Poets&Quants 2021-2022 MBA Ranking: It’s Stanford Again At The Top!

The MBA program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School placed 26th in Poets&Quants’ 2021-2022 ranking of the best MBA programs in the U.S.

The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2021-2022 — 26 to 50

This second group of schools is the next-best bunch of full-time MBA programs in the United State. These schools tend to have higher admit rates and are easier to get into than the top 25 schools. Yet, most of them offer as good if not a better MBA experience for students and tend to get overlooked and underappreciated. Several of the programs near the top of the list, moreover, have been able to land on the top 25 in years past, with Emory University being the most notable example, having slipped four spots to fall out of the top 25 this year.

2021
Rank
School Name 2020 Rank Index US
News
Forbes Business
Week
Financial
Times
The Economist
#26 Emory (Goizueta) 22 71.9 26 (22) 22 (23) 18 (23) 25 (26) NR (21)
#27 Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller) 25 68.1 28 (27) 28 (30) 20 (24) 32 (28) 3 (19)
#28 Brigham Young (Marriott) 30 67.7 31 (30) 24 (19) 39 (27) 36 (45) 32 (36)
#29 Washington (Olin) 29 67.4 36 (30) 29 (35) NR (38) 12 (24) NR (31)
#30 Minnesota (Carlson) 31 66.4 28 (28) 32 (27) 42 (35) 37 (43) 6 (30)
#31 Notre Dame (Mendoza) 27 66.3 36 (30) 25 (22) 34 (28) 35 (29) 14 (37)
#32 Penn State (Smeal) 32 65.3 33 (41) 34 (29) 47 (33) 24 (33) 17 (33)
#33 Michigan State (Broad) 41 65.2 39 (40) 27 (24) 43 (39) 22 (NR) 20 (45)
#34 Arizona State (Carey) 44 64.7 30 (35) 38 (40) 55 (48) 30 (NR) 13 (32)
#35 Ohio State (Fisher) 35 62.7 33 (37) 41 (47) 49 (41) 29 (37) 18 (38)
#35 Texas A&M (Mays) 45 62.7 38 (44) 33 (20) 35 (53) 41 (47) NR (NR)
#37 Rochester (Simon) 33 62.2 33 (35) 42 (37) 25 (29) 31 (41) 15 (42)
#38 Texas-Dallas (Jindal) 40 60.9 31 (33) 46 (44) 32 (36) 38 (49) NR (NR)
#39 Wisconsin 34 60.9 42 (37) 35 (24) 38 (37) 40 (48) 12 (35)
#40 Maryland (Smith) 43 58.6 42 (44) 47 (46) 28 (26) 27 (38) 22 (NR)
#41 Boston University (Questrom) 42 57.6 50 (48) 39 (48) 40 (50) 26 (34) 27 (44)
#42 Georgia (Terry) 36 56.8 39 (33) 48 (50) 50 (44) 43 (51) 9 (25)
#43 Pittsburgh (Katz) 37 56.3 52 (39) 37 (39) 41 (54) 39 (39) 19 (39)
#44 Southern Methodist (Cox) 38 55.7 44 (41) 45 (38) 31 (42) 33 (40) NR (40)
#45 UC-Irvine (Merage) 46 54.8 57 (67) 43 (41) 54 (46) 21 (33) 24 (41)
#46 Utah (Eccles) 49 51.7 44 (48) 36 (NR) 67 (51) NR (NR) NR (46)
#47 Tennessee-Knoxville (Haslam) 48 49.1 39 (46) 54 (54) 48 (55) NR (NR) 29 (46)
#48 Florida (Hough) 39 48.4 26 (28) NR (NR) 27 (32) 19 (19) 7 (23)
#49 Alabama (Manderson) 53 47.3 44 (41) 50 (43) NR (NR) NR (NR) NR (50)
#50 University of Miami 52 47.1 60 (72) 55 (62) 46 (72) 46 (49) 33 (NR)

Note: * All ranks in the table are the latest for each of the five most influential MBA rankings, even though Businessweek and The Economist rankings were not included in our composite ranking for the first time. Ranks for both The Financial Times and The Economist surveys are U.S. only, not the overall global ranks.

(See the following page for the next 25 business schools on the 2021-2022 list)

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