The highest ranked business schools in the United States, as of 2015, include Stanford University, Harvard University, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to U.S. News and World Report. Business schools often have specializations with a different ranking system.
The business school at Stanford University offers courses beyond finance and management, which include emphases on the intersection of government and business with public policy, and public administration courses. It also offers concentrations on business management for athletics, technology and research methodology.
Harvard University provides a master’s degree, doctoral degree and specialized education for current executives and those seeking continued education. This school utilizes a hands-on learning method involving reading and analyzing case studies to apply theory to real-world scenarios. The Wharton School is the oldest business in the United States, and it focuses on traditional business courses as well as methodology and public policy.
The Booth School at the University of Chicago provides both full-time and part-time master’s degree programs in areas such as management, finance, public policy and organizational behavior. The Sloan School of Management focuses on international experiences and allows students to apply classroom theories to solve issues for companies across the globe.