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Top 10 MBA Business Schools

Students pursuing a Master of Business Administration has an abundance of options to choose from when it comes to choosing a school. While assessments of these schools is a subjective endeavor at best, writers and editors at Bloomberg BusinessWeek annual ranking MBA programs from all over the country. Although these rankings are the subject of debate, the list does not give a good picture of some of the most quality schools from all over the country. Bloomberg BusinessWeek created the rankings using surveys of MBA graduates and recruiters, payroll information from recent graduates and an academic quality measure.

The University of Chicago
Occupying the top spot is the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business full-time MBA program. Students enrolled in the highly competitive program in school for 21 months, while take 3-4 courses per quarter. Acceptance is highly selective, however, and the average enrollee has a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of 714. According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council, the average GMAT score falls in the middle of 500 90s.

University Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 s. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-7369
chicagobooth.edu

Harvard University
MBA program at Harvard Business School is definitely one of the better known programs in the country and comes in at second place on the list. In keeping with its reputation for offering a high quality education, Harvard's MBA program is one of the most prestigious in the country. Admissions are highly selective and, according to data collected by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the school admitted 12 percent of 9093 applicants for the 2010 class.

Harvard University
Harvard Business School
Dillon House

Soldiers Field Road.
Boston, MA 02163
617-495-6128
hbs.edu

Northwestern University
Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business MBA program the third best in the country. The average students admitted in the Northwestern MBA program has between three and seven years of professional experience and an average GMAT score of 708.

Northwestern University
Kellogg School of management
Donald p. Jacobs center
2001 Sheridan Road.
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-3308
kellogg.northwestern.edu

The University of Pennsylvania
Rated as the 4th best MBA program in the country by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, University of Pennsylvania offers a rigorous curriculum centered in the heart of Philadelphia, Penn. Program accepted only candidates out of 862 7493 while choosing had a median GMAT score of 720.

University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School
420 Jon m. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
215-898-6183
wharton.upenn.edu

The University of Michigan
The top rated public school on Bloomberg BusinessWeek list, the University of Michigan Ross School of Business comes in as the fifth best MBA program in the country. Despite its status as a public school, however, the MBA program is highly selective. Admittees had in 2010 an average ratio of 3.4 and an average GMAT of 701.

University of Michigan
Stephen m. Ross School of Business
701 Tappan St.
room E2540
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-763-5796
bus.umich.edu

Stanford University
Highest ranked school in the Western United States to appear on the list, Stanford University comes in at sixth in the ratings with its strictly competitive MBA program. The school accepted 7 percent of applicants in 2010 with a median GMAT score of 730.

Stanford University
Stanford Graduate School of Business
518 Memorial Way
Stanford, CA 94305 < br/> 650-723-2811
gsb.stanford.edu

Columbia University
Seventh on Bloomberg BusinessWeek list is Columbia University program that offers its program in New York. Entering class of 2009 were 15 percent of applicants admitted with 80 percent of the GMAT score of between 680-760.

Columbia University
Columbia Business School
Uris Hall
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-6902
212-854-5553
gsb.columbia.edu

Duke University
Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business offers the eighth best MBA program in the country, according to the Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the best program in the South. Duke put great emphasis on work experience during the processing of applications for admission. According to the school's grade profile for 2011, 99.9 percent of recorded candidates had work experience before applying.

Duke University
Fuqua School of Business
1 Towerview Drive
Durham, NC 27708
919-660-7705
fuqua.duke.edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Better known for its technical and technological applications, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the ninth best MBA program according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The two-year programme gives candidates who go on to the traditional areas, including investment banking and brokerage, and technological areas such as software.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of management
E48-room 501
238 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-253-5033
mitsloan.mit.edu

University of California, Berkeley
Rounding out the Bloomberg Businessweek top 10 MBA programs are University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. The other top 10 schools located on the West Coast, UC-Berkeley admitted just 239 out of 4064 applicants for its class of 2009.

University of California, Berkeley
Haas School of Business
430 Student Services Building # 1902
Berkeley, California 94720
510-642-1405
mba.haas.berkeley.edu

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