Columbia Business School ranks No. 3 in the October 15 Forbes survey of MBA programs. Forbes also ranks Columbia Business School No. 1 for salaries, as measured by the class of 1996’s income in the year 2000. The biannual survey focuses on return on investment with compensation data compiled from the class of 1996.
The issue also includes an in-depth profile of Columbia Business School’s Class of 1969, “The Whiz Kids,” who are singled out as one of the most successful classes to ever graduate from a business school. Forbes profiled several ’69 Columbia Business School graduates including Henry Kravis, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; Erskine Bowles, partner at Forstmann, Little; Max Chapman, chairman of Gardner Capital Management; and J. T. Battenberg, chief executive of Delphi Automotive Systems — all of whom have achieved remarkable success as financiers, entrepreneurs and chief executives.
Following are the top ten schools in the Forbes 2001 MBA ranking:
2. Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4. Dartmouth (Tuck)
7. Cornell (Johnson)
8. MIT (Sloan)
9. Northwestern (Kellogg)
2000 Salary Ranking for the Class of 1996:
3. Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4. MIT (Sloan)