The Full-Time MBA Program at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business increased its ranking to No. 14 among public universities and No. 35 overall in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Business Schools rankings, released today.

Last year, the program was ranked No. 17 public and No. 37 overall.

The shift reflects increases in recruiters’ assessment of the program’s quality, the percentage of students employed by graduation day, and the average starting salary and bonus of graduating students. This last measure increased by nearly $13,000 over last year’s average.

“We are very pleased to see our students succeeding out of the gate, finding excellent positions and having a reputation among our recruiters as outstanding contributors,” said Glenn Omura, associate dean for MBA and professional master’s programs. “As we continue to develop the depth and breadth of students’ skills, we look forward to seeing the recognition they receive down the line for their creativity and innovation in their chosen career paths.”

In the subject area rankings, Broad maintained its No. 2 ranking in supply chain/logistics, which it has had since this specialty debuted in the 2004 Best Business Schools ranking.

Broad graduate study was also ranked in these specialties:

  • Accounting: No. 22
  • Management: No. 23
  • Marketing: No. 18
  • Production/Operations: No. 11

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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