Premiership 2013 – U.S. b-school ranking of rankings

US B-School ranking 2013 has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last twelve months to produce the Premiership.

How do the top business schools in the U.S. perform when you combine these results?

2013 Rank2012 Rank2011 RankInstitutionFinancial Times 2013*BusWeek 2012Economist 2013*US News 2013Forbes 2013
111Harvard Bus Sch12513
233Stanford Univ GSB24711
322Univ of Chicago - Booth61162
444Univ of Pennsylvania - Wharton331034
577Northwestern Univ - Kellogg851545
656MIT Sloan Sch of Mgmt599412
689Dartmouth College - Tuck1012296
865Columbia Bus Sch414887
998Univ of California at Berkeley - Haas7133714
101211Duke Univ - Fuqua11618118
111010Univ of Virginia - Darden161041215
111112Cornell Univ - Johnson14711169
131413Univ of Michigan - Ross158161410
141314New York Univ - Stern121661023
151716UCLA - Anderson1318121413
161515Yale Sch of Mgmt921171318
171617Carnegie Mellon - Tepper1911141916
182020Univ of North Carolina - Kenan-Flagler2117242011
191919Univ of Texas at Austin - McCombs2219191721
201818Emory Univ - Goizueta2322131824
212121Indiana Univ - Kelley2715232219
222727Univ of Notre Dame - Mendoza-20252729
232222Georgetown Univ - McDonough1830272533
242325Vanderbilt Univ - Owen2525223039
243031Washington Univ - Olin2631292134
2631Minnesota - Carlson-33322325
27Georgia Tech3023-2735
282425Ohio State - Fisher3427202736
293330Univ of Washington - Foster3737212327
302523Rice University - Jones1736263041
312829Texas A&M - Mays3326-3530
323236Univ of Maryland - Smith2424313742
333732Michigan State - Broad3135-4322
342524Univ of Southern California - Marshall4028362637
352928Wisconsin Sch of Bus4334303432
363838Purdue Univ - Krannert3241-4428
373433Penn State - Smeal3638404926
394039Univ of Iowa - Tippie3553394420
403635Univ of Rochester - Simon2950433738
41Arizona State4249283060
423937SMU - Cox4929505231
4241Boston Univ4739414044
44UC Irvine2843-4961
45George Washington41543856-
46Univ of Florida - Hough-47493663
47Univ of Georgia - Terry-52445249
48Case Western45-465262
49Univ of South Caroline - Moore5062-7353
*Ranking figure above is relative to other U.S. b-schools

Click below to find out the 2012 results for other regions of the world:


Only the U.S. business schools are ranked by all five major media rankings. has calculated their overall performance by looking at each ranking position compared to other U.S. schools, and taking an average of those results divided by five.

In the case of the FT and Economist rankings, if a U.S. business school ranked #45 in the overall FT ranking and #40 in the overall Economist ranking, but among U.S. business schools was #23 in the FT and #15 in The Economist, then the relative U.S. regional figure was used for the calculation, and added to those of BusinessWeek, Forbes and US News, before dividing by five to achieve an average score.

The idea of the Premiership is to compare the performance of schools in multiple rankings, and therefore does not include the many good U.S. business schools that appear in fewer than four rankings.

Candidates should remember that this is not scientific approach, and there is no attempt to weight any one ranking greater than the others. As stated before, each ranking uses a different methodology and measures different things with the inherent limitations of each assessment, so doing particularly well in one ranking and less well in another is reflected in the overall average score.

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