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US News MBA Ranking 2012 - Harvard Makes a Comeback

US News MBA Ranking for 2012/13 has been published.  With an evaluation of over 441 MBA Programs, US News has created a comprehensive ranking of MBA programs based on specialties that include Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Executive MBA, Finance, Information Systems, International MBA, General Management, Marketing, Non-Profit, Part-time MBA, Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Harvard has finally caught up with Stanford to share the top spot in the latest US News Business School ranking. The third position is taken by Wharton. An interesting development in the 2012-13 ranking is the number of schools that have tied in the fourth position. MIT Sloan, Kellogg and Chicago Booth have shared this position.

Overall Ranking

1. Harvard University
1. Stanford University
3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
4. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
4. University of Chicago (Booth)

US News Business School Ranking by specialties give us insight on programs that excel in specific focus areas.  Notable top spots are: McCombs in Accounting, Babson in Entrepreneurship, MIT in Information Systems, Wharton in Executive MBA, Wharton in Finance, Thunderbird in International MBA, Yale in Non-Profit, Kellogg in part-time MBA, MIT Sloan in Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Ranking by Specialties

Accounting

1. University of Texas--Austin (McCombs)
2. University of Chicago (Booth)
3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4. University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
5. Stanford University

Entrepreneurship

1. Babson College (Olin)
2. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
5. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

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Executive MBA

1. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
2. University of Chicago (Booth)
3. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
4. Duke University (Fuqua)
5. Columbia University

Finance

1. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
2. University of Chicago (Booth)
3. New York University (Stern)
4. Columbia University
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Information Systems

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
2. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
3. University of Minnesota--Twin Cities (Carlson)
4. University of Texas--Austin (McCombs)
5. University of Arizona (Eller)

International MBA

1. Thunderbird School of Global Management
2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
3. University of South Carolina (Moore)
4. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross)
5. Columbia University

General Management

1. Harvard University
2. Stanford University
3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
5. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross)

Marketing

1. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
3. Duke University (Fuqua)
4. Stanford University
5. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross)

Non-Profit

1. Yale University
2. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
4. University of California--Berkeley (Haas)
5. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Part-time MBA

1. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
2. University of California--Berkeley (Haas)
3. University of Chicago (Booth)
4. New York University (Stern)
5. University of California--Los Angeles (Anderson)

Operations

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
3. Stanford University
4. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
5. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Supply Chain Management

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
2. Michigan State University (Broad)
3. Stanford University
4. Pennsylvania State University--University Park (Smeal)
5. Arizona State University (Carey)

Get the complete Business School Ranking at US News

Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

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