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# Top-5 US b-schools

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10 Aug 2009, 05:33
What do you consider to be the top-5 MBA programs in the US? I know there're many rankings out there, but what do you think?

Here's my list:

1-3. HBS/Stanford/Wharton
4-5. Kellogg/Booth/Sloan/CBS
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10 Aug 2009, 05:38
Your post highlights the problem with focusing on rankings - there is somewhat of a concensus that there are seven top five b-schools in the US.

I think its safe to say that the schools you mentioned along with four or five more schools are probably the best in the US.
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10 Aug 2009, 09:41
Gil wrote:
Your post highlights the problem with focusing on rankings - there is somewhat of a concensus that there are seven top five b-schools in the US.

I think its safe to say that the schools you mentioned along with four or five more schools are probably the best in the US.

Interesting. I wasn't aware there was an established T-7 list for b-schools; I may have heard of one for law schools, though. I was really just asking for personal opinions in my post, not official rankings.
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10 Aug 2009, 10:11
milias wrote:
Interesting. I wasn't aware there was an established T-7 list for b-schools; I may have heard of one for law schools, though. I was really just asking for personal opinions in my post, not official rankings.

The deans of the seven schools you listed before meet regularly to share ideas and benchmark and are generally considered "peer" schools.
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10 Aug 2009, 11:37
milias wrote:
Gil wrote:
Your post highlights the problem with focusing on rankings - there is somewhat of a concensus that there are seven top five b-schools in the US.

I think its safe to say that the schools you mentioned along with four or five more schools are probably the best in the US.

Interesting. I wasn't aware there was an established T-7 list for b-schools; I may have heard of one for law schools, though. I was really just asking for personal opinions in my post, not official rankings.

Well you asked for a top 5 list , yet you gave 7 schools. That sounds more like a top 7 list.

anyway no Chicago bias:) but Harvard/Stanford/Wharton/Kellogg/Booth
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10 Aug 2009, 13:25
terp26 wrote:
anyway no Chicago bias:) but Harvard/Stanford/Wharton/Kellogg/Booth

Thats the gmatclub bias...MIT shows no love here at all and thus we return those feelings. Columbia, well it just isnt as popular as the other schools here and we can leave it at that.

I wouldnt worry too much about whats top 5/7/10. Its pretty well accepted that tiers of schools exist and its not heavily debated whats in what tier. The only arguements are who is the best in a tier and who barely made it in to it.
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10 Aug 2009, 16:30
the way i see it..its Stanford, Harvard and Wharton...and then everyone else
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10 Aug 2009, 17:37
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the way i see it..its Stanford, Harvard and Wharton...and then everyone else

I think that's the most fun thing about the rankings, using them to get other people all worked up!

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10 Aug 2009, 19:38
I see it like this:

Chicago, everyone else.
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11 Aug 2009, 19:26
FN wrote:
the way i see it..its Stanford, Harvard and Wharton...and then everyone else

mr cocky now ehh?? ha
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13 Aug 2009, 09:16
LOL..nah..never with my gclub buddies.. i was just stirring the pot.. the whole thing with rankings..its like terrorism..one man's freedom fighter is another's terrorist!
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13 Aug 2009, 15:29
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the whole thing with rankings..its like terrorism..one man's freedom fighter is another's terrorist!

Haha - I'm pretty sure you didn't use that in your essays.
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13 Aug 2009, 16:09
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FN wrote:
the whole thing with rankings..its like terrorism..one man's freedom fighter is another's terrorist!

Haha - I'm pretty sure you didn't use that in your essays.

Depends on the school. Stanford might like it.
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14 Aug 2009, 06:17
FN wrote:
the way i see it..its Stanford, Harvard and Wharton...and then everyone else

FN, my friend, I think you're forgetting that according to both BW and US News, Kellogg is ranked either tied with or higher than Wharton. So I think you meant to say "Stanford, Harvard and Kellogg...and then everyone else.
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