Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
Yale | Mr. Yale Hopeful
GMAT 750, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
MIT Sloan | Mr. Latino Insurance
GMAT 730, GPA 8.5 / 10
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
Darden | Ms. Inclusive Management
GRE 313, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Mountaineer
GRE 327, GPA 2.96
Harvard | Mr. MedTech Startup
GMAT 740, GPA 3.80
Stanford GSB | Mr. SpaceX
GMAT 740, GPA 3.65
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Stanford GSB | Mr. Failed Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Latin American
GMAT 770, GPA 8 of 10
Columbia | Mr. Oil & Gas
GMAT 710, GPA 3.37
Stanford GSB | Mr. Nuclear Vet
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
Harvard | Mr. Deferred Admission
GRE 329, GPA 3.99
NYU Stern | Mr. NYC Consultant
GRE 327, GPA 3.47
NYU Stern | Mr. Brolic Bro
GRE 305, GPA 3.63
Tuck | Mr. Running To The Future
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Kellogg | Mr. Pro Sports MGMT
GMAT GMAT Waived, GPA 3.78
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Real Estate Developer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.12
Tuck | Mr. Mega Bank
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Commercial Lawyer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.7
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Harvard | Ms. Tech Impact
GMAT 730, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Data & Strategy
GMAT 710 (estimate), GPA 3.4
INSEAD | Mr. Dreaming Civil Servant
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2

Ten Biggest Surprises In The Economist’s 2019 MBA Ranking

MBA students at Georgetown’s McDonough School

8) The Most Undervalued MBA Programs By The Economist

How does this latest ranking from The Economist match up against other rankings? We compared the results of the top 25 U.S. programs in Poets&Quants’ composite ranking with the latest list from The Economist to find out. The annual P&Q ranking, of course, reflects the five most influential rankings of MBA programs by U.S. News, the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and, of course, The Economist.

The most underappreciated program? Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Georgetown placed 45th in the world by The Economist. In P&Q’s latest ranking, Georgetown is ranked 23rd best in the U.S. That’s a difference of 22 places.

But several other highly prominent schools also tend to get less love from The Economist: UNC’s Kenan-Flager Business School, Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, MIT Sloan, and Rice University’s Jones School of Business (see below).

University of Florida’s Hough Hall

9) The Most Overvalued MBA Programs By The Economist

Not all schools fare poorly in The Economist‘s ranking. There are just as many other schools that appear favored by the list. The most overvalued programs among the top 25 in the U.S.?

It’s the University of Florida which is ranked 3oth best in the world by The Economist, versus P&Q’s rank of 47th in the U.S. alone. That is a difference of 17 places. The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business gets a rankings’ kiss of 33 from The Economist vs. a P&Q ranking of 42, a ten-place difference (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.