10) The M7 Reckoning
Not that it matters all that much in the grand scheme of things, but the M7 doesn’t perform all that well across the different metrics that Businessweek uses to create its ranking. Outside of Stanford, which had the highest possible scores in three of the five categories, most of the school’s peers didn’t do all that well.
The heavy weighting of compensation, of course, helped to offset much of the so-so performance in other metrics. After all, graduates of these schools get some of the highest compensation packages of any graduate students in the world. But take a look at the ranks and scores of the M7 and you are bound to be underwhelmed if not shocked by how poorly they do against many other schools without the resources or reputations of these seven MBA programs.