Wake Forest University is once again ranked among the Top 50 Business Schools in the U.S. by Poets & Quants. The full-time MBA program ranked #41 this year, up four spots from last year. The Poets & Quants list is a composite of five major rankings including Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report. It was founded by the former BusinessWeek.com editor-in-chief John Byrne.
"The ranking measures the overall quality and reputation of the flagship full-time MBA programs at the schools, rather than the schools themselves," Byrne said. Because Poets&Quants blends the rankings and tends to eliminate anomalies and other statistical distortions, Byrne considers it the most authoritative ranking of MBA programs.
Poets & Quants takes into account quantitative and qualitative data captured such as: surveys of corporate recruiters, MBA graduates and deans; faculty publication records; median GPA and GMAT scores for entering students; and salary and employment statistics from the latest graduating class.
“The Poets & Quants list is a good indicator that the Wake Forest University Schools of Business are consistently improving. Recruiters, students, alumni, and peer schools are taking notice of the quality of our programs that challenge students to follow their personal passions while improving the world in which we live,” said Scott Shafer, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs.
Schools were ranked based on a combined index, weighting the BusinessWeek ranking 30%, the Forbes ranking 25%, the U.S. News & World Report rankings 20%, the Financial Times rankings 15%, and The Economist ranking 10%.