Campus News

UB MBA program climbs 13 spots in Bloomberg Businessweek ranking

By JACQUELINE GHOSEN

Published November 21, 2016

Paul Tesluk
“This ranking mirrors the outstanding feedback we get from the employers who hire our graduates.”
Paul Tesluk, dean
School of Management

The School of Management has vaulted 13 places in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the nation’s best full-time MBA programs, coming in at No. 47.

Among public universities, the School of Management is No. 22.

The school also fared particularly well in the employer satisfaction component of the survey with a rank of No. 27 overall.

“This ranking mirrors the outstanding feedback we get from the employers who hire our graduates,” says Paul Tesluk, dean of the School of Management. “It shows that we are producing graduates who possess the skills and attributes most valued by businesses throughout the world.”

The ranking focuses on how well MBA programs prepare their graduates for success in their jobs. Components include an employer survey (35 percent), an alumni survey (30 percent), a student survey (15 percent), job placement rate (10 percent) and starting salary (10 percent).

Of more than 16,000 business schools worldwide, the School of Management is one of only about 775 schools accredited by AACSB International and the only school in the Buffalo Niagara region to make the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking.