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Kellogg Ranked No. 1 Again by BusinessWeek

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October 11, 2004
Kellogg students celebrating ranking

Kellogg students celebrate the No. 1 ranking. Photo by Nathan Mandell

The Kellogg School of Management has been ranked the No.1 graduate school of business in the United States again by BusinessWeek magazine.

The honor, announced Thursday (Oct.  7), is reported in the Oct. 18 issue of the magazine.

Two days earlier, the Kellogg School was ranked the No. 1 MBA school in the world for the third year in a row by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

The BusinessWeek rankings were broadcast live onto a big screen in the Donald P. Jacobs Center. Students erupted into cheers when the Kellogg School was named No. 1 and celebrated with a champagne toast.

Since the biennial BusinessWeek survey began in 1988, the Kellogg School has been ranked No. 1 a record five times -- an honor achieved more often than any other business school. The BusinessWeek survey ranked the Kellogg School No. 1 in 1988, 1990, 1992, 2002 and 2004; No. 2 in 2000, 1998 and 1994; and No. 3 in 1996.

The magazine notes, “The balance between an in-depth academic experience and a welcoming culture is what once again put Kellogg at the top.”

“These rankings are simply two measurements in the many that reflect the Kellogg School’s excellence,” said Dipak C. Jain, dean of the Kellogg School of Management. “We have always placed special emphasis on creating a unique student experience and on delivering a world-class curriculum.”

“Our holistic approach to the MBA encourages a culture of balanced excellence among our distinguished faculty, students, alumni, recruiters and corporate partners and we are extremely proud of these strong partnerships.”

Armed with feedback solicited from partners around the globe, the Kellogg School has implemented changes to its curriculum to ensure an academic experience based on “action-learning.” The Kellogg curriculum offers a strong focus on the fundamentals of management concepts and provides real-time problem solving opportunities in partnership with companies worldwide.

In addition to the curriculum changes, Jain and the Kellogg School’s faculty have created resources and opportunities for students to enhance their leadership skills and worked to enhance the global reach of Kellogg, to reinvigorate the Kellogg School’s extensive alumni network and continue to build strong relations with blue chip organizations within the corporate and the government sector.

The BusinessWeek biennial survey is based on corporate recruiter and student feedback and provides a comprehensive analysis of the top-30 business schools in the country. The survey identifies schools that have made significant strides in improving their curriculum and student services from career counseling to administrative responsiveness. Additional information about the BusinessWeek survey, including school profiles, is available at businessweek.com/bschools/index.html.

Rounding out the top five schools in the BusinessWeek survey were the University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School.

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