Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NC State full-time MBA climbs to #54 in Businessweek rankings

More great news on the rankings front for NC State's Jenkins MBA program!  Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of full-time programs just came out and we placed #54 in the US.  There were 85 schools ranked.  NC State was just behind Georgia, UC San Diego, Boston College, and George Washington and just ahead of Tennessee, Florida International, Boston University, and Babson.

This year's ranking represents a dramatic turnaround from two years ago.  Bloomberg Businessweek is very selective about which schools are deemed eligible to be ranked.  In 2012 we were pleased to be on the list for the first time (at #63); that was an important milestone for the program.  We were not as pleased with our position on the list (63 of the 80 invited schools had high enough response rates from student and employer surveys to be listed).

The 2014 ranking is based on a weighted average of three components: (1) student satisfaction with the program, (2) employer satisfaction with the graduates and (3) faculty research.  NC State's MBA placed #45 in student satisfaction, #60 in employer satisfaction, and #71 in research.

As an MBA program that only has been in existence for 12 years, we have come a very long way.  We have been on quite the rankings roll over the last year:

  • #15 supply chain MBA, Gartner
  • #17 online MBA, Poets and Quants
  • #20 part-time MBA, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • #36 online MBA, US News
  • #61 part-time MBA, US News
  • #65 full-time MBA, US News

Kudos to the alums, faculty, staff and students in the NC State Jenkins MBA community for making this happen!  Our focus on innovation, experiential learning, and value is getting the recognition it has long deserved.

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