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. Each tries to provide information that will help prospective students and other businesspeople understand more about a school.
While we recognize the importance of business school rankings and welcome the constructive feedback they can provide, Tuck's strategy remains consistent with our values and objectives. We will continue to focus on making the Tuck MBA the best educational experience in the world, with great professors giving unprecedented access to outstanding students.
Currently, Tuck participates in five annual or biennial rankings: U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Economist.
Tuck placed #2 in the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of full-time MBA programs. The ranking methodology weighs four different elements: compensation (37.3%), networking (25.7%), learning (21.3%), entrepreneurship (15.7%), and is based on surveys of students, alumni and MBA recruiters.
Tuck was ranked #10 by The Economist among full-time MBA programs in the U.S., and #12 among programs around the world. The annual ranking is based on four factors The Economist identifies as the primary reasons students pursue an MBA: to open new career opportunities (weighted at 35%), for personal development and educational experience (35%), to increase salary (20%), and to build a professional network (10%). Once again, Tuck’s alumni network was ranked #1 for its effectiveness.
Tuck placed #5 among U.S. schools and #10 worldwide in the Financial Times' 2021 ranking of the 100 best full-time MBA programs. The rankings are calculated as an aggregation of 20 distinct measures of a school’s performance.
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.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
Tuck was ranked #10 in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of full-time MBA programs. This ranking is based on a combination of surveys of deans and recruiters and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's students and employment results.