2018 U.S News Best Business Schools thoughts?

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The US News Business School Rankings... What are your thoughts?

#1 HBS
#1 UPenn Wharton
#3 UChicago Booth
#4 MIT Sloan
#4 Northwestern Kellogg
#4 Stanford GSB
#7 UC Berkeley Haas
#8 Dartmouth Tuck
#9 Yale SOM
#9 Columbia
#11 UMich Ross
#12 Duke Fuqua
#12 NYU Stern

https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-b...

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Mar 14, 2017

Interesting, but it would take a lot for rankings to change where I'd apply and go if accepted. There aren't too many people out there that would take Wharton over HBS, or Booth, Kellogg, or Sloan over Stanford.

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Mar 15, 2017

Very true.

Mar 17, 2017
VodkaRedBull:

Interesting, but it would take a lot for rankings to change where I'd apply and go if accepted. There aren't too many people out there that would take Wharton over HBS, or Booth, Kellogg, or Sloan over Stanford.

I think a lot of folks who want to work in finance might prefer Wharton over HBS, or would prefer Stanford to work in the West Coast in tech, simply because of the networks that you gain from being in that particular ecosystem. HBS is just too large and bulky, so you're easily dwarfed by the sheer number of applicants. Just my two cents though.

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Mar 15, 2017

I don't think it's too surprising really. Ranking is stupid anyways - there are so many factors and situations that nobody should be targeting for schools basing on one list.

Mar 16, 2017

Somebody wanted to screw Columbia really hard.. poor M7 that isn't in the top 7... uS News is probably opening a spot for Yale SOM in the next decade...

Looks like Snyder is the king of ranking optimization, and given how boring and stable rankings are, US News must loves him.

Mar 16, 2017

Seriously. Why do you think that's the case?

(Referring to Columbia getting screwed, not Snyder's accomplishments)

Mar 16, 2017

Idk, fintech robots from SF? Or the early decision isn't helping yield as much anymore? I personally don't know why. Just speculations

Mar 16, 2017

Yale SOM has risen quite a lot over the past several years

Mar 16, 2017
Dubs27:

Yale SOM has risen quite a lot over the past several years

Significantly easier to get in to Yale than CBS.

Mar 16, 2017

Not arguing with you but what makes you say that?

Mar 16, 2017
HFFBALLfan123:

Dubs27:Yale SOM has risen quite a lot over the past several years

Significantly easier to get in to Yale than CBS.

Totally anecdotally but i have yet to talk to anyone who got accepted to SOM that didn't get in CBS.

Mar 16, 2017

They put Arizona State University above Notre Dame? Queeeeee?

Mar 16, 2017

Has a top Supply Chain program and offers free tuition.

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Mar 17, 2017

I still feel like Notre Dame or UW on a resume is gonna trump ASU, but I'm not a designated HR recruiter so I don't know.

Mar 17, 2017

they put ASU over UW too...

Mar 16, 2017

Directionally I think a lot of these are probably right. Stanford will always be Stanford, but I think the value proposition for folks who can get into that program becomes smaller as we move later in the tech cycle...

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Mar 16, 2017

Looking at the movement between T15 schools doesn't make much sense to me. The H / S / W will always be the best.... BUT when you look at the movement around top T25-50, you can see real change and differences in what programs are trying to push towards.

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Mar 17, 2017

*H/S

Edit: lol at all the MS. W grads are mad at the truth.

Mar 16, 2017

Whatever, you got my point

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Mar 18, 2017

What are some trends (good or bad) that you're seeing that programs are doing?

Mar 17, 2017

big if true

Mar 17, 2017

As someone planning to apply to HSW & Insead in the fall, not a fan of the GMAT creep. Also surprised at W, felt they were getting negative press over the last year.

I have a more international perspective as I'd like to switch geography from US to EMEA so H/W as #1/#2 seems right based on my discussions with professionals in the country (Stanford just doesn't have the volume of people there). Insead is a close 3.

Mar 17, 2017

Calling it now, Dartmouth and Yale will surpass Haas within 3 years. I went to a different B-school than those three btw, I have no skin in that game, but Tuck and SOM have been moving up the ranks steadily. "M7" is already an outdated term looking at Columbia.

Mar 18, 2017

Haas went up quite a bit too. I don't think Haas has ever been in the T7

Mar 20, 2017

it's actually been consistently #7 for the last...10 years lol

i can't post the link, but there's a gmatclub post that shows the historical usnews ranking

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Mar 27, 2017
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