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US business schools continue to dominate business school research, with 25 of the top 30 schools based there, according to the latest rankings from the Jindal school at the University of Texas at Dallas. Of the top 100 schools, 71 are based in the US.
The ranking is topped by the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by Harvard, NYU Stern and Michigan Ross. The highest ranked schools from outside the US are Insead (14), the Rotman school at the University of Toronto (19), Hong Kong UST (20) and London Business School (24).
The ranking is based on publication in 24 business journals over a period of five years. The authors of the report note a significant increase in business research in recent years. The top 100 ranked schools produced 9,174 articles during the most recent ranking period, compared with 5,879 articles from 2000 to 2004.
Although the high-profile business schools perform well in the rankings, there are also lesser-known business schools on the list, with universities in several smaller countries punching above their weight. For example, the Netherlands has three schools ranked in the top 100, the same number as Germany, Spain and Italy combined. The UK also has three business schools ranked while France has just two (HEC and Insead).
In Asia, it is Hong Kong that dominates, claiming four of the top 100 slots. Singapore follows close behind with three ranked schools (not including Insead, which has a second campus there).
Though the results of the Dallas rankings have many similarities to those of the research rating compiled by the FT for its MBA and EMBA rankings, the methodologies are different in several respects. The FT ranking is based on 45 journals, including practitioner journals and is compiled over three years, not five. Additionally, the FT ranking attributes articles to the business schools where professors are teaching now, not where they were teaching at the time of article publication. The FT rankings also weights the data for faculty size.