Let’s Exchange Heated Words Over: Business School Rankings

US News has regaled us with its annual ranking of the top business schools. I know you need a safe space to get huffy about perceived slights (be it your MBA program being lower than you believe is accurate or by having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution being too close on the list), so let it out here and now. (Tomorrow Matt will lead us in a rousing discussion over the best CFA test prep classes.)

101. Rollins College (Crummer)
25. Ohio State University (Fisher)
24. Georgetown University (McDonough)
23. Indiana University–Bloomington (Kelley)
22. Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)
21. University of Southern California (Marshall)
19. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
19. Emory University (Goizueta)
18. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
17. University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)
16. Cornell University (Johnson)
15. University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)
13. University of Virginia (Darden)
13. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)
12. Duke University (Fuqua)
11. New York University (Stern)
10. Yale
9. Dartmouth College (Tuck)
8. Columbia
7. University of California–Berkeley (Haas)
4. University of Chicago (Booth)
4. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
4. MIT (Sloan)
3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
2. Stanford
1. Harvard

Best Business Schools [US News]

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111 Responses to “Let’s Exchange Heated Words Over: Business School Rankings”

  1. Guest says:

    oh godammit

  2. Semi-Concerned says:

    What happened to Matt?

  3. Eph says:

    Surprised at how low Georgetown and Yale are.

  4. DingALing says:

    How the fuck is Berkley ranked higher than Yale?

  5. HBS says:

    Wait… Yale has a business school?

  6. guest says:

    Mark Sanchez's performance shows that USC should be at 102

  7. Andrew Bernard says:

    Why isn't Cornell higher?

  8. value added says:

    $100k in student loans in exchange for $90k/year + COLA raises the rest of your consulting career = NKI

  9. Guest says:

    Where's Penn State?

  10. Guy with A.D.D. says:

    What are 25 schools that denied my admission Alex?

  11. Guest says:


  12. Guest says:

    What a shit list. Princeton is way too low. Our best traders are from PBS.

    -UBS HR

  13. Guest says:


  14. Lowly Assistant says:

    Sloan ranked higher than Booth? On what fucking planet??

    -LEH Quant

  15. Alum says:

    Hofstra, the Harvard of Hempstead, did not make the top 100? This list is crap!

  16. Im_a_Dude says:

    why is rollins so low?
    who goes to bus school anyhow? guy who cant find a job on wall st and his mom pushes him to go to "further his education"?

  17. HFguy says:

    None of them are going to land you a great job in this market. The best you can do is make a list which can get you laid among golddigger undergrads in any town in US. Harvard then Stanford then Wharton .. rest all should just be ranked 100.

  18. GUest says:

    Hey YALE, skeet skeet skeet!

    -U Texas

  19. CFA Lv4 says:

    Where is CFA camp on this list?

  20. Hoodwinked says:

    Hey, where's Gryphon Financial B School. They told me they were top ranked!

  21. investorcluzo says:

    I told you Tyra would be an ASSet.
    -Dean Nohria

  22. pummelledinprison says:

    What the f*@%k!! Since when do they rank b-schools? Calling Gonzaga right now for a refund.

    –Allen Stanford

  23. Mexi_Cant says:



  24. Bang Bro says:

    Suck my Thunderbird prestige, bitches!

  25. guest says:

    I think you're missing one…

    -DeVry Institute '12 MBA Candidate

  26. The Khan Academy says:

    Paying for knowledge is so quaint. I wish all of these brick-and-mortar schools with their tenured professors and high fixed costs the best of luck in the coming decades.

  27. Guest says:

    Ranking in descending order < 100 click picture slideshow

  28. Backdoor_Bess says:

    Pitt is #68?

    Well, at least the air is clean and the sun is always shining here….

    Guy hoping for offer from Jeffries….and Katz Class of 2015

  29. Backdoor_Bess says:

    See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you're gonna staht doin some thinkin on your own and you're gonna come up with the fact that there are two certaintees in life. One, don't do that. And Two, you dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a fuckin education you coulda got for a dollah fifty in late chahges at the public library

    – Guy sitting in his parents basement

  30. Guest says:

    I went to a top 10 bus school too

  31. Backdoor_Bess says:

    MBAs are for suckers………..

    ~ CAIA 2012
    ~ CFP 2011

  32. Patriot League says:

    Gtown's Nubile b-school is top 25 on name recognition alone.

  33. J. Morgan Slade says:

    did I mention I went to M.I.T.?

  34. guest says:

    Will any of this help my NCAA Brackets picks? I'm cluched…
    – guy having a sandwich killing time

  35. Santa Clara says:

    We're tied with Rollins?

  36. Texashedge says:

    False both times you said it

  37. Texashedge says:

    Business schools I most like to recruit from: Anderson, Marshall, McCombs, Darden

  38. Wiffenpoof says:

    Yes, but how many schools also have a nationally recognized acapella group?

    -Guy who likes Glee just a bit too much.

  39. HBS says:

    you can pay for school but you can't buy class

  40. GU MBA says:

    Georgetown sucks. I would know better than anyone.

    -Guy who would rather have lit 100K on fire than give anymore money to that p.o.s. school

  41. inlovewithpmco says:

    I am Phoenix, the online MBA

  42. Larry Moniker says:

    Spending $2,500 per credit hour to learn a variety of cutting edge topics (including but not limited to Modigliani and Miller and binomial option pricing) was totally useful and provided adequate preperation for the workplace.

    -Disney Cast Member Who Was Fired For Throwing Up Inside Of Costume While Suffering From Heat Stroke

  43. Economics PhD's need jobs too, bros says:

    Ah look at all those faculties. Stuffed to the gilles with Economists who couldnt quite cut it to make a real faculty and had to fallback on teaching day school for the boredom [everyone gets an MBA after my analyst program!] or the desperate [career changers]

  44. AIG Quant says:

    So if Rollins is a tail entry on the curve that makes Harvard a tail entry. Both then are freaks of nature.

  45. bbb- says:

    woohoo! unranked!

  46. Guest says:

    What's the point in ranking any school not in the top 15?

  47. guest says:

    grad school? chump.

    -wharton undergrad

  48. Guest says:

    My best friend goes to Stanford. Is it normal to root for your MBA’s athletic programs instead of your undergrad? He became obsessed with everything Stanford this year…….

  49. Interesting Man says:

    I don't need to go to B school but when i do i prefer Phoenix…

  50. The Grand Marquis says:

    wharton = name on top of building and donald-like nuance

  51. superdadinnj says:

    How did Clarkson do? I am pitching a business started by a team of their alumni? SCORE

  52. JimmyJohn says:

    Fo sho. Fo sho. Yo Texas, you gonna sniff the Top 25 in any sport this year? Your baseball team looks like it would be more at home on a softball diamond.

  53. Blue Devil says:

    Fuqua should be ranked higher than Tuck and Haas.

    Yale's B school is a joke.

  54. Merlin says:

    CAIA > CFA

  55. BluehenBL says:

    CFA 1a

  56. MIMiTW says:

    I don't always talk to Ohio State grads; but when I do, I ask for large fries

  57. Graciella says:

    This second point is bieggr: I’m committing to doing at least one writing exercise every day. Furious Horses style, only without the public sharing. Perhaps at the end of each week I’ll post on here the

  58. Karolina says:

    That inisght’s just what I’ve been looking for. Thanks!