Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management has been ranked a ‘best business school’ by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of MBA programs.
The UB School of Management debuted at No. 70, out of 426 MBA programs surveyed. The MBA ranking is part of U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
The ranking is based on three major areas: quality assessment, placement success and student selectivity. The quality assessment is worth 40 percent of the survey and includes a recruiter assessment by the companies that hire the school’s graduates and a peer evaluation by other B-school deans and directors. Placement success, worth 35 percent of the ranking, is based on the graduates’ mean starting salary and the employment rate at graduation and three months afterward. The final 25 percent of the ranking is based on how selective schools are in their admission criteria, including GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA and acceptance rate.
“These rankings are a reflection of the success of our efforts to enhance the quality of our academic programs and global reputation by focusing our resources on the recruitment of high-caliber students and top faculty,” said Arjang A. Assad, dean of the UB School of Management.
In addition to the ranking of full-time MBA programs, U.S. News ranked the UB School of Management’s Professional MBA program No. 70 in a specialty ranking of part-time MBA programs.
The UB School of Management is the only business school in the Buffalo-Niagara region to be included in the U.S. News business school rankings.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The Wall Street Journal has ranked the UB School of Management as one of the nation’s top business schools, and Forbes has cited it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates. In addition, the school’s part-time MBA program and its undergraduate business program have earned recognition in BusinessWeek. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.