Thank you to the over 180
people who participated in this unscientific poll
conducted in the spring of 2010. Here
are the results.
Question: How much weight do you give rankings in the school selection process?
We will be
the first ones to acknowledge that this poll is not scientific.
For one thing, visitors to our site are more likely to
be aware of our Top MBA Programs book, a
business school guide that is decidedly anti rankings
in its approach. Finally, the wording of the "None. It's 2010. Rankings are obsolete." choice, while intended to give the poll a bit of 'spice,'
certainly could have conveyed some bias as well. (More on this in the reader comments below.)
As you can
see below, we received a
emails on this poll. We love hearing feedback
and sharing it here with others, so please keep them
coming! If you give us a name (or at least initial) and
location, we will likely publish your thoughts.
rankings be obsolete when large magazines publish them
and schools market them?" – N, Connecticut
bad for any lemmings who just automatically go with
whatever rankings someone else decrees." –
most things, the correct answer is somewhere in the
middle of the choices. Rankings are certainly over the
top but they are not obsolete either." – S, Canada
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the results of the previous polls so you can see how
other business school applicants voted on those topics
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