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Bloomberg BusinessWeek Ranks Part-time MBA Among Top 10%
UC Davis MBA Jumps 12 Spots in Part-time Program Ranking

(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Part-time MBA program has jumped 12 positions to rank among the top 10% of AACSB-accredited part-time MBA programs in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s latest survey.

The UC Davis part-time MBA program, offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, moved up to No. 31 from No. 43 in BusinessWeek’s part-time MBA rankings released in November 2011.

BusinessWeek’s methodology for ranking part-time MBA programs is based on separate measures of student satisfaction, academic quality, and post-graduation outcomes.

For the student-satisfaction measure, BusinessWeek surveys part-time MBA students at participating schools—students who have recently graduated or are nearing graduation—about all aspects of their academic experience.

To determine which programs are tops in academic quality, BusinessWeek combines six equally weighted measures: average GMAT score, average student work experience, the percentage of teachers who are tenured, average class size in core business classes, the number of business electives available to part-timers, and the percentage of students who ultimately complete the program.

To gauge post-graduation outcomes, BusinessWeek determines the percentage of student survey respondents from each school who say their part-time MBA program was “completely” responsible for their having achieved career goals. These can range from advancing a career with a current employer to finding a new employer or changing careers entirely.

The MBA student survey contributes 40 percent of the final ranking, with academic quality and post-MBA outcomes contributing 30 percent each.

View Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s comparative table of part-time MBA rankings

About the UC Davis Graduate School of Management

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked among the premier business schools in the United States and internationally. The school has nearly 600 MBA students enrolled in Full-Time MBA and Working Professional MBA programs on the UC Davis campus, in Sacramento and in the San Francisco Bay Area. U.S.News & World Report ranks UC Davis among the top 6 percent of MBA programs in the nation. The Economist ranks the school’s faculty quality No. 6 in the world. Learn more at

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