Grad programs in U.S. News top 25

Olin’s full-time MBA program weighs in at #21 and the part-time PMBA program at #19, and the Executive MBA program at #20 in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

The full-time MBA ranking has remained in the 19-22 range since 2010. Last year, the full-time program was ranked #19. The MBA class of 2015 employment rate three months after graduation was 97.1%, number three out of the top 50 schools ranked. The U.S. News full-time MBA ranking is based on criteria in three categories:

1. Quality assessment (40%)
Peer assessment score
Recruiter assessment score

2. Placement Success (35%)
Mean starting salary and bonus
Employment rates at graduation and three months after graduation

3. Student Selectivity (25%)
Mean GMAT and GRE scores
Mean undergraduate GPA
Acceptance rate

The PMBA ranking moved up to #19 from #24 last year. The U.S. News part-time MBA ranking is based on five criteria:

1. Average peer assessment score (50%);
2. Average GMAT score and GRE scores of part-time MBA students entering in the fall of 2015 (15 percent);
3. Average undergraduate GPA (5 percent);
4. Work experience (15 percent);
5. Percentage of the fall 2015 MBA enrollment that is part time (15 percent).

Executive MBA program rankings are based 100% on peer assessment provided by business school deans and directors.

Link here to 2017 Best Graduate Schools rankings methodologies.

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