Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Admit
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
London Business School | Mr. Indian Mad Man
GMAT Have not taken yet, GPA 2.8
Columbia | Mr. Chartered Accountant
GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
Kellogg | Mr. Operations Analyst
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Microsoft India
GMAT 780, GPA 7.14
Harvard | Mr. Belgium 2+2
GMAT 760, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Public Health
GRE 312, GPA 3.3
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. IDF Commander
GRE Waved, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Community Impact
GMAT 690, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mx. CPG Marketer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.95
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Healthcare Provider
GMAT COVID19 Exemption, GPA 3.68
Stanford GSB | Mr. Brazilian Tech
GMAT 730, GPA Top 10%
Wharton | Mr. Philanthropist
GRE 324, GPA 3.71
INSEAD | Ms. Investment Officer
GMAT Not taken, GPA 16/20 (French scale)
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Startup Of You
GMAT 770, GPA 2.4
NYU Stern | Mr. Washed-Up Athlete
GRE 325, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Future Family Legacy
GMAT Not Yet Taken (Expected 700-750), GPA 3.0
London Business School | Mr. Consulting To IB
GMAT 700, GPA 2.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. SAP SD Analyst
GMAT 660, GPA 3.60
Ross | Mr. Professional MMA
GMAT 640, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Investment
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Tech Exec
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.4
Wharton | Ms. Project Mananger
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
MIT Sloan | Mr. NFL Team Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Big Beer
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0

Most & Least Recommended MBA Programs By Alumni

The World’s Most Highly Recommended MBA Programs By Alumni

 

SchoolScore2014 Rank2013 Rank2012 Rank2011 Rank2010 Rank
  1. Harvard Business School1.011111
  2. Stanford GSB2.422233
  3. Penn (Wharton)2.633322
  4. London Business School4.244445
  5. Northwestern (Kellogg)       5.266554
  6. MIT (Sloan)6.655689
  7. Columbia Business School7.287768
  7. INSEAD7.278876
  9. Chicago (Booth)8.699997
10. UC-Berkeley (Haas)11.11010121212
11, New York (Stern)11.41213111110
12. Dartmouth (Tuck)12.41312131311
13. Duke (Fuqua)14.01114151614
14. Michigan (Ross)14.21515141413
15. IMD15.61616161515
16. IESE Business School17.61818171718
17. Virginia (Darden)18.41920191816
18. Yale School of Management19.01717182023
19. Texas-Austin (McCombs)20.22019202121
20. UCLA (Anderson)21.02424211917
21. Cornell (Johnson)23.82323232525
22. Toronto (Rotman)24.02927252219
23. UNC (Kenan-Flagler)24.42625262322
24. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)26.02522242831
25. HEC Paris26.62726272726

Source: Poets&Quants analysis of The Financial Times‘ Global MBA Rankings from 2014 to 2010

(See the following page for our table on the schools least recommended by alumni)

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.