Jan 11, 2017 07:11 AM EST

Top Business Schools In The US

If you are looking to advance and gain more knowledge in the field of business, then here are the five best business schools as compiled by Forbes. 

1. Stanford Graduate School of Business
Forbes ranked Stanford as the best business school in the country. It is highly competitive with only a reported 7% of applicants getting accepted.

The school offers both on and off campus programs (i.e. online courses). According to Forbes, Stanford students are required to gain experience abroad, which is something unique to the university.

2. Harvard Business School
At second in the list of best business schools, Harvard boasts a unique education experience and teaching style. They are most known for their case method courses, FIELD projects and multimedia simulations.

These approaches allow for students to learn from real, practical examples. It is what is behind the transformative and intense experience in Harvard.

3. Kellog School of Management (Northwestern University)

Similar to Harvard, Kellog also has a distinct teaching approach in thought leadership. According to its official website, 93% of full-time graduates receive employment offers within three months after graduation.

12.8% eventually go to work abroad, with the rest remaining in the country. In addition, the median salary is $125,000 while the median sign on bonus is at $25,000.

4. Columbia Business School

Columbia ranks fourth on Forbes’ list and the website writes that it is well known for its Finance and Economics department with those two being the school’s largest divisions.

Graduates have a median base salary of $119,400. The median signing bonus is at $25,000.

5. Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth College)

At fifth, Tuck is the best business school if you want to specialize in consulting. For instance, freshmen students are required to consult with firms as a project.

They may even consult for companies abroad if they opt to take the elective known as OnSite Global Consulting. The acceptance rate at Tuck is 22%.

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