Weatherhead MBA programs soar in recent US News & World Report ranking | Weatherhead

Weatherhead MBA programs soar in recent US News & World Report ranking

Posted 3.20.2018

The Weatherhead School of Management’s part- and full-time MBA program positions improved significantly in the new rankings out today from US News & World Report. Weatherhead’s full-time MBA program climbed 22 positions from 77 to 55 and the part-time MBA program surged 33 spots from 63 to 30. The US News & World Report is considered the gold standard in college rankings, as one of the most referenced and consulted ranking systems for students considering colleges.

“I am thrilled that the quality of our MBA programs has been recognized by such a well-regarded ranking publication,” says Manoj Malhotra, Dean & Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management at Weatherhead. “Our improved position speaks volumes to the excellence and dedication of our faculty and staff, the value our graduates bring to the marketplace and to the positive direction in which our institution is moving.”

US News & World Report evaluated the 2017 graduating class to assemble their latest numbers. Weatherhead’s full time MBA program improved in part due to an increase in how employers rated the quality of employees who graduated from the program. Additionally, a higher percentage of full-time MBA graduates were placed in jobs after graduation—that number nears 90%. Growth was also seen in average starting salaries and bonuses for the 2017 class. Factors contributing to the part-time program’s climb were overall higher GMAT scores of the entering fall 2017 class and an increase in enrollment in the program.

The US News & World Report has been publishing rankings annually since 1985, based on data collected from each college and university. Additionally, rankings consider the results of opinion surveys sent to peer institutions and employers.  


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