Top 10 MBA Specialty Rankings 2016

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Top 10 MBA Specialty Rankings 2016

The Best Speciality Business Schools

In college, the major you picked may or may not have had an impact on what you actually did after graduating. It’s a different story in business school. The concentration or track you choose in business school largely determines the kind of job you’ll get after you obtain your MBA. This makes sense since business school, like most graduate programs, is about obtaining specialized knowledge and skills, and making connections that will help you pursue a particular career path.

Approach business school as a necessary step on a journey towards a specific destination — perhaps to direct marketing for a Fortune 500 company, to follow your passion to become a serial entrepreneur, or to change industries to go into supply chain and logistics. Your choice in where to attend should correspond to what you want to go on to accomplish after business school. There are more schools with stellar programs than just the well-known institutions, especially when you sort by specialties. Who would have imagined seeing Purdue University sandwiched between Stanford and Kellogg in a top-10 listing?

We’ve reproduced U.S. News’ business school rankings for specialty programs along with GMAT data to show this year’s best schools in finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, accounting, information systems, nonprofit, supply chain and logistics, and product and operations in the U.S.

 

Finance

 

Ranking School Average GMAT
1 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 732
2 University of Chicago (Booth) 726
3 New York University (Stern) 720
4 Stanford 733
5 Columbia University 715
6 MIT (Sloan) 716
7 University of California – Berkeley (Haas) 715
8 Harvard 725
9 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) 708
10 Northwestern (Kellogg) 724
11 University of California – Los Angeles (Anderson) 713

 

Entrepreneurship

 

Ranking School Average GMAT
1 (tie) Babson College (Olin) 628
1 (tie) Stanford 733
3 (tie) Harvard University 725
3 (tie) MIT (Sloan) 716
5 University of California – Berkeley (Haas) 715
6 University of Texas – Austin (McCombs) 694
7 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 732
8 Indiana University- Bloomington (Kelley) 668
9 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) 708
10 (tie) Loyola Marymount University 690
10 (tie) University of Southern California (Marshall) 679

 

Marketing

 

Ranking School Average GMAT
1 Northwestern University (Kellogg) 724
2 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 732
3 Harvard University 725
4 Stanford University 733
5 Columbia University 715
6 (tie) Duke University (Fuqua) 696
6 (tie) University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) 708
8 University of Chicago (Booth) 726
9 University of California – Berkeley (Haas) 715
10 New York University (Stern) 720
11 (tie) University of California – Los Angeles (Anderson) 713
11 (tie) University of Texas – Austin (McCombs) 694

 

Management

 

Ranking School Average GMAT
1 Harvard 725
2 Stanford 733
3 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 732
4 Northwestern (Kellogg) 724
5 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) 708
6 University of Virginia (Darden) 706
7 University of California – Berkeley (Haas) 715
8 (tie) Dartmouth College (Tuck) 717
8 (tie) University of Chicago (Booth) 726
10 (tie) Columbia University 715
10 (tie) Duke University (Fuqua) 696

 

Accounting

 

Ranking School Average GMAT
1 University of Texas – Austin (McCombs) 694
2 (tie) University of Chicago (Booth) 726
2 (tie) University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 732
4 University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign 654
5 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) 708
6 Stanford University 733
7 Brigham Young University (Marriott) 674
8 New York University (Stern) 720
9 University of Southern California (Marshall) 679
10 University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) 701
11 Indiana University – Bloomington (Kelley) 668

 

Information Systems

 

Ranking School Average GMAT
1 MIT (Sloan) 716
2 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 690
3 University of Texas – Austin (McCombs) 694
4 University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Carlson) 680
5 University of Arizona (Eller) 654
6 New York University (Stern) 720
7 (tie) Stanford University 733
7 (tie) University of Maryland – College Park (Smith) 658
9 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 732
10 Arizona State University (Carey) 672
11 Georgia State University (Robinson) 554

 

Non-Profit

 

Ranking School Average GMAT
1 Yale 721
2 (tie) Harvard University 725
2 (tie) Stanford 733
4 University of California – Berkeley (Haas) 715
5 Northwestern University (Kellogg) 724
6 Duke University (Fuqua) 696
7 Columbia University 715
8 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) 708
9 Fordham University (Gabelli) 605
10 University of California – Los Angeles (Anderson) 713
11 University of Notre Dame (Mendoza) 682

 

Supply Chain/Logistics

 

Ranking School Average GMAT
1 MIT (Sloan) 716
2 Michigan State University (Broad) 664
3 Pennsylvania State University (Smeal) 636
4 Arizona State University (Carey) 672
5 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) 708
6 Stanford University 733
7 Ohio State University (Fisher) 664
8 University of Tennessee – Knoxville 616
9 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 690
10 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 732
11 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey — ​Newark and New Brunswick 642

 

Production/Operations

 

Ranking School Average GMAT
1 MIT (Sloan) 716
2 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 732
3 Carnegie Mellon University 690
4 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) 708
5 Stanford University 733
6 Purdue University – West Lafayette (Krannert) 635
7 Northwestern University (Kellogg) 724
8 Columbia University 715
9 Harvard University 725
10 Ohio State University (Fisher) 664
11 Michigan State University (Broad) 664

 

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