The Full-Time MBA Program in Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business has climbed eight spots to No. 35 in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today. Among public colleges, the program is ranked No. 14. Last year, the program was ranked 43rd overall and 19th among publics.

“We are delighted at this recognition of the success of our students and the reputation of our program,” said Sanjay Gupta, associate dean for MBA and professional master’s programs. “This ranking reflects the resolve of our faculty and staff to continue to enhance the student experience and push curricular boundaries to make students’ education ever more relevant to their chosen career paths.”

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Broad MBA students have increased their incoming GMAT scores and starting salaries on graduation.

Both the GMAT scores of incoming Full-Time MBA students and the starting salaries of graduates have increased over the past year. U.S. News determined that the average starting salary and bonus for the class of 2013 was $102,806.

In the specialty rankings, Broad maintained its No. 2 ranking in supply chain management. The program has been ranked second since this ranking debuted in 2004.

Broad graduate study was also ranked in these specialties:

  • Accounting – 21
  • International Business – 16
  • Production/Operations – 12

The U.S. News ranking is based on three primary measures: quality assessment (what business school deans and recruiters think about the program), placement success (average starting salaries, signing bonuses, and employment rates), and student selectivity (GMAT scores, undergraduate GPAs, and acceptance rates). Specialty rankings are based solely on the ratings of educators at peer schools.

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