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Wall Street Journal Names UC Davis Graduate School of Management as One of the Leading MBA Programs
UC Davis MBA Program Places #34 in Regional Rankings from Wall Street Journal/Harris. Interactive Study on How Appealing Business Schools are to Corporate Recruiters

(DAVIS, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has been named one of the top MBA programs in the nation by corporate recruiters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal. UC Davis ranks 34th, up from 44th last year, among business schools in the Wall Street Journal’s 2006 regional rankings.

According to the Wall Street Journal, regional rankings are based on how recruiters rated each school on 21 attributes, their future plans to recruit at the school, and the number of survey respondents who said they had recruited recently at the school. To qualify for any of the three rankings, a school had to receive at least 20 recruiter ratings.

The MBA rankings are based partly on recruiters’ perceptions of the schools and their graduates on 21 key attributes, including students’ leadership potential and communication skills, the quality of the faculty and curriculum, and the responsiveness of the career-services office. They also reflect “supportive behavior,” defined as the recruiters’ intention to return to a particular school and the likelihood of making job offers to its graduates during the next two years.

About the UC Davis Graduate School of Management

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management offers an interactive and collaborative learning environment distinguished by world-class faculty members renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, innovative and entrepreneurial students, and prime locations in Northern California’s economic hubs. Established in 1981, the School provides management education to 117 full-time MBA students on the UC Davis campus and more than 325 Working Professional MBA students at campuses in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.