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Financial Times Ranks UC Davis MBA Among the Top 10% in the World, No. 13 for Faculty Research

(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is ranked among the top 10% of accredited business schools in the world and is No. 13 globally for faculty research productivity, according to The Financial Times.

The UC Davis MBA program placed 50th among MBA programs in the U.S. and 98th globally in the rankings released Monday, Jan. 27, by The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news and information organizations. The Graduate School of Management also is ranked No. 3 in the world with one of the highest percentages of female faculty members, 41 percent.

“The international recognition from The Financial Times confirms that the UC Davis MBA program is preparing innovative leaders who are making a global impact,” said Dean Steven C. Currall. “The Graduate School of Management faculty are trailblazing thought leaders whose knowledge and cutting-edge research are changing the way the world does business, and we have one of the most gender diverse faculty in the world.”

The Financial Times rankings, which evaluates the world’s best full-time MBA programs, used data collected from the schools and a survey of alumni who completed full-time MBAs in 2010.

The rankings are based on criteria in three main areas: alumni salaries and career development; the diversity and international reach of the business school and its MBA program; and the research capabilities of each school.

Information from the alumni survey such as weighted salary and salary percentage increase account for 59 percent of the ranking. Data from schools including the diversity of staff, board members and students by gender and nationality, and the international reach of the MBA, contribute to 31 percent of the ranking.

The research ranking, which makes up the remaining 10 percent, is calculated using the number of articles published by full-time faculty in 45 internationally recognized academic and practitioner journals from January 2011 to October 2013. The faculty research rank is weighted based on the size of the school’s faculty.

This year, 153 schools took part in the Global MBA 2014 rankings. All are internationally accredited and their full-time MBA programs must have been running for at least four years. More than 1,000 business schools in the U.S., Europe and Asia are accredited members of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the European Quality Improvement System or the Association of MBAs.

View the Financial Times’ Global MBA 2014 rankings

About the UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Dedicated to preparing innovative leaders for global impact, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked among the premier business schools in the United States and internationally.

The school’s faculty members are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and pioneering research in advancing management thinking and best practices. With prime locations in Northern California’s economic hubs, the school provides a bold, innovative approach to management education for full-time MBA students and Master of Professional Accountancy students at the UC Davis campus, and part-time MBA students in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The school offers custom and open enrollment executive education programs as well as many strategic opportunities for corporations, executives and entrepreneurs to connect, partner and develop talent. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility, the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and within it, the Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center.

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