5 in Business School Rankings
having been in first place since 1994, on the list of Business
Week's best Business Schools, Wharton slid to number five
in the recently released 2002 rankings. Northwestern's Kellogg
took first place, followed by University of Chicago's Graduate
School of Business which moved up eight notches. Harvard Business
School stayed in the number three slot. Stanford University
landed in the fourth slot. This was Wharton's lowest ranking
since Business Week began ranking MBA programs in 1988.
The three schools in the top slots this year also dominated
the list in 1992, when the U.S. economy was similar to today, "reeling
from a downturn and suffering from jitters fueled by fears
of double-dip recession," according to the magazine's
eighth biennial survey.
the list of MBA programs outside the US is again INSEAD in
France with whom Wharton formed an Alliance last year to deliver
top quality business education to postgraduate candidates and
executives across four campuses: Philadelphia, Wharton West
in San Francisco and INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore
list is on-line at www.businessweek.com/bschools/index.html and is
the cover story of the October 21 issue of Business Week.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 9, October 22, 2002