Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Reversal of fortune
The business school at UNC-Chapel Hill is displeased with a magazine's rankings. The Kenan-Flagler Business School, which usually places well in such lists, isn't among "50 Best Business Schools for Getting Hired" as listed by Fortune.com.

The university has good reason to be upset, as Fortune's list seems to have mingled data from UNC-CH with that of its rival, N.C. State University. The NCSU School of Management placed 25th. Here's what the consulting company that helped Fortune put the list together says:
We pride ourselves on our content and are looking into possible inaccuracies that have recently been brought to our attention.
Perhaps this is a lesson about putting too much time, faith and energy into these rankings of colleges, places to live, etc. If magazines and newspapers insist on researching and reporting such lists or writing about those created by others, they should carefully examine the methods and disclose possible shortcomings to readers.
posted by Andy Bechtel at 10:04 AM | Permalink |