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Booth, Tuck and Darden - Winners (The Economist MBA Ranking 2012)

The Economist ranking 2012-13 for Full-time MBA Program has been released.  The return of Chicago Booth as the best Full-time MBA program has been the biggest surprise. Booth MBA is known for its Quant focus but to top the Economist Full-time MBA program, you need more than one strong point. The Four Business School ranking evaluation factors include: open new career opportunities (35%); personal development/educational experience (35%); increasing salary (20%); and the potential to network (10%).

The split up of each evaluation factors are as follows:

Open New Career Opportunities (35%)


a) Diversity of Recruiters (25%)
b) Assessment of Career Services (25%)
c) Jobs Found through Career Service (25%)
d) Student Assessment (25%)

Personal Development/Educational Experience (35%)

a) Faculty Quality

Ratio of Faculty to Students – 5%
Percentage of Faculty with PHD – 10%
Faculty Rating by Students – 10%

b) Student Quality

Average GMAT Score – 18.75%
Average Length of Work Experience – 6.25%

c) Student Diversity

International Diversity Score – 8.33%
Percentage of Women Students - 8.33%
Student Rating of cultures and Classmates – 8.33%

d) Education Experience

Student Rating of Program content and range of electives – 6.25%
Range of Overseas Exchange Programs – 6.25%
Number of Languages on Offer – 6.25%
Student Rating of Facilities and other services – 6.25%

e) Increase Salary (20%)

Salary Change (pre-MBA to post-MBA) – 25%
Post-MBA Salary (including Bonuses) – 75%

f) Potential to Network (10%)

Ratio of Registered alumni to Current Students – 33%
Number of overseas countries with an Official Alumni Branch – 33%
Student assessment of Alumni network – 33%

Just following Chicago Booth are Tuck and Darden Full-time MBA programs. Harvard, Columbia, Wharton and Stanford could not reach the top three spots for the Economist 2012-13 MBA ranking. Cornell Johnson made the biggest leap with a rank improvement of over 10 points (25th  to 15th rank). Two schools with marked improvement include Emory Goizueta (28th to 21st) and Michigan Ross (30th to 24th). The biggest drop seen during this year’s ranking are for York Schulich (9th to 16th) and IMD (3rd to 10th).

Here are the top 25 Full-time MBA programs according to The Economist Full-time MBA Ranking 2012-13.

RankFull-time MBA Programs
1Chicago, University of - Booth School of Business
2Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business
3Virginia, University of - Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
4Harvard Business School
5Columbia Business School
6California at Berkeley, University of - Haas School of Business
7Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT Sloan School of Management
8Stanford Graduate School of Business
9IESE Business School
10IMD
11New York University - Leonard N Stern School of Business
12London Business School
13Pennsylvania, University of - Wharton School
14HEC Paris
15Cornell University – Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
16York (Schulich)
17Carnegie Mellon University - The Tepper School of Business
18Esade Business School
19Insead
20Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
21Emory University - Goizueta Business School
22IE Business School
23UCLA Anderson School of Management
24Michigan Ross
25Bath

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.

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Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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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

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

Download How to Choose the Best MBA in US: The Ultimate Guide
(2018 Entering Class)

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