The Full-Time MBA program in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona has risen again in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools Rankings, released today, and now comes in at number 22 among public universities and number 46 overall, up from number 52 overall and number 27 among publics last year.
Additionally, the Master’s in Management Information Systems program in the Eller College has retained its top spot, coming in for the second year in a row as number 3 overall and number 1 among public universities in the United States.
Eller’s Evening MBA program also rose in the rankings from number 52 in 2020 to number 36 in 2021 and is now number 23 among public universities. Eller’s graduate entrepreneurship program is also ranked—at number 14 overall and number 6 among public universities.
“We are pleased that our full-time MBA program has again risen among the premier business schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report,” says Paulo Goes, Eller Dean and Halle Chair in Leadership. “We experienced an increase in MBA applications for Fall 2019 and improved our placement outcomes as part of our long-term strategy to provide an exceptional Eller experience and return on investment for our students. This significant achievement reflects the strength and dedication of Eller faculty and staff and underscores the positive impact our programs have on students and alumni.”
This year’s rankings are based on peer and recruiter assessments as well as placement success, employment rates and selectivity. Eller’s Full-time MBA’s improved ranking is attributed to an improved recruiter assessment score, higher selectivity and increases in employment at graduation and three months post grad.