Havard Ranks as Best Business School

Havard Business School

Havard has emerged as the best U.S Business Schools according to the ranking released on Bloomberg Businessweek today based on data compiled from more than 1,000 recruiters, 15,000 alumni, and 9,000 recent graduates.

Harvard claims the number one spot among 87 full-time U.S. MBA programs. Stanford is number two, and Duke (Fuqua) occupies number three spot.

This is the second year in a row that Harvard Business School came out on top—and this time by a wider margin. HBS was rated No. 1 by the more than 1,000 corporate recruiters, and No. 3 among alumni. Its graduates left with the second highest salaries. Competition for the No. 2 spot was particularly close this year, with Stanford Graduate School of Business edging out Duke University’sFuqua School of Business by .08 percentage point for its highest ever Businessweek rank.

Below are the 2016 top 10 U.S. full-time MBA programs versus their 2015 rank):

2016 rank

U.S. Business School

2015 rank

1

Harvard

1

2

Stanford

7

3

Duke (Fuqua)

8

4

Chicago (Booth)

2

5

Dartmouth (Tuck)

14

6

Pennsylvania (Wharton)

5

7

MIT (Sloan)

4

8

Rice (Jones)

19

9

Northwestern (Kellogg)

3

10

UC Berkeley (Haas)

9

Highlights:

  • Harvard had more than a nine point lead on its nearest competitor this year, up from less than two points in 2015.
  • Indiana University received the highest score among recent graduates.
  • Rutgers University’s 2015 grads had the highest job placement rate.
  • The University of Michigan does not appear in the top ten for the first time since Businessweekstarted the rankings in 1988.
  • This is the first year that Rice University has ranked in the top ten.
  • Alumni, recent graduates and recruiters all gave the University of Texas at Dallas better scores, helping to propel it 13 spots.