Rankings and Related Media Mentions

The list below includes links to business-school rankings published by third-party sources, as well as media mentions that reference these rankings. You may be required to register on the publisher's site before you can view the article. Some articles are no longer available online; therefore, their links go directly to the publisher's home page or their rankings for the current year.

MBA Graduate Pay Doubles in Downturn
The Financial Times | January 2014
Stanford ranks #2, same as last year. Stanford GSB alumni drew the highest salary, averaged at an annual $182,000 over three years.

The World's Best Business Programs
The Economist | October 2013
The Economist ranks Stanford MBA #9 in 2013.

Stanford Tops List of America's Best Business Schools
Forbes Magazine | October 2013
Forbes ranks Stanford #1 for return on investment in 2013.

Financial Times Ranks Stanford Exec Ed #6 overall for 2013
The Financial Times | May 2013
Open Enrollment ranked #8; Custom Programs ranked #10.

U.S. News Best Business Schools Ranks Stanford #1
U.S. News & World Report | March 2013
Stanford tied with Harvard Business School for #1 in 2013.

Financial Times Ranks Stanford #2 in Global MBAs
The Financial Times | January 2013
Stanford ranks #2, down from #1 last year. Stanford also ranked #1 in entrepreneurship and e-business, and #4 in corporate strategy and general management. Stanford alums have reported the highest salaries in this ranking for the last 7 years. The FT survey is based on a poll of alumni three years out and relies on salary and other career data reported by the alumni, as well as school data and faculty research.

MBA Rankings: Top Schools for Entrepreneurship
Bloomberg Businessweek | January 2013
Stanford ranks #1 in entrepreneurship in this sub-ranking of MBA programs. The results are from an online poll of 2012 graduates, who rated specific aspects of the MBA program on a scale from "poor" to "outstanding." MIT Sloan came in at #2 (Harvard not among the top 10).

The Best B-Schools
Bloomberg Businessweek | November 2012
Stanford is #4, up from 5 last year. In subscores Stanford received A in career services, A+ in leadership, A+ in critical thinking, A+ in caliber of fellow students, and B in teaching.

Which MBA?
The Economist | October 2012
Stanford ranks #8, same as last year.

Best Business Schools for Hispanics
Hispanic Business Magazine | August 2012
Hispanic Business recently ranked Stanford #10, down from #8.

Harvard, Stanford Top 2013 Best Business Schools Rankings
US News and World Report | March 2012

Financial Times Ranks Stanford MBA #1
The Financial Times | January 2012

Reinventing the MBA
US News and World Report | March 2011

Stanford Tops Harvard in 2012 Best Business School Rankings
US News and World Report | March 2011

Financial Times Global Ranking
The Financial Times | January 2011
FT ranks Stanford MBA #4, same as last year.

Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Stanford MBA #5
Bloomberg Businessweek | November 2010
Stanford's 2010 ranking moves up from #6 in the biennial survey.

Forbes: Farm Grads Most Satisfied
Stanford Daily | January 2010

Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2010
The Financial Times | January 2010
FT ranks Stanford #4, up from #6. Stanford alumni three years out report the highest salaries.

Financial Times Top Schools by Subject 2010
The Financial Times | January 2010
Stanford ranks #2 in entrepreneurship, #9 in general management, as polled by alumni from all schools.

The Most Satisfied MBAs
Forbes Magazine | January 2010
Stanford alumni rate their jobs and B-school the best when it comes to post-graduate satsifaction.

MBA Salaries
The Economist | October 2009

Businessweek 2009 Executive Education Rankings
Businessweek Magazine | September 2009
BW ranks Stanford #3 in non-degree open enrollment programs and #17 in custom programs.

Poder 360 Places Stanford as #1 in Business School for Hispanics
Poder 360 Magazine | August 2009
Ranking was based on academic quality, selectivity, minority student enrollment, international curricula, and the availability of minority scholarships, professional business organizations, and multicultural student associations.

The Best U.S. B-Schools of 2008
Businessweek Magazine | November 2008
Businessweek pegs Stanford #6 in its biennial ranking, same as 2006.

Top 10 Business Schools for Hispanic Students
Hispanic Business Magazine | September 2008
Stanford ranks #2 in this survey.

Financial Times Ranks Stanford MBA Program #4
The Financial Times | January 2008
The Financial Times ranked Stanford #4 in the 2008 global ranking of MBA programs, compared to #3 last year. The ranking is based on a poll of alumni from the class of 2004, school data, and a research citation search. Stanford alumni reported the highest average salaries among participating alumni.

Best Business Schools 2007
The Princeton Review | October 2007
In its annual Best Business Schools 2007, Princeton Review names Stanford one of the best in a number of category lists. Stanford tops the list for best career prospects.

Aspen Institute Ranks Stanford #1 in Social and Environmental Responsibility
The Aspen Institute | October 2007
Stanford tops the list of schools that best integrate social responsibility and environmental sustainability into their curriculums. This is the second time Stanford has ranked #1 in the field.

EIU Ranking 2007: Pursuing Your MBA
The Economist | September 2007
The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Stanford #2, up from #3, in their annual MBA ranking. As an industry trend, student career interests are rapidly diversifying with students going into more industries than ever before, not just banking and consulting.

