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EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/  Why Wharton? The Wharton MBA program, so named after the Wharton School of Business, is one of the most selective and competitive programs in the country. Less than 10 percent of students accepted into the University of Pennsylvania get accepted into the MBA program. This is why students are encouraged to look over admissions requirements early and to apply as soon as possible.

College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2017 ranking for the Best MBA Programs:

Both a terminal degree and a professional degree, the MBA challenges students in a variety of business-related areas, such as marketing, finance, human resources, operations, and accounting.

“A career in the business world is often fraught with ups and downs, but one reliable investment business professionals make is earning a Master’s of Business Administration,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “The College Choice ranking is designed to help those interested in deepening their business-related skill set by getting an MBA from an institution recognized both for its academic quality as well as its return on investment.”

College Choice developed the 2017 ranking for the Best MBA Programs using a few key factors, including annual tuition, financial aid, and post-degree career success. This information was researched using a variety of publicly available resources, including, individual school websites, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

The College Choice 2017 ranking for the Best MBA Programs finds the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in the top spot.

The Harvard Business School and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley round out the top three.

Ranked #1 | Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania

Ranked #2 | Harvard Business School
Ranked #3 | Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley

The complete rankings are as follows:

Arizona State University
Boston College
Boston University
Brigham Young University
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University in the City of New York
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Emory University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Indiana University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michigan State University
New York University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Purdue University
Rice University
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Temple University
Texas A & M International University
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Davis
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-San Diego
University of Chicago
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University
Washington University in St Louis
Yale University

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People pursue MBAs for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few:

  • Reason #1: You will meet others like you who have a passion for business, career growth, and strive toward achievement. No matter your personality, you will leave your MBA with life-long friends who will expand your network.
  • Reason #2: You will receive a well-round business education and gain a greater understanding for your skills and passions. The MBA offers the opportunity to grow in areas of business in which you currently need improvement, and reinforce specific skill-sets that are already strong.
  • Reason #3: You will learn to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across departments. During your time in school, you’ll sharpen your pitching skills by crafting papers, emails, and presentations as well as be given the opportunity to learn how different communication skills function within teams and across company divisions.

College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

“At College Choice, we’re here to help you advance your business career by organizing information on the best MBA programs that fit your current professional and financial criteria.”

Contact |  
Christian Amondson, Managing Editor, College Choice
Phone: (541) 255-3801

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