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Table: The Top 20


Rankings were determined by a BusinessWeek online survey sent to 514 companies, 210 (41%) of which responded. Companies indicated familiarity with both university and private-sector providers and ranked them in order of preference. A No.1 ranking was assigned 10 points, No.2 nine points, etc. To compute the rankings, the mean scores were multiplied by the number of companies ranking them and divided by the number of companies that indicated familiarity. Schools ranked too infrequently by companies were disqualified.

Rank

Provider/ Location 2000-2001 Revenue (millions) 5-yr. Growth (%) Open Programs Offered % female in open programs % custom programs*

1 Harvard Boston $91.0** 122%** 47 20% 30%**

New programs in China and Egypt; links with Stanford for custom and Web-based work.

2 INSEAD France/Singapore 47.7 NA 41 15 50**

Tops in global business; exec ed alums have access to new materials on the Net.

3 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. 28.6 61 50 29 16

Offers 30 programs in Hong Kong and Singapore and a supply-chain course on the Web; tops in HR.

4 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. 16.0 300 19 16 15

No. 2 behind Harvard in innovation and entrepreneurship; programs for nonprofit leaders.

5

Pennsylvania (Wharton) Philadelphia 43.0 72 43 25 37

Gains global business strength from new INSEAD partnership; tops in accounting.

6 Northwestern (Kellogg) Evanston, Ill. 30.0 67 31 23 50

New dean considers offering more company-specific mini-MBA programs; No. 1 in marketing.

7 London Business School London 28.6 154 24 22 47

Strong in accounting, global business, and HR; corporate users include IBM and ExxonMobil.

8 IMD Lausanne, Switzerland 46.3 93 21 11 48

Opening a $15.4 million exec ed center next April; will Webcast to partners in 2002.

9 Columbia New York 18.3 79 23 21 30

Offering new exec programs with London Business School, one in Tokyo with Sumitomo.

10 IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL Barcelona 24.0 176 76 24 42

Programs in Spanish or English, tops in custom ranking; strong ties to Boeing and Telef??ica.

11 Virginia (Darden) Charlottesville, Va. 22.0 75 23 21 63

Plans more programs in northern Va.; shortening senior-level exec program to four weeks.

12 DUKE/Duke Corp. Ed. (Fuqua) Durham, N.C. 15.0 58 5 23 80

Custom work handled by for-profit Duke Corp. Ed.; new open program on creative leadership.

13 Center for Creative Leadership Greensboro, N.C. 49.0 32 13 34 51

No. 1 for leadership with flagship program offered 126 times a year worldwide; No. 4 in custom programs.

14 MIT (Sloan) Cambridge, Mass. 10.4 352 16 15 40

Best in e-commerce; new courses on supply-chain management and Internet business; No. 1 in IT.

15 Cranfield Cranfield, England 23.7 86 111 23 63

Offering strategy program with Duke; some courses take lessons from Shakespeare.

16 Thunderbird Glendale, Ariz. 12.8 100 55 30 52

No. 4 in global business; new facility in Archamps, France, to be completed in mid-2002.

17 Dartmouth (Tuck) Hanover, N.H. 5.5 199 10 29 11

Exploring partnerships with non-B-schools for custom work; offers programs for minorities.

18 UNC (Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill, N.C. 7.9 70 17 45 70

Partners with N.C.-neighbor Center for Creative Leadership to deliver company-specific leadership programs.

19 UCLA (Anderson) Los Angeles 8.0 33 35 30 40

Leadership seminars for women, African Americans, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual managers.

20 Chicago Chicago 10.2 1,033 25 26 19

From zero to 25 open programs in five years; courses offered in Chicago, Barcelona, and Singapore.

*Percent of total revenue

**BusinessWeek estimate

Data: BusinessWeek, Cambria Consulting

Research by Brian Hindo, Mica Schneider, Jennifer Merritt, Jessica Loudon


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