MBA Program Rankings

Ranking business schools has become an industry in itself. Each ranking evaluates a different set of criteria, surveys different audiences, and measures various aspects of a program.

While we recognize the importance of business school rankings and the information they seek to provide prospective students, rankings are just one way of many that we measure our success as a school. Tuck's strategy remains consistent with our values and objectives. We continue to focus on making ours the best full-time MBA program in the world by enhancing the personal, connected, and transformative qualities that distinguish Tuck from other top business schools.

Currently, Tuck participates in five annual or biennial rankings: Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, and U.S. News & World Report. Tuck previously participated in The Economist’s "Which MBA?" ranking but the publication officially concluded their ranking in June 2022. At that time, Tuck was ranked #10 among full-time MBA programs in the U.S., #11 among programs worldwide, and #1 for alumni network effectiveness worldwide.

Current Rankings

September 2023

Tuck placed #3 in the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of full-time MBA programs. The ranking methodology for U.S. schools weighs five different indexes: compensation, networking, learning, entrepreneurship, diversity, and is based on surveys of students, alumni and MBA recruiters.

February 2024

Tuck placed #8 among U.S. schools and #12 worldwide in the Financial Times’ 2024 ranking of the 100 best full-time MBA programs. The rankings are calculated as an aggregation of 21 distinct measures of a school’s performance.

September 2019

Forbes ranked Tuck #6 in its ranking of the best business schools in the country. Forbes ranks business schools biennially based on the return on investment for its graduates. Forbes surveys alumni and determines return on investment by looking at five-year total compensation after graduation, minus the sum of tuition and forgone compensation. The survey listed 61 U.S. programs in total.

August 2023

Tuck was ranked #15 in Fortune’s inaugural ranking of traditional full-time MBA programs. This ranking is based on an outcome score (65 percent), a Fortune-created brand score (25 percent), and a Fortune 1000 score (10 percent).

April 2024

Tuck was tied for #10 in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of full-time MBA programs. This ranking is based on career placement success, student selectivity, recruiter assessment score, and peer assessment score.