UB MBA program vaults 12 spots in Bloomberg Businessweek ranking

Published September 16, 2021

Bloomberg Businessweek has again ranked the School of Management’s MBA program as one of the nation’s best. The school vaulted 12 spots in the 2021-22 ranking to No. 64, putting it solidly in the top 10% of AACSB-accredited business schools.

Among public universities, the School of Management is ranked No. 29.

The school fared exceptionally well in the learning component of the survey with a rank of No. 32 overall, again besting such schools as Harvard, Duke and NYU, and in diversity, also No. 32.

“Our climb in this ranking is a reflection of the quality of our faculty, and the caliber and success of our students,” says Dean Paul Tesluk. “In addition, initiatives like LeaderCORE, Global Programs, Corporate Champions, Social Impact Fellows and our Nonprofit Board Fellowship have had a positive impact on the student experience and contribute to our exceptional placement in the learning and diversity components.”

The ranking is based on data compiled from 6,640 students, 12,462 alumni, 853 employers, and compensation and job-placement data from each school. In addition to the overall ranking, schools are separately ranked on five component indexes: compensation, networking, learning, entrepreneurship and diversity.

Of more than 16,000 business schools worldwide, the School of Management is one of only about 910 schools accredited by AACSB International and the only school in the Buffalo Niagara region to make the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking.