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MIT Sloan remains No. 1 on US News list for information systems and production/operations

MIT Sloan defended its title as the top American business school for information systems and production/operations, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 graduate school rankings.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based business school also held on to its second- and third-place rankings for supply chain/logistics and entrepreneurship specialties.

The complete 2020 rankings can be found on the U.S. News site.

Specialty rankings were based on ratings from MBA school deans and directors, according to U.S. News. The deans and directors nominated up to 15 programs for excellence in each area.

The U.S. News ranking isn’t the only place where MIT Sloan’s specialties have been recognized in the past year. Zeynep Ton, an adjunct associate professor of operations management, was named one of the 20 winners of 2018’s “Ideas Worth Teaching” awards by the Aspen Institute for her course “Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery.”

Among the school’s research highlights of 2018, Greg Distelhorst, a professor of global economics and management, created a how-to list on looking out for supply chain blindspots. And Jackson Lu, an assistant professor of work and organization studies, researched the way relationships can impact entrepreneurship.

A year’s worth of progress

MIT Sloan climbed two spots in the overall Best Business School ranking to tie at third alongside Harvard University and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

According to the ranking summary, MIT Sloan increased its rate of employment at graduation to 86 percent of 2018 graduates. The average base salary for the MIT Sloan MBA class of ’18 was about $135,000.

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