School Jumps 31 Places in the Economist ‘Which MBA?’ Rankings

in Career Related, News, Press Release, School
February 19th, 2010

#1 for Recruiter Diversity, #21 Overall Nationally, #40 Internationally

With the largest gain of any institution surveyed by the Economist for their ‘Which MBA?’ ranking, Boston University School of Management improved its standing by an impressive 31 spots to place 21st in the United States and 40th internationally. The survey emphasizes four student-centered criteria: the extent to which the program opens new career opportunities; the level of personal development and educational experience; post-program increase in salary; and the networking facilitated by the program. The School of Management was recognized for its success in each of these areas, and was named #1 in the world in terms of diversity of recruiters.

The top five schools from New England included in the ranking were Harvard Business School (3rd nationally), Dartmouth College–Tuck School of Management (4), MIT Sloan School of Management (9), Yale School of Management (13), and Boston University School of Management (21).

“Boston University School of Management’s unique approach to management education attracts top students and scholars. Our emphasis on fusing the art, science, and technology of business produces exceptionally qualified graduates,” said Louis E. Lataif, the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the School. “We are extremely gratified by the increasing recognition of the student outcomes and experiences we have so long provided.” The 2009 class reports 90% job placement, putting the School among the top five MBA programs nationally.

We are extremely gratified by the increasing recognition of the student outcomes and experiences we have so long provided. – Louis E. Lataif, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean

Associate Dean John Chalykoff, acting director for the School’s Feld Career Center, said, “MBA students are intensely focused on meaningful opportunities for career development, and we never lose sight of that. Recruiters come to us from all sectors and industries because they know we prepare uniquely well-rounded students who can think both analytically and creatively about business challenges.”

“34% of the School of Management’s full-time MBA student body is international, with 52 countries represented,” said Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions Hayden Estrada. “Our student recruitment, our management curriculum, and our international alumni community all display a global commitment of which we are very proud.”

Our student recruitment, our management curriculum, and our international alumni community all display a global commitment of which we are very proud. — Hayden Estrada, Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions

About Boston University School of Management
Founded as the College of Business Administration in 1913, Boston University School of Management educates builders and leaders, uniquely fusing the art, science, and technology of business. The School is the global pioneer of the MS·MBA program, a rigorous dual-degree, next generation MBA integrating traditional management education with expertise in the information technologies that are transforming every business. The School also offers executive programs along with its undergraduate degree and a full range of graduate degrees, such as the top-ranked MBA in Health Sector Management and the MBA in Public & Nonprofit Management. For more information, visit http://management.bu.edu/.

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Boston University School of Management
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