Harvard and the University of Chicago have the best business schools according to a survey.
The U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 ranking of best business schools has just been released, and it’s a close tie for the top spot.
The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business jumped from last year’s No. 3 spot to No. 1 in a tie with Harvard Business School. Last year, Harvard was tied with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, which has since dropped to spot No. 3.
The new list includes some other important changes from the 2018 ranking. The Ann Arbor’s Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan rose four spots from No. 11 to a tie at No. 7, and Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business jumped six spots from a tie at No. 29 to a tie at No. 23.
Meanwhile, if you’re interested in getting an MBA in a part-time program, The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley came in at No. 1 among part-time programs, and the University of Chicago came in at No. 2.
The rankings were compiled from statistical surveys of the programs, as well as more general reputation surveys, sent to more than 20,500 academics and professionals between 2017 and the start of 2018. Factors taken into consideration include test scores, starting salaries, and employment rates after graduation.
The top 10 business schools
According to the U.S. News and World Report, these are:
- Harvard University (Booth)
2. University of Chicago (tied with Harvard)
3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4. Stanford University
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
6. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
7. University of California, Berkeley (Haas),
8. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ross) (tied with University of California)
9. Columbia University
10. Dartmouth College (Tuck)
Harvard University also landed the No. 1 spot in Bloomberg’s list of top business schools of 2017, followed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.