Haas Jumps to #3 in Economist Ranking

The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program climbed to #3 in the international Economist “Which MBA?” ranking released Oct. 10.

Berkeley-Haas moved up to #3 from #6 last year and also held third in 2009 and 2010. University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business was ranked first, followed by Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in second.

The Economist ranking combines data submitted by participating business schools and responses from students to rate schools on five measures: new career opportunities (35%); personal development/ education experience (35%); salary increase (20%); and potential to network (10%).

In other rankings:

Haas again ranked #1 for having the “best professors” in the Princeton Review‘s annual business school ranking released Oct. 8. Haas also ranked in the top 10 in four other specialty categories in the ranking:

#2 best career prospects
#4 best classroom experience
#4 toughest to get into
#7 greatest opportunity for women

The Princeton Review ranking is based on an 80-question survey of 20,300 students at 295 business schools.

In Forbes, the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program placed 14th in terms of ROI, compared to #13 in 2011, the last time Forbes calculated the measure. The Forbes ROI measure is based primarily on data from alumni of the class of 2008 and compares MBA earnings in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity cost (two years of forgone compensation, tuition and required fees) to arrive at a “5-year MBA gain.”

Berkeley-Haas placed sixth in the MBA50 Business Schools Social Media Ranking, a composite measure that tracks performance on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Haas placed #3 for YouTube subscribers, at 7,863, trailing only Stanford and Harvard. Since the ranking, Haas YouTube subscribers have crossed the 8,000 mark.

Haas placed #8 for Twitter followers, #9 for Facebook likes, and #11 for LinkedIn followers.

Read The Economist Ranking

Read the Princeton Review Ranking

Read the MBA50 B-School Social Media Ranking