Businessweek Publishes 2014 MBA Ranking

Duke - Fuqua is the top US school; Western University - Ivey leads the international pack

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business rose five spots this year to top US business school in the 2014 full-time MBA ranking from Businessweek, which was published today. Fuqua's strong showing this year is "thanks in large part to employers’ esteem for its graduates," according to the magazine.

Fuqua is followed by the Wharton School and the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, which was last year's leader. Stanford Graduate School of Business is the number four US school, while Harvard Business School jumped eight spots to round-out the top-five US schools.

In terms of the top five international schools, Canada's Western University Ivey School of Business, which was ranked number seven in 2012, tops the list this year. Spain's IE Business School takes position number two, while Germany's ESMT makes a strong debut at spot number three. London Business School drops three spots to number four, and INSEAD takes position number five.

The minor shake-up in the top schools may be to do a tweaked methodology that Businessweek used for this year's ranking. The most dramatic shift in the methodology was that the magazine broadened its employer survey to include a wider range of recruiters. This year, around 1,300 employers were surveyed, compared to 250 in 2012. The ranking also relies on a survey of students, as well as an "intellectual capital" rating, which looks at schools' research capabilities.

Another change is that the ranking, which used to be updated every two years, will now be refreshed annually.

Strong debuts and big moves

Further down this year's ranking are a few other strong debuts and big moves. The University of Cambridge Judge School of Business, which was not ranked in 2012, took the number six spot this year's international ranking. And Yale School of Management rose a whopping 15 spots to land at position number six of the US ranking.

Harvard Business School dropped out of the top five for the first time in the ranking's history. It's now ranked eighth.

The UK's Cranfield University School of Management, which was not ranked in 2012, takes the 13th spot in this year's international ranking, while Spain's ESADE Business School dropped out of the top ten, falling from spot number six to 19. And Concordia University's Molson School of Business debuts at spot 20 in the international ranking.

Hult International Business School also makes a strong debut, at position number 21 in the US ranking.

Image: The Fuqua School of Business' Breeden Hall - Public Domain

Comments

ralph
Nov 11, 2014 23:11
Reply
There's a bunch of MBA programs in the US that are listed for the first time this year. Some decent values in the bunch:

University of Cincinnati
UCSD - Rady
Florida International University (although it says only 8 percent of MBAs got job offers, which I doubt is correct.)
Utah - Eccles
UC Davis
Tulane - Freeman (was removed from the US News ranking after a scandal)
University of Connecticut (over $100k salary for grads, wow!)
Arizona - Eller
Texas Tech - Rawls ($114k average salary, but only 580 GMAT score on average. Something doesn't add up)
Oklahoma Price (good non-Texas b-school alternative for a career in energy)

Related Business Schools

New Haven, Connecticut 35 Followers 58 Discussions
Full Profile
Berlin, Germany 97 Followers 123 Discussions
Cambridge, United Kingdom 34 Followers 239 Discussions
London (Canada), Canada 29 Followers 70 Discussions
Barcelona, Spain 47 Followers 207 Discussions
London, United Kingdom 110 Followers 401 Discussions
Bedford, United Kingdom 40 Followers 313 Discussions
Full Profile
Madrid, Spain 92 Followers 337 Discussions
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 47 Followers 159 Discussions
Boston, Massachusetts 57 Followers 188 Discussions
Durham, North Carolina 41 Followers 97 Discussions
Chicago, Illinois 28 Followers 135 Discussions
Fontainebleau, France 58 Followers 273 Discussions

More MBA News

Oct 15, 2018

The Financial Times Updates Executive MBA Rankings for 2018

Oct 15, 2018

More MBA News

MBA Articles

Careers in Supply Chain for MBA Grads

By Seb Murray on Oct 18, 2018

How to get Winning Letters of Recommendation

By Seb Murray on Oct 11, 2018

Going Dutch: MBA Programs in the Netherlands

By Seb Murray on Oct 04, 2018

More Articles

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists