B-School students get some satisfaction … at some schools.

Punch line: Business week releases results on which B-Schools have the most and least satisfied students.

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Excerpted from businessweek’s, “Can’t Get No Satisfaction: The B-School Happiness Index”

Which business schools have the most satisfied students?

That question will in large part determine which schools make it to the top of the list and which are consigned to rankings oblivion.

Student satisfaction counts for 45 percent of the final ranking, while recruiter surveys contribute an additional 45 percent and a review of faculty research adds the final 10 percent.


It’s worth noting how closely student satisfaction tracked with teaching quality and career services this year.

Four of the five schools with the most satisfied students were on our lists of schools with the most highly-rated teachers and career services.

Three of the five programs with the least-satisfied students were on our list of schools with the most poorly rated career services.

Don’t look for the highly ranked MBA programs at Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford to top the list of schools with the most satisfied students.

As a rule, students come to such programs with super-high expectations and, in our surveys, are generally reluctant to give them the highest marks.

But the elite programs get their revenge in other ways: Recruiters love them.

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