Not every MBA program is created equal. Prospective MBA students have several factors to consider to make sure that they receive the highest return on investment possible for their education.

Pricing, possible specialization courses, location, and prestige are just a few of the criteria that can make a big impact on student experience and success.

Our MBA super ranking is specifically focused on prestige, which in the business and education world can have a significant effect. An MBA’s brand power can transfer into a student’s resume and provide a competitive advantage in the job market.


This 2018 Super Ranking vetted almost 475 US MBA programs based on their prestige and quality.  Each school was ranked on their scoring in the six leading MBA ranking systems today. MBA ranking scores were taken from the US News and World Report Best Graduate Business School Ranking, the Bloomberg Businessweek Best Full-Time MBA Ranking, the Forbes Best Business School Ranking, the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, the Economist Global Full-Time MBA Ranking, and the Eduniversal Best Full-Time MBA in North American Ranking.

Each ranking system has its own particular focus and criteria on which to quantify the best MBA available. This list provides a more subjective score without the idiosyncratic elements of each ranking system’s methodology. The data for each list was compiled and placed on a 100 point scale. Then all the data was calculated with equal weight and averaged to find the Top Management Degrees Score and ranking order.