Wharton Tops UT Dallas Business School Rankings

School of Management Climbs to No. 16 Nationally and No.  17 Worldwide

Feb. 25, 2010

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania leads U.S. and foreign business schools in research productivity for the sixth straight year, according to a study released Thursday by the UT Dallas School of Management.

The annual survey ranked the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University No. 2, followed by the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University at No. 3. The Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, retained the No. 4 spot.  These top four showings remained unchanged from their positions in last year’s study.

Edging the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor out of the top 5 this year was Harvard Business School. The Ross School fell one spot to No.6. 

Top-Ranked Schools
1. University of Pennsylvania
2. Duke University
3. New York University
4. University of Chicago
5. Harvard Business School
 

Since the UT Dallas School of Management began reporting its research productivity rankings in 2004, the school has steadily gained momentum in its own research output. On the North American list, the school ranked No. 36 in the rankings published in 2004 and climbed to No. 17 in  2008. The most recent study registers the School of Management at No. 16 nationwide and No. 17 worldwide, up one spot from last year on both North American and worldwide lists.  

The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™ records the top 100 business schools in North America and worldwide based on faculty research productivity in leading academic journals over a five-year period. The school has tracked the publications of business school faculty members since 1990 in 24 leading peer-reviewed academic journals. The current rankings are based on the number of articles published in those journals from 2005-2009.

“Faculty research is a fundamental part of the work of higher education and provides students with the most advanced educational experience,” said School of Management Dean Hasan Pirkul. “Resources such as the UT Dallas Top 100 allow business schools to measure their progress against other research institutions and showcase their faculty’s work in a central, accessible way.”

 “Through our faculty’s efforts, we have earned a strong reputation for being a major player in business research. Our ranking as a top 20 business research school underscores that distinction,” Pirkul said.

Rounding out the top 10 business schools in this year's list are the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, No. 7; Columbia Graduate School of Business, No. 8; Stanford Graduate School of Business, No. 9; and the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business., No. 10.

On the worldwide list, all of the schools listed as top 10 business research universities are located in the United States. Of the top 20, three universities – INSEAD in France, No. 12; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, No. 18; and the London Business School, No. 19 – are outside North America. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology made its first appearance in the top 20 this year, moving up five spots from No. 23 to No. 18, the biggest year-to-year rise among any top 20 school.

The highest-ranking Canadian schools on the North American list are the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto at No. 26, which moved up four places, and the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia at No. 28, which remained unchanged from last year.

Four newcomers entered the ranks of the top 100 this year. Nationally, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville took place No. 94, and globally, Copenhagen Business School moved to No. 94, and the University of Mannheim moved to No. 98.

For a complete listing of the most recent research productivity rankings of the top 100 business schools both in North America and worldwide, visit the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™: http://top100.utdallas.edu.


Media Contact: Jill Glass, UT Dallas, (972) 883-5989, jglass@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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Hasan Pirkul “Through our faculty’s efforts, we have earned a strong reputation for being a major player in business research. Our ranking as a top 20 business research school underscores that distinction,” said School of Management Dean Hasan Pirkul.

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