U of C Tops Northwestern in Business Grad School Rankings

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Two Illinois business schools swapped spots in this year's U.S. News & World Report ranking of best graduate schools in the country.

The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business moved up to No. 4 from last year's sixth place, and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management moved down to No. 6 from fourth.

Both schools were topped by Harvard University, Stanford University and the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, which all tied for the No. 1 spot. The Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked fifth after tying for fourth last year.

Chicago's part-time MBA programs also were noted in the list, published Tuesday.

"The Haas School of Business at University of California—Berkeley, Chicago's Booth School of Business and Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management again came in at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively."

As for the best online graduate business programs, the top spot went to Indiana University—​Bloomington (Kelley).

See the full rankings here.

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