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The Economist Ranks UC Davis MBA in the World’s Top Tier
No. 1 in the World for Diversity of Corporate Recruiters

(Davis, CA) — For the second consecutive year, The Economist’s full-time MBA ranking places the UC Davis MBA program No. 1 in the world for the diversity of corporate recruiters.

This is the fourth 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 ’s 2013 Which MBA? global ranking of full-time MBA programs places UC Davis among the top 8% of accredited MBA programs in the U.S. In the listing, UC Davis is No. 37 in the U.S. and No. 65 globally.

We are especially pleased to continue 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 2013 (50%), 2012 (30%) and 2011 (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.

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