Sakai Does Its Business

I’ve been wondering how Sakai fares among professional schools in the USA, so as a first experiment, I grabbed the top 25 business schools in 2009 as per US News & World Report and did some research.

Given how business schools have the reputation of hewing to proprietary systems and going their own way, I was surprised by Sakai’s strong showing. 3 of the the top 10 business schools use Sakai as their primary online learning system. At least 6 out of the top 25 schools either already use Sakai as their primary system or soon will. I also know that at least 9 other schools in this list are either actively investigating Sakai or have some impetus to adopt Sakai.

I’m still collecting information from a couple of campuses and I welcome your comments. If you know the priamry online learning system for any of the schools not accounted for yet here, leave a comment below or contact me and I’ll update the list.

Online Learning Systems at the Top 25 USA Business Schools

updated 26 January 2010

Institution Location Online Learning System
1. Harvard University Boston, MA  
2. Stanford University Stanford, CA Sakai
3. Northwestern University (Kellogg) Evanston, IL  
4. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) Philadelphia, PA  
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) Cambridge, MA  
6. University of Chicago (Booth) Chicago, IL  
7. University of California-Berkeley (Haas) Berkeley, CA Sakai
8. Dartmouth College (Tuck) Hanover, NH  
9. Columbia University New York, NY  
10. Yale University New Haven, CT Sakai
11. New York University (Stern) New York, NY Blackboard
12. Duke University (Fuqua) Durham, NC Home-grown
13. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross) Ann Arbor, MI Sakai, among others
14. University of California-Los Angeles (Anderson) Los Angeles, CA  
15. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) Pittsburgh, PA  
16. University of Virginia (Darden) Charlottesville, VA moving to Sakai Summer 2010
17. Cornell University (Johnson) Ithaca, NY  
18. University of Texas-Austin (McCombs) Austin, TX  
19. Georgetown University (McDonough) Washington, DC  
20. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill, NC  
21. University of Southern California (Marshall) Los Angeles, CA  
22. Emory University (Goizueta) Atlanta, GA  
23. Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA Sakai
24. Indiana University-Bloomington (Kelley) Bloomington, IN Mostly Sakai, some Angel
25. Washington University in St. Louis (Olin) St. Louis, MO  

Ranking based on US News & World Report.

Posted by Nate Angell

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