The Consus Group: Methodology for Ranking Business Schools
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The Consus Group uses the following methodology to compile its annual business school rankings:
- Published Rankings: Published Rankings reflect current and historical ratings by numerous sources, including: Business Week, U.S. News, Gourman Report, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Carrter Report, Business Education Commission, etc. An institution’s aggregate published ranking comprises 50% of its overall score.
- Selectivity: Selectivity measures the quality of business schools’ admitted candidates. Selectivity is based on the percent of applicants admitted (40% of composite selectivity score), GMAT scores (35% of composite), and GPAs (25% of composite). An institution’s composite selectivity comprises 25% of its overall score.
- Salary: Salary measures historical and current starting salaries of a given school’s graduates. Salary comprises 10% of an institution’s overall score.
- Placement: Placement measures historical and current success a given school has placing its graduates. Placement comprises 10% of an institution’s overall score.
- Yield: Yield reflects the percentage of admitted candidates that matriculate to the admitting university. An institution’s yield comprises 5% of its overall score.
While many business school rankings fluctuate wildly from year to year, TCG’s comprehensive methodology produces a stable, accurate picture of America’s best business schools.