Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2015.Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business Executive MBA made significant gains in the Financial Times 2015 executive MBA rankings, released today. The program moved up to No. 8 among U.S. public universities and jumped 18 spots in the overall ranking to No. 72 in the world.

“It is gratifying to see the success of our graduates and the quality of our program recognized by Financial Times,” said Cheri DeClercq, assistant dean for MBA programs. “We’re particularly proud of how well our students fare – coming in at No. 5 among U.S. public institutions for career progress after earning their degrees – and of our improved standings in faculty research, students achieving what they aimed to with their degrees, and international student diversity.”

The Financial Times executive MBA ranking is based predominantly on data provided by alumni, particularly regarding their work and earning histories. MBA programs are also surveyed on criteria such as their diversity and international reach. In addition, the number of publications by full-time faculty in each program in a slate of 45 journals is also considered.

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