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United States MBA- Top Business Schools
by Total Gadha - Sunday, 22 April 2007, 05:18 AM
 

CAT GMAT MBA USA B schoolsRank 1: Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

( Rank 1 in Financial Times B-School Rankings and Rank 2 in Business Week Top MBA Schools 2007)

Wharton, founded in 1881, besides being the best place to do your MBA in the US is also the best in the world. This school places emphasis on solid grounding in the basis principles of management  and as such the first years’s curriculum provides an intensive foundation in general management skills. Students can choose from a variety of dual and joint degree programmes.

Average GMAT Score = 713
GMAT score range = 660-760
No. of full-time MBA enrollments: 800
Percentage of female students = 36%
Percentage of Asian students = 22%
Average age of student = 28 years
Average work-experience = 5.8 years
Application Fee = 215 $ (Credit card only)
 

Rank 2: The Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Graduate School of Business offers an MBA Program that is a two-year, full-time residential program, focusing on the academic facets of general business management, a Ph. D Program and the Stanford Sloan Program, a ten-month general management program for mid-career executives, leading to a master of science in management.

Average GMAT Score = 711
GMAT score range = 530-800
(GRE score may be accepted in lieu of GMAT score)
No. of full-time MBA enrollments: 749
Percentage of female students = 32%
Percentage of Asian students = 11%
Average age of student = 28 years
Average work-experience = 4 years
Application Fee = 245$ (Credit card preferable though you may pay through checks and money orders in US currency)
 

Rank 3. Harvard Business School

This home of the “case-study” method of teaching offers a two-year, full-time program that starts in the fall with the summer off between the first and second year. Harvard also offers a number of short-term courses for working executives.

Average GMAT Score = 707
GMAT score range = 600-800 ( TG Guessestimate)
No. of full-time MBA enrollments: 907
Percentage of female students = 35%
Percentage of Asian students = 10-14%
Average age of student = 27 years
Application Fee = 237 $ ( by credit card only)
Average Work Experience = 4 years 6 months
( No minimum work-experience criteria)

 
Rank 4.
MIT Sloan School of Management

Sloan offers a Full Time MBA and Executive Programs. Sloan offers a Doctoral Program leading to PhD in management and an Undergraduate Program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.

Average GMAT Score = 702
GMAT score range (middle 80% range) : 640 - 760
No. of full-time MBA enrollments: 328
Percentage of female students = 31%
Percentage of Asian students = 23%
Average age of student = 27.9 years
Average Work-experience = 5 years
Application Fee = 230$ (payable by credit card only)

Rank 5. Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg School of Management offers full-time, part-time, executive and international executive MBA programs. Kellogg is organized into six academic departments and each area offers individual Doctoral Programs

Average GMAT Score = 703
GMAT score range (74% of students) = 650-740
No. of full-time 2 yr MBA enrollments: 506
Percentage of female students = 38%
Percentage of Asian students = 28%
Average age of student = 32%
Average Work experience = 5.2 years
Application Fee = $ 225

 
Other Top Business Schools in the
United States:

 
-GSB, University of Chicago

  (Rank 1 in Business Week Top MBA School Rating)

Average GMAT Score : 703
GMAT score range (80% of students) : 640-760
No. of full-time 2 yr MBA enrollments: 550
Percentage of female students = 31%
Percentage of Asian students (TG Guesstimate) = 15 %
Average age of student = 28 years
Average Work experience = 5 years
Application Fee = 200 $

 
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University of Columbia

   (Rank 2 in Financial Times Top B-Schools 2007)

Average GMAT Score : 725
GMAT score range (80% of students) : 660-760
No. of full-time 2 yr MBA enrollments: 726
Percentage of female students = 35%
Percentage of Asian students (TG Guesstimate) = 15%
Average age of student = 28 years
Average Work experience = 5 years
Application Fee = 215 $

-          Dartmouth College, Tuck

(Rank 9 in Financial Times Top B-School Ranks 2007)

Average GMAT Score : 710
GMAT score range: 560-790
No. of full-time 2 yr MBA enrollments: 240
Percentage of female students = 33%
Percentage of Asian students (TG Guesstimate) = 15%
Average age of student = 28 years
Average Work experience = 5 years
Application Fee = 220 $

-          New York University – Stern

(Rank 8 in Financial Times Top B-School Ranks 2007)

Average GMAT Score : 700
GMAT score range (80% of students) : 640-750
No. of full-time 2 yr MBA enrollments: 404
Percentage of female students = 40%
Percentage of Asian students (TG Guesstimate) = 15%
Average age of student = 27 years
Average Work experience = 4.9 years
Application Fee = 175 $

 
- Yale School of Management

    (Financial Tiimes B-School Rank 2007: 10)

Average GMAT Score : 701
GMAT score range (80% of students) : 640-760
No. of full-time 2 yr MBA enrollments:
Percentage of female students = 38%
Percentage of Asian students = 15%
Average age of student = 15 %
Average Work experience = 28 years
Application Fee = 185 $

Unless mentioned, the data given is for the full-time MBA program in each college. Wherever possible, we have tried to use the official websites and the prospectus as the source for the information, else we have employed other credible sources. However, we suggest that before taking a decision, you cross-check this information with at least one more source. Most of the data given above is dynamic and may change within a given range over a period of time.

Re: United States MBA- Top Business Schools
by yetandra Adireddy - Thursday, 2 August 2007, 12:58 PM
 

Hi TG,

Is work experience complusory for doing a MBA abraod.does they consider wor experience while studying.like if the candiadate is working full time and doing graduation on distance mode.pl help......

 

thanks in advance.

Bhavani kumar

Re: United States MBA- Top Business Schools
by sharad kapoor - Sunday, 21 October 2007, 01:28 PM
 

Hi TG,

Don't you think the average age of student and average work experience mentioned by you is quite controversial. smile

Anyways, the article did gave some insights of these hallowed universities.

Re: United States MBA- Top Business Schools
by Mohit Batra - Monday, 15 June 2009, 04:40 PM
  Hi TG
i wanted to know that the no. of years of work experience required
is atleat 4 yrs in us according to ur survey
But i wanted tothat know whether people with 2-3 years of work experience also get admission ther if they have a good gmat score...

Mohit
Re: United States MBA- Top Business Schools
by Varun Sunku - Sunday, 12 December 2010, 01:07 PM
  Hi TG,
2 years back thanks to you and your site, I got into IIM-A..
What a journey it has been ....From 300,000 applicants to 300 students in IIM-A to 1/21 international students (exchange)at Columbia ... Thank you again...

Happy holidays,
Cheers,
Varun

p.s: Columbia is the best business school in the world with the nicest students, the most legendary faculty and breath-taking infrastructure...Still can't believe I am here...All thanks to TG...You guys rock...
Re: United States MBA- Top Business Schools
by Subhash Medhi - Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 04:42 PM
  Hi TG,
         Could you kindly let us know how much expenditure would have to be borne by a student studying in these colleges? What would be the total expenditure inclusive of fees,hostel fee etc. ? And what type of a profile do they seek? I am a B.Tech. having 2.5 years IT experience.
Kindly help.

Regards,
Subhash