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MBA program rises in BusinessWeek rankings

by David Bauman - December 1, 2008

The UConn School of Business’ full-time MBA program has broken into the 2nd tier nationally – the top 45 MBA programs in the United States – according to BusinessWeek “Best B-Schools” rankings for 2008.

“The Best B-Schools” is featured in the Nov. 24 issue of BusinessWeek and online at www.businessweek.com/bschools. Among public institutions, the UConn MBA now ranks among the top 20 nationally, and it remains the #1 MBA program among public institutions in New England.

In its “return on investment” category, BusinessWeek also ranked the UConn MBA program 16th globally and 7th nationally.

When surveyed, UConn business graduate students were enthusiastic about the program’s “great value.”

“Naturally, we’re thrilled to be recognized by BusinessWeek, and we’re very proud of the strides our program has made,” says Christopher Earley, dean of the School of Business.

“We’re particularly excited about our ROI ranking [7th among U.S. programs], which confirms what we’ve known for years: that the smart money comes to UConn.”

U.S. News & World Report, in its “Best Graduate Programs,” currently ranks the UConn MBA programs 52nd nationally and UConn’s information systems specialty 26th. The Wall Street Journal ranks UConn’s MBA program 51st in the U.S.

BusinessWeek’s biennial ranking of full-time MBA programs is based on three elements: a survey of newly minted MBAs, a poll of corporate recruiters, and an evaluation of faculty research output.

The UConn School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations and information management, MBA, executive MBA, and specialized master’s degree and Ph.D. degree programs.

The school has more than 100 full-time faculty, 1,800 undergraduate students and approximately 1,100 MBA students on four campuses: Storrs, Hartford, Waterbury, and Stamford.

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