MBA Program Climbs Rankings
PROVO, Utah – Nov 16, 2016 – Brigham Young University’s MBA program has been ranked No. 23 in the country by Bloomberg Businessweek, up four spots from last year's ranking. The placement marks the third-straight year the program has been ranked in the top thirty nationally.
"This recognition reflects the continuing excellence of the BYU Marriott MBA program," says Lee Perry, BYU Marriott School dean. "Our extraordinary MBA graduates are assuming leadership responsibilities and making a significant difference throughout the world. They exemplify excellence and are also another sign of our school’s rising reputation. This higher ranking represents the great work being done by our program’s extraordinary students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and staff and is an honor to be shared by everyone who has lent their support to strengthening the BYU Marriott MBA.”
The program ranked No. 8 in the alumni survey portion while taking No. 30 for starting salary, No. 32 in the employer survey, No. 33 for job placement and No. 35 in the student survey.
“This ranking is a tribute to our MBA students who I believe are number one in the dimensions that count the most," says Grant McQueen, MBA program director. “I'm also grateful to our dedicated faculty, energetic career services professionals, and the generous MBA office staff, as well as the inspired leadership of our previous MBA director, John Bingham."
The program reported a 92 percent job placement rate among all employment-seeking graduates, 3 percent higher than the average rate among schools surveyed, with an average salary of $102,793.
Bloomberg Businessweek's methodology aims to reflect how well business schools lead graduates into jobs. The rankings are compiled based on five major factors: a survey of employers who hire the school’s graduates (which accounts for 35 percent of the ranking), an alumni survey (30 percent), a student survey (15 percent), the school’s job placement rate (10 percent), and graduates’ starting salaries (10 percent).
The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems and public management. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,300 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.
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