Harvard. Watch out Yale.
Here comes Purdue.
By J. Michael Lillich
The Krannert School of Management's
MBA program ranked sixth internationally and second among
public universities in a Wall Street Journal-Harris Interactive
poll of MBA programs last April. Krannert also ranked
third in operations management and fourth in analytical
and problem-solving skills.
The rankings appeared in a
Wall Street Journal special section, "The Top Business
Schools." In addition to the ranking list, the section
provides profiles and descriptions of the Krannert School
and the other top 10 programs.
scored high marks in two U.S.News & World Report
rankings released this year. Krannert's MBA program
ranked second nationally in production/operations
management and seventh in quantitative analysis,
while the undergraduate program ranked third in
production/operations management and fourth in
ranked 23rd overall among the nation's 325 accredited
MBA programs in business and management. The
MBA rankings, published in the magazine's 2001
guide to the best graduate schools, were released
its ranking of undergraduate programs last September,
U.S. News ranked Krannert 14th in the nation.
Overall, the magazine ranked Purdue's undergraduate
offerings 21st in the nation among the top public
doctoral degree-granting universities.To check
out the full rankings, see U.S.News's Web site, www.usnews.com.
am elated that our MBA program is ranked sixth internationally
by one of the world's most respected business publications," said
Richard A. Cosier (pictured), Krannert School dean and
Leeds Professor of Management.
ranking recognizes our high-quality faculty and staff," Cosier
says. "Also, over the past several years, we have been
actively listening to recruiters and other stakeholders
and have reflected their ideas in our MBA curriculum.
We believe the courses and services we provide for our
students give them the best possible preparation for
other polls, which survey students, alumni and business
school deans, the Journal focused exclusively on the
opinions of corporate recruiters so as to identify business
schools that produce the most marketable graduates. A
total of 188 U.S. MBA programs and 56 int
schools were included, and the rankings are based on
survey results from more than 1,600 corporate recruiters.
Recruiters ranked the following five items as very important:
graduates' communication and interpersonal skills, the
recruiter's past success with the quality of graduates,
the graduates' ability to work well within a team, graduates'
analytical and problem-solving skills, and their ability
to drive results.
rankings reflect the things we've always held dear at
Krannert," said Charles R. Johnson Jr., director of professional
master's degree programs. "Recruiters value the attributes
of our students and graduates - their analytical and
problem-solving skills as well as their 'roll-up-their-sleeves-and-get-the-job-done'
work ethic. Our high rank also is indicative of the outstanding
efforts of placement director Alan Ferrell and his staff."
overall top 10 business schools in the poll are: 1) Dart-mouth,
2) Carnegie Mellon, 3) Yale, 4) Michigan, 5) Northwestern,
6) Purdue, 7) Chicago, 8) Harvard, 9) Southern Methodist,
and 10) Texas. Indiana University's Kelley School ranked
No. 23 overall and 10th among public universities. Notre
Dame's Mendoza School ranked No. 15 overall.
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