RANKINGS: Here’s How Michigan Ross Performed in Every Major Ranking in 2017


From Businessweek to U.S. News, Poets & Quants, and beyond, the world of business school rankings has a lot of players.

Methodologies vary among all of these business school rankings, but there are a few key metrics that are common across the board and are used to evaluate a school’s strength. Those metrics include: the academic quality of incoming students, the career outcomes achieved by graduates, research produced by faculty, and the reputation of the school among key stakeholders.

By each of these measures, Michigan Ross had a strong year in 2017: Ross improved its standing in nearly every major business school ranking.

In fact, a new report released at the end of 2017 by the Financial Times placed Michigan Ross #5 among all U.S. business schools.

The Financial Times report looks at a school’s strength across all of the programs FT reports on, in this case, Michigan Ross’ Full-Time MBA Program, the Executive MBA Program, and the Open Enrollment and Custom Executive Education enterprises.

That newest ranking adds to a year of strong outcomes for Ross. Check them out below:

FINANCIAL TIMES - The latest ranking, released in late December, places Ross at #5 among U.S. business schools.

Earlier this year, the Financial Times also released individual rankings for the Ross Full-Time MBA Program (#12 in U.S.), Executive MBA Program (#18), and Executive Education Custom and Open Enrollment programs (#9 and #4, respectively).

POETS & QUANTS - The Ross FTMBA Program rose two spots in the Poets & Quants ranking this year, landing at #11.

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - The Michigan Ross Full-Time MBA Program rose one spot to #11 in the annual ranking from U.S. News. The Ross BBA program also rose one spot to #3 (the BBA program also maintained a #1 ranking in the Management specialty).

Nine of Michigan Ross’ specialty disciplines are ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. Only one other school, Stanford, has more specialty areas ranked in the Top 10.

THE ECONOMIST - The Ross MBA Program rose three spots to #12. In the student ranking of alumni effectiveness, Michigan Ross maintained its #2 spot in the world.

FORBES - The Ross MBA Program rose three spots to #12.

BUSINESSWEEK - The Ross MBA Program rose one spot to #12.