U.S. News Ranks MBA Program in Top 30

PROVO, Utah – Mar 12, 2013 – Brigham Young University's MBA program jumped four spots to No. 30 in the U.S.News & World Report 2014 Best Graduate Schools rankings. The accounting specialty advanced two spots to No. 7 and for the first time the international specialty was ranked at No. 22.

“We’re honored by this recognition of our fine faculty and students,” says Joseph Ogden, assistant dean of the Marriott School of Management. “We’re also encouraged by our strong showing among recruiters — coming in No. 1 for placement at graduation in the West. We know the first job students land has a marked impact on their careers.”

More than four hundred accredited schools were surveyed and appear in the rankings. U.S. News considers factors such as assessments from recruiters and other business school deans, placement success, mean starting salary of graduates, mean GMAT scores and acceptance rates. In the specialty categories, business school deans and directors nominate up to 10 programs for excellence in each area, and the schools are listed according to those votes.

Schools with the highest placement percentage in the West at graduation were BYU, University of Washington, and Arizona State. At three months after graduation, the University of Washington led the top-ranked schools in the West followed by University of California – Berkeley and BYU.

U.S.News & World Report has ranked graduate schools since 1990. Full ranking reports are available online at www.usnews.com.

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, public management, information systems, and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

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