Although leading US busi­ness schools appear to have weath­ered the reces­sion, there are real ques­tion marks about the sus­tain­ability of less pres­ti­gious US insti­tu­tions, par­tic­u­larly those that are state-​​funded.

Most leading busi­ness schools saw the value of their endow­ment funds fall sharply during the stock market decline in 2008. Among US schools that have fea­tured in the Finan­cial Times Global MBA rank­ings since 2008*, endow­ment funds – sav­ings held in per­pe­tuity which are invested to gain returns – fell by an average of 24 per cent between 2008 and 2010.

 

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