Category: Rankings

PayScale Ranks BU MBA in Top 30 for Highest Earning Alumni

October 23rd, 2014 in MBA, News, Press Release, Rankings

PayScale’s 2014-2015 College Salary Report, which ranks colleges and universities on alumni post-grad earnings, has placed Boston University School of Management 30th on its list of the best graduate business schools.

According to PayScale, alumni of the School’s MBA program pull in $81,900 as an early career salary, and rise to a mid-career salary of $132,900.

This is the first time PayScale has included graduate schools in its College Salary Report, and published its rankings of hundreds of graduate programs based on alumni salaries in four degree categories: JD, master’s, MBAs, and PhD.

All data used to produce the 2014-2015 College Salary Report were collected from employees who successfully completed PayScale’s salary survey (roughly 1.4 million over the last year). Self-employed, project-based, and contract employees are not included.

Creator of the largest database of individual compensation profiles in the world containing more than 40 million salary profiles, PayScale, Inc. provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries to employees and employers through its online tools and software.

See the full list of the best graduate business schools here.

Financial Times Ranks BU EMBA 1st In New England, 27th In US

October 20th, 2014 in EMBA, News, Press Release, Rankings

The 2014 Financial Times ranking of executive MBA programs around the world has placed Boston University School of Management 1st in New England, and 27th among US-based EMBA programs.

Globally, BU’s Executive MBA program was ranked 69th, up 12 places from the 2013 ranking. In addition, the BU EMBA continues to select a remarkably experienced class, ranking 3rd in work experience among US-based programs and 23rd overall.

Data from alumni questionnaires (including areas such as “salary today” and “aims achieved”) accounts for 55 percent of the ranking’s weight. These criteria include data collated by Financial Times over the past three years, where available. Data supplied by the school accounts for 35 percent, and faculty research published in particular leading journals accounts for the final 10 percent.

“The BU Executive MBA draws exceptional mid-career leaders from throughout New England and beyond,” said Jonathan Lehrich, associate dean for executive education. “The result, as these rankings indicate, is an ongoing community of highly satisfied alumni. They’re proud of what they’d accomplished as they joined the BU EMBA, and of what they and their classmates have achieved—because of each other.”

See the full 2014 Financial Times executive MBA ranking here.

BU’s Undergraduate Business Program Secures Top 40 Spot on U.S. News List

September 9th, 2014 in News, Press Release, Rankings

Boston University School of Management placed 39th overall in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of undergraduate business schools, representing a gain of four spots from 43rd last year. The list is part of the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges” rankings.

The School of Management not only broke the top 40, but also increased its “reputation score” to 3.4, signaling the continued momentum of the School as it enters its second century.

For the undergraduate business programs ranking, U.S. News surveyed deans and senior faculty at each undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Business school deans and faculty—two at each AACSB-accredited business program—were surveyed in spring 2014 for this ranking.

More information on the “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” ranking can be found here.

Boston University Ranked 28th on Forbes 2014 Most Entrepreneurial List

August 20th, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, News, Rankings

LinkedIn profiles informed school rankings

Boston University is considered one of the top start-up schools in the U.S., according to Forbes. The business magazine ranked BU 28th on its 2014 most entrepreneurial universities list.

Forbes based its ranking of the nation’s most entrepreneurial research universities on an “entrepreneurial ratio,” pitting the number of alumni and students who have identified themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn against the school’s total student body (undergraduate and graduate combined).

Boston University School of Management is leading the charge at the University for more innovative academics, offering a newly enhanced curriculum that fosters and cultivates entrepreneurship. The School’s Entrepreneurship Programs Office also hosts various entrepreneurial events, including new venture case competitions, business start-up boot camps, and a Pitch & Pizza competition, during which participants have 60 seconds to pitch a business idea to a panel of experts.

See the full Forbes list here.

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.