Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Columbia | Mr. Energy Italian
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. SME Consulting
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55 (as per WES paid service)
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Quality Assurance
GMAT 770, GPA 3.6
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Aspirant
GRE 322, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Army Aviator
GRE 314, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Military Quant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Kellogg | Mr. Maximum Impact
GMAT Waiver, GPA 3.77
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Wharton | Ms. Interstellar Thinker
GMAT 740, GPA 7.6/10
Harvard | Mr. Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
GRE N/A, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Female Sales Leader
GMAT 740 (target), GPA 3.45
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Ms. Gay Techie
GRE 332, GPA 3.88
INSEAD | Mr. Product Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 63%

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.