Earning an MBA is an intentional step in building a strong future in business. For those who choose to become Spartans, the Broad College’s Full-Time MBA program delivers an exceptional experience with a reputation for career progression and success.

A look at a room filled with Broad College MBA students.

Broad’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2021 at orientation in 2019.

The latest numbers from The Economist reinforce this reputation. According to the 2021 Which MBA? rankings, released Thursday, Broad is No. 1 among U.S. schools and No. 2 globally for percentage increase on pre-MBA salary.

“The Broad MBA program is singularly focused on accelerating student careers, and this year’s ranking is as much a validation of our mission as it is a testament to our students’ hard work and dedication,” Richard Saouma, associate dean for MBA, EMBA and professional master’s programs, said.

The program — which has seen an increase in applications by 20% this year — also came in at No. 6 overall for increase in salary and rose to No. 21 for graduates’ post-MBA salary levels. According to The Economist, the Broad College consistently holds its place at the top because Spartan MBAs improve their salaries so drastically: a 238% increase in 2016.

The Broad College saw significant improvements in other areas of the 2020 ranking, climbing six places to No. 14 among public universities in the United States. Overall, Broad’s Full-Time MBA program jumped 41 spots to No. 31.

In addition, the Broad College held its No. 1 rank (tied among 19 schools) for breadth of alumni network, a testament to the strength, reach and character of the Broad Spartan network. The ranking is based on several factors, including the potential to network, the ratio of Full-Time MBA alumni to current students and how students perceive their school’s alumni network.

“We are inordinately grateful for all the opportunities our alumni unlock for current students,” Saouma said. “In addition to recruiting Broad MBA students, our alumni generously participate on panels, offer their experiences in Broad MBA courses, provide live projects for students to hone newfound skills and, with the advent of Broad Connect, volunteer their time to directly mentor current students.”

The Economist’s full-time MBA rankings focus predominantly on the educational experience students have and their career progression as a result of the degree, particularly in terms of salary. The rankings are based on data provided by schools, current students and alumni.

For more information about this ranking, visit whichmba.economist.com.