The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program placed ninth among U.S. schools overall in both the MBA 50 2012 Best Business Schools ranking published November 29 and the Poets & Quants composite ranking released Dec. 7.
The program also placed #9 in both rankings last year.
MBA50, a journalistic web site for all things MBA, ranks U.S. business school based on their performance in five rankings: Businessweek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report. MBA50.com has calculated overall performance by looking at each ranking position compared to other U.S. schools and taking an average of those results divided by five.
The Poets & Quants ranking of the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program was based on a score of 91.8 on a 100 percent index. Directly above, Tuck placed #8 with a score of 93.1, and just below, Darden ranked #10 with a score of 91.1.
The Poets & Quants ranking is a compilation of MBA rankings from Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Financial Times, and The Economist. The ranking gives different weight to each ranking, pointing out flaws of each of them. The BusinessWeek, Forbes and U.S. News lists are given a weight of 25 percent each, while the FT is given a 15 percent weight and The Economist is given a 10% weight.
The ranking takes into account a massive amount of quantitative and qualitative data captured in the five major rankings, from surveys of corporate recruiters, MBA graduates, deans and faculty publication records to median GPA and GMAT scores of entering students as well as the salary and employment statistics of the latest graduating class, according to Poets & Quants.