Wake Forest Schools of Business Moves Up on Poets&Quants Top 100 MBA List

12.14.2011 General, News Release

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Wake Forest University Schools of Business full-time MBA program is once again ranked among the Top 50 Business Schools in the U.S. by Poets&Quants. Wake Forest broke into the top 40 this year by climbing up three positions to #38.

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.

"Compared to most other rankings, the P&Q analysis leads to a far more stable–and therefore more credible–list," said Byrne.

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.

“Wake Forest’s improved ranking on the Poets&Quants is a good indicator of consistent improvement. The faculty and staff should be commended for their commitment to helping students discover their passions and aligning them with careers of significance,” said Steve Reinemund, Dean of Business.

Schools were ranked based on a combined index, weighting the BusinessWeek ranking 25%, the Forbes ranking 25%, the U.S. News & World Report rankings 25%, the Financial Times rankings 15%, and The Economist ranking 10%.

You can find the complete Top 100 list at (poetsandquants.com).