Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
Stanford GSB | Mr. Pizza For Breakfast
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
INSEAD | Mr. Behavioral Changes
GRE 336, GPA 5.8/10
Chicago Booth | Ms. IB Hopeful
GMAT 710, GPA 2.77
London Business School | Mr. Indian Banking Leader
GMAT 750, GPA 3.32
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Performer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
MIT Sloan | Mrs. Company Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 2.92
Wharton | Mr. Cross-Border
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Career Change
GMAT Have yet to take. Consistent 705 on practice tests., GPA 3.5
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Safety Guy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fill In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Texas Recruiter
GMAT 770, GPA 3.04
USC Marshall | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7

Chicago Again Tops Economist 2014 MBA Ranking

The Economist said that data for the new ranking was collected during the spring of 2014. The first survey asked schools to provide such information as the average GMAT scores of students and the number of registered alumni. The student survey accounts for 20% of the weight and is completed by current MBA students and a school’s most recent graduating MBA class. They are asked to rate things such as the quality of the faculty, facilities and career services department. A minimum response rate—equivalent to 25% of the latest intake or 50 students/alumni (whichever is lower)—is required for schools to be included in the ranking. The Economist said 12,946 students or graduates filled the survey out, but did not provide a response rate.

The last of the five most influential rankings of the year will come Nov. 14 when Bloomberg BusinessWeek releases its latest biennial ranking of the top MBA programs. BusinessWeek has been considering some significant changes to its methodology so the new ranking could feature some fairly substantial changes.

The Economist 2014 Top 100 Global MBA Ranking


2014 Rank & School2013 RankChangeStarting SalaryRise Over Pre-MBA Pay
  1. University of Chicago (Booth)1—–$116,30280%
  2. Dartmouth College (Tuck)2—–$115,03174%
  3. University of Virginia (Darden)4+1$111,17174%
  4. HEC Paris8+4$123,982157%
  5. IESE5—–$122,618124%
  6. Harvard Business School6—–$120,70061%
  7. UC-Berkeley (Haas)3-4$117,73853%
  8. New York University (Stern)7-1$107,45063%
  9. Stanford GSB9—–$125,59254%
10. Columbia Business School10—–$116,15361%
11. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)15+4$123,17525%
12. MIT (Sloan)12—–$119,63953%
13. UCLA (Anderson)18+5$104,72869%
14. Northwestern (Kellogg)23+9$119,39461%
15. London Business School11-4$113,73748%
16. Queensland14-2$149,31819%
17. Emory (Goizueta)19+2$104,33482%
18. INSEAD26+8$115,01865%
19. Yale School of Management28+9$110,47879%
20. University of Michigan (Ross)25+5$111,41783%
21. IMD13-8$121,50052%
22. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)21-1$110,405110%
23. Cornell University (Johnson)17-6$109,00067%
24. ESADE16-8$119,177115%
25. Duke University (Fuqua)29+4$112,75184%

Source: The Economist 2014 MBA 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.