U.S. News & World Report has just released its 2013 ranking of full-time MBA programs, placing Harvard University in No. 1 position nationally (tied with Stanford University). The ranking of full-time MBA programs is based on a variety of factors, including peer assessment, recruiter assessment, mean starting salary and bonuses for graduates, graduate employment rates, and admissions selectivity.

The Full-time MBA Program at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business is ranked 24th, up from 25th last year, marking the sixth consecutive year that the program landed in the top 25. The program is also listed 12th for International Business, up from 15th the past two years.

The Notre Dame MBA, located in the Mendoza College of Business, is one of the “most improved” schools in the ranking for moving from a tie for 37th to the 25th position.

The Wake Forest University Schools of Business Full-time MBA program moved up three places to 44th overall out of 441 eligible programs. Employment at graduation, recruiter assessment, starting salary, and selectivity were among the categories in which Wake Forest improved in the rankings over last year.

* Suggested Reading: Financial Times MBA Ranking 2012
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek