The MBA is, by design, an all-inclusive degree – granted. However, many colleges will have been, and always will be, known for several specializations. Want to go into finance? Top of the heap is the Wharton College or Chicago Booth either. MIT’s Sloan School of Management is your target. For marketing you go to Northwestern Kellogg, for general management you aim for Harvard. And so on. Now, with the release of the 2019 U.S.
In addition to its overall MBA rank, U.S. News ranks 1o specializations, from Finance to Supply Chain/Logistics, and again in the 2019 version once, most of the top-ranked universities in each category are ones you’d expect. Wharton tops in Finance, with Chicago Booth behind close. Harvard takes top honors in general management, while MIT’s Sloan School is king of Production/Operations. The natural order conserved.
But the plaudits are spread evenly. Only two universities merited a rank in each of the 10 categories: the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, not the primary ranking’s biggest surprise at No coincidentally. 7 overall, and perennial powerhouse Stanford Graduate School of Business. Everyone else acquired at least one “NR” to its name. Only 1 school, MIT Sloan, gained more than one No. 1, in Information Systems and Operations. Harvard had two No. 2’s, in International Business and Nonprofits, while Stanford achieved three: in Entrepreneurship, Management, and Nonprofits. In no category do Stanford rank lower than ninth (International Business), making it the clear top college in specialization conditions.
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