Darden | Mr. Financial World
GMAT 730, GPA 7.8
Cambridge Judge Business School | Ms. Story-Teller To Data-Cruncher
GMAT 700 (anticipated), GPA 3.5 (converted from Australia)
Kellogg | Mr. Operator
GMAT 740, GPA 4.17/4.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Air Force Vet
GRE 311, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Engagement Manager
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2
London Business School | Mr. Family Investment Fund
GMAT 790, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. M&A Analyst
GRE 323, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Top Performer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. STEM Minor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.78
Harvard | Mr. Fresh Perspective
GRE 318, GPA 3.0
USC Marshall | Mr. Supply Chain Guru
GMAT GMAT Waiver, GPA 2.6
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 2.1
HEC Paris | Mr. Productivity Focused
GMAT 700, GPA 3.6
MIT Sloan | Mr. Energy Transition
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Harvard | Mr. Sommelier
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Kellogg | Ms. Strategic Photographer
GRE 318 (to retake), GPA 3.68
Harvard | Ms. Analytical Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
INSEAD | Ms. Social Business
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Non-Profit Latino
GMAT 710, GPA 3.06
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Harvard | Mr. MBB Latino Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.75
Wharton | Mr. African Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Hedge Funder
GMAT 790, GPA 3.82
London Business School | Mr. College Dropout
GMAT 690, GPA NA
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Healthcare AI
GRE 366, GPA 3.91

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.