Yup, every 2 years and presto... we get another Forbes ranking. Thanks to ClearAdmit for pointing this out. ClearAdmit makes a note of how the Rankings are based on ROI: "This somewhat unorthodox ranking is 100% based on ROI (return on investment). In other words, Forbes looks at the cost of the various MBA programs, the foregone income on the part of students and the wages of graduates to determine where MBAs get the most bang for their buck." =============================================== Special Report Best Business Schools Kurt Badenhausen and Lesley Kump, 08.18.05, 6:00 PM ET
Our fourth biennial ranking of business schools shows why students are embracing part-time programs.
Our survey ranks schools based on return on investment--meaning compensation five years after graduation minus tuition and the forgone salary during school. The top part-time school, Stern's Langone Part-time M.B.A. Program, had a median five-year gain of $166,000, greatly helped by the absence of forgone salary. That sum beats the $134,000 gain of our top-ranked full-time program, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. In a combined ranking of part-time and full-time U.S. programs, Tuck and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School are the only full-time schools that would make the top five. (For the first time, Harvard Business School is not the top-ranked school.)
Best U.S. Business Schools 1. Darthmouth/Tuck 2. Wharton 3. Chicago GSB 4. Columbia 5. Yale SOM 6. Stanford 7. Harvard 8. Virginia/Darden 9. Cornell/Johnson 10. Kellogg/Northwestern