Eller MBA Program Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings

March 12, 2013

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Eller MBA Program Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings

Full-Time MBA program, MIS specialty continue to climb for second year running.

TUCSON, Ariz. –  March 12, 2013 – The University of Arizona Eller College of Management Full-Time MBA program moved up 13 slots,  from #57 to #44, in the 2014 graduate rankings conducted by U.S. News and  World Report, out today. This is the second year of upward momentum for the  program, which was named an “MBA Program on the Rise” by the publication last  year, and the greatest increase among any other program in the top 50.

The part-time Eller Evening MBA program for working  professionals came in at #46.

Eller College also  gained ground in business specialties. The Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) moved up  from #5 to #4 overall, behind MIT and ahead of Stanford and the University of  Pennsylvania (Wharton).

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship came in at #11  overall, behind Harvard, Stanford, MIT, the University of California Berkeley,  and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).

“There is a  significant amount of hard work behind this increase,” said Hope Schau, associate dean of Eller MBA programs. “We are focused on creating an excellent  experience across our programs. We challenge our students to apply their  coursework toward finding innovative solutions to real-world challenges, and  communicating those solutions effectively.”

The  Full-Time MBA ranking takes into consideration a series of factors including  peer and recruiter reputation, average GMAT, average starting salary,  percentage of employed students upon graduation, and more. Complete details on the U.S.  News rankings methodology are available online at www.usnews.com/gradmeth.