Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Sustainable Business
GRE 331, GPA 3.86
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Food Waste Warrior
GMAT Not written yet (around 680), GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Ms. Future Tech Exec
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Aussie Military Man
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0 (rough conversion from Weighted Average Mark)
Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Cornell Johnson | Mr. FinTech Startup
GMAT 570, GPA 3.4
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Future Angel Investor
GMAT 620, GPA 3.1
Wharton | Ms. Software Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.84
Harvard | Mr. PE Strategist
GRE 326, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. FBI To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.85
Harvard | Mr. MBB Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Cal Poly
GRE 317, GPA 3.2

Stanford Repeats At No. 1 In Financial Times 2019 MBA Ranking

Wharton School of Business


Oftentimes, the more revealing and valuable insights from any business school ranking comes from the different components it attempts to measure. Consider the FT’s attempt, for example, to rate the academic research pumped out by a school’s faculty. The Financial Times calculates a research ranking for each school based on the number of articles published by current full-time faculty members in 50 selected journals that range from the more practitioner oriented Harvard Business Review to the more academic Administrative Science Journal. It measures faculty output between January of 2016 and August of 2018 and then ranks each school on the absolute number of publications with the number weighted relative to the size of a school faculty.

Again, the results here can vary significantly year-over-year because the period measured changes every year and some schools lose highly productive professors to rivals or retirement. This year, Harvard Business School zoomed up 15 places according to the Financial Times into a first-place tie with Wharton. Only a year ago, HBS was in 16th place on the research ranking. London Business School also jumped 17 spots to rank 10th from 27th, while Washington University’s Olin School of Business gained 15 places to rank 12th. Those three schools had the biggest improvements in the FT’s research ranking among the top 25 business schools.

Who stumbled the most? INSEAD and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business each tumbled 11 places to rank 20th and 24th, respectively. Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management’s research ranking plunged a dozen places to finish 16th from fourth a year earlier (see below).

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.