UC Davis MBA Program Receives Its Highest National Ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Graduate School of Management among Top 6% of U.S. Business Schools

DAVIS, Calif.--()--The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

The Graduate School of Management placed 28th among U.S. business schools, up 14 positions from 42nd last year—the largest jump up among the schools ranked this year. The national recognition represents an all-time high for the UC Davis full-time MBA program, which has been ranked among the top 10% for 16 consecutive years.

“We are thrilled with our performance in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of business schools,” said Steven C. Currall, dean of the management school. “This recognition is a testament to the tireless teamwork of our faculty and staff. Our commitment to excellence drives our dual mission of pursuing cutting-edge scholarly research that advances global business and providing a close-knit and collaborative educational experience for our students. The result is innovative UC Davis MBA graduates who have outstanding analytical and principled leadership skills.”

The full-time MBA ranking is based on several key metrics: student selectivity (grade point average, GMAT score and proportion of applicants accepted by the school), reputation polls of recruiters and peers (business school deans and full-time MBA directors), job placement success for graduates and average starting salary.

U.S. News’ ranking places the UC Davis full-time MBA program among:

  • Top 6% of all 437 U.S. AACSB-accredited MBA programs surveyed
  • Top 4% of MBA programs at U.S. public universities.
  • Top 3% in student selectivity (applicant acceptance rate).
  • Top 4% in average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score.
  • Top 1% (among the top six business schools) in job placement rate for alumni 3-months after graduation.

U.S. News also ranked part-time MBA programs for the second year. The UC Davis Working Professional MBA program—with campuses in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area—moved up to No. 32, from No. 35. That places UC Davis among the top 11% of the 295 AACSB-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. The part-time MBA rankings are based entirely on reputation polls of business school deans and MBA directors.

Other recent top accolades for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management:

  • No. 3 worldwide in faculty quality: The Economist, 2010.
  • No. 5 worldwide for diversity of recruiters: The Economist, 2010.
  • Top 35 business schools in U.S.: The Economist, 2010.
  • No. 1 worldwide for the highest percentage of female faculty members: The Financial Times, 2010.
  • Top 30 business schools worldwide for integrating issues of social and environmental stewardship into curricula and research: Beyond Grey Pinstripes, Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education, 2010.

View U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Graduate Business School rankings at:
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-rankings

Full details about UC Davis Graduate School of Management rankings are available at www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/mbarankings

About the UC Davis Graduate School of Management

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked among the premier business schools in the United States and internationally. The school has nearly 600 MBA students enrolled in Daytime MBA and Working Professional MBA programs on the UC Davis campus, in Sacramento and in the San Francisco Bay Area. The School is home to the Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility and the internationally visible Center for Entrepreneurship, which promotes innovation and commercialization of new discoveries by UC Davis scientists, engineers and medical researchers. More information at www.gsm.ucdavis.edu.

Contacts

Graduate School of Management
Tim Akin, 916-402-9270
tmakin@ucdavis.edu
or
UC Davis News Service
Claudia Morain, 530-752-9841
cmmorain@ucdavis.ed

Release Summary

UC Davis full-time MBA program ranked among the top six percent of MBA program nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. Placed 28th among U.S. business schools, up 14 positions from 42nd last year.

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Contacts

Graduate School of Management
Tim Akin, 916-402-9270
tmakin@ucdavis.edu
or
UC Davis News Service
Claudia Morain, 530-752-9841
cmmorain@ucdavis.ed