Boston University School of Management Jumps 20 Spots Nationally, 27 Spots Globally in Financial Times Ranking

January 26, 2009

29th Among U.S. Business Schools

BOSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ — The Financial Times’ 2009 annual ranking of graduate business schools has rated Boston University School of Management among the top thirty MBA programs in the United States, up 20 spots from last year’s ranking. The School improved its international ranking by 27 spots and saw the 3rd greatest improvement of all the top 100 schools included in the survey. (Note: there are approximately 1000 MBA programs in the U.S.)

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“In today’s difficult economic climate, prospective students want assurance that the degrees they pursue will have value in the marketplace,” said Louis E. Lataif, Allen Questrom Dean and Professor at Boston University School of Management.

The School’s Value for Money Rank increased 13% while its Alumni Salary rank improved more than 7%. According to Catherine Ahlgren, Dean of Career Services, “95% of our 2008 MBA class had job offers within three months of graduation and received salary offers nearly 10% higher than the national average. Once recruiters hire one of our students, they inevitably return for more.”

According to Dean Lataif, “The School’s distinctive business education program continues to attract top students. Our faculty’s unique approach to fusing the art, science, and technology of business is designed to prepare builders and leaders, not simply managers. It has caught the attention of an ever-expanding number of recruiters seeking out our graduates.”

“Twenty years ago almost all MBA programs were very similar,” said Hayden Estrada, the School’s Dean of Graduate Admission. “Now, they are more differentiated. In our case, we’ve seen increasing interest in our signature MS·MBA as well as our specialties in the social impact, healthcare, and entrepreneurship sectors.”

Information about The Financial Times’ 2009 Business School Rankings can be found at http://www.ft.com/businesseducation/mba.

About Boston University School of Management

Founded as the College of Business Administration in 1913, Boston University School of Management educates builders and leaders, uniquely fusing the art, science, and technology of business. The School is the global pioneer of the MS·MBA program, a rigorous dual-degree, next generation MBA integrating traditional management education with expertise in the information technologies that are transforming every business. The School also offers executive programs along with its undergraduate degree and a full range of graduate degrees, such as the top-ranked MBA in Health Sector Management and the MBA in Public & Nonprofit Management. For more information, visit http://management.bu.edu.

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