The EconomistFor the second year in a row, the Economist ranks the Broad College of Business MBA as the best in the world for the percentage increase graduates see over their pre-MBA salary in its WhichMBA? 2017 ranking of full-time MBA programs, released today. This level of increase led to the Broad MBA repeating as the #1 U.S. public school in the ranking’s overall salary category.

These results dovetail with the recent Forbes ranking that found the Broad MBA to have the shortest time to pay back degree costs in increased salary.

“This ranking reinforces the value our graduates receive from their Broad MBAs,” said Glenn Omura, associate dean for MBA and professional master’s programs. “The investment they make in time and funds very quickly pays off – not only in skills and competency applicable to their chosen fields, but also to their bottom lines. Prospective students wonder whether it’s worth giving up two years of their lives to get an MBA, and this is evidence of how the Broad College can help make sure it is worth the time.”

The Broad Full-Time MBA continues to rank among the Economist’s top 15 U.S. public schools, with an overall ranking of #13 among U.S. public schools, #32 among all U.S. programs, and #46 globally.

The Economist’s findings continue Broad rankings trend among the top 15 U.S. public programs in all the major MBA rankings: #9 in Forbes, #10 in Financial Times, #10 in Bloomberg Businessweek, and #15 in U.S. News & World Report.

The Economist full-time MBA ranking focuses predominantly on the educational experience students have and their career progression resulting from the degree, particularly in terms of salary. It is based on data provided by schools, current students, and alumni. For the full 2017 rankings, visit