The Evening & Weekend MBA Program again ranked #1 among part-time programs in the US for the third year in a row in the annual US News & World Report, published March 10. The Full-time Berkeley MBA program ranked #7 for the eighth year in a row. The Berkeley MBA for Executives remained at #9 among EMBA programs rated in the specialty rankings.
Among other specialty rankings, the Berkeley MBA placed as follows:
#3 in nonprofit
#5 in entrepreneurship
#7 in finance
#7 in international (tied with Harvard Business School)
#8 in management
#10 in marketing
The full-time MBA rankings are based on program data provided by participating schools and on polls of business school deans and directors of accredited MBA programs, as well as of corporate recruiters and company contacts. The peer and employer polls are weighted by .25.
Placement success is weighted by .35: starting salary and bonus (40 percent of this measure) and employment rates for full-time 2014 graduates at graduation (20 percent) and three months later (40 percent); Student selectivity (.25): average GMAT and GRE scores (65 percent), average undergraduate GPA (30 percent), and the proportion of applicants accepted by the school (5 percent).
The part-time ranking is based on average peer assessment score (50 percent of the overall score); average GMAT score and GRE scores of part-time MBA students entering in the fall of 2014 (15 percent); average undergraduate GPA (5 percent); work experience (15 percent); and the percentage of the fall 2014 MBA enrollment that is part time (15 percent). The average peer assessment score is calculated from a fall 2014 survey that asked business school deans and MBA program directors at each of the nation’s 323 part-time MBA programs.
The EMBA and other specialty rankings are based solely on ratings by peer schools.
Find the full report here. (Registration required).