ATLANTA — U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of graduate business schools today, which include the Full-Time, Evening and Executive MBA programs at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

The Full-Time MBA program remained in the Top 20 for the third-straight year, landing at No. 20 on the list. The Evening program ranked 15th, moving up 10 and securing a spot in the top 15 for the ninth time since 2008. The Executive MBA program ranked No. 23 and has now been in the U.S. News Top 25 for 11 of the past 12 years.

“It is an honor to see our MBA programs remain among the best in the United States,” Dean Erika James said. “However, beyond the recognition, rankings provide insights into areas that we should strengthen or maintain. Rankings do not define us nor provide our direction but they provide data that can be used in many ways to make us better.”

Though appearing in the same publication, the rankings of each program carry different methodologies. 

Data from the Class of 2017 was used for the full-time 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 (peer scores). The part-time rank is determined, in part, by peer scores, GMAT scores, GPAs of entering students and work experience. The Executive program is considered a specialty rank by U.S. News and ranked from peer scores.

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About Emory University’s Goizueta Business School

Business education has been an integral part of Emory University’s identity since 1919. That kind of longevity and significance does not come without a culture built around success and service. Emory University’s Goizueta Business School offers a unique, community-oriented environment paired with the academic prestige and of a major research institution. Goizueta trains business leaders of today and tomorrow with 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. Together, the Goizueta community strives to solve the world’s most pressing business problems. The school is named for the late Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter (@emorygoizueta).