Recruiters’ Scorecard

Highlights from The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey of corporate recruiters on business schools
NATIONAL RANKING
This ranking is based on how recruiters rated each school on 21 attributes, their future plans to recruit at the school, and the number of survey respondents who said they had recruited recently at the school. These schools enjoy a national reputation and tend to draw recruiters from many of the same companies, usually large national and multinational firms that pay high starting salaries.
2006 RANK 2005 RANK
UNIVERSITY (BUSINESS SCHOOL)

INTERNATIONAL RANKING
This ranking, a mix of European, North American and Central American schools, is based on how recruiters rated each school on 21 attributes, their future plans to recruit there, and the number of companies hiring a high percentage of the school’s graduates for jobs outside the U.S. Because of a methodology change, this year’s ranking cannot be compared with last year’s results.
2006 RANK
UNIVERSITY (BUSINESS SCHOOL)

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2 1 3 8 7 4 6 9 5 12 13 17 11 14 10 18 16 15 19

University of Michigan (Ross) Dartmouth College (Tuck) Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) Columbia University University of California, Berkeley (Haas) Northwestern University (Kellogg) University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) Yale University Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) University of Chicago Duke University (Fuqua) University of Virginia (Darden) Harvard University University of Southern California (Marshall) Cornell University (Johnson) New York University (Stern) Stanford University University of California, Los Angeles (Anderson)

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ESADE IMD IPADE London Business School Thunderbird (Garvin) Columbia University Tecnológico de Monterrey (EGADE) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) University of Western Ontario (Ivey) INCAE University of California, Berkeley (Haas) Instituto de Empresa York University (Schulich) University of Chicago IESE HEC Paris University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) Insead Erasmus University (Rotterdam) Harvard University Bocconi University University of Toronto (Rotman) New York University (Stern) Stanford University

REGIONAL RANKING
Based on how recruiters rated each school on 21 attributes, their future plans to recruit there, and the number of respondents who had recruited there recently. These schools draw many of their recruiters from the local region.
2006 RANK 2005 RANK
UNIVERSITY (BUSINESS SCHOOL)

2006 RANK

2005 RANK

UNIVERSITY (BUSINESS SCHOOL)

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4 3 6 1 2 17 7 15 – 13 18 8 27 10 11 16 19 35 38 12 21 36 33 23 34 22

Thunderbird (Garvin) Ohio State University (Fisher) Brigham Young University (Marriott) Purdue University (Krannert) Michigan State University (Broad) University of Rochester (Simon) Wake Forest University (Babcock) University of Maryland (Smith) Louisiana State University (Ourso) University at Buffalo/SUNY Texas Christian University (Neeley) University of Denver (Daniels) University of Florida (Warrington) University of Miami Indiana University (Kelley) University of Iowa (Tippie) College of William and Mary (Mason) University of Texas, Austin (McCombs) Georgetown University (McDonough) Emory University (Goizueta) Vanderbilt University (Owen) University of Washington Pennsylvania State University (Smeal) University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Wisconsin, Madison Rice University (Jones)

27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51

14 29 20 40 28 26 24 44 – 25 41 39 – 32 31 45 30 – – 37 42 47 – – –

Fordham University University of Notre Dame (Mendoza) Southern Methodist University (Cox) Arizona State University (Carey) Texas A&M University (Mays) University of Utah (Eccles) University of Arizona (Eller) University of California, Davis Babson College (F.W. Olin) Washington University (John M. Olin) Boston University University of California, Irvine (Merage) Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey University of Minnesota (Carlson) George Washington University Georgia Institute of Technology University of Georgia (Terry) Boston College (Carroll) Pepperdine University (Graziadio) University of Pittsburgh (Katz) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign University of Colorado, Boulder (Leeds) University of South Carolina (Moore) Baruch College/CUNY (Zicklin) University of Connecticut

HONOR ROLL
Recruiters named these schools most often when asked which M.B.A. programs excel in the following academic disciplines. Based on total nominations by recruiters in The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey in both 2005 and 2006.
NOMINATIONS NOMINATIONS NOMINATIONS

ACCOUNTING 1 University of Chicago

229 211 150

2 3

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) University of Texas, Austin (McCombs)

FINANCE 1 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

802 482 200 420 163 134

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 1 Thunderbird (Garvin)

583 264 139 1,266 112 111 389 338 150 910 191

2 3

University of Chicago Columbia University

2 3

Insead Columbia University

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY* 1 Yale University 114

GENERAL MANAGEMENT* 1 Harvard University

MARKETING 1 Northwestern University (Kellogg)

2 3

University of California, Berkeley (Haas) Dartmouth College (Tuck)

2 3

Dartmouth College (Tuck) Northwestern University (Kellogg)

2 3

University of Michigan (Ross) Duke University (Fuqua)

89 68 450 297 169

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1 Stanford University

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 1 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

693 433 121

2 3

MIT (Sloan) Purdue University (Krannert)

2 3

Babson College (F.W. Olin) University of California, Berkeley (Haas)

2 3

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) Stanford University

STRATEGY 1 Harvard University

2 3

Dartmouth College (Tuck)

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 122

* New category, based on 2006 nominations only

TOP SCHOOLS FOR RECRUITING WOMEN
Recruiters named these schools most often when asked which M.B.A. programs are best for hiring women graduates. The list is based on total nominations in The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey in both 2005 and 2006.
RANK UNIVERSITY (BUSINESS SCHOOL) NOMINATIONS

TOP SCHOOLS FOR RECRUITING M.B.A.S WITH HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS
Recruiters named these schools most often when asked which M.B.A. programs are best for hiring graduates with strong ethical standards. The list is based on total nominations in The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey in both 2005 and 2006.
RANK UNIVERSITY (BUSINESS SCHOOL) NOMINATIONS

1 2 3 4 5

Columbia University Northwestern University (Kellogg) University of California, Berkeley (Haas) Harvard University University of Michigan (Ross)

141 101 73 67 65

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Dartmouth College (Tuck) Brigham Young University (Marriott) University of Denver (Daniels) Yale University University of California, Berkeley (Haas) University of Notre Dame (Mendoza) University of Virginia (Darden) IPADE Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) Duke University (Fuqua) University of Michigan (Ross)

145 130 99 99 87 86 80 70 58 51 51

TOP SCHOOLS FOR RECRUITING MINORITIES
Recruiters named these schools most often when asked which M.B.A. programs are best for hiring minority graduates. The list is based on total nominations in The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey in both 2005 and 2006.
RANK UNIVERSITY (BUSINESS SCHOOL) NOMINATIONS

1 2 3 4 5

University of Michigan (Ross) Howard University Harvard University Columbia University University of California, Berkeley (Haas)

117 87 61 56 53

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schools based on The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey of corporate recruiters, go to CareerJournal.com/reports/bschool06.

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