An article on the site Poets & Quants reports the results of a survey included in The Financial Times’ global ranking of the best MBA programs, which aimed to check which business schools are the most popular.
The survey included 10,986 people at 153 schools and was conducted in September-October 2013. A school’s popularity was calculated by the number of alumni that recommend it (i.e. consider their studies beneficial to themselves and helpful in achieving their goals) and prefer to recruit graduates from their own MBA program.
At the top of the list was Harvard, followed by Stanford, Wharton, LBS, and MIT. Of the 25 top schools in 2014, 19 are U.S. schools. Of the top 100, 51 are in the U.S., 13 in the U.K., 7 in China, and 5 from Canada.