The Business Schools Winning The MBA Student Talent Wars

On Harvard Business School's sprawling campus

On Harvard Business School’s sprawling campus

Who’s Consistently Getting The Best Student Talent


Rank & SchoolScoreFT Rank
  1. Stanford Graduate School of Business4.854
  2. Harvard Business School4.801
  3. Pennsylvania (Wharton)4.423
  4. INSEAD4.344
  5. Chicago (Booth)4.289
  6. Northwestern (Kellogg)4.1514
  7. Columbia Business School4.106
  8. Dartmouth (Tuck)4.0323
  8. London Business School4.032
10. MIT (Sloan)3.948
11. UC-Berkeley (Haas)3.6710
12. Duke (Fuqua)3.2921
13. IMD3.2520
14. New York (Stern)3.2218
15. Yale School of Management3.2017
16. Michigan (Ross)3.1924
17. Oxford (Saïd)3.0722
18. UCLA (Anderson)2.9725
19. Cambridge (Judge)2.9313
20. IESE Business School2.787
21. Virginia (Darden)2.7032
22. HEC-Paris2.6216
23. Cornell (Johnson)2.5828
24. IE Business School2.5012
25. Texas-Austin (McCombs)2.4140
26. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)2.2536
27. North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)2.2139
28. ESADE2.1719
29. Emory2.0459
29. Georgetown (McDonough)2.0442
31. SDA Bocconi1.8928
32. Indiana (Kelley)1.8762
33. Vanderbilt (Owen)1.7761
34. University of Washington (Foster)1.6451
35. Washington University (Olin)1.4572

Source: P&Q May, 2015, survey of MBA admission consultants

Note: The scores for each school are an average based on a one-to-five scale with five representing the applicants of the highest possible quality as judged by admission consultants.

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.