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MBA Rankings

There are many methodologies for ranking and comparing MBA programs.  Business school rankings are a good place to start when researching your options, but be careful - they are subjective and far from perfect.  Sometimes you will find large differences in the rankings, so it is always best to look beyond them as well.

Another item to consider is the growing number of online MBA programs.  There are many flexible and specialized programs that could also be useful as you are considering the many MBA programs offered around the world.

Best U.S. Business Schools (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2012)

1. University of Chicago (Booth)

2. Harvard University

3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

4. Stanford University

5. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

6. Duke University (Fuqua)

7. Cornell University (Johnson)

8.  University of Michigan (Ross)

9.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

10. University of Virginia (Darden)

11. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

12. Dartmouth College (Tuck)

13. University of California - Berkeley (Haas)\

14. Columbia University

15. Indiana University (Kelley)

16. New York University (Stern)

17. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

18. University of California - Los Angeles (Anderson)

19. University of Texas - Austin (McCombs)

20. University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

21. Yale University

22. Emory University (Goizueta)

23. Georgia Institute of Technology

24. University of Maryland (Smith)

25. Vanderbilt University (Owen)

26. Texas A&M University (Mays)

27. Ohio State University (Fisher)

28. University of Southern California (Marshall)

29. Southern Methodist University (Cox)

30. Georgetown University (McDonough)

31. Washington University - St. Louis (Olin)

32. Brigham Young University (Marriott)

33. University of Minnesota (Carlson)

34. University of Wisconsin - Madison

35. Michigan State University (Broad)

36. Rice University (Jones)

37. University of Washington (Foster)

38. Pennsylvania State University (Smeal)

39. Boston University

40. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

41. Purdue University (Krannert)

42. Babson College (Olin)

43. University of California - Irvine (Merage)

44. Wake Forest University

45. Thunderbird School of Global Management

46.  Texas Christian University (Neeley)

47. Boston College (Carroll)

48. University of Florida (Hough)

49. Arizona State University (Carey)

50. University of Rochester (Simon)

View our full list of MBA Rankings here.

See more rankings by Businessweek, including international business schools and executive MBA and part-time MBA programs.

Sources:

Businessweek, http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/