Student satisfaction for Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business Full-Time MBA sailed toward the top of the poll in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of full-time MBA programs, released October 20. MSU’s Broad MBA was ranked No. 12 among public universities and moved up three places overall to No. 30 among all U.S. programs.

The Broad MBA moved up from No. 26 to No. 7 in the annual student survey, which focused on “the class of 2015’s take on academics, career services, campus climate, and more.”

This year, Bloomberg Businessweek retooled its ranking of “The Best Business Schools,” moving from biennial to annual release, removing its “intellectual capital” faculty research productivity indicator, and including an alumni survey and data on graduates’ job placement and starting salaries.

The Broad MBA improved its showing in every continuing indicator and made a top 10 showing in the new placement rate category.

  • Employer survey rank (35 percent of total): up four places to No. 39
  • Alumni survey rank (new, 30 percent of total): No. 39
  • Student survey rank (15 percent of total): up 19 places to No. 7
  • Placement rate rank (new, 10 percent of total): No. 6
  • Salary rank (new, 10 percent of total): No. 41

“Our increasing placement rate is driving student satisfaction,” said Glenn Omura, associate dean for MBA and professional master’s programs. “And once on the job, employers are expressing increased satisfaction. We make sure our students are primed for work and can deliver the goods on the job.”

MSU’s MBA has ranked near the top of U.S. public programs in the other major full-time MBA rankings as well: No. 8 in Forbes and the Economist, No. 11 in Financial Times, and No. 17 in U.S. News & World Report.

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