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Financial Times Ranks UC Davis MBA Program among the Top 10% Worldwide
UC Davis Graduate School of Management, No. 1 for Percentage of Female Faculty (2011)

(Davis, CA) — For the second consecutive year, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is ranked among the top 10 percent of accredited business schools in the world and is No. 1 for the percentage of women faculty, according to the latest Financial Times’ Global MBA ratings.

The UC Davis MBA program placed 43rd among MBA programs in the U.S. and 83rd globally in the rankings released Monday by the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news and information organizations.

Reflecting its emphasis on diversity, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management continues to have the highest percentage of women faculty – 42 percent – among the Financial Times’ top 100 business schools, whose faculties averaged 24 percent women.

“The Financial Times’ international recognition affirms that the UC Davis MBA program is preparing innovative leaders who are making a global impact,” said Steven C. Currall, dean of the management school. “It also reflects that the Graduate School of Management faculty, the most diverse in gender among the top business schools, are trailblazing thought leaders whose knowledge and cutting-edge research are changing the way the world does business.”

To be eligible for the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2011, business schools should be accredited by an international accreditation body such as The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) or the Association of MBAs (AMBA); must have a full-time MBA program that has been running for at least four years; and must have graduated its first class at least three years ago. Classes must have at least 30 students. More than 1,000 business schools in the U.S., Europe and Asia are accredited members of AACSB, EQUIS or AMBA.

The Financial Times rankings are based on 20 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. Weighted salary and salary percentage increase gathered from surveys of graduates of the class of 2007 together account for 40 percent of the rank, while a 10 percent weight is given to research rank based on papers written by faculty appearing over the past three years in more than 40 academic and professional journals.

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 percent and its part-time MBA in the top 6 percent of AACSB-accredited programs. The school has 110 full-time MBA students at the UC Davis campus and more than 450 part-time MBA students in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. A Masters in Professional Accountancy program launches this fall.

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