Yale SOM Rankings Update
Business School Rankings
Among the organizations that rank MBA programs, we have decided to report to the Yale SOM community on five major rankings: BusinessWeek, Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report.
Below you will find the most recent results and brief descriptions of their methodologies.
Edward A. Snyder
Dean, Yale School of Management
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Yale SOM 13th in its annual ranking of business schools. The ranking is based on opinion and statistical indicators collected in fall 2012. The opinion component includes a survey of participating business school deans and directors, conducted in fall 2012, and two surveys of participating MBA recruiters, conducted in fall 2011 and fall 2012. The statistical indicators include "inputs" such as GPA, GMAT/GRE scores, and acceptance rate, and "outputs" such as the salaries students command after graduation and the length of time it takes them to find jobs. Yale SOM has maintained the top position in the nonprofit specialty ranking.
The Financial Times has ranked Yale SOM 14th globally, and 9th among U.S. schools, in its annual ranking of 100 full-time global MBA programs. This ranking is based on alumni career progression, school and program diversity, and research capabilities. Yale SOM is also ranked as the top school worldwide in corporate social responsibility and one of the top 10 schools in economics, based on recommendations of surveyed alumni from the Class of 2009.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek has ranked Yale SOM 21st in its biennial list of the top U.S. graduate business schools. Ninety percent of this ranking is based on the responses of graduating students and recruiters; each of these two categories makes up 45% of the total ranking. Both the student and recruiter portions of the ranking are derived from weighted averages of the last three surveys, with the 2012 results accounting for half of the average and the 2010 and 2008 results together accounting for half. The remaining 10% of the ranking is based on "intellectual capital," which measures "scholarship and ability to influence thinking in the business world." This portion reflects faculty representation in certain scholarly journals and book reviews selected by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
The Economist has ranked Yale SOM 26th globally, and 16th among U.S. schools, in its annual ranking of 100 full-time global MBA programs. This is based on opening of new career opportunities, personal development and educational experience, increase in salary, and potential to network.
Forbes magazine has ranked Yale SOM 11th among major U.S. business schools based on the school's "return on investment." To calculate the ROI, Forbes surveyed graduates who received MBAs in 2006. Forbes compared their earnings in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity cost (two years of forgone compensation, tuition, and required fees).