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Some management professorIs Duke’s Fuqua School of Business the best business school in the country? According to BusinessWeek, which has jumped on the ranking of MBA programs bandwagon, yes. Obviously, many of you are going to have thoughts about this as well as other things on the list that may have touched a nerve (perceived slights like finding out your alma mater is not in the top ten or making the top three but having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution being too close for comfort). We’re listening.

20. University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
19. University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
18. Emory University, Goizueta Business School
17. University of Maryland, Smith School of Business
16. Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
15. Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
14. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
13. Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management
12. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
11. University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management
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Once again, as it does every year, US News has released its ranking of the best, not bad, and okay business schools. As this is the sort of thing that inspires unbridled rage over perceived slights like finding out your alma mater dropped one spot or having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution being too close on the list, and many of your are plain itching to get into a fight, everyone should feel free to do it in this controlled space.

If you’re having trouble working yourself up into a lather but don’t want to be left out of the fun, perhaps consider how it must feel for Wharton to finally have cracked the number one slot only to find out that it’s being split three ways not just with Harvard but with a school that will let anyone in.

104. Northern Arizona University Read more »

  • 20 Nov 2013 at 3:03 PM

Life At JP Morgan Is Looking Up

Yes, the bank just agreed to pay $13 billion to settle only one of the many investigations into its practices. Yes, #AskJPM didn’t exactly go off as planned. Yes, the public outrage reserved for Goldman Sachs has all but turned to 270 Park. Yes, the firm’s headquarters are visited regularly by an exorcist.

And yes, on the surface, all of that looks pretty bad. But none of it matters. Not when a dating website proclaims your (male) employees to be the 4th hottest in New York based on the results of a study that real science went into it doesn’t. Read more »

  • 20 Mar 2012 at 4:58 PM

B-School Facts & Fiction

It’s finals time, folks! In undergrad, this meant camping out in the 24-hour library, not showering, ingesting solely caffeine and mozzarella sticks, sleeping less than four hours, arriving exam day in the ultimate defeatist attire (college hoodie and pajama pants). In business school, finals time means … hmm some light stretching, a hearty yaaaaaaaaawn from sleeping too well, award-winning hygiene, a variety of frosty beverages, and a manicure an hour before my toughest exam. I’d like to say it’s because I’m older, wiser, and better at time management, but (1) I’m a poor liar and (2) really, it’s because my many years have confirmed that looks matter more than grades.

In a similar spirit, my only other conclusions about life in business school follow. Here are few thoughts and theories I wish I had cleared up before starting, based on what prospective and newly admitted students seem to ask most often. Read more »

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)
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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) Read more »

  • 12 May 2011 at 2:11 PM

The 25 Biggest Hedge Funds

For those size queens out there, Institutional Investor has compiled the 2011 rankings.

25. ESL Investments ($14.0 billion)
23. Moore Capital ($15.0 billion)
23. Appaloosa Management ($15.0 billion)
22. Davidson Kempner Capital ($15.3 billion)
21. DE Shaw ($15.6 billion)
20 Landsdowne Partners ($16.146 billion)
19. AQR Capital ($16.7 billion)
18. Elliott Management ($16.8 billion)
17. Renaissance Technologies ($17.0 billion)
16. Winton Capital Management ($17.78 billion)
15. Avenue Capital ($18.3 billion)
14. Goldman Sachs Asset Management ($19.8 billion)
13. King Street Capital (($19.9 billion)
12. Farallon Capital ($21.5 billion)
11. Baupost Group ($23.4 billion) Read more »

Men too! According to Fortune‘s annual ranking of the “50 most admired companies,” Blankfein’s Goldman is 25 overall (the top 50 also includes JPMorgan and Wells Fargo) and number one out of the “megabanks.” In that category, here’s how the rest stacked up:

16. Royal Bank of Scotland
15. Mizuho Financial Group
14. Citigroup
13. Bank of America
12. Sumiomo Mitsui Financial Group
11. Unicredit Group
10. BNP Paribas
9. Deutsche Bank
7. UBS
7. Morgan Stanley
6. Barclays Read more »