Isenberg's MBA Program Excels in U.S. News Rankings
March 22, 2017
Isenberg’s Full-time MBA program has soared eighteen places from 75th to 57th in U.S. News’ just-released annual ranking of MBA programs. Among the publics, Isenberg made parallel progress, moving from 42nd to 31st.
Isenberg also moved up three places from 16th to 13th in U.S. News’ ranking of Part-time MBA programs. That dovetails with the School’s recent #1 national and #3 worldwide status in the Financial Times’ 2017 ranking of online MBA programs.
Full-Time MBA Rankings Explained
For its annual Full-time MBA rankings, U.S. News surveyed 471 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The survey yielded satisfactory responses from 131 MBA programs, which U.S. News ranked according to eight indicators.
Isenberg’s success in the rankings reflected its performance in the survey’s data categories, including peer and recruiter assessment scores, average undergraduate GPA, acceptance rate, average starting salary/bonus, placement rates and average GMAT/GRE scores.
Isenberg Makes its Mark
In the Full-time MBA survey, Isenberg was among the upper echelon of schools, with 90%+ employment three months after MBA graduation. U.S. News also noted that Isenberg’s Full-time MBA students joined the program with an average of 7.8 years of work experience . They brought more experience on average to their MBA program, observed U.S. News, than all of their counterparts in the survey.
“Our rise in the rankings owes a great deal to a dedicated administrative team that helps our students realize their success stories,” observes Full-time MBA director Michael Famighette. “That includes,” he emphasizes, “our director of corporate and alumni relations, Trista Hevey, who has done wonders in leveraging influential alumni on behalf of our students. We’re also in the third year of an MBA Fellowship, which fully funds every student’s two-year degree. Dividends from that are becoming apparent in our rankings.”