NYT Global Employability Ranking 2012

Finally a ranking that matters...

SOURCE: Emerging

METHODOLOGY: Between May 18 and June 7 of 2012, more than 2,500 recruiters and 2,200 international chief executives and business managers were asked to select their top universities. The countries represented were Australia, Brazil, Britain, China, Germany, France, Italy, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.

Part one of the two-part survey asked more than 2,500 recruiters in 20 countries (including Britain, China, and the United States) to describe the qualities they find important in a new hire. The online survey included questions such as to what extent should a new hire be immediately effective and productive in the company, which foreign languages (other than English) are needed to succeed in a company, and which qualities are important for the long-term employability of a graduate. It also asked about "soft skills," such as adaptability, communications, and the ability to work in a team.

RESULTS: including only American schools...

  1. Harvard
  2. Yale
  3. Stanford
  4. MIT
  5. Columbia
  6. Princeton
  7. Boston University
  8. Caltech
  9. University of Chicago
    10, Brown
  10. UC Berkeley
  11. Duke
  12. NYU
  13. University of Pennsylvania
  14. Dartmouth
  15. UCLA
  16. Johns Hopkins
  17. Northwestern
  18. Georgetown
  19. University of Southern California
  20. Carnegie Mellon
  21. Boston College
  22. Cornell
  23. UNC
  24. UVA
  25. Michigan State
  26. Arizona State
  27. University of Michigan
  28. Purdue
  29. WUSTL
  30. Texas A&M
  31. BYU
  32. University of Washington
  33. Brandeis
  34. Case Western
  35. Ohio State
  36. UCSF
  37. UT Austin
  38. Wisconsin
  39. UCSD
  40. Emory
  41. Rice
  42. University of South Carolina
  43. Vanderbilt
  44. Rutgers
  45. Illinois
  46. Maryland
  47. Notre Dame
  48. Minnesota
  49. University of Pittsburgh

Monkeys, this is one of the most sensible rankings I've ever seen and I believe this list truly captures international business prestige. The reason BU, NYU, and ASU do so well is because they accept a very high percentage of international students so there's a high level of visibility for these schools abroad.

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2012/10/25/worl…

What do you all think?

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Nov 12, 2012 - 12:12pm

UNC and BC are pretty solid schools who are ranked pretty close to where they are at here by USNWR as well. MSU doing better than UMich is a surprise but you have to consider that MSU dominates in the field of Supply Chain Management and graduates a lot more students than UMich period so it may have higher visibility.

Nov 13, 2012 - 12:37am
eldiablo4857:
UNC and BC are pretty solid schools who are ranked pretty close to where they are at here by USNWR as well. MSU doing better than UMich is a surprise but you have to consider that MSU dominates in the field of Supply Chain Management and graduates a lot more students than UMich period so it may have higher visibility.

Also MSU has the #1 nuclear physics grad program along with great turf grass, packaging and vet med programs among others. Not to say its better than Michigan because of this, but it's definitely got some niche programs that are world class. There's no doubt mich dominates in business, medicine and engineering (among others).

This to all my hatin' folks seeing me getting guac right now..
Nov 12, 2012 - 1:44pm

Given the international angle, I actually think that this ranking makes sense.

I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

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Nov 13, 2012 - 12:13am

Makes sense, although there's a definite tilt towards larger schools.

Caltech is the noticeable outlier, for good reason. That school has only 2200 kids and it's ranked number 9. Those kids are absolutely brilliant.

Nov 13, 2012 - 1:06am
nubsauce:
From a Canadian perspective....

I understand how UofToronto (24) could be top among Canada but how is:

McGill, Montreal HEC (29), McMaster (30) >> Queens (56), Western/ Ivey (85), Waterloo (108)

It's just a ranking of comprehensive globally-recognized schools, has nothing to do with business programs.

Nov 13, 2012 - 1:30am

oshit, im top 50 now. I would have never known.

Array

Nov 13, 2012 - 4:45pm

I find it hard to believe that Peking University is ranked the top school in Asia coming in at 11, well ahead of Tsinghua at 84.

Too late for second-guessing Too late to go back to sleep.
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:12am

I love when people get all riled up about college rankings when the below list is the definitive ranking of colleges:

  1. University of California at Berkeley
  2. Brown University
  3. California Institute of Technology
  4. Carnegie Mellon
  5. University of Chicago
  6. Columbia University
  7. Cornell University
  8. Dartmouth College
  9. Duke University
  10. Emory University
  11. Georgetown University
  12. Harvard University
  13. Johns Hopkins University
  14. MIT
  15. Northwestern University
  16. Notre Dame
  17. University of Pennsylvania
  18. Princeton University
  19. Rice University
  20. Stanford University
  21. UCLA
  22. USC
  23. Vanderbilt University
  24. Washington University in St. Louis
  25. Yale University
Nov 14, 2012 - 1:00am
SirTradesaLot:
I love when people get all riled up about college rankings when the below list is the definitive ranking of colleges:
  1. University of California at Berkeley
  2. Brown University
  3. California Institute of Technology
  4. Carnegie Mellon
  5. University of Chicago
  6. Columbia University
  7. Cornell University
  8. Dartmouth College
  9. Duke University
  10. Emory University
  11. Georgetown University
  12. Harvard University
  13. Johns Hopkins University
  14. MIT
  15. Northwestern University
  16. Notre Dame
  17. University of Pennsylvania
  18. Princeton University
  19. Rice University
  20. Stanford University
  21. UCLA
  22. USC
  23. Vanderbilt University
  24. Washington University in St. Louis
  25. Yale University

Cal at 1?
Brown at 2?
Carnegie at 4?
Emory at 10?

LOL, get this shit out of here

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