U. T. Dallas School of Management
Releases Business School Rankings
Based on Faculty Research Productivity

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Again First in 2006 Results

RICHARDSON, Texas (March 10, 2006) – The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) School of Management today released the 2006 results of its ongoing study that ranks the top 100 business schools on the basis of the research productivity of their faculties.

The research rankings of the top five business schools are unchanged from their 2005 positions, both worldwide and in North America. They are the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in first place, followed in order by the Harvard Business School, the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, the Columbia Graduate School of Business and the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

The UTD School of Management ranked 33rd in North America, up from 35th last year, and 36th worldwide, up from 38th in 2005.

“The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings” tracks the publications of business school faculty worldwide since 1990 in 24 leading academic journals, all of which are peer-reviewed. It then ranks the business schools based on the number of articles published in those journals by their faculty members over the last five years.

UTD School of Management Dean Dr. Hasan Pirkul said the rankings should be of interest to not only business school faculties and administrators, but to the general public as well.

“The rankings provide a tool for business school faculties and administrators to benchmark their research productivity against that of their peers,” Pirkul said.

“Also, the results are of interest to students, parents and other stakeholders because 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 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 (CITM) at http://citm.utdallas.edu/utdrankings/.

About the UTD School of Management

Based on publications in the top 24 business journals spanning all areas of business, The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management faculty ranks 33 rd in research productivity nationwide. Financial Times, using a broader set of 40 journals, ranks UTD’s management faculty 32 nd worldwide. Financial Times also ranks The UTD Executive MBA program 46 th in the world and 25 th in the U.S., and U.S. News and World Report ranks the school’s Cohort MBA program among the top 35 at public colleges and universities in the nation. The School of Management is the largest of UTD’s seven schools, with an enrollment of nearly 4,700, of which 2,500 are graduate students.

About UTD

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 nearly 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 UTD, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.