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### Top Business & Management Schools Ranked for 2024

Harvard University was recognized as the leading institution for business and management in 2024 by QS, according to the latest World University Rankings by Subject.

QS has released its rankings of universities worldwide specializing in various subjects, with Harvard maintaining its position as the best university for studying business. The top five universities in this category remain unchanged, with Harvard at the forefront, followed by other prestigious institutions such as , , s, and . Interestingly, despite Stanford’s MBA program surpassing Harvard’s in QS’ rankings, Harvard retained its top spot.

Additionally, [University Name] saw a notable improvement, climbing three places to secure the 10th position globally and being named the top university in Asia for business studies.

For more insights, don’t forget to check out Poets&Quants’ coverage of QS’ 2023 MBA ranking and .

The 2024 Alumni Achievement Award Winners (left to right): Peter O. Crisp (MBA 1960), John B. Hess (MBA 1977), Desiree Rogers (MBA 1985), Gerald W. Schwartz (MBA 1970), and Gwill E. York (MBA 1984). Photo courtesy Susan Young

Harvard Business School Recognizes 5 Graduates with the 2024 Alumni Achievement Award

Harvard Business School has announced the recipients of the 2024 Alumni Achievement Award, the institution’s highest honor bestowed upon distinguished graduates. This prestigious award is presented annually to alumni who demonstrate exceptional leadership in their respective fields, embodying the School’s core values and standards. These outstanding individuals, recognized as role models for graduating students, will be celebrated at the upcoming Commencement ceremony on May 23.

The 2024 awardees include Peter O. Crisp (MBA 1960), co-founder and former managing partner of Venrock Associates; John B. Hess (MBA 1977), CEO of Hess Corporation; Desiree Rogers (MBA 1985), co-owner and CEO of Black Opal LLC; Gerald W. Schwartz (MBA 1970), founder and chairman of Onex Corporation; and Gwill E. York (MBA 1984), founding managing director of Lighthouse Capital Partners.

Dean Srikant Datar of HBS expressed, “The 2024 Alumni Achievement Award recipients exemplify Harvard Business School’s mission, showcasing leadership that positively impacts society. These remarkable individuals have excelled across diverse industries and regions, contributing significantly to their organizations and communities. As inspirational figures for our graduating students, they have demonstrated integrity and passion in navigating complex challenges, reflecting the ethos of HBS graduates to lead with purpose.”

A Southern U.S. Institution Surpasses Ivy League Peers

Baylor University in the U.S. South has garnered attention for its Office of Investments, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, highlighting the university’s endowment performance that outshines most Ivy League universities.

In a remarkable achievement, Baylor’s endowment, which previously ranked 52nd in the NACUBO five-year rankings, now stands as the second-best performer, trailing only Brown University among the Ivy League institutions.

Renee Hanna, the Managing Director of Investments at Baylor, emphasized the team’s competitive spirit and steady leadership that has propelled their success. While surpassing the Ivies was not the primary goal, Hanna credited the institutional knowledge and dedicated team members for their agility and focus.

Hanna’s personal connection to Baylor, having graduated with a finance degree in 2005, underscores the university’s commitment to excellence. Notably, four out of five members of the Investment team are alumni of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.


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