Harvard | Ms. Ambitious Hippie
GRE 329, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Ms. Athlete Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Tuck | Mr. Over-Experienced
GRE 330, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 2.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Worldwide
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Darden | Mr. Education Consulting
GRE 326, GPA 3.58
Wharton | Mr. LatAm Indian Trader
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. MBB to PE
GMAT 740, GPA 3.98
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. MBB Aspirant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. Finance
GMAT 760, GPA 3.48
Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Angel Investor
GMAT 700, GPA 3.20
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. MBB Private Equity
GMAT TBD (target 720+), GPA 4.0
Said Business School | Ms. Creative Planner
GMAT 690, GPA 3.81 / 5.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Wedding Music Business
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Software PE
GMAT 760, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. First Gen Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB/FinTech
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Break Into Buy-Side
GMAT 780, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Perseverance
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7

Stanford GSB Cruises Into First In P&Q’s 2019-2020 MBA Ranking

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Graduate School of Business’ MBA program placed first in the tenth annual Poets&Quants composite ranking of the best in the U.S.

The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2019-2020 — 1 to 25

The tenth annual Poets&Quants’ MBA ranking takes the five most influential lists from U.S. News, The Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and The Economist and combines them together using weights based on the soundness of each publication’s methodology. Bringing them together this way diminishes the anomalies that often crop up in a given year and also gives applicants a better sense of an overall school’s reputation and brand value. Ranks in parenthesis are year-earlier positions.

2019

Rank

School Name2018 RankIndexUS

News

ForbesBusiness

Week

Financial

Times

The Economist
#1Stanford GSB3100.02 (4)2 (2)1 (1)1 (1)7 (5)
#2Chicago (Booth)499.63 (1)1 (7)4 (5)4 (4)1 (1)
#3Harvard Business School199.23 (1)4 (3)3 (3)2 (3)2 (3)
#4Pennsylvania (Wharton)198.81 (3)5 (1)6 (2)3 (2)4 (4)
#5Northwestern (Kellogg)596.26 (6)3 (4)10 (8)9 (8)3 (2)
#6MIT (Sloan)696.03 (5)7 (8)7 (4)5 (6)16 (14)
#7Columbia Business School794.86 (9)7 (6)9 (7)6 (5)12 (9)
#8UC-Berkeley (Haas)894.46 (7)11 (9)8 (6)7 (7)6 (10)
#9Dartmouth (Tuck)993.612 (10)6 (5)2 (19)10 (10)10 (10)
#10Yale SOM1191.19 (11)11 (13)14 (11)8 (9)18 (12)
#11Virginia (Darden)1290.812 (13)13 (11)5 (9)12 (17)13 (8)
#12Michigan (Ross)1089.710 (7)10 (12)17 (18)16 (15)8 (6)
#13Cornell (Johnson)1389.615 (15)9 (10)11 (10)15 (11)11 (16)
#14Duke (Fuqua)1489.510 (11)14 (14)20 (15)11 (12)9 (13)
#15UCLA (Anderson)1588.116 (16)16 (15)12 (17)14 (14)5 (7)
#16New York (Stern)1687.612 (13)20 (21)13 (13)13 (13)14 (15)
#17Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)1784.517 (17)17 (18)15 (12)18 (19)24 (26)
#18Texas-Austin (McCombs)1882.819 (17)18 (17)21 (22)19 (20)20 (19)
#19Southern California (Marshall)2282.517 (20)21 (33)22 (13)23 (31)15 (21)
#19North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)1982.519 (19)15 (16)18 (23)26 (18)26 (23)
#21Washington (Foster)2181.021 (22)23 (30)16 (16)25 (23)17 (18)
#22Emory (Goizueta)2080.621 (20)22 (23)23 (24)20 (22)21 (22)
#23Indiana (Kelley)2580.121 (27)19 (25)25 (28)22 (29)27 (27)
#24Georgetown (McDonough)2376.924 (25)31 (35)19 (20)17 (16)34 (32)
#25Rice (Jones)2474.626 (23)26 (32)31 (26)29 (21)28 (30)

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 2019-2020 list)

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.