WashU Olin sees upswing in numerous rankings

  • January 10, 2019
  • By Kurt Greenbaum
  • 2 minute read

The work of building and improving the WashU business school has been rewarded with an uptick in most of our rankings throughout the 2018 ranking season, with rare exception.

Several of the rankings saw substantial increases, including the 18-place jump in the Financial Times‘ global MBA ranking and the nine-place increase in the FT‘s business schools of the Americas ranking. We also saw a substantial increase in The Economists‘ global MBA ranking.

In a few rankings, we saw declines—a clear indication that the work goes on, or that we must keep vigilant in order to stay competitive with peer schools. The Poets & Quants undergraduate ranking, for example, included participation by more competitive schools than we saw in the ranking’s first outing two years ago.

Global Rankings

Ranking 2017 2018 (Change)
Economist
Which MBA?
43 37 (+6)
Financial Times
Global MBA
68 50 (+18)
Financial Times
Top MBA for Women
N/A 4 (-)
Financial Times
Executive MBA Shanghai
7 6 (+1)

US Rankings

Ranking 2017 2018 (Change)
Bloomberg Businessweek
Domestic MBA
36 32 (+4)
Bloomberg Businessweek
Global MBA
N/A 37 (-)
Financial Times US
MBA-US
28 23 (+5)
Financial Times Americas
All Programs
17 8 (+9)
Poets & Quants
BSBA
2 3 (-1)
Princeton Review
Entrepreneurship-Undergraduate
7 7 (-)
Princeton Review
Entrepreneurship-Graduate
22 18 (+4)
TFE Times
Master of Science in Finance
N/A 4 (-)
US News & World Report
MBA
21 23 (-2)

About the Author


Kurt Greenbaum

Kurt Greenbaum

As communications director for WashU Olin Business School, my job is to find and share great stories about our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. I've worked for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management as communications director and as a journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sun-Sentinel in South Florida and the Chicago Tribune.

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