How would you appraise the business program’s efforts to bring you into contact with practicing professionals, including your school’s alumni network, in the business community?
Now, perhaps more than ever, connections are crucial to landing the first job. Getting face-time with current practicing professionals — especially alumni — is incredibly important. Don’t believe it? Ask one of the schools on this year’s ranking if it’s created any new career treks recently for that reason. The country’s best business schools are always looking for new and unique ways to connect current students with alums in desirable careers. This year, Georgetown University earned the highest marks in this category with a 9.53. The Wharton School followed with a 9.50 and Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business rounded out the top three with a 9.49 average. Georgetown’s score was slightly lower than last year’s leader, Notre Dame, which scored a 9.54. In 2020, Bucknell led with a score of 9.63. Notre Dame also led the category in 2019 with a 9.58 and in 2018, Virginia’s McIntire led all schools with a 9.46.
Overall, the average score across all schools was 8.41, up slightly from last year’s average of 8.40. It is, however, down from 2020’s average of 8.46 and down even more from the 8.57 average in 2019.