WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S.News & World Report today released the 2013 Best Business Schools rankings online at USNews.com. After being solo in the top spot last year, Stanford University Graduate School of Business is once again joined by the Harvard Business School in a tie for the No. 1 spot. Highlights of these rankings as part of the U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings, will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2013 edition book, on sale April 3, 2012. The most comprehensive version of the Best Business Schools, including all the extended rankings and complete data, is available online through the U.S. News Business School Compass.
"One M.B.A. program that is exploding in popularity is entrepreneurship," said Brian Kelly, editor of U.S.News & World Report. "This is changing how business schools approach their programs, and the new, 2013 edition of Best Business Schools will assist prospective graduate students evaluate and determine which business program is best for them."
U.S. News made one change to the 2013 Best Business Schools ranking and methodology. The change was made in how the part-time M.B.A. rankings were computed. For the first time, U.S. News included the percentage of a graduate business school's part-time enrollment, the mean undergraduate GPA of entering part-time students, the mean GMAT of entering part-time students, and the average months of experience for entering part-time students, in addition to the peer assessment score as ranking factors. For more details on these changes, go to www.usnews.com/gradmeth.
In addition to the overall Best Business Schools rankings, this year includes new 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.
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