The Full-Time MBA Program at Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business is a world leader in helping students upgrade their careers, according to the Economist ranking of worldwide full-time MBA programs released October 15.

The Broad Full-Time MBA Program was ranked No. 2 globally for percentage increase on pre-MBA salary and No. 3 for the percentage of graduates who received a job offer within three months of graduation. The Broad MBA was among the top 20 programs internationally for “open[ing] new career opportunities”— No. 4 among U.S. public programs.

“It is truly rewarding to see our alumni recognized for the ways they make business happen around the world,” said Glenn Omura, associate dean for MBA and professional master’s programs. “We prepare our students to respond with creativity and innovation to the challenges of the business world, using their breadth of understanding and deep subject matter expertise to create results. It is their hard work and inspiration that creates results like these.”

The Broad College’s overall Economist ranking was No. 8 among U.S. public institutions, No. 22 in the U.S. overall, and No. 35 globally.

MSU’s full-time MBA has ranked near the top of U.S. public programs in the other major MBA rankings as well: No. 8 in Forbes, No. 11 in Bloomberg Businessweek and Financial Times, and No. 17 in U.S. News & World Report.

The Economist full-time MBA ranking focuses predominantly on the educational experience students have and their career progression as a result of the degree, particularly in terms of salary. It is based on data provided by schools, current students, and alumni.

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