Release Date: November 15, 2011
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the University at Buffalo School of Management as one of the nation's best business schools in its biennial ranking of Executive MBA (EMBA) programs.
The UB School of Management was one of 26 schools in the ranking's second tier, which includes Boston University, Rutgers and the University of Pittsburgh.
"This ranking is evidence of our burgeoning global reputation," said Courtney Walsh, assistant dean of executive education in the UB School of Management. "We're a tremendous value for leaders and their organizations."
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the rankings focus on the end-users' satisfaction, whether they are students who attend the programs or companies that enroll employees.
The EMBA ranking is based on two surveys -- one of EMBA graduates and a peer assessment by EMBA directors. Graduates are asked to complete a survey on teaching quality, career services, curriculum and other aspects of their experience. The results of the 2011 survey are then combined with those from two previous surveys (2009 and 2007) for a student survey score that contributes 65 percent of the final ranking.
The other 35 percent of the ranking comes from a poll of EMBA program directors who are asked to rank their top 10. Bloomberg Businessweek assigns 10 points for every No. 1 ranking, nine points for each No. 2 rating, and so on.
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 school also has been ranked by the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://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.