Best 50 Business Schools in the USA


As of 2017, 10.3 % of the 1.65 lakh Indian students studying in the US are pursuing business & management courses like MBA. It is a popular study abroad course among Indians mainly because the US is home to some of the top b-schools in the world.

Here's a look at the latest rankings of the best business schools in the USA. We've arrived at this list by referring to various reputed world university rankings like Forbes, U.S. News Ranking, Economist, Financial Times etc.:

Top 50 MBA Colleges & Universities in the US

Apart from listing the best B-schools in USA, we've also mentioned the average GMAT score you must achieve to ensure admission to these MBA programs. But, please note that your work and academic profile will also matter apart from your GMAT score:



Rank Name of B-School in USA GMAT score
1 Harvard University, Boston, Massachussetts 730
2 Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 730
3 Booth School of Business, University of Chicago 730
4 Wharton, University of Pennsylvania 728
5 Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois 720
6 Sloan, MIT, Massachussetts 710
7 Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College 720
8 Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley 720
9 Columbia University, New York 716
10 New York University Stern School of Business 710
11 Yale School of Management, New Haven, Connecticut 720
12 University of Michigan's Ross School of Business 710
13 Darden School of Business - University of Virginia 710
14 Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 700
15 Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, North Carolina 700
16 UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles 710
17 Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University 690
18 McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin 700
19 Olin Business School - Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri 700
20 Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC) 690
21 Max M. Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University 670
22 UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 700
23 Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington 680
24 McDonough School of Business,  Georgetown University, Washington DC 691
25 University of Notre Dame (Mendoza) 700
26 Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 690
27 Scheller School of Business, Georgia Tech 676
28 Arizona State University (Carey) 680
29 Emory University (Goizueta) 680
30 University of Rochester (Simon) 685
31 University of Wisconsin, Madison 670
32 Questrom School of Business - Boston University 670
33 Brigham Young University (Marriott) 660
34 Texas A&M University, College Station (Mays) 647
35 University of Washington (Foster) 690
36 Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, Indiana 620
37 University of California Irvine (Merage) 660
38 Vanderbilt University (Owen) 690
39 Rice University (Jones) 690
40 University of California Davis (UC Davis) 710
41 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 680
42 University of Iowa (Tippie) 670
43 Michigan State University (Broad) 680
44 University of Maryland College Park (Smith) 640
45 Pennsylvania State University--University Park (Smeal) 650
46 Terry College of Business - University of Georgia 640
47 William & Mary (Mason) 620
48 School of Management - University at Buffalo 614
49 Southern Methodist University (Cox) 650
50 CUNY Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business 640

About Nishatha Abraham Bijeesh

Nishatha has been writing about education in India and abroad for the last 9 years. She has been in the digital marketing industry for 8+ years and specializes in content marketing. Nothing annoys her more than slow wi-fi, incorrect usage of the apostrophe and people mispronouncing her name. She prefers not to talk about herself in the third person, but reluctantly, had to do so here!

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