The Broad College’s Full-Time MBA has once again been positioned as one of the top programs in the nation. Fortune Education released its inaugural Best MBA Programs ranking last Tuesday, placing Broad at No. 13 among public universities and No. 31 overall.

“There are many business school rankings and each focuses on different markers of success, everything from measuring return on investment, alumni outcomes and success to career progression,” Sanjay Gupta, Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean, said. “For the Broad College and Michigan State University to be recognized in the elite across all these dimensions reflects the high caliber of the MBA program and our vision to be a top-of-mind business school.”

Broad Full-Time MBA graduates celebrate at commencement during pandemic wearing masks, caps and gowns.

Broad Full-Time MBA graduates celebrate at commencement

Across all major rankings, the Broad MBA firmly holds a place in the top 20 U.S. public schools: Financial Times (No. 9)Forbes (No. 9)The Economist (No. 14)U.S. News & World Report (No. 17) and Bloomberg Businessweek (No. 17).

“At Broad, we’re committed to offering and delivering a program that is singularly focused on accelerating student careers,” Richard Saouma, associate dean for MBA, EMBA and professional master’s programs, said. “The rankings we see each year are as much a validation of our mission as they are a testament to our students’ dedication and hard work, which is reflected in the outcomes they achieve when they graduate as Spartans.”

Fortune’s methodology puts the most weight on starting salary and placement rate for Class of 2020 grads. Other factors are a brand score for the Broad College as a whole and a Fortune 1000 score — the number of alumni from all MBA programs who are C-suite executives at Fortune 1000 companies.

“The Full-Time MBA experience at Broad builds the student skillset through an intentional mix of innovative curriculum and project-based work, designed to enable our students to make an impact in their chosen business space on day one,” Wayne Hutchison, managing director of the Full-Time MBA program, said.

“Our students and alums have shown amazing resilience throughout the pandemic’s challenges, working towards their goals and dreams despite immeasurable challenges. These rankings reflect their continual forward trajectory.”

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