Category: Rankings

Top 25 three years running – BU SMG undergraduate program ranked 25th in Bloomberg Businessweek 2014 rankings

April 8th, 2014 in News, Press Release, Rankings, School

Employer Opinion ranking a strong 16th

Boston University School of Management Undergraduate program placed in the top 25 undergraduate programs in the country for the third year in the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking, placing 25th overall in the 2014 rankings.

Employers gave SMG strong marks when asked which programs produce the best graduates, earning SMG the 16th place spot in the employer opinion component.

According to Bloomberg Businessweek the undergraduate business school rankings are based on five components: student assessment, academic quality metrics, employer opinion, median starting salary, and a “feeder school” score.

A total of 132 U.S. undergraduate business programs were ranked and a complete list of rankings can be found on the Bloomberg Businessweek website.

Celebrating 100 years of educating bold leaders, SMG continues to foster innovation and collaboration in the undergraduate program and this strong ranking reflects the external recognition of the undergraduate program’s high quality curriculum and increased employer satisfaction.

BU’s Full-Time MBA Program Ranked 45th by US News & World Report, Part-Time Ranked 34th

March 11th, 2014 in MBA, News, Press Release, Rankings

Boston University School of Management’s full-time MBA program placed 45th on US News & World Report‘s list of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” The part-time program ranked 34th on the list of the “Best Part-Time MBA Programs.”

US News & World Report republished its Healthcare Management rankings, where the School’s Health Sector MBA remained 11th overall. Additionally, the School’s recruiter assessment score improved, showing increased employer satisfaction.

The full-time ranking is based on peer school and recruiter surveys, placement success, and incoming student profiles. The part-time ranking is based on peer school surveys, average GMAT score and average GRE quantitative and verbal scores of entering part-time MBA students, work experience, the percentage of the school’s MBA enrollment that is part-time, and their average undergraduate GPA.

    As the School celebrates its centennial, it continues to foster innovation across the MBA program, launching an enhanced curriculum in fall 2013. The new curriculum both prepares students for a rapidly changing global economy and offers deeper disciplinary learning opportunities.

    View the full-time MBA rankings here. The part-time rankings can be found here.

    Boston University School of Management’s MBA Program Ranked 28th in US on CNN Expansión List

    March 11th, 2014 in MBA, News, Press Release, Rankings

    Boston University School of Management’s MBA program placed 46th globally and 28th nationally on CNN Expansión‘s list of the “Best MBA in Mexico and the World.” The ranking represents a one-spot jump for the School among US MBA programs.

    Expansión releases an annual ranking of Global MBA programs, which takes into account a variety of measures, including student quality, faculty research, and school positioning in the Mexican market.

    An internationally focused ranking, the School’s placement on Expansión‘s list demonstrates its fervent mission and strategic vision to “Create Value for the World.” Drawing on positive support and recognition from a broad business community, the School continues to enhance its MBA program in order to provide a world-class educational experience and prepare its students for a shifting global economy.

    View the full list of rankings here.

    Boston University School of Management’s MBA Program 39th in US on Financial Times List

    January 27th, 2014 in Academic Programs, MBA, News, Press Release, Rankings

    The School rose an impressive 20 spots internationally to 75th

    Boston University School of Management’s full-time MBA program ranked 39th among US schools on the Financial Times‘ list of the top global MBA programs. The ranking represents a five-spot jump nationally for the School.

    Internationally, the school experienced a 20-spot jump to 75th, an impressive shift that tied for the largest gain of any ranked school.

    According to alumni responses, which account for nearly 60 percent of the ranking’s weight, BU SMG ranked 39th globally for the number of alumni who recommended the School. Not only is the School producing alumni who find the MBA program fulfilling, it is also attracting faculty who are greatly enhancing their experience. SMG’s research rank rose four spots to 51st in the world, demonstrating the outstanding work of the School’s firm base of scholars and teachers, including 12 new full-time faculty who began this fall.

