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Top 25 Best United States graduate business school Rankings for Executives and Entrepreneurs 2014

1) Harvard Business School (is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States and is widely recognized as one of the top business schools in the world. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review. Founded in 1908, HBS started with 59 students.).

2) The Stanford Graduate School of Business (is one of the professional schools of Stanford University, in Stanford, California and is broadly regarded as one of the best business schools in the world. The school was founded in 1925 when Trustee Herbert Hoover formed a committee of Wallace Alexander, George Rolph, Paul Shoup, Thomas Gregory, and Milton Esberg to secure the needed funds for the school’s founding becoming the second graduate school of business in the country. ).

3) Columbia Business School (Is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools. It is affiliated with 13 winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics including current professors Robert Mundell, Joseph Stiglitz and Edmund Phelps. The school has an international emphasis, and many alumni have achieved distinction in the public as well as the private sector.).

4) Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.).

5) MIT Sloan School of Management (Is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT Sloan places great emphasis on innovation and invention, and many of the world’s most famous management and finance theories — including the Black-Scholes model, the binomial options pricing model, the Modigliani — Miller theorem, the neoclassical growth model, the random walk hypothesis, Theory X and Theory Y, and the field of System Dynamics –were developed at the school. Several Nobel laureates in economics and John Bates Clark Medal winners have been on the faculty.).

6)  New York University Stern School of Business (Is New York University’s business school. It was established in 1900 as the NYU School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance. In 1988 it was named after Leonard N. Stern, an alumnus and benefactor of the school. ).

7) Yale School of Management (Also known as Yale SOM. Is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The campus includes 19th-century mansions and contemporary buildings. ).

8) The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second oldest business school in the U.S. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Singapore, as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing, and accounting.).

9) The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is the graduate business school of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. Founded in 1900, Tuck is the oldest graduate school of business in the world, and was the first institution to offer master’s degrees in the field of business administration.).

10) The Fuqua School of Business (Is the business school of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Formed in 1969, the graduate school enrolled its first class of 20 students in 1970. In 1974, Thomas F. Keller, a 1953 Duke graduate, became the graduate school’s new dean. In three years, Keller’s capital campaign raised $24 million, $10 million of which came from businessman and philanthropist J.B. Fuqua. The graduate school’s name was then changed to The Fuqua School of Business.).

11) Kellogg School of Management (Is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, as well as partnering programs with schools in China, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand. Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with “good moral character.”).

12) Ross School of Business (Is the business school of the University of Michigan. Numerous publications have ranked the Ross School of Business’ Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Education programs among the top in the country and the world. ).

13) University of Virginia Darden School of Business (Is the graduate business school associated with the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The School was founded in 1954 and is named after Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr., a former Democratic congressman, governor of Virginia, and president of the University of Virginia.).

14) UCLA Anderson School of Management (Is one of eleven professional schools at the University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA is rare among public universities in the U.S. for not offering undergraduate business administration degrees. Undergraduate degrees in business economics are offered. ).

15) Goizueta Business School (Is a private business school of Emory University located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It is named after Roberto Goizueta, a former president of The Coca-Cola Company. The school offers a wide range of specializations, including Finance, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Management. Degrees are offered from the undergraduate through doctoral levels, in addition to executive education.).

16) University of California, Berkeley (Also referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, or simply Cal. It is a teaching and research university established in 1868 and located in Berkeley, California, USA. Berkeley is the most consistently well ranked university in the world overall as shown by a meta-analysis of subject/departmental data over the last sixteen years from the United States National Research Council, the US News & World Report, and Times Higher Education.).

17) Tepper School of Business (is a private business school located on Carnegie Mellon University’s 140-acre campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The Tepper School of Business was originally known as The Graduate School of Industrial Administration (GSIA), which was founded in 1949 by William Larimer Mellon. In March 2004, the school received a record $55 million gift from alumnus David Tepper. In recognition of this gift, the school was named the David A. Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon.).

18) The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Is a graduate business school at Cornell University, a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. It was founded in 1946 and renamed in 1984 after Samuel Curtis Johnson, founder of S.C. Johnson & Son, following his family’s $20 million endowment gift to the school in his honor — at the time, the largest gift to any business school in the world.).

19) McDonough School of Business (Is one of the four undergraduate and one of the five graduate schools of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Named for Georgetown alumnus Robert Emmett McDonough, the McDonough School of Business confers degrees on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. ).

20) The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business (Is one of the academic units of Rice University in Houston, Texas. Named in honor of the late Jesse Holman Jones, a prominent Houston business and civic leader, the school received its initial funding in 1974 through a major gift from the Houston Endowment Inc., a philanthropic foundation established by Jones and his wife, Mary Gibbs Jones.).

21) The Robert H. Smith School of Business (Is a school of business management within the University of Maryland, College Park. The school was named after alumnus Robert H. Smith (Accounting 1950). The Robert H. Smith School of Business is a part of the University of Maryland, located in College Park, MD, just outside of Washington, D.C. The school also has a presence at Shady Grove, Baltimore, as well as the Reagan International Building in Washington, D.C.).

22) The Olin Business School (Is one of seven academic schools at Washington University in St. Louis. Founded in 1917, the business school was renamed for entrepreneur John M. Olin in 1988. Olin has a network of about 17,600 alumni all over the world. In the late 2000s, the business school’s endowment rose to $249 million (2007); annual gifts averaged $12 million per year.).

23) Carroll School of Management (Established in 1938, The Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, or “CSOM”, as it is colloquially known, is the business school of Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States. The Carroll School of Management was founded as the “College of Business Administration” in 1938, as Boston College was fulfilling the obligations of its university charter. Its main building, Fulton Hall, was built in the late 1940s to accommodate it.).

24) The University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business (formerly known as The Graduate School of Management. Is the business school located on the University’s River Campus in Rochester, New York. It was renamed after William E. Simon, the 63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury, in 1986. The school’s present dean is Mark Zupan. ).

25) The Kenan-Flagler Business School (Is the undergraduate and graduate business school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Established in 1919 as the Department of Commerce of UNC Chapel Hill’s College of Arts, the School was renamed the Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1991 to honor two prominent American business families and benefactors of the School: philanthropist Mary Lily Kenan Flagler and her husband, Henry Morrison Flagler. The renaming was in recognition of a generous gift from Frank Hawkins Kenan, another Kenan family member and benefactor of the School’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.).

CEOWORLD Magazine Graduate Business School Rankings for Executives and Entrepreneurs: CEOWORLD Magazine’s top 25 business schools list with a global reputation is decided under supervision of the Scientific Committee. We surveyed more than 96,000 people in an extensive poll, including 3,200 human resource directors from the world’s biggest multinational companies and 21,000 students.

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