2021 Curriculum Benchmarking Survey Results

On behalf of the MBA Roundtable thank you for your participation in our bi-annual Curriculum Benchmarking Survey. We are pleased to send you the results of our recent survey.  

More than 300 graduate business programs from 104 business schools shared details of their graduate business school curriculum across 48 areas of study and provided insight into the student’s experience. The graduate business schools responding to the biennial survey serve more than 80,000 students with 809 graduate business degree programs. The students are instructed by 6,736 FTE faculty. 

Some highlights in the results:

  • Faculty Committees Most Often Are Curriculum Decision Makers

  • The Business School Student To Faculty Ratio Is 14 To 1, On Average

  • One Out Of Six Programs Require Students To Complete A Concentration Or Specialization

  • 69 Percent Of The Curriculum Is Required, On Average; The Average Class Size For Required A Course Is 34 Students

  • Two Out Of Three Programs Require A Capstone Course Or Project

Click here to download the survey report

How to order your custom benchmarking report:

As a benefit to our survey respondents who completed individual program information (not just school level data), each participating institution is allowed to order a custom benchmarking report. Custom benchmarking reports are free for MBA Roundtable members and $250 (USD) for non-members. Members will need their member login credentials to receive their free report.

To order your custom benchmarking report, you must select five (5) or more schools. We recommend that you look at the list of participating schools in the survey report and choose your schools before you place your order.

Click here to order your custom benchmarking report.

The deadline to request a custom benchmarking report is January 28, 2022.

Thank you again for your participation in our survey.  Watch you email for an upcoming webinar discussing the results of our 2021 Curriculum Benchmarking Survey. For questions about this survey or on how to order your custom benchmarking report, please email jeff@mbaroundtable.org.