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Top of the world: The Kellogg School community celebrates its No. 1 ranking. No other B-school has ever earned as many top honors – five – as Kellogg has with this year’s BusinessWeek rankings.
Kellogg School again ranked best MBA program
Two prominent surveys name Kellogg No. 1, cite academics and culture

The Kellogg School has reason to celebrate — again: It’s the No. 1 business school in the United States, according to BusinessWeek, and it boasts the best MBA program in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Both rankings were announced in October.

Since the biennial BusinessWeek survey began in 1988, the Kellogg School has been ranked No. 1 five times — an honor achieved more often than any other business school. The survey has long recognized Kellogg as among the top MBA schools nationally. It ranked the school No. 1 in 1988, 1990, 1992, 2002 and 2004, No. 2 in 2000, 1998 and 1994, and No. 3 in 1996. BusinessWeek notes: “The balance between an in-depth academic experience and a welcoming culture is what once again put Kellogg at the top.”

BusinessWeek ranked the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business No. 2, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School No. 3, the Stanford Graduate School of Business No. 4 and Harvard Business School No. 5.


About the surveys
The BusinessWeek survey is based on corporate-recruiter and student feedback and provides a comprehensive analysis of the top-30 business schools in the United States. The survey identifies schools that have made significant strides in improving their curriculum and student services, from career counseling to administrative responsiveness.

For more than a decade, the Economist Intelligence Unit has surveyed MBA students and alumni worldwide in search of the best MBA program. During the past year, EIU contacted more than 21,000 MBA students and alumni from 100 business schools. The ranking is based on four factors identified by students as the most important elements of an MBA: the school’s ability to provide students with new and advanced career opportunities, educational and personal development, increased salary and networking potential.


For the third consecutive year, London-based EIU named the Kellogg School the best MBA program. The EIU publishes Which MBA?, a guide to MBA programs now in its 16th year of print, and is a member of The Economist Group, publisher of The Economist magazine.

“The Kellogg School’s holistic approach to delivering a world-class MBA experience encourages a culture of balanced excellence among our distinguished faculty, students, alumni, recruiters and corporate partners. We are extremely proud of these strong partnerships,” said Kellogg Dean Dipak C. Jain.

Along with its perennial strengths in teaching fundamental management concepts, Kellogg has also emphasized the value of leadership skills. In addition, the Kellogg MBA program offers a variety of “action learning” opportunities. These real-time problem-solving experiences, often in partnership with companies worldwide, extend the classroom teaching for Kellogg students, says Robert Magee, senior associate dean for faculty and research.

Faculty and staff also have made big strides in enhancing the global reach of Kellogg, reinvigorating the school’s extensive alumni network and building strong relations with blue-chip organizations within the corporate and the government sector.

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