Michigan State University’s MBA programs uniquely prepare students with the skills to turn data into decisions, bring out the best in diverse teams, and cut processes to the essential. Employers recognize the value our students bring to their organizations – and so do recent MBA rankings that reflect our students’ successful career outcomes.
In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings, Broad’s Full-Time MBA climbed eight places to No. 35 overall (No. 14 among public universities). The ranking reflects rising starting salaries for graduates and increasing GMAT scores among entering students. Poets & Quants has also noticed this, pointing out that MSU’s program has the third-largest increase in average GMAT scores in the country. They note that rising GMAT scores indicate continued investment in strengthening MBA programs.
As you drill down to the particulars, you find Broad departments leading their fields in graduate study. Supply chain management has been ranked No. 2 in the country by U.S. News & World Report for as long as it’s been ranking the field, and management was recently ranked No. 6 in organizational behavior by Financial Times. As this leadership develops students’ understanding and skills, it also develops their hiring potential.
Since 2002, Financial Times has ranked Michigan State’s Full-Time MBA program among the top four in the world in placement success. The latest employment statistics indicate that 93 percent of Broad MBAs secured employment by three months after graduation – with 87 percent accepting jobs before they graduated and average salaries that continue to rise. For the class of 2013, that meant a median salary on graduation of $90,000.
Forbes backs up these findings with a review of the return on investment MBA graduates have seen. Since 2007, the magazine has ranked Broad’s Full-Time MBA program among the top 25 programs for ROI. The most recent ranking revealed that alumni needed just 3.3 years to make up the costs of their MBA degrees in additional compensation – the second shortest period in the entire ranking.
Full-Time MBA graduates aren’t the only ones enjoying career success. A recent Financial Times ranking for executive MBA programs ranked Broad’s Weekend MBA program #2 in the U.S. and #15 worldwide for the career progress graduates made because of their degrees. This is even more impressive when you consider that Weekend MBA students enter the program with significant work experience, often already in senior positions.
Recruiters return to the Broad College again and again because they know the quality of a Broad graduate. Many well-known companies, such as Apple and Kraft, are among the top employers of Broad MBA graduates.
Spartan MBAs have access to top-quality support through the MBA Career Services Center for focusing career aspirations, finding quality internships and post-degree jobs, preparing résumés and cover letters, making contact with companies, practicing interview interactions, and evaluating and negotiating job offers. These services prepare students to quickly launch themselves in their careers once they graduate. But you don’t have to take our word for it; read the Broad MBA employment statistics for yourself.
The rankings data and our internal statistics agree: for those looking to climb the career ladder and make business happen, MSU’s MBA programs are an excellent choice.