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Broad MBA program continues rise in global rankings

Michigan State University’s Full-Time MBA has continued its climb in the latest Financial Times ranking of international MBA programs. The program was ranked #52, up 10 spots from 2013 and 25 spots from 2012, when the program was ranked #77. Among U.S. schools, the Broad College of Business Full-Time MBA ranks #27, up five places from last year and 13 places from 2012.

MBA students discuss a project in progress
Broad Full-Time MBA students discuss a course project.

The career services provided to Broad College of Business students were again recognized. The Broad MBA was ranked #2 in the U.S. and #4 globally for placement success. For more than 10 years, the Broad program has placed in the top four on this benchmark, which asks graduates to evaluate the effectiveness of the career services they received as MBA students.

The program was also named #6 in the organizational behavior specialty.

“We are so pleased at this recognition of our efforts to continually extend and enhance our MBA offerings,” said Sanjay Gupta, associate dean for MBA and professional master’s programs. “The growth in the reputation and rankings of our program would not be possible without the tireless dedication of faculty and staff to empowering our students to make business happen.”

In the “aims achieved” benchmark, the Full-Time MBA program was ranked #45 globally, up 20 places from two years ago. The measure asks alumni to indicate to what extent they “fulfilled their stated goals or reasons for doing an MBA.”

Financial Times surveys graduates three years after they complete their degree to assess the impact of the MBA on their subsequent career progression and salary growth, in addition to giving feedback on the program and career services. Other factors in the ranking include diversity, the international reach of the program, and the number of research articles published by the college’s full-time faculty members.

For the full 2014 Financial Times rankings, visit

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