The Economist Ranks UC Davis MBA in the World’s Top Tier
No. 1 in the World for Diversity of Corporate Recruiters
(Davis, CA) — The Economist’s 2012 full-time MBA ranking places the UC Davis MBA program No. 1 in the world for the diversity of corporate recruiters.
This is the third consecutive year UC Davis has been recognized in the top tier in this critical category. The No. 1 ranking is based on the range of industry sectors that have provided career opportunities for our graduates. It reflects the breadth of interests of UC Davis MBA students and their ability to compete successfully in today’s global economy.
Overall, The Economist ranks the UC Davis full-time MBA program among the top 10% of all accredited MBA programs worldwide. In the listing, UC Davis is No. 39 in the U.S. and No. 67 globally.
We are especially pleased to be ranked No. 1 in the world in recruiter diversity, and ranked internationally among the top business schools,” said Dean Steven Currall. “This is a testament to the skills of our graduates meeting the needs of employers across a broad range of industries. It also shows the strength of our corporate relations and the career opportunities available to UC Davis MBAs.”
The Economist solicits input from more than 100 business schools and students/alumni, and then measures and weights the data to calculate the overall rankings. The rankings are based on various components’ importance among business students and alumni who graduated within the last three years.
Components figuring highly included career opportunities, personal development and educational experience, including faculty quality, as well as earning and networking potential. Student and alumni ratings make up 20% of the total ranking, and 80% is based on data provided by schools. Schools reported on whether companies recruited from the following 11 sectors: consulting, consumer products, financial services, government, manufacturing, media/entertainment, petroleum/energy, pharmaceuticals/biotechnology/health care, real estate and technology.
Memory has been built into the rankings by taking a weighted average of 2012 (50%), 2011 (30%) and 2010 (20%) data to provide a rounded picture of the school.
In addition to the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s consistent rank among the elite MBA programs in the U.S., the global reach of The Economist’s results helps raise the visibility of UC Davis among the world’s top business schools and MBA candidates, especially in Europe and Asia.
About the UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Dedicated to preparing innovative leaders for global impact, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is distinguished by world-renowned faculty members, entrepreneurial students, a powerful alumni network and locations in Northern California’s economic and innovation hubs. Recognized among the nation’s best business schools for 17 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, UC Davis’ full-time MBA is ranked in the top 8% and its part-time MBA in the top 6% of AACSB-accredited programs. The school has nearly 100 full-time MBA students at the UC Davis campus and more than 400 part-time MBA students in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. A Masters in Professional Accountancy program with a charter class of 30 students launched this fall.