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2015

The Best Specialty MBA Programs in the U.S.

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In college you had to pick a major, which may or may not have had an impact on what you actually did after graduating. In business school, it’s a different story. The concentration or track you choose in business school largely determines the kind of job you’ll get after you obtain your MBA. This makes sense as business school, like most graduate programs, is about obtaining specialized knowledge and skills and making connections that will help you pursue a particular career path.

Business school should be approached as a necessary step on a journey towards a specific destination—perhaps to direct marketing for a fortune 500 company or follow your passion to become a serial entrepreneur or change industries to go into supply chain and logistics. Your choice in where to attend should correspond to what you want to go on to accomplish after business school. There’s more schools with stellar programs than just the well-known institutions, especially when you sort by specialties. Who would have thought to see Georgia State sandwiched between Wharton and Stanford in a top-10 listing?

We’ve reproduced U.S. News’ business school rankings for specialty programs along with GMAT data to show the current best schools in finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, accounting, information systems, nonprofit, supply chain and logistics, and product and operations in the U.S.

Finance

RankingUniversityGMAT Score
1University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)728
2University of Chicago (Booth)724
3New York University (Stern)721
4Columbia University716
5Stanford732
6MIT (Sloan)713
7University of California-Berkeley (Haas)717
8University of California-LA714
9Northwestern University (Kellogg)713
10University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)706

Entrepreneurship

RankingUniversityGMAT Score
1Babson College (Ollin)641
2Stanford University732
3MIT (Sloan)713
4Harvard University726
5University of California-Berkeley (Haas)717
6University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)728
7University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)706
8University of Texas-Austin (Mc Combs)700
9Indiana University-Bloomington (Kelley)669
10University of Southern California (Marshall)690

Marketing

RankingUniversityGMAT Score
1Northwestern University (Kellogg)713
2University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)728
3Stanford University732
4Harvard University726
5Duke University (Fuqua)697
6University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)706
7Columbia University716
8University Of Chicago (Booth)724
9New York University (Stern)721
10University of California-Berkeley (Haas)717

Management

RankingUniversityGMAT Score
1Harvard University726
2Stanford University732
3University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)706
4University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)728
5Northwestern University (Kellogg)713
6Dartmouth College (Tuck)716
7University of Virginia (Darden)706
8University of California-Berkeley (Haas)717
9Columbia University716
10Duke University (Fuqua)697

Accounting

RankingUniversityGMAT Score
1University of Texas-Austin (Mc Combs)700
2University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)728
3University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign666
4University of Chicago (Booth)724
5Stanford University732
6Brigham Young University (Marriott)667
7University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)706
8New York University (Stern)721
9University of Southern California (Marshall)690
10Indiana University-Bloomington (Kelley)669
10University of North Carolina-Chapell Hill (Kenan-Flagler)700

Information systems

RankingUniversityGMAT Score
1MIT (Sloan)713
2Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)693
3University of Arizona (Eller)646
4University of Minessota-Twin Cities (Carlson)689
5University of Texas-Austin (Mc Combs)700
6University of Maryland-College Park (Smith)668
7New York University (Stern)721
8University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)728
9Georgia State University (Robinson)554
10Stanford University732

Nonprofit

RankingUniversityGMAT Score
1Yale University722
2Stanford University732
3University of California-Berkeley (Haas)717
4Harvard University726
5Northwestern University (Kellogg)713
6Columbia University716
6Duke University (Fuqua)697
6University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)706
9New York University (Stern)721

Supply chain

RankingUniversityGMAT Scores
1MIT (Sloan)713
2Michigan State University (Broad)665
3Arizona State University (Carey)672
4Ohio State University (Fisher)664
5Pennsylvania State University (Smeal)657
6Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)693
7Stanford University 732
8University of Tenessee-Knoxville612
9University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)706
10University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)728

Product/Operations

RankingUniversityGMAT Score
1MIT (Sloan)713
2Carnegie Mellon University693
3University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)706
4University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)728
5Stanford University732
6Northwestern University (Kellogg)713
7Purdue University-West Lafayette (Krannert)631
8Harvard University726
9Columbia University716
10Ohio State University (Fisher)664

Source:

http://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2015/04/20/the-best-speciality-mba-programs-in-the-u-s?utm_source=Beat+The+GMAT+Members&utm_campaign=8d2f90e067-Weekly_Newsletter_2015_04_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1b14dbd0d0-8d2f90e067-292662769