#23 U.S. News & World Report
Best Business Schools 2022

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#18 The Economist
Which MBA? U.S. 2021

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#20 Fortune
Best MBA Programs

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Princeton Review
Best Business Schools 2021

#4 Best Professors

Based on MBA student ratings of their professors’ teaching abilities, integration of new business trends in the curricula, and intellectual level of their classmate’s contributions in class discussions.

#3 Best MBA for Human Resources

Based on MBA student reports on feeling well prepared for a career in human resources and their b-schools report positive career outcomes for graduates going into this field.

#5 Best Campus Environment

Based on MBA student ratings of campus communities and locations.

#2 Best Administered

Based on MBA student ratings of how smoothly their business schools are run and how easy it is to get into required and popular courses.

#4 Most Family-Friendly MBA

Based on MBA student ratings.



#28 Poets & Quants
TOP 100 MBA Programs 2019

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Financial Times 2021

#16 MBA in the U.S.

The ranking has 20 different criteria. Alumni responses inform eight criteria that together contribute 61 percent of its weight. Eleven criteria are calculated from Vanderbilt's data, which accounts for 29 percent of the ranking. Vanderbilt MBA ranked #31 globally.

#1 Aims Achieved

Based on the extent to which alumni fulfilled their stated goals or reasons for doing an MBA. Vanderbilt MBA tied for the top spot globally and is ranked first in the U.S.

#4 Career Services in U.S.

Our career services ranking was based on our alumni assessment of the effectiveness of the school careers service in terms of career counseling, personal development, networking events, internship search and recruitment. Globally our career services ranked #4, as well.

#13 Weighted Salary in U.S.

Using a survey of our alumni, Financial Times ranked us #13 in the United States and #26 globally for salary—based on calculating our alumnus salary three years after graduation.

#4 Career Progress in U.S.

Financial Times found our alumni had significant career advances pre vs. post MBA. This was calculated based on changes in our alumni level of seniority and the size of company alumni work in now, compared with before their MBA.

#16 Salary Percentage Increase in U.S.

Our alumni were surveyed regarding the average difference in their salary from before the MBA to now. Globally we ranked number 27.