One of the things that have driven this country forward and that will continue to do so for centuries to come is the American entrepreneurial spirit. Of course, in order for American business minds to thrive, there is a great need for stellar education.
Luckily for anyone who wishes to really sink their teeth into the world of business, American cities and universities are home to some of the world’s greatest business schools. In fact, apart from a few exceptions in Europe and Asia, the United States provides the world with the absolute best business schools.
Today, we will dig a bit deeper than that and try to find out which of the renowned American business schools are truly the crème de la crème.
The first business school in the United States to grant an MBA program, one of the most revolutionary educational organizations in the country and one that changed how the U.S. do business is definitely Harvard Business School. It is ranked as the best business school in the United States by pretty much everyone and it is also considered one of the best two or three business schools in the world.
Many ministers and heads of state from around the world went to HBS, as well as innumerable CEOs of the world’s largest companies, banks, and financial organizations. More than twenty of HBS’ alumni and professors won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
Quite simply put, Harvard Business School is the finest business school in the country.
Yale University decided to truly pursue excellence in business education sometime in the 1950s and by the mid-1970s, the Yale School of Organization and Management was born, offering MPPM degrees to students from all over the world. Toward the end of the 20th century, the school changed its name to Yale School of Management and began offering MBAs.
Yale School of Management is famous for its many research centers and programs, including The Center for Customer Insights, The China India Insights Program, The Initiative on Leadership and Organization, as well as The Yale Program on Financial Stability, which often welcomes panel participants like former Secretaries of the Treasury and other leading financial minds in the country.
Another business school we mustn’t fail to mention is the Stanford Graduate School of Business, also known simply as Stanford Business School. The school was founded in 1925 and over the years, it has maintained a certain level that has made it one of the leading business schools not only in the U.S. but the entire world.
At the moment, for example, its faculty includes 3 Nobel Prize winners, 15 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and two recipients of the John Bates Clark Award. The founders of Atari, Nike, Sun Microsystems as well as a number of U.S. Secretaries of Commerce all went to Stanford Business School.
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, usually called simply Wharton, is the oldest business school in the country, founded in 1881. Over the course of the centuries, Wharton has honed their programs to such levels that its MBA program is ranked the best in the world by Business Insider while both Forbes and U.S. News & World Report think the same of their undergraduate program.
Among the people who graduated from Wharton, you will find Donald Trump (Rep. nominee for POTUS), John Sculley (PepsiCo, Apple, and Zeta Interactive), Elon Musk (Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX), Lewis E. Platt (Boeing) and many, many others.
The U.S. boasts many other top notch business schools, such as the MIT Sloan School of Management, The Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, and the Walter A. Haas School of Business.
These schools may be difficult to get into and the tuitions might be astronomical, but with a degree from any of these, you are pretty much set for life.