The 5 Top Business Schools in America

The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, actuarial science, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, insurance, international business, marketing, production/operations management, public policy, real estate, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $70,200 per year and executive: $198,600 total program. At graduation, 82.3 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

In addition to graduate business degrees, students can pursue joint degrees, including an accelerated MBA/J.D. degree in three years in conjunction with the Penn Law School; an MBA/M.A. degree in International Studies; and joint degree programs through the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Students can also earn a PH.D. at Wharton, typically in four to five years, in nine areas including ethics & legal studies, statistics and applied economics.

There are 4 programs that Wharton University offers … Click Here for a Brief Summary

Students learn how to handle stress, make critical decisions and lead a team outside the classroom on outdoor trips called Ventures. Whether students are mountaineering on Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking through Antarctica or sailing in Grenada, they put their leadership skills to the test during the week-long trips. For leadership training closer to home, students can get hands-on experience in about 25 research centers on campus and have close to 150 organizations to get involved in.

Wharton has campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Students at the Philadelphia campus can live in University City, an area also home to Drexel University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. There are close to 90,000 alumni worldwide, and some of the most notable graduates are John Sculley, former CEO of Apple Inc.; Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn; and J.D. Power III, founder of J.D. Power and Associates, a global marketing information firm.

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Are you looking for a school that is distinctly and profoundly American? “The MIT community is driven by a shared purpose: to make a better world through educationresearch, and innovation. We are fun and quirky, elite but not elitist, inventive and artistic, obsessed with numbers, and welcoming to talented people regardless of where they come from. The Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, industrial management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $71,000 per year. At graduation, 84.2 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.”

Read the article on MIT in it’s entirety Here –> MIT Sloan School

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California!! Stanford Business School! Sunny beaches and a great education. Can you think of a nicer combo?  Students at Stanford University can earn an MBA, or a PH.D. in seven areas. Seasoned managers can enroll in the MSx Program and will earn a Master of Science degree in management in 12 months. There are no part-time, online or evening degree options offered. MBA students can opt for joint or dual degree programs through Stanford’s Law School, School of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Education, School of Humanities and Sciences, and School of Earth Sciences. For students who want to explore a subject without committing to a degree, there are more than 30 cross-school elective courses to choose from. There are also specialty programs, like the summer Stanford Ignite certificate program, open to graduate non-business students.

“As we build each class, we seek the most promising students in terms of intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and personal qualities and contributions.”

“We base our evaluation on the totality of information available. No single factor — whether your college performance, essay, test scores, interview, letters of reference, or work experience — is decisive. We consider each application holistically, and take into account factors such as your background, experiences, perspectives, fit with Stanford GSB and its MBA Program, aspirations, values, and accomplishments.”

Examine the criteria by which new incoming students are evaluated –> Stanford Business Criteria

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Students at the Booth School of Business live and learn in Hyde Park, Ill., a hub of arts and culture that is just blocks from downtown Chicago and the beaches of Lake Michigan. Students can earn an MBA in the traditional two-year program or can complete a part-time MBA degree through evening and weekend courses. Joint degrees are offered in conjunction with the University of Chicago Law School, Pritzker School of Medicine, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the School of Social Service Administration. The Booth School of Business also has an executive MBA program, which is completed in 21 months in Chicago, London or Hong Kong.

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Harvard Business School! Is there any other school in the country that is as highly regarded? Is there another college that is more esteemed? The name in itself is associated with greatness! The best feature of attending Harvard Business School is the method of learning that they offer their students. Graduate students get a hands-on education through the Case Method, which poses true-to-life problems students must tackle in teams. The experiential learning extends to field study teams, in which small groups of students evaluate existing organizations, and immersion trips, intense weeks of study in another country over winter breaks.

Following is a summary of the Case Method, directly from Harvard’s website.

“Pioneered by HBS faculty and one of the highlights of the HBS experience, the case method is a profound educational innovation that presents the greatest challenges confronting leading companies, nonprofits, and government organizations—complete with the constraints and incomplete information found in real business issues—and places the student in the role of the decision maker. There are no simple solutions; yet through the dynamic process of exchanging perspectives, countering and defending points, and building on each other’s ideas, students become adept at analyzing issues, exercising judgment, and making difficult decisions—the hallmarks of skillful leadership.”

“Over 80 percent of cases sold throughout the world are written by HBS faculty, who produce approximately 350 new cases per year.”

“Simply put, we believe the case method is the best way to prepare students for the challenges of leadership.”
Read the complete article here: Harvard Business School