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The Economist Ranks UC Davis MBA in the World’s Top Tier
Faculty Quality Ranks No. 15 Globally

(Davis, CA) — The Economist’s 2014 Which MBA? Full-Time MBA ranking ranks the UC Davis MBA program among the best the world and the U.S.

Overall, The Economist places UC Davis among the top eight percent of accredited MBA programs in the U.S. UC Davis is No. 39 in the U.S. and No. 68 globally.

The Graduate School of Management’s faculty quality is ranked No. 15 globally.

The School also scored in the top tier of several other measures, including:

  • No. 23 globally for the percentage of graduates who received a job offer within three months of graduation.
  • No. 32 globally for graduates’ percentage increase on pre-MBA salary.
  • No. 35 globally for student quality.

The Economist solicits input from more than 140 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.

Data were collected during spring 2014, based on two surveys. The first is completed by schools with eligible programs and covers quantitative matters such as the salary of graduates, the average GMAT scores of students and the number of registered alumni. This accounts for around 80 percent of the ranking. The remaining 20 percent comes from a qualitative survey filled out by current MBA students and a school’s most recent graduating MBA class.

Memory has been built into the rankings by taking a weighted average of 2014 (50 percent), 2013 (30 percent) and 2012 (20 percent) 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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