Harvard and Stanford share the top slot; some second tier programs advance
In the new rankings, Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business now share the number one position. In the last five years, these schools have shared the top spot four times - the exception being last year, when Stanford had the top spot all to itself, and Harvard was ranked number two.
Otherwise, very little has changed among the rest of the top spots this year. Wharton is ranked number three, while position number four is shared by Kellogg, Booth, and Sloan. The rest of the top ten includes UC Berkeley - Haas, Columbia, Dartmouth - Tuck, and Yale.
However, the real competition seems to be in the lower parts of the ranking, where a few programs have made substantial improvements this year and many schools now tie for single positions. The University of Notre Dame - Mendoza jumped 12 spots to land in a five-way tie at position number 25 (with Ohio State - Fisher, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Vanderbilt - Owen; and Rice University - Jones, which jumped nine spots.) The University of Rochester - Simon leapt 12 spots to position 37, landing it in a tie with Boston - Carroll, Boston University, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Texas at Dallas.
For more information, visit the U.S. News and World Report's rankings.
Related Business Schools
More MBA News
What are the Career Prospects for the MBA Class of 2021?
Oct 28, 2020
The reduced availability of internships that seed full-time roles is a concern, while overseas students are having a tougher time securing work in America amid an immigration crackdown
Business Schools Adapt the MBA Curriculum for the Post-Covid Era
Sep 24, 2020
Schools race to satisfy fresh demand for new skills and knowledge in a changed world
Business Schools Team up with Law Schools to offer Dual Degrees
Sep 08, 2020
A joint JD/MBA degree can give students a competitive advantage in the job market