By Poets&Quants
March 26, 2013

Wharton - U. Penn

Wharton - U. Penn Index: 100.0 2012 rank: 1 Total program cost: $171,360 in Philadelphia, $175,678 in San Francisco Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with an initial week-long meeting and a week-long international study seminar Length of program: 24 months Class of 2014: 117 students in Philadelphia, 102 in San Francisco Average age: 34-35 Average years of work experience: 10-11 Average GMAT: 700
Courtesy: The Wharton School

Index: 100.0

2012 rank: 1

Total program cost: $171,360 in Philadelphia, $175,678 in San Francisco

Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with an initial week-long meeting and a week-long international study seminar

Length of program: 24 months

Class of 2014: 117 students in Philadelphia, 102 in San Francisco

Average age: 34-35

Average years of work experience: 10-11

Average GMAT: 700


Booth - Univ. of Chicago

Booth - Univ. of Chicago Index: 97.4 2012 rank: 2 Total program cost: $154,000 Format: Alternate weekends with four week-long residencies, including London and Singapore Length of program: 21 months Class of 2014: 75 students Average age: 36 Average years of work experience: 13
Courtesy: Booth School of Business

Index: 97.4

2012 rank: 2

Total program cost: $154,000

Format: Alternate weekends with four week-long residencies, including London and Singapore

Length of program: 21 months

Class of 2014: 75 students

Average age: 36

Average years of work experience: 13


Northwestern Kellogg

Northwestern Kellogg Index: 96.1 2012 rank: 3 Total program cost: $166,500 Format: Alternating Friday-Sunday or Friday-Saturday classes in Evanston or monthly Thursday-Sunday classes in Miami Length of program: 22 months Class of 2014: 75 students Average age: 37 Average years of work experience: 12
Courtesy: Kellogg School of Management

Index: 96.1

2012 rank: 3

Total program cost: $166,500

Format: Alternating Friday-Sunday or Friday-Saturday classes in Evanston or monthly Thursday-Sunday classes in Miami

Length of program: 22 months

Class of 2014: 75 students

Average age: 37

Average years of work experience: 12


Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School Index: 92.5 2012 rank: 4 Total program cost: $168,480 Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes for 22 months or Saturday only classes for 25 months Class of 2014: 132 students (alternating Friday-Saturdays) Average age: 33 Average years of work experience: 9
Courtesy: Columbia University

Index: 92.5

2012 rank: 4

Total program cost: $168,480

Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes for 22 months or Saturday only classes for 25 months

Class of 2014: 132 students (alternating Friday-Saturdays)

Average age: 33

Average years of work experience: 9


Stern - NYU

Stern - NYU Index: 90.4 2012 rank: 5 Total program cost: $157,000 Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with two global study tours Length of program: 22 months Class of 2014: 60 students Average age: 38 Average years of work experience: 14
Photo: Wally Gobetz/Flickr/CC

Index: 90.4

2012 rank: 5

Total program cost: $157,000

Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with two global study tours

Length of program: 22 months

Class of 2014: 60 students

Average age: 38

Average years of work experience: 14


UCLA - Anderson

UCLA - Anderson Index: 88.8 2012 rank: 6 Total program cost: $129,500 Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with five residential sessions Length of program: 22 months Class of 2014: 75 students Acceptance rate: 57% Average age: 36 Average years of work experience: 13 Average undergraduate GPA: 3.33 Average GMAT: 668
Courtesy: UCLA

Index: 88.8

2012 rank: 6

Total program cost: $129,500

Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with five residential sessions

Length of program: 22 months

Class of 2014: 75 students

Acceptance rate: 57%

Average age: 36

Average years of work experience: 13

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.33

Average GMAT: 668


Univ. of Michigan - Ross

Univ. of Michigan - Ross Index: 88.6 2012 rank: 7 Total program cost: $131,000 (in-state residents), $136,000 (out-of-state) Format: Once a month on Friday and Saturday in Ann Arbor and Los Angeles Length of program: 21 months Class of 2014: 39 students Acceptance rate: 77% Average age: 39 Average years of work experience: 15 Average undergraduate GPA: 3.20
Photo: Tim Wilson/Flickr/CC

Index: 88.6

2012 rank: 7

Total program cost: $131,000 (in-state residents), $136,000 (out-of-state)

Format: Once a month on Friday and Saturday in Ann Arbor and Los Angeles

Length of program: 21 months

Class of 2014: 39 students

Acceptance rate: 77%

Average age: 39

Average years of work experience: 15

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.20


Cornell - Johnson

Cornell University
Photograph by Erik Jaeger—Flickr/CC

Index: 82.6

2012 rank: 8

Total program cost: $157,416

Format: Alternating Saturdays and Sundays, with four one-week residencies in Ithaca

Length of program: 22 months

Class of 2014: 72 students

Average age: 35

Average years of work experience: 12


Univ. of Texas-Austin - McCombs

Univ. of Texas-Austin - McCombs Index: 76.9 2012 rank: 9 Total program cost: $89,250 Format: Alternating Friday and Saturdays, starting with a week-long executive seminar Class of 2014: 66 students Acceptance rate: 64% Average age: 39 Average undergraduate GPA: 3.23
Photo: Kumar Appaiah/Flickr/CC

Index: 76.9

2012 rank: 9

Total program cost: $89,250

Format: Alternating Friday and Saturdays, starting with a week-long executive seminar

Class of 2014: 66 students

Acceptance rate: 64%

Average age: 39

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.23


USC - Marshall

USC - Marshall Index: 72.7 2012 rank: 11 2012 tuition and fees: $114,000 Format: Classes in Los Angeles and San Diego meet bi-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays Length of program: 21 months Acceptance rate: 73% Average age: 37
USC - Marshall Index: 72.7 2012 rank: 11 2012 tuition and fees: $114,000 Format: Classes in Los Angeles and San Diego meet bi-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays Length of program: 21 months Acceptance rate: 73% Average age: 37

Index: 72.7

2012 rank: 11

2012 tuition and fees: $114,000

Format: Classes in Los Angeles and San Diego meet bi-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays

Length of program: 21 months

Acceptance rate: 73%

Average age: 37

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