Forbes Magazine Ranks UA's Eller MBA Program
October 11, 2001
The University of Arizona's Eller Graduate School of Management MBA Program ranked 9th nationally in the 2001 Forbes magazine rankings of small business schools, ahead of Ohio State, the University of Minnesota, Texas A&M, Penn State, William and Mary, the University of Georgia, and Arizona State University (ASU). ASU placed 20th in the same rankings. Last year the Eller MBA placed 16th in the Forbes rankings.
Forbes divided its 2001 rankings into two separate lists using data from 1996 graduates---the "larger" schools, such as Harvard and Wharton, where the cost is more than $95,000 for two years of tuition and foregone compensation, and "smaller" schools where the median cost was under $95,000.
Forbes rankings are based on 5-year gains in compensation less the costs of tuition and foregone compensation. They surveyed more than 20,000 MBA grads nationally on salaries before and after receiving the MBA degree and noted that the institutions ranked in the "small" school category deliver a substantial payback on the investment in an MBA.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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