Harvard & Wharton Tie for 2018’s #1 MBA Program

Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management

The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2018 — 26 to 50

 

2018

Rank

School Name2017 RankIndexUS

News

ForbesBusiness

Week

Financial

Times

The Economist
#26Vanderbilt (Owen)3375.026 (25)49 (49)21 (34)38 (40)20 (18)
#27Georgia Institute of Technology2774.328 (29)30 (30)27 (28)26 (29)24 (26)
#28Washington (Olin)2874.023 (21)35 (35)32 (36)24 (35)28 (30)
#29Notre Dame (Mendoza)2471.631 (29)22 (23)31 (26)40 (28)33 (33)
#30Minnesota (Carlson)3171.429 (32)27 (27)29 (39)45 (48)25 (22)
#31Arizona State (Carey)3070.029 (25)40 (40)34 (47)25 (26)29 (31)
#32Penn State (Smeal)3668.831 (36)29 (29)38 (25)39 (49)34 (42)
#33Wisconsin3267.137 (34)24 (24)42 (43)36 (33)41 (40)
#34Brigham Young (Marriott)3465.835 (34)19 (19)25 (23)35 (33)NR (NR)
#35Michigan State (Broad)2964.937 (37)24 (29)53 (25)37 (27)42 (32)
#36Ohio State (Fisher)3463.631 (27)47 (47)44 (37)34 (31)39 (36)
#37UC-Irvine (Merage)3962.042 (44)41 (41)43 (51)32 (30)36 (38)
#38Purdue (Krannert)3860.253 (50)28 (28)50 (38)27 (36)45 (49)
#39Rochester (Simon)3759.944 (43)37 (37)45 (33)43 (38)40 (39)
#40Maryland (Smith)4059.448 (47)46 (46)35 (40)28 (25)46 (43)
#41Southern Methodist (Cox)4757.648 (52)38 (38)41 (32)48 (NR)37 (37)
#42Boston University (Questrom)4155.342 (44)48 (48)57 (49)46 (42)43 (35)
#43Georgia (Terry)5054.440 (48)50 (50)51 (54)NR (NR)31 (41)
#44Pittsburgh (Katz)4253.752 (53)39 (39)68 (52)42 (45)35 (34)
#45Texas-Dallas (Jindal)4353.640 (38)44 (NR)37 (31)49 (50)NR (NR)
#46Texas A&M (Mays)4451.536 (38)20 (20)49 (22)NR (NR)NR (NR)
#47Florida (Hough)5250.134 (40)NR (NR)55 (NR)30 (NR)17 (NR)
#48Boston College (Carroll)4648.248 (44)51 (NR)59 (44)33 (41)NR (NR)
#49UC-Davis6148.037 (42)63 (61)40 (NR)NR (NR)38 (NR)
#50Rutgers Business School4946.944 (50)52 (NR)61 (50)47 (37)NR (NR)

Note: * Ranks for both The Financial Times and The Economist surveys are U.S. only, not the overall global ranks

(See following page for the next 25 business schools on the list)

About the Author...

John A. Byrne

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.