Why U.S. News Kicked GW Off Its MBA Ranking

NYU Stern School of Business – Ethan Baron photo

AMONG TOP 25, NYU STERN & ARIZONA STATE RACKED UP BIGGEST GAINS

Dean Amy Hillman led W. P. Carey to its first Top 25 ranking

As is typical of all rankings, the most dramatic year-over-year changes occurred further down the rankings. The biggest moves among the Top 25 were both positive stories, however. Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School gained 10 places to crack the Top 25 for the first time. Carey’s improvement was due to significantly better admission stats, a consequence of its unprecedented strategic decision to offer full scholarships to all of its MBA students. NYU’s Stern School of Business, rising eight place to rank 12th, recovered from U.S. News’ decision last year to peanlize the school for unintentionally failing to provide a single data point last year.

The biggest gain achieved by newcomers to the list goes to Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business in Alabama and the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Both schools claimed a tie at 83rd place. The other newcomers on the lsit are No. 86 Univiversity of Louisville’s Business School, No. 88 Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, No. 88 Thunderbird School of Global Management, No. 91 University of Albany at the State University of New York, and No. 93 UC-Riverside’s Anderson Business School.

Besides George Washington, meantime, other schools that did a disappearing act were last year’s No. 81 Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business, No. 88 St. Louis University’s Cook School of Business, No. 88 University of Kansas School of Business, No. 91 Howard University, and No. 92 University of Mississippi.

SCHOOLS LOSING THE MOST GROUND ON U.S. NEWS’ 2017 MBA RANKING

School Y-O-Y Gain 2017 Rank 2016 Rank
George Washington -45* NR 51
Oklahoma (Price) -20 83 63
Iowa (Tippie) -19 64 45
Louisiana State (Ourso) -17 79 62
Cincinnati (Lindner) -16 79 63
Chapman (Argyros) -15* NR 81
DePaul (Kellstadt) -14 93 79
Arkansas (Walton) -10 73 563
Missouri (Trulaske) -10 69 59

Source: P&Q analysis of 2017 U.S. News’ MBA Ranking. An asterisk indicates the minimum decline a school had to suffer to fall off the list

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