The Broad College MBA programs continued their upward trend in this year’s rankings, with our Full-Time MBA solidly positioned among the top 15 public universities and our WMBA among the top 100 programs worldwide.
The Full-Time Program has jumped 10 spots in the global Financial Times ranking, rising to No. 52 worldwide and No. 11 among U.S. public universities in 2014. Over the last two years, the program has jumped an impressive 25 places in this ranking. The program’s rise in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Business School rankings was equally as impressive. The program moved up eight spots to No. 35 overall and No. 14 among public universities.
In similar fashion, the Weekend MBA Program earned global recognition, breaking into the top 100 global business schools this year. Financial Times ranked the program No. 89 worldwide and No. 34 in the U.S.
While our programs are gaining attention, the placement success of our students and their return on the investment of the cost of their degrees are earning recognition as well. For the 12th year, Financial Times ranked the Full-Time MBA among the top 4 in the world for placement success. And this year, Financial Times ranked our Weekend MBA Program No. 15 worldwide and No. 2 in the U.S. for career progress. Forbes placed our Full-Time Program No. 22 overall and No. 9 among public universities for ROI while noting that our graduates have the second fastest time in the nation to payback the cost of their degree and the fastest in the Big Ten.
U.S. News data shows that the average starting salary for our MBAs has increased, and Poets & Quants explains that GMAT scores for incoming students are on the rise, noting that the increase was the third largest among U.S. MBA programs.
The program areas have gained recognition, too. U.S. News again ranked the graduate supply chain management program No. 2, a position it has held for more than 10 years, and placed the college No. 12 for production/operations management, No. 16 for international business, and No. 21 for accounting. Financial Times ranked the college No. 6 for organizational behavior and No. 2 for human resources.
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