Poets&Quants 2022-2023 MBA Ranking: A Surprising Change At The Top

The MBA program at the Wharton School  ranks first for the third time in 12 years Courtesy photo

The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2022-2023 — 1 to 25

The 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. This year’s 2022-2023 list gives a 35% weight to the U.S. News ranking, a 25% weight to Forbes’ return-on-investment ranking, a 20% weight to the Financial Times, and 10% each to The Economist and to Bloomberg Businessweek.

2022  Rank School Name 2021 Rank Index US News Financial Times Business Week The Economist Forbes
#1 Pennsylvania (Wharton) 3 100.0 1 (1) 1 (NR) 7 (9) 2 (NR) 5 (1)
#2 Chicago (Booth) 2 99.9 1 (3) 6 (1) 2 (4) 8 (NR) 1 (7)
#3 Stanford GSB 1 99.3 3 (1) 5 (NR) 1 (1) 7 (NR) 2 (2)
#4 Northwestern (Kellogg) 4 99.1 3 (4) 4 (3) 4 (5) 3 (NR) 3 (4)
#5 Harvard Business School 5 99.0 5 (5) 3 (NR) 2 (3) 1 (NR) 4 (3)
#6 MIT (Sloan) 6 96.4 5 (5) 8 (NR) 6 (8) 5 (NR) 7 (8)
#7 Columbia Business School 7 96.3 8 (7) 2 (NR) 8 (6) 4 (NR) 7 (6)
#8 Yale SOM 10 93.6 7 (9) 7 (2) 10 (12) 14 (NR) 7 (9)
#9 Dartmouth (Tuck) 8 93.3 11 (10) 12 (5) 5 (2) 10 (NR) 6 (5)
#10 UC-Berkeley (Haas) 9 92.3 8 (7) 10 (NR) 14 (7) 11 (NR) 11 (9)
#11 Michigan (Ross) 12 90.9 10 (13) 16 (10) 15 (13) 9 (1) 10 (12)
#12 Duke (Fuqua) 11 90.3 12 (12) 13 (4) 13 (15) 6 (NR) 14 (14)
#13 Cornell (Johnson) 15 89.9 15 (15) 11 (8) 11 (20) 18 (NR) 9 (10)
#14 Virginia (Darden) 14 89.5 14 (13) 14 (6) 9 (9) 12 (NR) 13 (11)
#15 New York (Stern) 13 89.1 12 (10) 9 (7) 11 (11) 13 (2) 20 (21)
#16 UCLA (Anderson) 17 85.3 17 (18) 18 (NR) 20 (16) 16 (NR) 16 (15)
#17 Southern California (Marshall) 18 83.0 19 (16) 17 (11) 16 (14) 25 (NR) 21 (33)
#18 Texas-Austin (McCombs) 20 82.3 18 (18) 27 (19) 19 (21) 20 (NR) 18 (17)
#19 North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 19 82.1 19 (20) 23 (13) 22 (33) 31 (10) 15 (16)
#20 Washington (Foster) 21 80.2 22 (22) 21 (15) 24 (30) 21 (4) 23 (30)
#21 Emory (Goizueta) 26 80.0 21 (26) 26 (25) 17 (18) 27 (NR) 22 (23)
#22 Indiana (Kelley) 22 78.9 22 (23) 33 (18) 22 (26) 22 (8) 19 (25)
#23 Washington (Olin) 29 77.3 29 (36) 20 (12) 21 (NR) 15 (NR) 29 (35)
#24 Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 16 76.9 16 (16) 15 (14) 25 (19) NR (5) 17 (18)
#25 Georgetown (McDonough) 23 76.9 22 (21) 19 (9) 26 (17) 38 (16) 31 (35)

Note: All ranks in the table are the latest for each of the five most influential MBA rankings. Ranks for both The Financial Times and The Economist surveys are U.S. only, not the overall global ranks.

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