    “Boston University School of Management’s MBA program provides our exemplary students with a challenging, integrated experience that engages them in key forces transforming our global economy,” said Kenneth W. Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean. “As our School celebrates its centennial, we are thrilled to see this tremendous external recognition of the strength of the MBA program and faculty.”

    At the turn of the School’s first century, it reflects on its first 100 years and looks toward the future, fostering innovation across the MBA program by launching an enhanced curriculum in fall 2013. The new curriculum both prepares students for a shifting global economy and allows for deeper disciplinary learning opportunities.

    See the Financial Times‘ full list of rankings here.

    Boston University School of Management’s EMBA Named a Top 25 Program in US by Bloomberg Businessweek

    November 8th, 2013 in Academic Programs, EMBA, News, Press Release, Rankings

    Boston University School of Management’s Executive MBA program ranked 30th globally and 24th nationally on Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Executive MBA Programs list. This is a strong gain from the prior ranking in 2011, when the program placed in the second tier.

    This biennial ranking measures graduate satisfaction with their EMBA experience, including teaching quality, curriculum, and support, as well as incorporates opinions from program directors of leading EMBA programs. Recent program graduates rated their Boston University EMBA experience 26th in the world, giving an A+ for curriculum. In addition, Boston University EMBA students are tied for the most work experience of any ranked school at 17 years.

    “The Boston University EMBA program provides accomplished executives with a challenging, integrated experience that engages them in key forces transforming our global economy,” said Janice Dolnick, director of the EMBA program. “As our School celebrates its centennial, we are pleased to see this tremendous external recognition of the strength of the EMBA program and its students.”

    This ranking of Boston University’s EMBA program, an 18-month program designed for high-achieving professionals, continues a trend of external recognition as the School enters its centennial year. Last month, the EMBA program was ranked 1st in New England by the Financial Times. Additionally, in July, EMBA was named 19th among US-based programs by the The Economist. For the Businessweek ranking, a survey of program graduates from 2009, 2011, and 2013 contributed to 65 percent of the ranking, with the final 35 percent stemming from a survey of program directors.

    See the full list of rankings here.

    Boston University School of Management’s MBA Program 44th in US on Forbes List

    October 9th, 2013 in Academic Programs, Dean Freeman, MBA, News, Press Release, Rankings

    The ranking represents a 17-spot jump for the School

    Boston University School of Management’s MBA program rose 17 places to rank 44th among US schools on Forbes’ list of “The Best Business Schools.” This increase is the second largest gain of any ranked school.

    This is Forbes’ eighth biennial ranking and is based on a formula that considers the return on investment for completing an MBA program. Using information from the class of 2008, Forbes compared alumni salaries upon entry to the MBA program, at graduation, and salary growth over the next five years. This information was then combined with the opportunity cost of pursing the MBA, including forgone salary and tuition, to determine a student’s return on their investment in an MBA education.

    “Graduates of the class of 2008 were able to advance their careers upon completing the MBA program despite facing a harsh economic environment,” said Kenneth W. Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean. “Today’s leaders face disruption and transformation, and SMG develops graduates who are ready to tackle these issues, drive change, and lead.”

    As the School celebrates its centennial, it continues to foster innovation across the MBA program, launching an enhanced curriculum in fall 2013. The new curriculum both exposes students to key forces transforming the global economy and provides for deeper disciplinary learning opportunities.

    See Forbes‘ full story and list of rankings here.

    BU Executive MBA Ranked #1 in New England, 19th Nationally by The Economist

    July 24th, 2013 in EMBA, News, Press Release, Rankings, School

    Boston University’s Executive MBA program has been ranked 1st in New England and 19th nationally for programs based solely in the United States by The Economist. BU placed 36th among all executive MBA programs in the world.

