The U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Northwestern University (Kellogg), Duke University (Fuqua) and Columbia University as having the best executive MBA programs as of 2015. It ranks New York University (Stern) and Northwestern University as having among the best part-time MBA programs.
Among the factors the U.S. News and World Report utilizes to rank U.S. MBA programs are peer assessment scores, recruiter assessment scores, employment rates for MBA graduates, the mean starting salary and bonus for graduates, and the mean undergraduate GPA.
The Booth School of Business at University of Chicago provides business specializations in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance and other fields. As of 2015, 87.4 percent of full-time program graduates had employment. The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania includes accounting, actuarial science, e-commerce, economics and entrepreneurship among its concentrations. There was an 84.3-percent employment rate of graduates of the full-time program. Human resources management, international business, marketing, not-for-profit management and production/operations management are among the specializations students can choose for the business program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
The U.S. News and World Report also ranks MBA programs based on concentrations such as accounting, finance, information systems, entrepreneurship and marketing.