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UB MBA program on the rise again in Bloomberg Businessweek ranking


Published November 6, 2019


The School of Management has moved up two spots in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the nation’s best MBA programs, coming in at No. 76.

Among public universities, the School of Management is ranked No. 39.

The school fared exceptionally well in the employer satisfaction component of the survey with a rank of No. 38 overall, besting such schools as Harvard, Duke and NYU.

“It’s gratifying to see the ranking reflect the effort put into recruiting high-caliber faculty and quality students,” says Paul Tesluk, dean of the School of Management. “In addition, our global experiences and programs like LeaderCORE and Corporate Champions, in particular, contribute to our exceptional place in the learning component.”

The ranking is based on data compiled from more than 9,000 students, 14,920 alumni, 900 corporate recruiters, and compensation and job-placement data from each school. In addition to the overall ranking, schools are separately ranked on four component indexes: compensation, networking, learning and entrepreneurship.

Of the more than 16,000 business schools worldwide, the School of Management is one of only about 840 accredited by AACSB International and the only school in the Buffalo Niagara region to make the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking.