Best Business Schools 2014: How They Were Ranked

Best Business Schools 2014: How They Were Ranked
In 2014, 112 full-time MBA programs were ranked, the largest number since these rankings began in 1988 (Courtesy New York University)
Courtesy New York University

To determine which business schools offer the strongest education and best prepare MBAs for their careers, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked 112 full-time MBA programs on three measures: a survey of student satisfaction (45 percent of the ranking); a survey of employers who hire those graduates (45 percent); and the expertise of each school’s faculty, measured by faculty research in esteemed journals (10 percent).

This year, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked 85 U.S. schools and 27 international schools, the largest group since we began ranking MBA programs in 1988. The methodology for ranking schools has evolved over the years, and in 2014 we implemented some small but important changes to each of the three ranking components.

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