    In addition, Boston University placed 10th globally for “Quality of Students” which is determined not only by student metrics, such as incoming work experience, but also includes a student assessment of their classmates. This is The Economist’s first ranking of executive MBA programs and is based on a diverse set of measures of student experience, half of which were influenced by alumni questionnaires of the most recent three classes.

    “We appreciate that this ranking reflects the high levels of alumni satisfaction and achievement within their careers, as they are one of our most important stakeholders,” said Janice Dolnick, EMBA program director. “The BU Executive MBA continues to be a leading program in New England, and as our school celebrates our centennial we look forward to continuing to innovate to prepare our students for the critical challenges they face within their organizations and society.”

    This ranking continues a trend of external recognition of the School of Management’s momentum as it enters its centennial year. The Executive MBA program at Boston University is built upon an innovative integrated curriculum that is increasingly valued by both students and employers. Residing within a leading research university, the BU EMBA program provides students exposure to leading faculty and pioneering research in areas vital for today’s leaders.

    Read more about Boston University’s Executive MBA program here.

    Full coverage of The Economist’s ranking of executive MBA programs can be found here.

    Boston University School of Management Named 8th in Operations Management Among Undergraduate Schools by Businessweek

    May 30th, 2013 in News, Operations & Technology Management, Press Release, Rankings

    Rank reflects an improvement of 21 spots over last year

    Boston University School of Management placed 8th in the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek “Best Undergraduate Business Schools for Operations Management” ranking, an advancement of 21 spots over last year.

    This is one of several specialty rankings being released by Bloomberg Businessweek as part of the 2013 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranking. In April, the School of Management placed 7th in Finance.

    Each of these specialty rankings are particularly significant because they are based 100% on student response to a Bloomberg Businessweek survey of seniors at universities across the country focused on curriculum, content, and student experience.

    The ranking comes after the School recently placed 18th in the country for overall student satisfaction, the highest ever placement for the School, and the School’s overall ranking of 23rd, the second highest in the School’s history.

    See the complete ranking of the top 10 undergraduate business schools for operations management.

    Boston University School of Management Named 7th in Finance Among Undergraduate Schools by Businessweek

    April 12th, 2013 in Finance, News, Press Release, Rankings

    Rank advances from 23rd last year

    Boston University School of Management placed 7th in the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek “Best Undergraduate Business Schools for Finance” ranking, an advancement of 16 spots from last year.

    The ranking is based 100% on student response to a Bloomberg Businessweek survey of seniors at universities across the country focused on curriculum, content, and student experience. The survey was conducted as part of the 2013 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranking. Finance is the first specialty ranking to be released, with more to be released in the coming weeks.

    This ranking further demonstrates the exceptional level of satisfaction students have for their experiences at the School, particularly within finance course offerings and career preparation. The ranking comes after the School recently placed 18th in the country for overall student satisfaction, the highest ever placement for the School, and the School’s overall ranking of 23rd, the second highest in the School’s history.

    See the complete ranking of the top 10 undergraduate business schools for finance.

    Boston University School of Management Named a Top 25 Undergraduate Program in Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking

    March 22nd, 2013 in News, Press Release, Rankings, School

    Recruiter Survey Rank Advances to 20th

    March 22, 2013 – Boston University School of Management placed 23rd overall in the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of United States undergraduate programs. The School placed among the top 25 programs in 4 of the 5 ranking categories, and experienced several strong gains.

    The School’s Student Satisfaction ranking rose 8 spots to 18th overall, while students continue to be highly sought after by employers, represented by an advance of 9 spots to 20th overall in the Recruiter Survey rank. Both are the highest placements in these categories the School has ever received.

    The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is based on the following elements: Student Survey Results (30%); Recruiter Survey Feedback (20%); Academic Quality Measures (30%); MBA Feeder Rank (10%); and Starting Salary (10%).

    This strong ranking reflects continuing gains in the external recognition of the quality of the School of Management’s undergraduate program and its graduates, and increased student satisfaction.