Business School | Ms. Social Impact Consulting
GRE 330, GPA 3.28
Stanford GSB | Mr. Filling In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
Ross | Ms. Business Development
GMAT Targetting 740, GPA 4.0
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Triathlete
GMAT 720, GPA 2.8
Columbia | Mr. Oil & Gas
GMAT 710, GPA 3.37
Kellogg | Mr. Digital Finance Strategy
GRE 327, GPA 3.47
Harvard | Mr. Banking & Finance
GMAT 700, GPA 3.8
MIT Sloan | Ms. Canadian Civil Servant
GRE 332, GPA 3.89
Wharton | Ms. Energy To Healthcare
GMAT 740, GPA 8.4/10
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Air Force Vet
GRE 311, GPA 3.6

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Blast from the Past:


The Financial Times’ Historical MBA Rankings


Everyone hates business school rankings. We claim they’re subjective, measure the wrong data, and reward schools with the best brand reputations. And we’re never quite certain if the data (or methodology) is truly accurate. Yet, we can’t wait to find out where our top choice (or alma mater) ranks. And why not: These rankings are a reflection on us too. We may quibble with how various factors are weighed (and bemoan how the Ivies get all the love). The rankings, however imperfect, are the one way to roughly quantify where business schools stand.

The Financial Times produces one of the most respected rankings. It evaluates programs on 20 different categories, with graduate salaries comprising 40 percent of its formula. As a result, its rankings often deviate greatly from other outlets. For example, U.S. News and World Report has Northwestern (Kellogg) tied with MIT (Sloan) as the 4th best MBA program in the United States. But The Financial Times ranks Kellogg #9 among American programs. So what gives?

Last year, Poets and Quants compiled The Financial Times’historical rankings of global business programs from 2001-2012. Which schools rose in prominence during this time? Which schools saw their rankings drop? And what types of rankings anomalies did we uncover over those years? Click below to see the winners and losers from the past decade.

Source: Poets and Quants

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