The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA is ranked among the premier programs in the nation for the 21st consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released in March.
U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 45, up three positions from last year, and among the top 10% of the 470 full-time MBA programs surveyed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.
Key Statistics of Full-Time MBA Ranking
- Record UC Davis MBA average starting salary and bonus: $112,202 (up from $99,952 last year)
- 7th in the nation in selectivity of applicants–rate of acceptance (17.8%)
- Top 5% for average GMAT score (683)
“Our consistent ranking among the top 50 MBA programs reflects the excellence, hard work and contributions of our students, faculty, alumni, staff and business partners,” said Dean Ann Huff Stevens. “We are grateful for this recognition, and will continue our focus on providing an outstanding education to our students, supporting our faculty’s cutting-edge research, and bolstering the School’s reputation regionally, nationally and globally.”
Part-Time MBA Ranking
The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked No. 30. This is the fifth consecutive year the Part-Time MBA program is among the top 9% of AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs. This year, 344 part-time MBA programs were surveyed.
The full-time MBA ranking is based on several key metrics: student selectivity (average undergraduate grade point average, average GMAT score and percentage of applicants accepted by the school), quality assessment surveys from recruiters and peers (business school deans and MBA program directors), and job placement success for graduates based on average starting salary and bonus and employment rates at graduation and three months later.
The part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors: peer assessment by business school deans and MBA directors; average GMAT score; average undergraduate GPA; work experience; and the percentage of the business school’s fall 2015 MBA enrollment that is part time.
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