Wharton Retains Lead in Business School Research

UT Dallas Advances in Annual Rankings Based on Faculty Studies Published

March 6, 2008

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania led U.S. and foreign business schools in research productivity in the recently updated UT Dallas School of Management rankings.

Finishing behind Wharton was the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, which repeated its second-place showing at home and abroad.

The UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™ list the top 100 business schools in North America and worldwide on the basis of faculty research productivity over a five-year period.

Dr. Hasan Pirkul

The school has tracked the publications of business school faculty members since 1990 in 24 leading academic journals, all of which are peer-reviewed. The current rankings are based on the number of articles their faculty members have published in those journals from 2003 to 2007.

UT Dallas made strides in this year’s rankings, climbing to No. 20 on the North American list and No. 21 on the worldwide listings. Those numbers represent jumps of more than 10 places from last year, when UT Dallas School of Management was No. 32 in North America and No. 35 worldwide.

The top-ranked business schools on both the North American and worldwide lists were the same this year as last year, with Wharton at the top, followed by the Stern School in second place. The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University came in third, moving up from last year’s fifth-place ranking, while Harvard Business School ranked fourth. The Columbia Graduate School of Business rounded out the top five.

The rankings offer business school faculties and administrators benchmarks to compare their research productivity against that of their peers, according to Dr. Hasan Pirkul, dean of the School of Management.

“Research is an integral part of higher education, and I believe our colleagues appreciate the fact that we have developed a comprehensive database to track research in all areas of business,” Pirkul said.

“What this study shows about our school is that we’re a strong competitor in research,” he said. “That makes it easier to recruit new, young faculty who know that research is important. It also translates into excellence in the classroom since a strong research faculty, by definition, is keeping up with cutting-edge knowledge in their fields.”

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 UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™.

Media contacts: Patricia Schoch, UT Dallas, (972) 883-6298, [email protected]

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