- Bloomberg Businessweek has published its 2012 look at the top business schools in the U.S., noting that a survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council showed 62% of respondents said their applicant numbers were down for two-year, full-time MBA programs.
- To adapt to the changing marketplace, many schools are experimenting with more diverse and specialized offerings, such as the University of Rochester, which offers specialized degrees in business analytics and pricing.
- According to Bloomberg, the top 10 schools for full-time MBA programs are:
- University of Chicago
- Harvard University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Stanford University
- Northwestern University
- Duke University
- Cornell University
- University of Michicago, Ann Arbor
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of Virginia
From the article:
"... Demand for the MBA is soaring in countries like India and China, but in the U.S. the appeal of the traditional two-year management degree appears to be on the wane. In its 2012 Application Trends Survey, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) reported that 62 percent of responding U.S. business schools said application numbers were declining for their full-time, two-year MBA programs, even as applications surged at four out of every five programs in Asia. ..."