Harvard MBA Ranking

Harvard Business School dropped one spot to 2nd rank in the latest US News MBA ranking, just behind Stanford. According to Businessweek, Harvard has upheld the 2nd spot. In the Economist MBA ranking, HBS has improved its ranking by one position from 5th to 4th and in the Financial Times MBA Ranking 2011, HBS has maintained 3rd place.

The ranking factors used by US News, Businessweek, Financial Times and The Economist include Selectivity, Rating by Deans and MBA Programs Director, Ratings by recruiters, Career Progression, Diversity of Recruiters, Diversity of Faculty, Diversity of Students, International Experience of Students, Assessment of career services, Jobs found through Career Services, Placement Statistics, Student Assessment, Faculty Quality, Student Quality, Education Experience, Increase in Salary, Diversity and Reach of Alumni network.

Harvard MBA Ranking

Harvard MBA Ranking Comparison

Average Rank:

Harvard MBA Acceptance Rate (Class 2013)


Acceptance Rate:

Harvard MBA Budget (Expense - Class of 2010)

Tuition              $48,600                 .   
Health fees       $1,166
Prog/Fees         $4,650
Room/Util          $10,800
Board/Etc          $12,396
Total                  $79,400

Harvard MBA Salary (By Industry -
Class of 2010)

Harvard MBA Media Base Salary by Industry

Harvard MBA Salary (By Function -
Class of 2010))

Harvard MBA Median Base Salary by Function

Harvard MBA GMAT

Middle 80% GMAT Range    : 680-770
Median GMAT                     : 730

Harvard MBA Class Profile (Class of 2013)

Harvard MBA Class Profile

Of the 70% North American candidates, 66% are from United States

Harvard MBA Undergraduate Major
(Class of 2013)

Harvard MBA Undergraduate Major

Interesting statistics to note here is the majority composition of candidates from Humanities and Social Sciences background.

Harvard MBA Essays

Harvard MBA Pre-MBA Experience
(Class of 2013)

Harvard MBA Pre-MBA Experience

Harvard MBA Interview Guide

Please Note

1. US News MBA Ranking is published in March (Current Ranking is from 2011 and Previous Ranking from 2010)
2. Businessweek Full-time MBA Ranking is published in late October or early November in even-numbered years(Current Ranking is from 2010 and Previous Ranking from 2008)
3. Financial Times MBA Ranking is published in February(Current Ranking is from 2011 and Previous Ranking from 2010)
4. The Economist MBA Ranking is published in September(Current Ranking is from 2010 and Previous ranking from 2009)

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