Financial Times MBA Ranking: BU in US Top 10 for Job Placement , Percentage of Women & International Students

in Career Related, News, Press Release, School
February 19th, 2010

Job Placement #4, Women #3, and International Students #6; DBA Rankings Leap

Financial Times has released its Global MBA Rankings, and Boston University School of Management has retained its international reputation overall (placing 61st worldwide and 34th in the U.S.) and made a significant gain in the category of doctoral rank (up 32 places to 43rd internationally).

This MBA ranking is determined largely through a survey of MBA alumni on topics related to career progress and salary (the alumni survey accounts for 55% of the ranking).

In addition to the survey, the ranking examines several other criteria, including doctoral program success, employment rates, and student demographics. Those data provide us with the following ranks:

  • Due to DBA graduates receiving faculty positions at top schools, our “Doctoral Rank” increased 32 places to 43rd internationally.
  • Our employment rate within 3 months of graduation (90%) tied us for 4th best in the U.S. and 16th internationally.
  • Our percentage of women students (40%) tied us for the 5th highest percentage internationally and 3rd in the U.S.
  • Our percentage of international students (44%) tied us for 6th highest for U.S. schools.

“Our unique approach to management education attracts a broad diversity of top students and scholars. Our emphasis on fusing the art, science, and technology of business produces exceptionally qualified graduates at both the MBA and the doctoral level,” said Louis E. Lataif, the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the School.