Wall Street Journal Ranks Stanford Business School #19 in 2007
The Wall Street Journal | September 2007
The annual recruiter poll also pegged Stanford #1 in innovation leaders, the school producing the most creative and innovative graduates.

Businessweek Ranks Stanford Executive Education in 2007
Businessweek Magazine | September 2007
Biennial magazine survey ranks open enrollment programs #4 and custom programs #14.

Forbes Best Business Schools
Forbes Magazine | September 2007
Stanford ranks #2, up from #6 in 2006. This "return on investment" survey looks at MBA compensation five years after graduation minus tuition and forgone salary during school. Data is based on a survey of 2002 MBA alumni.

Financial Times Ranks Stanford #2 in Executive Education Ranking
The Financial Times | May 2007
Stanford ranks #2 in open enrollment programs.

Financial Times Business School Rankings
The Financial Times | January 2007
Stanford Graduate School of Business ranks #3 in both the global and the US ranking. This is the same as last year and up from #4 in 2005 and #7 in 2004.

The Best B-Schools of 2006
Businessweek Magazine | October 2006
Stanford ranks #6 in this biennial ranking. Stanford MBAs enjoy the highest job offer rate (99.3%) among the schools, and with MIT grads, the highest salaries after graduation ($110,000).

Top of the Class
The Economist | October 2006
The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Stanford #3 in 2006, up from #4. It also ranks Stanford in several categories: #4 in open new career opportunities and #5 in personal development and educational experience.

The Best Business Schools
The Wall Street Journal | September 2006
A poll by the Wall Street Journal and Harris Interactive ranked Stanford #18 in its 2006 list of US business schools.

Top Graduate Schools for Hispanics
Hispanic Business Magazine | September 2006
Stanford ranks #1 in this survey, as it did last year.

Permanent Innovation: MBA Business Schools
AmericaEconomia | August 2006
Stanford ranks #1, up from #2 last year, among global business schools in AmericaEconomia, a Spanish-language business magazine that circulates throughout Latin America.

2006 Best Global MBAs for Mexicans
Expansion | August 2006
Expansión, a Mexican business magazine, pegged Stanford #1 in a ranking published for the first time this year.

Executive Education: Research is Back on the Menu
The Financial Times | May 2006
The Financial Times ranks Stanford Business School #3 in executive education in its 8th annual ranking. In two sub-categories, the school ranked #3 in open enrollment short courses and #4 in custom programs.

2005 Exec Ed Rankings
Businessweek Magazine | October 2005
In open enrollment, Stanford ranks #4, up from #6. In custom programs, Stanford ranks #9, up from #13. The issue also includes a survey of Executive MBA (EMBA) programs, which Stanford does not offer.

Top Graduate Schools for Hispanics
Hispanic Business Magazine | September 2005
Stanford ranks #1 in business.

The Year of Listing Differently
The Economist | September 2005
The Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister company of The Economist magazine, ranked Stanford #4, down from #2, in its annual business school ranking. Harvard and Wharton are not listed due to noncooperation.

Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Schools
The Wall Street Journal | September 2005
After two years out of the top spot, Dartmouth's Tuck School is ranked #1 again. Stanford Graduate School of Business is ranked #15.

Stanford Ranked #2 in 2005 AmericaEconomia MBA Ranking
AmericaEconomia | August 2005
This Latin American business magazine rated Stanford #2, up from #3, in its annual Spanish-language ranking. The ranking is based on a survey of business school faculty, Latin American businessmen, and school data.

Stanford Ranks #2 in Financial Times Executive Education Ranking
The Financial Times | May 2005
Stanford ranks #8 in open enrollment programs, up from #10 last year, and #4 in custom programs, up from #8.

Stanford Ranks #4 in Financial Times 2005 Ranking: 'Lost Year' Class Comes Up Trumps
The Financial Times | January 2005
Stanford ranks #4, up from #7, in The Financial Times global ranking. In the US-only ranking, Stanford ranks #4, up from #5.

The Best B-Schools of 2004
Businessweek Magazine | October 2004
Stanford placed #4 in this biennial ranking of business schools, the same as in 2002. The ranking is based on the opinions of students (45%), recruiters (45%), and a survey of the intellectual capital generated by faculty research and publishing (10%).

Wall Street Journal Guide to Top Business Schools
The Wall Street Journal | September 2004
Recruiter poll ranks Stanford #10 nationally and internationally in academic excellence, #1 in entrepreneurship, and #2 in strategy.

Best Business School Rankings
The Princeton Review | September 2004
Students rate Stanford #1 in overall academic experience.

EIU 2004 Business School Ranking
The Economist | September 2004
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a research arm of the British company that publishes The Economist, ranked Stanford #2 in its 2004 international schools rating, up from #3 in last year's ranking.

Insider's Guide to America's Top Business Schools
Business 2.0 Magazine | September 2004
Profile calls Stanford first rate, small, and hard to get into.

In a Class of Their Own
Hispanic Business Magazine | September 2004
Magazine ranks Stanford #1.

2014 Best Business Schools
US News and World Report |
US News Ranks Stanford #1 in tie with Harvard.