Firstly I thank you for all ur advices in this forum. I must let u know tht ur opinion has helped us make the best career/school choice.
secondly, i would like to know how is the US NEWS MBA RAnkings viewed n America. is it consdered authentic and seriously. besides there are othere ranking indexes such as Business News and Forbes. since am in the process of selectig a offer outta a few schools, the ranking is also one of my main parameters.
hence kindly let me now which rankings shud i look at. couz The US news 2007 rankings ranks Vandy 49th however the businessweek as ranked vandy n the top 30 programs. Florida(warrington) doesnt even feature in the top 50 however in the US News its ranked as 41st.
looking forward for ur opinion and comment.
US News' rankings are viewed as being both authentic and serious in the U.S. There is nothing flaky about their methodology and I consult them as often as I do Business Week's rankings. I am frankly not sure why Vandy placed so differently in the BW and USN rankings. Personally, I tend to favor WSJ's rankings because they are based on the input of the people who ultimately will offer you (one hopes) a job: corporate recruiters. FYI, WSJ ranks Vandy no. 21 on its Regional Schools Ranking (it has separate International Schools and National Schools rankings).
For more on rankings, you may want to tune into Accepted.com
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