Whether you’re looking to keep track of current affairs, entertaining commentary on sports or news, or just to stare at adorable photos of animals, Twitter has it all.
It’s also the place to keep up with the best business news—all the most respected business schools are on the platform, giving you the low-down on new research, alumni news, and the latest school updates.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a list of the top 20 most-followed schools on Twitter is a very American affair. Though a few European schools still sneak into the top 20, it reads almost identically to an academic ranking, so no prizes for guessing who makes the top five!
Without further ado, here are the most-followed business schools on Twitter, and why you should be following them.
Duke Fuqua has only recently overhauled its MBA program curriculum, and its Twitter feed reflects this quest for innovation and advancement.
Offering insights into community work in the local area of Durham, North Carolina, updates on faculty research, and a wonderful—though infrequent—#doggiesofduke photo, their feed is varied enough to provide something new each day.
19. Virginia Darden School of Business @DardenMBA (30.2k followers)
Though one of the more intermittent tweeters on the list, the account for the Darden School does offer some interesting insights into their MBA program, including highlighting a regular ‘MBA of the week’, where you can see where alumni are finding work post-business school, and how current students are experiencing the program.
Tuck’s feed is firmly in the category of ‘professional and informative’ Twitter accounts. Follow the school for the latest research and opinion pieces from professors, some of which have been featured by the likes of NBC news and Harvard Business Review.
17. NYU Stern School of Business @NYUStern (38.2k followers)
Largely showcasing thought-provoking research pieces from NYU Stern professors, this account is the place to go if you’re looking for interesting thought pieces on politics, popular culture, and technology.
Recent articles include an investigation into Donald Trump’s body language and investigating the market consequences of Tesla’s solar-powered roof tiles—all varied stuff.
16. Georgetown McDonough School of Business @msbgu (42.8k followers)
With a location conveniently close to Washington DC, you’d expect students to get out and about pretty often at McDonough, and you can see exactly what students are getting up to during their MBA journey on the school’s Twitter feed—useful for applicants looking to get an inside look at the program.
Ranked the 15th best business school in Europe by the Financial Times last year, you’d expect this Spanish school’s feed to be full of insightful articles. Follow them for student interviews and highlights from staff research including talks from MBA students at the latest ESADE Tech Talks event.
A heavyweight business school, the Twitter feed of Yale’s Graduate School of Management reflects their status as one of the best research schools in the biz. Follow for talks from Yale alumni and insights into the best of the new school’s new research.
The second-best business school in Europe according to the Financial Times, and a leader in management teaching, HEC Paris’s Twitter feed incorporates the latest research into management and business, providing you with insights into subjects such as blockchain and why robots won’t be replacing teachers just yet.
Providing glimpses into the background of their varied MBA classes, on IESE’s feed you can find personal insights into their students’ journeys through b-school as well as updates from their many campuses.
11. Berkeley Haas School of Business @BerkeleyHaas (67.2k followers)
A school that prides itself on its liberal heritage, you’ll find the same curiosity and questioning of the status quo on their Twitter feed, which is a mix of interesting retweets of business reporters, and updates from students on their top-rated MBA program.
10. Oxford Saïd Business School @OxfordSBS (70.2k followers)
Opening the top-10 is one of the UK’s top research universities. On their feed you can expect a wealth of interesting updates from the world of business and economics.
Having recently launched a range of women’s development programs, Saïd are currently exploring the world of gender inequality in the world of MBAs.
9. INSEAD @INSEAD (75.6k followers)
The only European business in the top-10 outside the UK, you’ll find INSEAD celebrating the best of their global alumni and highlights from INSEAD Knowledge, a partner account showcasing the best of the school’s business and management insights.
8. Columbia Business School @Columbia_Biz (122k followers)
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Columbia recently welcomed a new dean, and you’ll find them exploring the changes to be made on their MBA curriculum as well as offering insights into their MBA program, for instance students’ recent travel to Dar Es Salaam to explore fintech in Africa.
7. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business @ChicagoBooth (145k followers)
A feed certainly more research-focused than anything else, follow Chicago Booth for the most interesting updates from Chicago Booth Review, as well as brief glimpses into how the school is helping local entrepreneurs.
6. London Business School @LBS (163k followers)
With such a high-class faculty, expect plenty of interesting insights from LBS’s Twitter feed—including why organizations should be talking about nature and why stakeholders should have trust in AI.
5. MIT Sloan School of Management @MITSloan (217k followers)
Another feed filled with the best research from this top-class university, follow MIT Sloan for updates on the school’s ever-growing faculty and interviews with alumni, including world-renowned mathematician James Simons.
4. Kellogg School of Management @KelloggSchool (227k followers)
A more student-focused account, Kellogg School of Management’s Twitter feed is there to make your journey to business school easier, with tips for applications and inspirational quotes from their dean, as well as the best in management research.
3. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania @Wharton (282k followers)
A top-five MBA program deserves an interesting Twitter feed, and with a mix of student and alumni stories, business research, and faculty interviews, this is one of the best b-school feeds around.
In the battle of the heavyweight business schools, Harvard is just pipped to the post in the follower count.
Their feed reflects their incredible popularity, though, providing articles about life on their famous MBA program, interviews with some incredible graduates of the school, and the best new research from Harvard Business Review, for instance pieces on current topics like influencer marketing and the traits of successful rebels.
So, the title of most-followed business school on Twitter is grasped by Stanford, the best MBA in the world according to the Financial Times this year. Follow for cutting-edge research—a recent piece explained why hospitals underreport the number of patients they infect—as well as inspiration and updates from the school’s world-renowned faculty.
All information correct as of September 1st 2019.