Haas Takes #9 in Poets & Quants Ranking of Rankings

The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program placed ninth in a ranking published Dec. 8 on the website Poets & Quants that was developed as a composite of five other major rankings.

Haas also placed ninth in the debut of the ranking last year. The school was one of 16 schools in the top 25 who had no year-over-year changes in rank at all.

Berkeley-Haas’ ninth place was based on a score of 92.3 on a 100 percent index. Directly above, Tuck placed #8 with a score of 93.6, and just below, Darden ranked #10 with a score of 91.6.

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. For instance, Poets & Quants previously valued U.S. News slightly below BusinessWeek and Forbes because it considers their surveys of b-school deans and corporate recruiters is severely flawed, the website noted.

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.

In The Economist survey – the most recently published survey of those included in the Poets & Quant composite ranking – the Berkeley MBA ranked #5 among U.S. business schools and #6 worldwide.

Read the Poets & Quants ranking.

Read the full Economist MBA ranking.