For the second year in a row, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School rose in worldwide rankings for full-time MBA programs in The Economist, announced today as part of the annual ranking. In the publication, Goizueta moved 7 spots in the world-wide analysis, placing 21st among the top 100-international MBA programs, up from 28th a year ago. Among US school, Goizueta gained 4 spots, moving to 14th in the nation from 18th in 2011.
“I am pleased with our trajectory among top MBA programs worldwide and believe Goizueta will continue to be recognized as both a premier global business program and a consistent deliverer of valuable student results,” offered Brian Mitchell, Associate Dean of the Full-Time MBA Program. “This distinction reflects our continued commitment to our graduates and their long-term personal and professional success.”
The data-driven survey gathers input directly from schools, as well as information from students and alumni up to three years out from graduation. From this, a weighted average of the last 3 years of data is considered to develop the final ranking, with more than fifty-five percent of the results based on a school’s ability to open career opportunities for MBA students and the post-MBA salaries they receive. Goizueta’s strong career success in recent years helped to lift the school’s overall score, especially on categories such as percent of graduates in jobs three months out (95% for Goizueta in 2011) and post-MBA salary (Goizueta grads averaged over $100,000 in 2011).
“Our students are performing well in interviews and on the job and our alums continue to see career growth post degree. Their efforts continue to place us among top business programs with regards to internships and full-time employment, and our community and curriculum reinforces this notion,” provided Wendy Tsung, Associate Dean of Goizueta’s MBA Career Management Center. “From our CMC preparation efforts before students arrive on campus to our front-loaded core courses in the first semester and our focus on Day One readiness for when students re-enter the workforce, ours is a combined approached directed towards career achievement”.
The ranking adds to Goizueta’s history of national and international recognition for its Full-Time MBA Program, which ranked 19th in the country (U.S. News and World Report, 2012), 22nd in the nation (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2010), 16th in the nation (Financial Times, 2011) and 34th in the world (Financial Times, 2011).
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.