Media rankings are extremely popular and have a substantial impact on business school stakeholders, influencing recruiter behavior, alumni donations, placement, and applicant quality. However, significant research now shows that rankings are primarily indicators of reputation, largely ignoring other meaningful factors associated with educational quality. Given the high-stakes associated with graduate management education, many educators argue that it is time to create an improved rating system based on the essential criteria that constitute academic quality. Join GMAC MERI grant recipients Robert Rubin and Erich Dierdorff as they review and discuss their comprehensive study conducted with the goal of establishing the foundational criteria for academic quality in graduate management education.
ERICH DIERDORFF, Assistant Professor of Management, The Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University
ROBERT RUBIN, Associate Professor of Management, The Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University