Bloomberg publishes 2018 MBA rankings - thoughts?

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Here are the rankings

  1. Stanford
  2. Wharton
  3. Harvard
  4. Sloan
  5. Booth
  6. Haas
  7. Columbia
  8. Kellogg
  9. Darden
  10. Johnson

Link to full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/business-schools/2018/
What do you think?

For me, no major surprises. Johnson got a nice bump, but that's probably due to their super impressive IB program. Booth feels like it could be higher, but you could swap out anything in the top 5 for #1 and people would be shocked the other 4 didn't get first place.

Comments (18)

Nov 9, 2018

Haas surprised me, also surprised Wharton overtook Harvard and Columbia is behind Sloan and Booth. but hey whadoo i know

Nov 10, 2018

The real gem of the ranking is in the median compensation in different industries by school. This does a good job of quantifying the narrative that the good jobs go to people in a certain group of schools. So as long as you get into one of these schools you'll be fine. This essentially boils down to people in the top 20 schools get good jobs. There are a few exceptions to this, which is great for people to know that don't get into top 20 schools.

Nov 11, 2018

no Stern or Anderson? surprising.

Nov 11, 2018

how do you guys feel about Bloomberg Rankings?
thing is a lot of alums from school work at Bloomberg, and in return my school is ranked pretty high--Top 30 in Bloomberg Best Undergrad B-Schools...yet my school is still a semi/non target...
I think that these rankings are bs and don't really mean much

Nov 12, 2018

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Nov 12, 2018
  1. Wharton over HBS is laughable.
  2. Haas is too high, and Kellogg is too low. I think Haas is one of the most overrated top 10 MBA programs.
  3. Tuck not in the top 10 is a travesty. Pound for pound, it is the most underrated MBA program.
  4. MBA rankings suck.
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Nov 12, 2018

For an MBA in finance, I would rank the schools in the following order

  1. Harvard
  2. Wharton
  3. University of Chicago
  4. Columbia
  5. NYU - Stern
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Dec 5, 2018

Harvard is a very, very good finance school. But it is not the greatest finance school. Don't buy the brand.

It deserves to be top 10. But #1? That's why you're getting MS'd.

Dec 5, 2018
lapike:

Harvard is a very, very good finance school. But it is not the greatest finance school. Don't buy the brand.

It deserves to be top 10. But #1? That's why you're getting MS'd.

I'm no true man of finance but what do you mean by this? What finance opportunities are available to another business school that aren't available to an HBS grad? I'm not trying to argue I'm just curious.

Dec 6, 2018

From what I know, there are less guaranteed spots for Harvard students vs Wharton students. Once again, HBS is very good. But when banks are creating "held spots" on a per school basis, I've never met a bank that has more spots open for HBS students than Wharton students. General perception is that HBS is turning more towards tech while Wharton maintains a strong finance focus.

That being said, if you get into HBS, you'll have no problem getting a first round at any bank of your choosing. But I wouldn't be surprised if more of your intern class were Wharton, Columbia, Booth... or hell, even Johnson students.

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Dec 5, 2018
Series7examtutor:

For an MBA in finance, I would rank the schools in the following order

  1. Harvard
  2. Wharton
  3. University of Chicago
  4. Columbia
  5. NYU - Stern

lol, so Stanford, which has the lowest acceptance rates of all the MBA programs ... can't even crack top 5?

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Nov 12, 2018

Solid ranking. Not that I or anyone would believe HBS is #3 overall. Discounting that, the top 5 ranks are in-line with my thinking of the top 5 schools. The data and charts they show is pretty helpful to get a sense of what's going on.

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Nov 12, 2018

Howard is ranked #33 with an average GMAT score of 460?

Dec 5, 2018

Ranked #7 in networking somehow also?

Nov 13, 2018

Top three, old news. Harvard dominates billboards.

Nov 15, 2018

Garbage. Booth #1.

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Nov 16, 2018
WindyCityBoothBuckeye:

Garbage. Booth #1.

Strong correlation between name and post content.

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Nov 16, 2018
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