U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of graduate business schools today, which included the Full-Time, Evening and Executive MBA programs at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. The Full-Time MBA Programs (Two- and One-Year) placed 19th in the national rankings, rising from 23rd in the previous list released by U.S. News & World Report. The Part-Time/Evening MBA Program placed 13th nationally continuing its strong standing. The Executive MBA Program ranked 15th in nation.
“We are extremely honored to have continued recognition in program rankings, including those published by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Larry Benveniste, Dean of Goizueta Business School. “We applaud the success of our graduates and what our students are continually able to achieve. Rankings such as these provide a snapshot of our school as we continue to strive for even greater excellence for our programs, students and alums.”
Data from the Class of 2011 was used for the ranking, which relies on metrics including GMAT scores, recruiter surveys, salary/bonus data and job and internship acceptance rate three months post graduation. Surveys are also sent to deans and directors at other business schools who are asked to rate academic quality at other accredited programs.
The part-time rank is determined, in part, by reputational surveys, GMAT scores, GPAs of entering students and work experience. Goizueta’s Evening MBA program rose in the peer assessment category and is the top-ranked program in the Southeast according to this ranking.
Detailed ranking results reveal positive trends for the Full-Time programs with Goizueta earning high marks in total salary and bonus (16th overall), employment at graduation (No. 9 among this year’s top-25 schools) and employment three months after graduation (second among top-25 schools in this year’s ranking).
The Class of 2011 saw historic success in the job market with 95 percent of students having job offers three months post graduation – an increase over the previous year which moved Goizueta to No. 7 overall in placement among top-30 business schools. A total of 85 percent of the Full-Time MBA Class of 2011 received job offers by graduation. Also, for the fourth-straight year, 100 percent of first-year students received summer internships. Graduating students at Goizueta also saw a marked increase in starting salary, which averaged more than $100,000 per year in 2011, not including bonus figures.
“The latest ranking by U.S. News & World Report show the results of the entire Goizueta community’s continued efforts to support the success of our students,” said Brian Mitchell, Associate Dean of the Full-Time MBA Program. “Our great results are a testament to our commitment to providing resources to ensure students have day-one readiness. This ranking recognizes our goals of preparing students to face challenging situations while maintaining our small, vibrant community.”
About Emory University’s Goizueta Business School
Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is home to an Undergraduate degree program, a Two-Year Full-Time MBA, a One-Year MBA, an Evening MBA, an Executive MBA (Weekend and Modular formats), a Doctoral degree and a portfolio of non-degree Emory Executive Education courses.