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

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The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2021-2022 — 51 to 75

This third group of schools represents some of the very best hidden gems in MBA education. Typically, these are smaller and more intimate programs at excellent business schools.  They are less likely to rank on all five of the most influential rankings but have strong reputations nonetheless. And many of these schools open the door to companies that are major players in their geographies. No. 55 Northeastern leads the way to many of Boston’s corporate players, while Fordham is another way to study in New York City and land a job with one of the city’s corporate giants or an investment banking firm on Wall Street. And Howard University, ranked 69th, is one of the few historically black colleges and universities with a top 100 MBA on the list.

2021
Rank
School Name 2020 Rank Index US
News
Forbes Business
Week
Financial
Times
The Economist
#51 Fordham (Gabelli) 63 44.8 64 (80) 59 (70) 57 (57) 45 (NR) 75 (NR)
#52 UC-Davis 47 43.7 53 (48) 56 (63) 36 (43) NR (NR) 25 (43)
#52 William & Mary (Mason) 61 43.7 71 (62) 44 (58) 58 (34) 44 (NR) NR (NR)
#54 Boston College (Carroll) 58 39.3 44 (48) NR (51) 63 (49) 28 (NR) NR (NR)
#55 Buffalo (SUNY) 74 38.6 77 (60) 49 (42) 64 (76) NR (NR) NR (NR)
#56 Purdue (Krannert) 51 38.1 44 (80) 40 (28) 62 (78) NR (46) NR (49)
#57 Rutgers Business School 66 37.9 44 (56) 37 (62) 62 (61) 42 (NR) NR (NR)
#58 Pepperdine (Graziadio) 65 37.4 68 (83) 61 (65) 51 (63) NR (NR) NR (NR)
#59 Case Western (Weatherhead) 68 36.9 81 (88) 52 (53) 78 (77) NR (NR) 79 (NR)
#59 George Washington 50 36.9 53 (53) NR (NR) 52 (51) 34 (36) 26 (47)
#61 Colorado (Leeds) 60 35.9 74 (70) 60 (69) 73 (67) NR (NR) NR (NR)
#62 Babson College (Olin) 57 34.6 63 (72) NR (57) 53 (56) 23 (32) NR (NR)
#63 Connecticut-Storrs 64 34.3 60 (74) NR (59) NR (59) 36 (42) NR (NR)
#64 Tulane (Freeman) 61 32.3 92 (74) 58 (61) 80 (69) NR (NR) NR (NR)
#65 Iowa State 76 31.4 50 (43) NR (NR) NR (NR) NR (NR) NR (NR)
#66 Northeastern (D’Amore-McKim) 56 29.5 55 (61) NR (66) 61 (75) NR (35) NR (NR)
#66 South Carolina (Moore) 71 29.5 55 (62) NR (NR) 75 (70) NR (NR) NR (NR)
#68 Texas Christian (Neeley) 67 28.9 57 (56) NR (NR) 45 (40) NR (NR) 28 (48)
#68 Massachusetts-Amherst (Isenberg) 76 28.9 57 (53) NR (NR) NR (NR) NR (NR) NR (NR)
#70 Baylor (Hankamer) 70 27.7 60 (56) NR (NR) 59 (79) NR (NR) NR (NR)
#71 UC-San Diego (Rady) 75 27.4 87 (89) NR (NR) 71 (60) 32 (50) NR (NR)
#72 Howard 69 26.5 64 (70) NR (NR) 23 (45) NR (NR) NR (NR)
#72 NC State (Poole) 54 26.5 64 (52) NR (NR) NR (44) NR (NR) 23 (59)
#72 Arizona (Eller) 55 26.5 64 (46) NR (64)
#75 Louisiana State (Ourso) 83 25.3 68 (69) NR (NR) NR (NR) NR (NR) NR (NR)
#75 Stevens Institute of Technology 89 25.3 68 (77) NR (NR) NR (NR) NR (50) NR (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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