Release Date: March 17, 2017
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management has again 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 was ranked No. 73 out of 471 MBA programs surveyed, climbing eight spots from last year. The MBA ranking is part of U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
Among public B-schools, the school was ranked No. 38.
“We have worked hard to enhance the quality of our academic programs by focusing our resources on the recruitment of high-caliber students and top faculty, creating outstanding learning experiences, and providing high quality career development,” said Paul Tesluk, dean of the UB School of Management. “It’s gratifying to see those efforts reflected in our forward movement in these rankings and in our global reputation.”
The ranking focuses 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 a measure of how selective schools are in their admission criteria, including GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA and acceptance rate.
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.
A number of other graduate programs at the University at Buffalo were ranked as well.