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BusinessWeek Full-time MBA Rankings 2012

The Business Week Full-time MBA rankings are finally out. The rankings are based on a comprehensive evaluation of 236 FT MBA programs. The top 10 in 2012 looks very similar to that of 2011.  There are just two new entrants, Cornell and Darden MBA. While Darden was already on the verge of the top ten lists last year (was ranked #11), Johnson has been the biggest mover, jumping six places to #7.

Columbia and Haas MBA were knocked out of the top ten ranking this year. They are now ranked at 13th and 14th position respectively. While the Stanford Full-time MBA program has moved up to 4th. The top three (Booth, Harvard and Wharton) have held their positions for the third consecutive year. Among the three, Harvard has the highest average salary of $138,164 for the Financial Services Sector, an average that grew to $200,000, 10 to 20 years after graduating.

Evaluate the Summary of the Top 10 Full-time MBA Rankings below or you can visit BW for details.

Business School2012 Ranking2011 RankingAverage GMAT ScoreAverage Experience (years)Financial AidFees
University of ChicagoBooth School of Business117155Yes$111,587
Harvard UniversityHarvard Business School22715 - 7354.2Yes$126,576
University of PennsylvaniaThe Wharton School337205Yes$121,610
Stanford UniversityStanford Graduate School of Business457294.2Yes$118,020
Northwestern UniversityKellogg School of Management547085Yes$113,100
Duke UniversityFuqua School of Business666925.4Yes$109,844
Cornell UniversityJohnson Graduate School of Management7136945Yes$107,592
University of Michigan, Ann ArborRoss School of Business877045Yes$100,389
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySloan School of Management9107114.7Yes$108,400
University of VirginiaDarden School of Business10117015Yes$95,900

Top 31 MBA Programs - United States


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

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