Best MBA Programs in the USA

1. Stanford Graduate School of Business - Stanford
In June 2006, the School announced a dramatic change to its curriculum model. The new model, dubbed "The Personalized MBA Education", has four focus points. First, it aims to offer each student a highly customized experience by offering broader menus of course topics and providing personal course-planning mentoring from Stanford Business School faculty advisors. Second, the new program attempts to deepen the school’s intellectual experience through several smaller, high-impact seminars focused on critical analytical thinking. Third, the new program will increase global business education through both new course options and requiring international experience from all students.

 
2. Harvard School of Business MBA
Founded in 1908, HBS started with 59 students. Once it innovated the case method of research and teaching in 1920, HBS ramped up the class size which reached 500 students during the decade. In 1926, the school moved from the Cambridge side of the Charles River to its present location in Allston, hence the custom of faculty and students referring to the rest of Harvard University as "across the river." Women were first admitted to its regular two-year Master in Business Administration program with the Class of 1965.



2. Tuck School of Business Administration - Darmouth
The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration is the graduate business school of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America. Founded in 1900, Tuck is the oldest graduate school of business in the US, and was the first institution to offer master's degrees in the field of business administration. It is one of six Ivy League business schools, and it consistently ranks in the top ten of national business school rankings.
 
4. Booth School of Business - University of Chicago
The program allows students to largely structure their own course of study subject to the constraint of a broad set of requirements. This is in contrast to other top-tier business schools, which impose a cohort or learning team system that includes coursework to be completed in a pre-determined order. The program differentiates itself by allowing students the flexibility to construct a program of study that is tailored to their needs, and can be as broad or deep as they choose. There is only one required course for full-time program students: LEAD (Leadership Effectiveness and Development), which students take in their first quarter. LEAD focuses on the fundamental skills of leadership: motivating people, building relationships, and influencing outcomes. Students in the full time program may earn an International MBA, or IMBA, by studying abroad on exchange with another business school, taking certain electives, and by demonstrating oral proficiency in a second, non-native language.
 
5. Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania 
Wharton School's differentiation lies in its 19 majors, 250+ world-renowned faculty members, 11 academic departments, nearly 200 electives, 24 research centers and initiatives, and a strong alumni network. It has the largest elective offerings[22] and the largest alumni network of any business school.The school offers two paths, an MBA for full-time students and an MBA for executives. Students can elect to pursue double majors or individualized majors. During their first year, all students pursue a required core curriculum that covers traditional management disciplines—finance, marketing, statistics, and strategy—as well as the leadership, ethics, and communication skills needed at senior levels of management. Students pick electives in the second year.
 
6. Darden School of Business - University of Virginia
7. Kellogg Graduate School of Management - Northwestern University
8. Columbia University MBA
9. Johnson School - Cornell University 
10. Yale University MBA
    
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a master's degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated in the United States, emerging from the late 19th century as the country industrialized and companies sought out scientific approaches to management. The core courses in the MBA program are designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc. Students in some MBA programs have the option to select an area of concentration and focus approximately one-third of their studies in this area.

Accreditation bodies exist specifically for MBA programs to ensure consistency and quality of graduate business education, and business schools in many countries offer MBA programs tailored to full-time, part-time, executive, and distance learning students, with specialized concentrations.
 
   
History of MBA

The Tuck School of Business, part of Dartmouth College, was the first graduate school of business in the United States. Founded in 1900, it was the first institution conferring advanced degrees (masters) in the commercial sciences, specifically, a Master of Science in Commerce degree, the forebear of the modern MBA degree.

In 1908, the Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA) at Harvard University was established; it offered the world's first MBA program, with a faculty of 15 plus 33 regular students and 47 special students.

The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business first offered working professionals the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in 1940, and this type of program is offered by most business schools today.

In 1950, the first MBA degrees were awarded outside the United States by The University of Western Ontario in Canada,[1] followed in 1951 with the degree awarded by the University of Pretoria in South Africa. The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi in Pakistan was established in 1955 as the first Asian business school by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1957, INSEAD became the first European business school to offer an MBA program.

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