Bloomberg Businessweek has released their 2012 top business school rankings and Babson is ranked 42 among the 63 best business schools ranked.

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Bloomberg Businessweek has released their 2012 top business school rankings​ and Babson is ranked 42 among the 63 best business schools ranked.  The ranking reflects the positive feedback received from students about their Babson experience and from recruiters who hire Babson graduates.

In addition, Babson was highly evaluated by its students for its focus on critical thinking and leadership skills. These skills are integral components of Babson’s unique curriculum which focuses on developing entrepreneurial leaders.

The five schools immediately preceding Babson were Washington (Foster), Pennsylvania State (Smeal), Boston University, Illinois Urbana and Purdue University. The five that follow Babson are University of California Irvine, Wake Forest, Thunderbird, Texas and Boston College.

“It is clear that the MBA market is a different place than it was two years ago, when the last full-time program ranking took place. Yet despite those changes, our graduates are leveraging the skills and entrepreneurial mindset as the differentiator they earned during their Babson MBA experience to build momentum in the marketplace.” said Graduate School Dean Dennis Hanno. “This ranking reflects student and employer feedback and we are proud that they value us in the top 50 business schools in the U.S.”

The Student Survey Rank and the Employer Survey Rank is based on three surveys of MBA grads and recruiters respectively (2012, 2010, and 2008). For more information on the full ranking including methodology, visit Bloomberg Businessweek’s methodology web page.

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By Barbara Spies Blair, , 781-239-4621 | 11/15/2012 06:00