Broad Full-Time MBA graduates celebrate at commencement.

Since 2015, the Broad College’s Full-Time MBA program has been ranked at the top for percentage increase on pre-MBA salary. The Economist’s 2019 Full-Time MBA rankings, released Thursday, put the Broad College at No. 1 for the fourth year in a row.

“At the Broad College, our top priority is student value — both in terms of student outcomes and student costs,” said Richard Saouma, Associate Dean for MBA, EMBA and Professional Master’s Programs. “The Economist’s ranking speaks directly to our commitments towards the MBA program participants and especially to their successes upon leaving the Eli Broad College.” 

In addition, the Broad College was ranked No. 1 for breadth of alumni network, a testament to the strength, reach and reputation of our 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. And MSU is not alone in recognizing the importance of a solid and active alumni presence — this No. 1 rank is tied among 12 schools.

“Our alumni are inordinately grateful for the doors that the Broad MBA opened, and as a school we ourselves benefit greatly from alumni engagement — spanning mentorship, panel participation, employment opportunities, development and, most recently, corporate projects. We couldn’t be more thankful,” Saouma said. 

This year’s ranking also revealed the Broad College improving its standing for increase on salary overall, now holding the No. 3 place, up from No. 4. According to The Economist, the Broad College has been in the top five because MBA candidates improve their salaries so drastically: a 238% increase in 2016.

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. Overall, Broad now ranks No. 20 among U.S. public universities.

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