Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 2, 2010
Over the years, Bloomberg Businessweek has been criticized for a lack of transparency concerning our ranking methodology. So in an effort to be responsive to those complaints, we recently made a change to the interactive tables we published on Nov. 11, as part of our ranking of full-time MBA programs.
The changes are in both the U.S. table and the International table. If you click on the links you’ll notice a new column of data, labeled “Index Number.” The index number represents the sum total of all the factors used to calculate the final ranking. To make it easier to understand, we’ve standardized this number, which means that the No. 1 school will always have an index number of 100 and all lower-ranked schools will have a proportionally lower index number. Continue Reading