Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Harvard | Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund
GMAT 730, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Smart Operations
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Darden | Mr. Strategy Manager
GRE 321, GPA 3.5
Ross | Mr. Airline Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corporate VC Hustler
GMAT 780, GPA 3.17
Wharton | Mr. Marketing Director
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Ms. Healthcare Startup
GRE 321, GPA 3.51
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Sustainable Business
GRE 331, GPA 3.86
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Food Waste Warrior
GMAT Not written yet (around 680), GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Ms. Future Tech Exec
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Aussie Military Man
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0 (rough conversion from Weighted Average Mark)
Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1

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

News

ForbesBusiness

Week

Financial

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.