Evaluate Schools

10 Articles

What’s important to you in a program? What should you consider when evaluating schools? Learn which elements of a school or program to take into consideration during the evaluation process, along with tips and advice from admissions directors, faculty, and students just like you.

User's Guide to Full-Time MBA Rankings

What goes into the methodologies of the five major business school rankings, distinctive aspects of each, and other useful ranking information.

Learn More

Students listening

Interactive Quiz: Should I Change Universities for My Master's Degree?

Changing universities for a master’s degree provides you with a new experience and can broaden your network but staying at your current institution can have some advantages as well.

Learn More

Susan Cates

How Do I Find the Best School For Me?

Nothing compares to personally visiting a school to get a sense of the culture, but it’s still helpful to get advice from students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Watch the Video

Why Accreditation Matters

Accreditation is a symbol of excellence recognized worldwide by students, educators, and employers. 

Learn More

Review the Curriculum and Registration Process

A graduate business school’s curriculum and registration process will provide a solid understanding of that program’s approach to education.

Learn More

Consider Faculty and Teaching Methods

Graduate business programs tend to emphasize either research productivity or teaching quality, which will determine faculty make-up and your academic experience.

Learn More

Talk to Admissions Staff

For the best information about a school’s programs, curriculum, faculty, learning environment, campus services, and student body, turn to their admissions staff.

Learn More

Seek Advice From Colleagues, Students, and Alumni

Learn more about specific schools and earning a graduate business degree by talking to human resources staff and industry professionals, as well as colleagues.

Learn More

Mariel Furlong

Consider a School's Alumni Network

While location, cost, and reputation are important, hear why recent graduate Mariel Furlong considers the alumni network even more valuable during and after business school.

Watch the Video

Rate School Rankings

School rankings might give you a quick snapshot of a program, but as they vary in methodology and quality, they are not the best way to evaluate a school.

Learn More

OK