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Ross Scores High Rankings Again

10/22/2009 --

School nets top marks from Aspen Institute, Princeton Review, and more.

ANN ARBOR, MICH. — The Ross School recently hit the top 10 in a variety of rankings ranging from sustainability to leadership development.

For starters, Ross is the best business school in the United States for integrating environmental, social, and ethical issues into its MBA program, according to the Aspen Institute's 2009-10 Beyond Grey Pinstripes report. The biennial survey and ranking of business schools placed Ross at No. 2 overall. The Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto is ranked No. 1 in this year's survey. Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, which was ranked No. 1 in 2007, is ranked No. 4 this year. [See complete story.]

Meanwhile, The Princeton Review has ranked Ross No. 1 for career prospects for graduates in its "The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition." The rating measures "the confidence students have in their school's ability to lead them to fruitful employment opportunities, as well as the school's own record of having done so. Factors include comments from student surveys, assessing the efforts of the placement office, the quality of recruiting companies, level of preparation, and opportunities for off-campus projects, internships and mentorships." According to the Princeton Review, "the University of Michigan is home to a 'powerful and active alumni movement,' meaning that MBA graduates have exceptional access to career opportunities." [See complete story.]

In other rankings, Leadership Excellence magazine has chosen Ross as its top business school for leadership development [see complete story], and Ross professor C.K. Prahalad once again tops CrainerDearlove's "Thinkers 50" list of the Most Influential Business Thinkers. In 2007, Prahalad also placed No. 1 on the biennial ranking of the Top 50 management thought leaders worldwide. [See complete story.] Prahalad is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking book, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid (Wharton School Publishing).



For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847, bernied@umich.edu