Business School Research Productivity
Rankings Put Wharton on Top

Stern Pushes Harvard Back; UT Dallas Ranks Fifth in Information Systems

March 27, 2007

An annual study ranking the top 100 business schools on the basis of research productivity places the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania atop the list for the third straight year.

The study, released by the School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas today, ranked the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University second, ahead of the Harvard Business School, which occupied that position last year.  Harvard came in third and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago fourth.  The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University rounded out the top five.  This is the first year both the University of Chicago and Duke were ranked among the top schools.

In the overall rankings, which look at all fields of business, the UT Dallas School of Management ranks 32nd in North America, up from 33rd last year, and 35th worldwide, up from 36th in 2006.  In the fields of Information Systems and Operations Management, the UT Dallas School of Management ranks in the top 10, coming in fifth in Information Systems and seventh in Operations Management.

The UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings tracks the publications of business school faculty worldwide in 24 leading academic journals, all of which are peer-reviewed.  The study, which has been on going since 1990, then ranks business schools based on the number of articles published in those journals by their faculty members over the last five years.  The rankings are weighted by the number of co-authors for each article.

Business research gained broader public attention in recent years, and business schools are now seeking ways to make their findings available to as widely as possible.  An article in the March/April 2007 issue of BizEd, a magazine published by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, addressed the issue of ranking business schools’ research activities, quoting UT Dallas School of Management Dean Hasan Pirkul, Ph.D., at length.

In the article “Where Does Your Research Rank?” Pirkul said that more and more business schools are making “research a central part of their mission statements.”  Resources such as the UT Dallas Top 100 allow business schools to “measure their progress against other research institutions and showcase and disseminate their faculty’s work in a central, accessible and increasingly visible public forum,” he said.

In the past, Pirkul has emphasized that results of the research rankings should also be of interest to students, parents and other stakeholders in a school.  “Research is an integral part of the work of institutions of higher education, and faculty research plays an important role in providing students with the most advanced educational experience,” he said.

For a complete listing of the most recent research productivity rankings of both the top 100 North American business schools and the top 100 business schools worldwide, visit the website of the school’s Center for Information Technology and Management at

About the School of Management

The School of Management is the largest of UT Dallas’ seven schools, with an enrollment of nearly 4,700, of which 2,500 are graduate students.  Faculty in the school rank 32nd in research productivity nationwide, based on publications in the top 24 business journals spanning all areas of business.  Financial Times, using a broader set of 40 journals, ranks UT Dallas’ management faculty 30th worldwide.  Financial Times also ranks the university’s Executive MBA program 48th in the world and 22nd in the U.S, and U.S. News and World Report lists UT Dallas’ fulltime Cohort MBA program 54th nationwide and 25th at public colleges and universities in the United States. 

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the university’s website at

Contact Patricia Schoch, UT Dallas, (972) 883-6298, [email protected]

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