Recent Rankings by CNN Expansion, Financial Times, and Poets & Quants

in Press Release, Rankings, School
February 1st, 2012

Boston University School of Management placed 36th in a weighted composite ranking of US business schools released by Poets & Quants, an influential website providing analysis of premier global business schools. The Poets & Quants report was consistent with recent rankings by leading publications, including Bloomberg BusinessWeek and US News & World Report. The School of Management trailed only Harvard and MIT in the Boston area.

Two internationally focused business school rankings were also recently announced.

Boston University School of Management was ranked 39th in the United States and 77th internationally in the Financial Times 2012 Global MBA Rankings. This ranking is one of the most internationally diverse of all MBA rankings and is largely determined by a survey of full-time MBA alumni, which accounts for 59% of the ranking placement. The most significant component of the Financial Times ranking utilized self-reported salary information from 2008 alumni, only a partial reflection of the current environment, as our recent 2011 graduating class reported strong employment outcomes. The ranking methodology relies on self-reported alumni data, which also causes wide variations in positioning, with 1 in 4 schools experiencing double digit moves, up or down, in the 2012 ranking.

Boston University maintained a strong placement of 39th in the world in CNN Expansion’s annual ranking of Global MBA programs. This ranking takes into account various measures of student quality, faculty research, and school positioning in the Mexican market.

As the School of Management deploys wide ranging innovations in support of our strategic vision, Creating Value for the World, we expect continued positive recognition from the media, alumni, and the broader business community.