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The Economist’s MBA Ranking: How To Parse A Ranking To Your Advantage – Poets&Quants

The University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business has used social media to trumpet its new Economist ranking.

The University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business is making active use of its social media accounts these days. That’s because the school’s full-time MBA program landed in the top 25 in the U.S. in The Economist’s recent 20021 global MBA ranking.

Quite an accomplishment, right? After all, the school’s Top 25 status is rare. Smith’s MBA program has never ranked in the Top 25 on any legitimate ranking. Not in U.S. News nor Bloomberg Businessweek. Not Forbes. And certainly not the Financial Times which will publish its new 2021 ranking on Feb. 8.

But wait, there’s more. Smith is also touting that its professors have been ranked eighth best in the world by The Economist, too.

With many of the world’s best schools boycotting The Economist ranking, Maryland touted its eighth place finish for the quality of its faculty. Two years ago, The Economist’s student and alumni surveys had ranked Maryland’s faculty 29th.

MISSING FROM THE RANKING: HARVARD, STANFORD, WHARTON, INSEAD & LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

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