Earlier today, U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of business schools. The report includes Full-Time, Evening and Executive MBA Programs, as well as specialty rankings for MBA programs by areas such as finance and entrepreneurship. Emory is pleased to report that its Full Time MBA Program (Two-Year and One-Year) rose to number 18 nationally, moving up from last year’s number 19 ranking, while the Part-Time/Evening MBA placed 14th nationally, maintaining its position since 1995 as a top 20 nationally ranked part-time MBA program. The Executive MBA Program ranked 15th in the nation, positioning all Goizueta Business School graduate programs within the top 20. The number 18 Full-Time MBA Program ranking ties for the highest in this publication to date.
“At Goizueta, we strive to provide our students with opportunities for excellence and to excel in their fields. We are honored to be among the top 20 business schools in the nation and will continue to focus our efforts on our students’ success,” said Dr. Larry Benveniste, dean of Goizueta Business School.
The Full-Time MBA ranking uses data from the 2012 graduating class and relies on metrics such as GMAT scores, recruiter surveys, salary and bonus figures and job and internship acceptance rate three months after graduation. In addition, Goizueta’ s graduating class of 2012 saw the highest placement rates of all graduate business schools. For over the past three years, Goizueta graduates have earned the highest percentage increase in salary and bonus of all top programs. 91% acquired job offers by graduation and 98% had offers at three months post-graduation.
As part of the overall rankings process, deans and directors from all accredited business schools rate the academic quality of other accredited programs through a survey process initiated in fall 2012. Goizueta saw an increase in its part-time MBA peer assessment, which amounts to 50% of the overall score. In addition to the survey measuring reputation, part-time MBA program ranking also takes into consideration GMAT scores, student work experience, entering student GPAs, and the percentage of the school’s MBA population that is enrolled part-time. The Executive MBA ranking is based solely on peer assessment.
About Emory University’s Goizueta Business School
Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is one of the nation’s only business schools with four top 20 ranked business degree programs. 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, Goizueta is named for the late Roberto C. Goizueta, former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.