Production / Operations

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Business Schools

Production and operations management involves lessons in supply chain management, quality control and manufacturing. Graduates may become managers or consultants. These are the top business schools for production/operations MBAs.

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Rankings Overall Business School Program Data
Rank School name Tuition Enrollment (full-time) Average GMAT score (full-time) Acceptance rate (full-time) Full-time graduates employed at graduation Average starting salary and bonus Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation Peer assessment score (out of 5) Recruiter assessment score (out of 5)
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Cambridge, MA

$61,152 per year (full-time) 819
#2 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

Pittsburgh, PA

$56,768 per year (full-time) 423
#3 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Philadelphia, PA

$59,736 per year (full-time) 1,677
#4 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor (Ross)

Ann Arbor, MI

$52,200 per year (in-state, full-time); $57,200 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 941
#5 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$59,550 per year (full-time) 809
#6 Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Evanston, IL

$59,085 per year (full-time) 1,148
#7 Purdue University—​West Lafayette (Krannert)

West Lafayette, IN

$22,409 per year (in-state, full-time); $42,174 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 230
#8 Columbia University

New York, NY

$60,720 per year (full-time) 1,279
#8 Harvard University

Boston, MA

$56,175 per year (full-time) 1,851
#10 Indiana University—​Bloomington (Kelley)

Bloomington, IN

$24,984 per year (in-state, full-time); $44,460 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 392
#11 University of Texas—​Austin (McCombs)

Austin, TX

$33,298 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,832 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 511