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Economist Rankings 2010 [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2010, 05:16
Looks like they got it right this year. :)

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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2010, 05:24
I would like to be rich enough to donate 300 big ones ...
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2010, 06:32
Thanks for posting, Rhyme! It is a great accomplishment for Booth to top this one.

I found Schulich's position surprising- anyone know the cause of its ascendancy?
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2010, 07:07
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Interesting (but again like with the Financial Times another useless global ranking :-)).

I haven't read through the methodology, but just from reading the article there are already a couple flaws. For example, it mentioned that both LBS' and IMD's starting salaries have gone down, while UC Berkeley Haas' average starting salary has remained flat. Well due to the weakening of the GBP (maybe less so the €) of course average starting salaries have declined sharply in USD terms. But in GBP, they have remained the same. And the employment percentage after graduation has dropped everywhere to the low 80%'s, not only at EU b-schools.

Then the article talks about the average GMAT as an indicator for students’ intellectual prowess. That's probably true. But given that non-US b-schools often have 70-80% international students whose first language is not English, it is not surprising that they score lower on the GMAT (esp. the verbal part) and hence average GMAT scores are also lower. US b-schools usually only have 25-30% international students whose first language is not English.

Again, I haven't read the methodology and maybe there are adjustments made for the factors mentioned above. If not, then like with the FT ranking, the Economist ranking should also go straight to the bin :-).
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 05:53
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Thanks for posting, Rhyme! It is a great accomplishment for Booth to top this one.

I found Schulich's position surprising- anyone know the cause of its ascendancy?


Ya I was quite surprised myself. In any case, this hopefully bodes well for the reputation of its undergrad degree as well
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 13:25
Nice rankings :)
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 13:54
interesting rankings....
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 15:07
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interesting rankings....


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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 18:39
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Thanks for posting, Rhyme! It is a great accomplishment for Booth to top this one.

I found Schulich's position surprising- anyone know the cause of its ascendancy?


Ya I was quite surprised myself. In any case, this hopefully bodes well for the reputation of its undergrad degree as well


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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 23:18
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Thanks for posting, Rhyme! It is a great accomplishment for Booth to top this one.

I found Schulich's position surprising- anyone know the cause of its ascendancy?


Ya I was quite surprised myself. In any case, this hopefully bodes well for the reputation of its undergrad degree as well


Yes... it's because I just started classes this week.


Congrats on the influence, krussell! :P

In all seriousness- I went to the website and poked around, but didn't find anything that I could ID as a potential cause. Did you get a new building, or hire significant numbers of new faculty, or anything else that might have contributed?

While I'm familiar with Schulich it never seemed to top the Canada rankings in the past, so to all of a sudden leapfrog to the highest ranked Canadian school AND over so many other international programs... it just seems like something newsworthy must have gone on!
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 10:31
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Interesting (but again like with the Financial Times another useless global ranking :-)). ....... If not, then like with the FT ranking, the Economist ranking should also go straight to the bin :-).


Totally agree. Very misleading ranking.
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 10:53
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 11:37
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interesting rankings....


pedobear????


Yeah really wtf?
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 14:59
If anyone honestly thinks Haas places you in a better position than HBS, Darden (ditto) CBS, and Rice (ditto) McCombs, I have some ocean front property in Arizona you might be interested in.
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 21:55
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If anyone honestly thinks Haas places you in a better position than HBS, Darden (ditto) CBS, and Rice (ditto) McCombs, I have some ocean front property in Arizona you might be interested in.


Now now, you don't have to be *that* harsh towards Haas. :P
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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 22:45
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Now now, you don't have to be *that* harsh towards Haas. :P


That`s right, he should be harsher! :lol:

In all seriousness, "better position" is relative to an applicants goals, and can`t really be applied as a catch-all. The recent economic downturn would have affected prospects of each school differently based on their key industry focuses and relationships.
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Hi Greg

I wrote a post about spamming threads and not really even approaching the topic of the thread. It is this one. I would love to see if you respond to this here, or whether I should ask for your account to be suspended.

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Re: Economist Rankings [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 23:43
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Now now, you don't have to be *that* harsh towards Haas. :P


That`s right, he should be harsher! :lol:

In all seriousness, "better position" is relative to an applicants goals, and can`t really be applied as a catch-all. The recent economic downturn would have affected prospects of each school differently based on their key industry focuses and relationships.


haha, you're funny togafoot. :P

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