Emory University’s Goizueta Business School was recognized for providing world-class educational experiences and best-in-class career outcomes with its Full-Time MBA ranking 18th in the nation, according to the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Student quality and career outcomes are some of the most important factors in the rankings. Reporting one of the highest employment rates in the nation, Goizueta 2023 Full-Time MBA graduates entered the job market in full force. Within three months of graduating, 96 percent of graduates received and accepted offers for a full-time job. Goizueta has maintained a 95 percent or higher job placement rate for nine out of the past ten years.

In addition to impressive employment rates, Goizueta Full-time MBA graduates garnered the highest median salary in school history at $163,000 with that number jumping to $193,000 when considering salary plus signing bonus. A noteworthy 90 percent of these job offers were facilitated through the school.

Goizueta also saw rises in median GMAT and undergraduate GPA that are included in the ranking as indicators of student quality.

The latest U.S. News rankings also recognized Goizueta’s Executive MBA (the only program ranked in Georgia this year) and Evening MBA, which continue to be top-20 MBA programs for working professionals, ranked #13 and #20 respectively.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our Goizueta graduates and community,” said Gareth James, John H. Harland Dean. “Through your support, we continue to develop principled and impactful leaders and entrepreneurs, foster innovation for a data and technology driven world, and grow a global presence fueled by local synergies. I’m energized about the future of our school and students.”

U.S. News calculates the rankings for full-time programs based on placement success, including employment rates at graduation and three months post graduation, mean starting salary and bonus, and salary by profession (a new metric); quality assessment which is based on feedback from peer institutions and corporate recruiters; and student selectivity which includes median GMAT and GRE scores, median undergraduate GPA, and acceptance rate. Part-time or evening MBA programs are ranked based on peer assessment, part-time student ratio and total, GMAT and GRE scores, undergraduate GPA, and work experience for entering students. The Executive program is considered a specialty rank by U.S. News and ranked solely on peer scores.