Where Headhunters Recruit MBA Grads

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 09-18-2007
What do Dartmouth, Brigham Young and ESADE have in common? They all ranked atop a list of best MBA programs, according to a survey of recruiters.

The Tuck School at Dartmouth College ranked No. 1 in the national ranking for best MBA programs. Brigham Young's Marriott School held the top spot among U.S. regional universities with ESADE, a Spanish business program, getting top honors for international MBA programs.

The Wall Street Journal and Harris Interactive surveyed recruiters who ranked the MBA on 21 attributes, their future plans to recruit at the schools and the number of survey respondents who said they had recruited recently at the schools. The international programs are where recruiters sought MBA graduates who would work outside the United States.

Here are the top 10 MBA programs for each category, according to The Journal/Harris Interactive survey:

    NATIONAL
  1. Dartmouth College
  2. University of California, Berkeley
  3. Columbia
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  5. Carnegie Mellon
  6. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  7. University of Michigan
  8. Yale University
  9. University of Chicago
  10. University of Virginia

    REGIONAL
  1. Brigham Young
  2. Wake Forest
  3. Ohio State
  4. University of Rochester
  5. Indiana
  6. University of Florida
  7. Louisiana State
  8. Emory
  9. University at Buffalo
  10. University of Maryland

    INTERNATIONAL
  1. ESADE (Spain)
  2. IMD (Switzerland)
  3. London Business School
  4. IPADE (Mexico)
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  6. Columbia
  7. Essec (France)
  8. Technológico de Monterray (Mexico)
  9. HEC Paris
  10. Thunderbird (Arizona)
  11. Here's the complete ranking of schools.