Please help improve my understanding of rankings of management departments.
I have taken a first pass by using UTD's ranking based on research productivity in the following journals between 2010-2019: AOMjournal, ManSci, AOMreview, Admin Sci Quarterly, OrgSci, SMJ. I have a number of questions related to this ranking:
1. Does this ranking align with your own perceptions of relative department quality?
2. UTD's list of top 20 departments includes many places with non-top 20 MBAs. For example, USC, Penn State, Toronto are all top 10 in the UTD list. They outrank Stanford, Columbia, and Northwestern. Why doesn't faculty productivity align with MBA rankings? Do Stanford, Columbia, and Northwestern just not have faculty who are active in management scholarship?
3. Does the UTD ranking align well with phd program quality and job market placements in management academia? i.e., should management/strategy/ob phds from USC, Penn State, Toronto expect similar or better job market prospects than graduates of similar fields from Stanford, Columbia, and Northwestern?
I am ultimately trying to get a sense for how people perceive these different departments. I would appreciate any comments that would help me add some context to the UTD rankings.
||Harvard Business School
||University of Michigan Ross
||New York University Stern
||University of Minnesota Carlson
||University of Toronto Rotman
||Penn State University Smeal
||Maryland Robert H. Smith
||Stanford University GSB
||London Business School
||UT Austin McCombs
||Duke University Fuqua
||Columbia Business School
||Arizona State W.P. Carey
||Washington University Olin
||UT Dallas Naveen Jindal