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Business Insider Rankings Put Two Boston Schools in Top 10

Boston ranked #9 for young entrepreneurs

Harvard Business School was No. 3 and MIT Sloan School of Management came in at No. 5 in Business Insider‘s new ranking of the 50 Best Business Schools in the World 2015.

Business Insider cited the high average starting salary ($131,600) for Harvard MBA grads, the school’s reputation with employers and its vast network of successful alumni as reasons for its strong showing in the ranking. “HBS’s cadre of successful alumni—littered with politicians, CEOs and billionaires—is unrivaled,” the website writes.

The site praised MIT Sloan for high employment numbers among graduates and job offers from top employers such as Adobe, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook.

Boston University’s Questrom School of Management ranked No. 36 on the Business Insider list. The website also commended Questrom on the preparation given to students for careers in digital technology, healthcare, social enterprise, and sustainability.

This is the sixth year that Business Insider has done this ranking. For this year’s list, the website revamped its methodology. Under consideration were 60 “perennially top-rated” schools that offer MBA programs. Reputation counted for 35 percent of the ranking and was based on a survey of Business Insider readers who had interviewed job candidates with MBA’s.

In other categories, information was provided by the schools themselves. Twenty-five percent of the ranking was based on post-graduate salary. Tuition and fees and average GMAT score each made up 15 percent of the ranking. The final 10 percent of the ranking was based on job placement.

The Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania ranked number one overall in the Business Insider rankings.

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Sarah Beckham

Sarah is a staff writer, covering London-area MBA news for MetroMBA.

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