WSJ and Harris Interactive announced the results of their 7 th annual survey of Recruiters’ choice from amongst US MBA schools.
Leading the pack as Choice no. 1 was Dartmouth’s Tuck School followed by the University of California at Berkeley. Ranks 3, 4 and 5 were Columbia, MIT Sloan and Carnegie Mellon. Rank 6 was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by University of Michigan (7) and Yale (8). Ranks 9 and 10 went to University of Chicago and University of Virginia.
Most unexpected was Michigan’s fall from top place last year to rank 7 this year. Northwestern fell from rank 6 to 12.
MIT Sloan jumped six places from 10 last year to 4 this year.
Harvard University and Stanford University — two schools that typically rank low despite reputations for academic excellence — again were criticized for what recruiters said were their students’ inflated egos and excessive expectations. Nevertheless, their graduates still end up landing some of the highest paying jobs.