Business Week is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. It was first published in 1929 (as The Business Week) under the direction of Malcolm Muir, who was serving as president of the McGraw-Hill Publishing company at the time.Its primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Fortune and Forbes, which are published bi-weekly.
From 1975, it carried more advertising pages annually than any magazine in the United States, and in the mid 1990s its circulation was more than one million worldwide. Since 1988, Business Week has published annual rankings of United States business school MBA programs.In 2006, it also started publishing annual rankings of undergraduate business programs.
Business Week discontinued its European and Asian editions in 2005. The press release of 07 December 2005 issued by McGraw-Hill stated that it had decided to deliver a single global edition instead of providing separate regional ones.
On October 12, 2007, Business Week launched a revamped design, its first in four years. Several sections were redesigned to focus the publication more on news and global coverage, while eliminating the Executive Life section.