UConn MBA Program Gains Additional Recognition

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CEO Magazine Ranks Program Among the Best Globally

CEO Magazine has rated the University of Connecticut’s MBA program among the best in the world, according to a ranking released earlier this month.

UConn was the only Connecticut university named in the survey, and one of only four in New England (Boston University, Bryant and UMass). It is ranked with the likes of Georgetown, University of California-Berkeley and Purdue as a Tier 1 school of excellence.

It is the fourth major recognition of a School of Business program in recent weeks.

“We are pleased to be included in CEO Magazine’s 2016 Global MBA rankings as a Tier 1 school,” said Suresh Nair, associate dean for graduate programs at the School of Business. “It is a testament to our program’s emphasis on excellent teaching, streamlined program design and the quality of our students.”

The CEO Magazine Global MBA rankings are designed with applicants in mind and examine key aspects of each program, including class size, learning environment, tuition, faculty expertise, international diversity, gender makeup and more. “The objective is simple: to identify schools which marry exceptional quality with great return on investment,” according to magazine executives.

CEO Magazine has created something innovative, valuable and fresh in academia, a ranking system that values ‘sense’ over cents,” said Alon Rozen, dean of the École des Ponts Business School in Paris. “Instead of using quantity (ie. faculty, student, endowment and salary sizes) as a proxy for quality, like many rankings now do, CEO Magazine has created a ranking that provides real insight, that looks beyond the veneer of marketing into the character of content and that measures the key elements that truly define quality education today.”

In 2012, the publication launched its first annual Global MBA rankings. This year, the magazine reached out to more than 300 business schools across North America, Europe and Australia and received responses from 140 institutions, a 100 percent increase from the previous year.

“The increase in the number of business schools participating, and the inclusion of some very well-known and highly regarded players within the market, serve to further establish the CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings as a go-to reference tool for future MBA students,” said Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Skinner.

The recognition is the fourth that the UConn School of Business has received since the beginning of the year. In January, the Financial Times ranked UConn’s MBA program as among the Top 100 in the world and No. 19 among public institutions, based on responses from members of the Class of 2012, evaluating the program and its contribution to their career growth.

Meanwhile U.S. News ranked UConn’s online master of science in accounting program as No. 2 in the nation. The popular program, which typically draws 200 students a year, was touted as one of 2016’s Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA programs).

Earlier this month, Military Times recognized the UConn School of Business as among the Best for Vets 2016, evaluating many factors including university culture and student support.