INSEAD | Mr. Media Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.65
Kellogg | Ms. Clean Tech
GMAT 690, GPA 3.96
MIT Sloan | Ms. MD MBA
GRE 307, GPA 3.3
Tuck | Mr. Winning Team
GMAT 760, GPA 7.95 out of 10
Harvard | Mr. Research 2+2
GMAT 740, GPA 3.96
Chicago Booth | Mr. Space Launch
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Government Consultant
GMAT 600, GPA 3
London Business School | Mr. Investment Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 2.2
Harvard | Mr. Renewable Energy Investing
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
NYU Stern | Mr. Long Shot
GRE 303, GPA 2.75
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Kellogg | Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
Wharton | Ms. PMP To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.72
Kellogg | Mr. Sales Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.00
Stanford GSB | Mr. LGBTQ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.58
Duke Fuqua | Mr. 2020
GMAT 630, GPA 3.92
MIT Sloan | Mr. Generic Nerd
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Cambridge Judge | Mr. Versatility
GMAT 680, GPA 3.6
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seller
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Hustler
GMAT 760, GPA 4
Chicago Booth | Mr. M7 Aspirant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.79 / 4.00
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Journalist
GMAT 690, GPA 2.8
Tepper | Mr. Family Biz
GRE 329, GPA 3.46
Stanford GSB | Just Jim
GRE 335, GPA 3.99
Stanford GSB | Ms. Aspiring Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8 (Highest Honor)
Harvard | Mr. Amazon Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2

2016 Poets&Quants’ MBA Ranking

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The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2016 — 1 to 25

The seventh annual Poets&Quants’ MBA ranking takes the five most influential lists from U.S. News, The Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and The Economist and combines them together using weights based on the soundness of each publication’s methodology. Bringing them together this way diminishes the anomalies that often crop up in a ranking in a given year.

2016

Rank

School Name2015 RankIndexUS

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ForbesBusiness

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Times

The Economist
#1Harvard Business School1100.01 (2)2 (2)1 (1)1 (1)4 (4)
#2Stanford GSB299.32 (1)1 (1)2 (7)3 (3)5 (11)
#3Chicago (Booth)397.72 (4)6 (6)4 (2)6 (6)1 (1)
#4Northwestern (Kellogg)596.95 (6)3 (3)9 (3)8 (8)2 (6)
#4UPenn (Wharton)496.94 (3)7 (7)6 (5)2 (2)9 (8)
#6MIT (Sloan)794.45 (5)9 (9)7 (4)7 (5)12 (12)
#7Dartmouth (Tuck)994.28 (9)5 (5)5 (14)13 (12)6 (3)
#8UC-Berkeley (Haas)894.17 (7)8 (8)10 (9)5 (7)7 (5)
#9Columbia Business School694.010 (8)4 (4)11 (6)4 (4)8 (10)
#10Yale SOM1091.48 (13)11 (11)14 (11)9 (9)11 (13)
#11Duke (Fuqua)1190.712 (13)12 (12)3 (8)12 (11)13 (14)
#12Virginia (Darden)1289.111 (10)16 (16)12 (12)16 (16)3 (2)
#13Michigan (Ross)1388.812 (11)15 (15)13 (10)11 (13)15 (17)
#14Cornell (Johnson)1487.614 (16)10 (10)16 (16)15 (15)18 (15)
#15UCLA (Anderson)1485.215 (15)17 (17)22 (13)17 (14)10 (7)
#16North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)1785.116 (18)13 (13)24 (17)18 (18)16 (21)
#17New York (Stern)1684.520 (11)18 (18)17 (24)10 (10)14 (9)
#18Texas-Austin (McCombs)1884.016 (17)14 (14)21 (21)20 (19)26 (25)
#19Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)1983.618 (20)19 (19)15 (18)16 (17)22 (19)
#20Emory (Goizueta)2079.719 (21)25 (25)20 (15)26 (28)19 (16)
#21Indiana (Kelley)2179.122 (21)20 (20)26 (28)25 (30)20 (18)
#22Washington (Foster)2276.027 (23)30 (30)19 (20)21 (25)21 (24)
#23Rice (Jones)2875.125 (33)39 (39)8 (19)24 (21)29 (30)
#24Notre Dame (Mendoza)2575.125 (25)23 (23)25 (31)37 (45)25 (29)
#25Georgetown (McDonough)2473.222 (24)41 (41)34 (26)19 (20)23 (26)

Note: Ranks for both The Financial Times and The Economist surveys are U.S. only, not the overall global ranks. The decline in the U.S. News rank for NYU Stern reflects a penalty for a reporting mistake.

(See following page for the next 25 business schools on the list)

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.