Tepper School No. 5 In U.S.
The 2007 Wall Street Journal's rankings of M.B.A. programs ranked the Tepper School of Business at No. 5 in the U.S. among 19 nationally-ranked programs.
The special report, titled "The New Battle for M.B.A. Grads," also ranked the Tepper School as second most improved school in the country and fourth best for graduating M.B.A's who are creative and innovative leaders -- two new rankings in this year's report. Tepper School graduates also were ranked eighth for having high ethical standards, and recruiters ranked the school ninth best in the country for recruiting minority M.B.A. graduates.
The 2007 rankings can be seen at a glance below or on our rankings page, including those of other publications.
As in previous years, the Tepper School ranked high in the academic disciplines of Operations and Information Technology (No. 2 for both); Finance (No. 4); Entrepreneurship (No. 6); Strategy (No. 6); and General Management (No. 9).
The school also ranked in the top 10 in several industry sectors: Management Consulting (No. 5); Health Care Products and Services (No. 6); Energy and Industrial Products and Services (No. 7); and Technology / Telecommunications / Internet ((No. 8).
The Tepper School's executive certificate in entrepreneurship was mentioned in a story accompanying the Wall Street Journal's rankings report. Here's an excerpt that quotes Art Boni, who holds the John R. Thorne Chair of Entrepreneurship and is director of the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School:
"Carnegie Mellon University was one of the first American entrants into the region, setting up a Qatar campus in 2004 and admitting students in undergraduate business administration and computer science. This year, Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business created an executive-entrepreneurship certificate, a nine-month part-time program aimed at helping people commercialize their technology research.
"They're trying to establish a new economy built around knowledge and technological innovation, and they need a more entrepreneurial culture," says Arthur Boni, director of the Tepper School's entrepreneurship center."
The Wall Street Journal's rankings are derived from interviews and surveys of some 4,430 recruiters, conducted by the paper and researcher Harris Interactive. In presenting recruiters with schools to rate, the paper selects only those schools with traditional full-time programs that graduated at least 50 students in 2006. This year, 184 U.S. schools and 81 international schools were eligible.
To qualify for ranking, a school had to have a minimum of 20 recruiter rankings. Of the 256 schools eligible for rating, 86 received the required minimum, the Journal said, and were ranked in one of three areas: National (19 U.S. schools); Regional (51 U.S. schools); and International (25 schools, including nine U.S., 11 European, three Canadian and two Latin American schools).
|School Rankings||Recruiters' Perceptions||Academics||Industry|
|#5 MBA Program||#4 Creative/ Innovative
||#2 Operations||#5 Consulting|
|#2 Most Improved||#8 High Ethical Standards||#2 IT||#6 Health Care|
|#9 Minorities \Recruiting||#4 Finance||#7 Energy and Industry|
|#6 Entrepreneurship||#8 Technology|