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Carl H. Lindner College of Business

UC College of Business Makes the ?U.S. News & World Report' Top 100

Submitted: 4/16/2010 9:07:37
  • Annual graduate program rankings recognize UC College of Business full-time and part-time MBA programs.

U.S. News & World Report has just released its annual ranking of graduate programs. For the first time ever, the UC College of Business has cracked the top 100, ranking 71st out of the top MBA programs. The University of Cincinnati ranked 38th out of all public institutions and fifth out of theĀ 16 schools in the Big East.

Recognizing the important role that part-time programs play in the lives of working professionals, "U.S. News" ranked UC's part-time MBA program 83rd out of the top 100 part-time MBA programs.

"We are honored to receive this recognition from U.S. News & World Report," says Interim Dean Ralph Katerberg. "Our students and graduate school alumni have long known the top quality and competitive advantage of a UC MBA. The ranking is a validation of what more than 6,000 graduates in the last 50 years have experienced from the program."

Methodology

For the full-time ranking, all 433 MBA programs that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International were surveyed in fall 2009 and early 2010. Of the 378 who responded, 129 provided the data needed to calculate rankings based on a weighted average of the following indicators:

? Peer assessment score
? Recruiter assessment score
? Placement success
? Mean starting salary and bonus
? Employment rates for full-time master's program graduates
? Student selectivity
? Mean GMAT scores
? Mean undergraduate GPA
? Acceptance rate

The "U.S News" part-time MBA rankings are based upon a peer-assessment survey that was conducted in the fall of 2009 among deans and program directors of the 314 part-time programs. The responders were asked to rate the other programs based on a five-point scale; the survey had a 44 percent response rate.

Visit U.S. News & World Report for the full rankings.