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Yale's Edward Snyder named top business school dean

Yale School of Management Dean Edward Snyder has outperformed his peers for the third straight year, according to one ranking released this week.

Snyder was named 2015's top business school dean by Poets and Quants. The business school publication cited factors including collaboration with the wider Yale University, higher test scores, larger class sizes and overall program improvement.

Yale School of Management Dean Edward Snyder
Source: Harold Shapiro
Yale School of Management Dean Edward Snyder

Snyder took over the Yale post in 2011 after previously leading business schools at both the University of Chicago and University of Virginia. Yale School of Management reached the No. 10 spot in Poets and Quants' business school rankings this year, the first time it cracked the top 10.

Applications to the school have climbed during Snyder's tenure, and 326 students entered this year's class versus 231 when he started. The school's acceptance rate actually fell this year to 20.7 percent from 23.7 percent in 2014.

Snyder has also encouraged integration with non-business programs, and more students have taken business electives at Yale.

Read the full Poets and Quants report here.