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Darden School ranks second on list of top business schools

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The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has been ranked No. 2 in the world by The Economist magazine.

The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business was No. 1 in the annual global ranking of the top 100 full-time, international MBA programs.

Darden’s No. 2 ranking is the highest spot in its history. The school was third last year.

In addition to its high overall ranking, Darden also scored well in categories used to evaluate each school.

Darden was No. 1 for “personal development and education experience,” second in “student rating of faculty” and fifth in “opens new career opportunities."

To compile the list, The Economist surveys students and alumni and collects data from the business schools. The magazine evaluates career services, job placement, faculty and student quality and diversity, recruiter diversity, and salary changes from before to after graduation. The data collected from business schools also include the number of international students, registered alumni and active alumni branches or chapters.

Here is a rundown of the top 10 schools on the list:

1.      University of Chicago: Booth School of Business
2.      University of Virginia: Darden School of Business
3.      Dartmouth College: Tuck School of Business
4.      Harvard Business School
5.      HEC School of Management, Paris
6.      University of California at Berkeley: Haas School of Business
7.      Northwestern University: Kellogg School of Management
8.      INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
9.      UCLA Anderson School of  Management
10.  University of Pennsylvania: Wharton School

Six other schools in neighboring states and the District of Columbia also made the list:

20. Duke University: Fuqua School of Business
33. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Kenan-Flagler Business School
36. Vanderbilt University: Owen Graduate School of Management
40. Georgetown University: Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
42. University of Maryland: Robert H. Smith School of Business
81. George Washington University School of Business

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