U.S. News Media Group Announces the 2012 Edition of Best Business Schools

-- Stanford University Graduate School of Business surpasses Harvard Business School for the top spot in 2012 rankings --

Mar 15, 2011, 09:00 ET from U.S. News Media Group

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group today released the 2012 Best Business Schools rankings online at USNews.com. After tying with Harvard Business School three years in a row, the Stanford University Graduate School of Business claimed sole possession of the top spot in the 2012 rankings of Best Business Schools. Highlights of these rankings, part of the U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings, will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2012 edition book, on sale April 5, 2011. The most comprehensive version of the Best Business Schools, including all the extended rankings and complete data, is available online through the all-new U.S. News Business School Compass.

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"It's important for those considering business school to be mindful of the significant changes being made at programs nationwide as they seek a school that best fits their needs and puts them in place to succeed," said Brian Kelly, editor of U.S. News & World Report. "The new U.S. News Business Schools rankings, released today, will help prospective graduate students do exactly that."  

In addition to the overall Best Business Schools rankings, this year's package also includes rankings in business specialties such as Accounting, Executive M.B.A., Finance, International Business, Marketing, Nonprofit, and Part-Time M.B.A., among others. For more details on the business school rankings methodology, go to www.usnews.com/bizmeth.

The 2012 Best Graduate Schools is the first rankings package to be launched on the newly redesigned U.S. News Education site. With a fresh look, the redesign offers increased usability and navigation and more than 20 new Knowledge Centers to help guide users through the college and graduate school decision process.

In addition, a new and improved premium product, the U.S. News Business School Compass, offers a wealth of business school information and comparison tools:

  • Expanded Profiles & Advanced Search for 433 Business Schools
  • All Entering Class Stats, Including Average GMAT Scores
  • Average Starting Salary & Bonus of Graduates by Industry
  • Percent of Graduates Employed upon Graduation by School
  • New "My Home" - Save Schools, Compare & Take Notes

To learn more about the U.S. News Business School Compass or to order a copy of the 2012 Best Graduate Schools book, visit the online U.S. News Store. For more information about Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

2012 Best Business Schools Rankings

*For full list of Business School rankings, visit usnews.com/bizschools

*For full list of Graduate School rankings, visit www.usnews.com/grad

1.  Stanford University

2.  Harvard University

3.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

3.  University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

5.  Northwestern University (Kellogg)    

5.  University of Chicago (Booth)  

7.  Dartmouth College (Tuck)

7.  University of California--Berkeley (Haas)

9.  Columbia University

10.  New York University (Stern)

10.  Yale University

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