ATLANTAU.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 25 for the ninth-straight year, landing at No. 21 on the list. The Evening program ranked 9th, moving up six spots and appearing in the Top 10 for the second time in its history. The Executive MBA program moved up five spots to No. 18 and has now ranked in the U.S. News Top 25 for 12 of the last 13 years.

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

Data from the Class of 2018 was used for the full-time ranking, which relies on metrics including GMAT scores, recruiter surveys, salary/bonus data, and job and acceptance rate. Starting salaries for Goizueta’s Full-Time MBA graduates went up for the eighth straight year. Additionally, 80 percent of those graduates had jobs at graduation (93 percent were employed three months after 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). Goizueta’s most recent U.S. News reputational rank tied the highest school history.

“I’m honored to see our MBA programs ranked among the best in the United States,” Dean Erika James said. “There are so many measures of quality when it comes to graduate business education. As one of them, rankings provide a great look at strengths we should maintain and areas we should look to improve. Rankings do not define us, nor provide our direction, but the U.S. News ranking, in particular, gives us some great data. I’m particularly pleased with the upward trend in peer recognition and career measures.”

The school’s other MBA programs remain a pillar of consistency in the U.S. News ranking.

The part-time or evening MBA rank is determined, in part, by peer scores, GMAT scores, GPAs of entering students, and work experience. Goizueta’s Evening program moved into the Top 10 thanks, in part, to an increase in reputational score and a lower acceptance rate. The program remains the highest ranked in Georgia and has ranked in the top 15 nationally for 11 of the rankings’ 13 years of existence.

The Executive program is considered a specialty rank by U.S. News and ranked solely from peer scores created from the deans and directors survey. The program has ranked in the Top 20 for 17 of the last 20 years.

U.S. News first published a reputation-only graduate school ranking in 1987. The publication’s America’s Best Graduate Schools report began in 1990.

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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 Master’s of Business Analytics, 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).