Harvard | Mr. Software PE
GMAT 760, GPA 3.45
Kellogg | Mr. Social Impact Initiative
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Policy Player
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
INSEAD | Ms. Spaniard Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 8.5/10.00
Rice Jones | Mr. Carbon-Free Future
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Navy Nuke
GMAT 710, GPA 3.66
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
London Business School | Mr. FANG Strategy
GMAT 740, GPA 2.9
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indian Dreamer
GRE 331, GPA 8.5/10
Wharton | Mr. Hopeful Fund Manager
GMAT 770, GPA 8.52/10
MIT Sloan | Mr. Healthtech Consultant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.44
London Business School | Mr. LGBT Pivot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
Harvard | Mr. CPPIB Strategy
GRE 329 (Q169 V160), GPA 3.6
Rice Jones | Mr. Student Government
GMAT 34 (ACT for Early Admit Program), GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
GRE N/A, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4

U.S. News’ ‘Sneak Peak’ Of The Top Ten

One big issue: Will Harvard Business School repeat as No. 1?

When U.S. News releases its new annual MBA ranking next Tuesday, March 14th, every single school that made its Top Ten list last year will remain among the top ten institutions granting full-time MBA degrees.

In a ‘sneak peak‘ of the forthcoming ranking published today (March 7), U.S. News identified the top ten schools in alphabetical order and the list remains unchanged from last year. Of course, actual numerical ranks for each school could have changed but that will remain unknown until the full list is out next week.

The magazine said that the top ten schools will be, in alphabetical order, Columbia Business School, Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, Harvard Business School, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and Yale’s School of Management.


Last year, HBS topped the list, followed by Stanford, Booth, and Wharton, with both Sloan and Kellogg in a dead tie for fifth place. Haas was seventh, just ahead of both Tuck and SOM, tied for eighth, while Columbia was tenth. Six of the Top Ten schools changed ranks last year. The most improved position was achieved by Yale, which gained five places to finish eighth, from 13th. The biggest decline was felt by Columbia, which lost two spots to drop from eighth to tenth.

The preview of the top ten means that the University of Virginia’s Darden School, which fell out of the Top Ten last year and landed in 11th, failed to make it back in. The University of Michigan’s Ross School and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, both tied at 12th in 2016, also did not make gains that would have put those schools among the Top Ten.

U.S. News says it surveyed 471 accredited master’s programs in business to come up with its new ranking of the top full-time MBA programs. As is customary, U.S. News will bill its new list as a 2018 ranking, even though it comes out in 2017 and is based on 2016 data to increase the shelf life of 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.