Kellogg | Mr. Boutique Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.67
Harvard | Mr. Hustler
GMAT 760, GPA 4
Kellogg | Mr. Multinational Strategy
GRE 305, GPA 3.80
London Business School | Mr. CFA Charterholder
GMAT 770, GPA 3.94
Tuck | Ms. Green Biz
GRE 326, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Mr. Small Biz Leader
GMAT 700, GPA 2.61
Kellogg | Mr. 770 Dreamer
GMAT 770, GPA 8.77/10
Marshall School of Business | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
IESE | Mr. Future Brand Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 2.8
MIT Sloan | Mr. Surgery to MBB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. British Tech 2+2
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Career Coach
GRE 292, GPA 3.468
Columbia | Ms. Cybersecurity
GRE 322, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Fencer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
Wharton | Ms. Ultimate Frisbee
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Wharton | Ms. Future CEO
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Inclusive Consultant
GMAT 650, GPA 6.7
Stanford GSB | Ms. Civil Servant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Mr. National Security Advisor
GMAT 670, GPA 3.3
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Military 2.0
GRE 310, GPA 2.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Navy Electronics
GRE 316, GPA 3.24
Wharton | Mr. Naval Submariner
GMAT 760, GPA 3.83
Stanford GSB | Mr. Techie Teacher
GMAT 760, GPA 3.80
Ross | Mr. NCAA to MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
London Business School | Mr. Indian Electric Tech
GMAT 620, GPA 3.5

M7 Schools: The 2018 Data Is In & They Remain Magnificent

Harvard remains the gold standard for business schools in many ways, not least of which is the huge number of living alumni, more than 84,000, and alumni clubs around the globe: 106 and counting

How The M7 Rank Against Each Other

One fact of business school life can be counted on year to year: The M7 schools will be at or near the top in every ranking. Here at Poets&Quants, all seven schools are in the top eight in our 2017 ranking, with Wharton nabbing the top spot; it’s a similar case for the most recent rankings by U.S. News, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek, in which none of the seven schools drops below ninth place. That’s not the case for the Financial Times, which does a global ranking that includes schools outside the U.S., nor the Economist, which has a puzzling and questionable methodology. In the newest FT ranking, Kellogg is 12th and MIT is 13th, the same spots they occupied last year; but in the latest Economist ranking, Kellogg is No. 1 (!) and MIT dropped from 12th last year to 19th.

Below, to provide a better picture of a school’s strengths and weaknesses, we’ve compiled the U.S. News ranking of programs by discipline. These numbers are nearly a year old and will be refreshed in March when U.S. News releases its 2018 ranking. The final table on this page parses some more data from the different rankings, from Forbes‘ highly conservative estimate of the payback period for the degree (it fails to conclude scholarship grants) and U.S. News‘ surveys of corporate recruiters and academics to The Financial Times‘ alumni recommendation and academic research rankings.