Like law schools and medical schools, business schools can be ranked using the method followed here at the Google College Rankings. Here’s an initial list, offered as a basis for future comment and comparison:
- Harvard Business School
- Columbia University Graduate School of Business
- International Business School, Florida International University
- Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Stern School, New York University
- University of Michigan Business School
- “Business School” (Foster School of Business, University of Washington)
- Wisconsin School of Business
- McCombs School of Business, University of Texas
- Rutgers Business School
As with our earlier Google-ranking of law schools, this listing of business schools includes many familiar names. It will fluctuate over time, as all such rankings do, but a pattern will emerge of institutions that are consistently near the top.
The only entry that is somewhat surprising here is that of the International Business School at Florida International University. Overall, FIU generally does not place high in national university rankings—U.S. News puts its undergraduate program in the fourth tier. Will its business school continue to rank highly in Google’s estimation? Time will tell.
This list also contains a formatting oddity. As with the strange case of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington is anonymous in its Google listing. The SERPs only display the title “Business School” and nothing else; you have to look at the URL to discover what university this nameless “Business School” is attached to. This is bad web design and should be fixed.