Best Business School Is University Of Chicago's Booth School, According To New Bloomberg Businessweek MBA Ranking

11/20/2012 07:18 am ET
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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is solidly the best business school in the country, according to Bloomberg Businessweek's biennial ranking. This is the fourth consecutive time Booth has earned the spot.

The top 30 U.S. schools and top 10 international programs were highlighted in the Nov. 19-25 print issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, and the complete ranking of full-time MBA programs is on Businessweek.com.

A bit about the methodology:

The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is based on three elements: a survey of newly minted MBAs, a poll of corporate recruiters, and an evaluation of faculty research output. The MBA survey, which measures satisfaction with all aspects of the b-school experience, is combined with two previous MBA surveys. The corporate poll, which asks recruiters to identify the schools that produce the best graduates, is also combined with two previous recruiter surveys. Finally, Bloomberg Businessweek tallies the number of articles published by each school's faculty in 20 top journals and reviews of their books in three national publications. The total for faculty size is then adjusted and an intellectual-capital rating is assigned for each school. The MBA surveys and the recruiter polls each contribute 45% to the final ranking, with the intellectual-capital ranking contributing the final 10%.

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