The Pickiest Business Schools on Earth

Hoover Tower on the Stanford University campus Photograph by SG Chumakov/Alamy

It’s one of the odder features of management education, and of higher education more broadly, that an institution’s street cred improves in direct proportion to the number of people it turns away at the door. Selectivity is considered by many one of the most important indicators of quality—a sign that successful applicants will be surrounded by smart, talented counterparts—and it’s certainly one of the most widely followed.

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