N.J. university among Top 25 business schools in the Americas by the Financial Times

The Financial Times released a ranking of the Top 25 business schools in the Americas, with a New Jersey school making the cut.

The Rutgers Business School ranked No. 24 overall.

The Financial Times said it ranked the schools based on performance in its other rankings, including: full-time global MBA ranking, executive MBA ranking and open-enrollment and customized program rankings. The schools were then groped based on global regions.

In the Big Ten, Rutgers ranked No. 3 tied with Maryland and behind Michigan and Northwestern.

“There are success stories in business education in the Americas, despite the difficult U.S. market for full-time two-year MBA programs. The winners are those that follow the business rule that it always helps to be alert to changes in a market and adapt to the inevitable shifts in consumer tastes,” according to the Financial Times.

Lei Lei, dean of the Rutgers Business School, said the ranking reinforce the idea that “public business schools have an immense impact on the future workforce.”

“We are working hard to stay ahead of the trends in business education,” Lei said. “From our focus on constantly innovating our curriculum with the help of alumni and corporate partners in our Executive MBA and Full-Time MBA programs, to our efforts to extend the currency of a Rutgers Business School degree with lifelong learning opportunities through our Executive Education programs, we are a partner with our students and alumni their entire lives.”

Here are the Top 10 business schools in the Americas, according to the Financial Times:

10. Harvard Business School;
9. Stanford Graduate Schools of Business;
8. Washington University: Olin;
7. Duke University: Fuqua/Duke Corporate Education;
6. UCLA: Anderson;
4 (tie). University of Michigan: Ross;
4 (tie). University of Chicago: Booth;
3. Columbia Business School;
2. MIT: Sloan;
1. University of Pennsylvania: Wharton.