BU Questrom Full-Time MBA Rises in Financial Times Ranking to 34th in US, 44th Globally in Research

Questrom places within top 17 in areas of gender diversity, salary increase of alumni, and CSR content

In the newest Financial Times Global MBA 2020 Ranking of full-time programs, Boston University Questrom School of Business increased its placement by three spots to 34th in the United States, and one spot to 67th globally. The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking is based on a competitive review of the top 100 programs in the world, half of which are outside the United States.

Demonstrating the payout of investments Questrom has made in its faculty and research, the School also continued its remarkable growth in its research reputation, increasing four places to 44th worldwide and  35th of US schools, its strongest placement yet. The research metric considers faculty publications in a list of 50 selected journals over a two-year period. “This is yet another visible impact of our research momentum,” said Susan Fournier, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean. “Exceptional faculty hiring and continued support of faculty research initiatives and cross-disciplinary collaborations continue to raise the impact and visibility of Questrom.”

Questrom continues its recognition for strong gender diversity, tied for 13th in the world for gender parity of faculty and 17th for student gender diversity. Similarly, Questrom landed the #12 spot on the 2019 World’s Best Business Schools For Aspiring Business Women by CEOWorld.

In the toughest test of quality, MBA alumni rated the program highly, placing Questrom 35th in the world for professional aims achieved, and 17th in the world for the return on investment as measured in terms of salary increase three years out for students completing the program.

This ranking follows the seven-spot jump in the Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-School 2019-20 ranking to 50th overall in November and further demonstrates the School’s continued investments in the full-time MBA program. “Our full-time MBA is a rigorous, high-quality program which continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s students and employers,” said Barb Bickart, Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs. “Our curricular structure, excellence in emerging areas including health, social impact, and digital technology, and advantageous location in Boston continue to attract exceptional students. We are pleased when external rankings recognize this and look forward to the continued investment in this program.”

The annual ranking of MBA programs by the Financial Times considers program, school, and alumni outcomes using a diverse set of 20 criteria. The full ranking and methodology can be found here.

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