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The answer reveals itself in listening to the recruiters. They're not always fair in what they say, but it's a good point of reference because what they say is what you'll face when getting a job. - Dave ====================================
HANOVER, N.H.—The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth placed second in this year's Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive ranking of business schools. The national ranking is based on how recruiters rated each school on 21 attributes, their future plans to recruit at the school, and the number of survey respondents who said they had recruited recently at the school. Each of these components accounts for one third of the overall rank.
Recruiters described students at Tuck as “an excellent mix of firepower, practical experience, and humility.” According to the Journal, “Michigan and Dartmouth are clearly the schools to beat, with Dartmouth having achieved a first-place finish in three of the Journal's six annual rankings and Michigan now having scored two wins.”
In terms of academic disciplines, recruiters named Tuck among the top three schools in General Management, Strategy, and Corporate Social Responsibility, and among the top 10 in Marketing, Operations Management, and Entrepreneurship. Of special significance, Tuck also ranked as the top school for recruiting MBAs with high ethical standards.
The Journal pointed out that Tuck “actually ranked first with recruiters from management consulting and financial services,” and placed second when all recruiters’ ratings were tallied. Tuck was also favorably ranked in terms of offering practical business experience as part of the program and generating graduates who are CEO material.
When asked by The Wall Street Journal why Dartmouth and the University of Michigan so dominate the top spot in the rankings, Dean Paul Danos, who served as a professor and senior associate dean at Michigan prior to joining Tuck, answered, "both schools have achieved a very good balance between faculty research and commitment to teaching, which I think resonates with employers. They also have nice students who aren't self-centered. It's a myth that companies want hard-edged employees who will drive their fellow workers into the ground."