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MBA Program Earns Ranking On The Economist List of Best B-Schools


A GWSB student celebrates on graduation day. The School recently earned a top ranking in The Economist for its MBA program.

The GW School of Business has one of the top MBA programs in the world, according to the The Economist’s 2010 ranking of full-time MBA programs. GWSB ranked 38th among the schools in North America for its full-time MBA program. This is the first time the GW School of Business has been invited to join The Economist’s ranking of full-time MBA programs.

“The recognition of the GW School of Business as one of the best in the world shows once again how our place at the intersection of business and politics is preparing a generation of students to lead in the global economy,” said Doug Guthrie, dean of GWSB and professor of management and international business.

Other highlights from The Economist rankings include the following:

• GWSB is ranked first in the world for diversity of recruiters.
• The School is ranked 6th for the breadth of its alumni network.
• GWSB is ranked 17th worldwide for student diversity.

The Economist rankings are based on a select survey of 132 leading business schools around the world. The ranking is based on input from schools, students and alumni. The GWSB ranked 73 of all schools listed worldwide.

“This ranking among our international and U.S. peers validates our efforts to strengthen our comprehensive, full-time global MBA curriculum,” said M. Murat Tarimcilar, associate dean of graduate programs and professor of decision sciences. “Our alumni and students have a passion for changing the world, highlighting the value of the GW experience.”

To view The Economist rankings, visit:

Posted by gwsb on September 20, 2010 | Filed under: GWSB News.


  1. Fantastic news! Congrats to everyone.

    Comment by Jean Sabbagh — September 24, 2010 @ 9:18 pm
  2. [...] position 41 out of 59 schools presented in the ranking. Also, an important caveat, last year was the first time that Economist ever included GWSB in its ranking. This means that the school has made a steady progress in this particular ranking for two [...]

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