Berkeley MBA Programs Earn High Marks in Three Rankings

Economist Ranks Full-time MBA #6 Worldwide

The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program ranked #6 worldwide and #5 among U.S. schools in a survey conducted by the Economist titled Which MBA and published on Oct. 17.

Rankings highlights for Berkeley-Haas include :

#4 diversity of recruiters
#5 student assessment of career services
#6 student quality
#9 in potential to network
#9 internationalism of alumni

The Economist rankings are based on data provided by participating business schools and responses from an MBA student survey. The ranking focuses on four areas: Opening new career opportunities (35%), personal development/educational experience (35%), increase in salary (20%), and potential to network (10%). Results from the previous two years are also considered. The data is weighted 50% on the results of 2011, 30% on 2010, and 20% on 2009.

Read the full Economist Which MBA ranking.

Berkeley-Columbia EMBA Ranked #5 among U.S.-based Programs

The Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program ranked #22 in the world and #5 among U.S.-based executive MBA programs, according to a survey published by the Financial Times today, Oct. 24.

Berkeley-Columbia alumni ranked their program #4 in the world when asked whether it allowed them to achieve their aims–the only measure of program quality or alumni satisfaction in this ranking. No other U.S.-based program participating in this ranking achieved such a high alumni satisfaction rating.

Last year, the Berkeley-Columbia Program ranked #16 worldwide and #3 among U.S.-based programs.

In another ranking of U.S.-based EMBA programs U.S. News & World Report ranked the Berkeley-Columbia program #9 earlier this year.

Faculty research was ranked #6 in the world by the Financial Times, based on Haas and Columbia faculty research published in any of 45 academic journals selected by the Financial Times. A combined score of PhD placement for Haas and Columbia students at top-ranked business schools ranked #8.

The Financial Times focuses on the international aspects of EMBA programs, such as international students and faculty diversity, international program content, and international careers. As a result, of the top ten programs, seven are international partnership programs–such as Kellogg/Hong Kong, Trium: HEC/LSE/ NYU, UCLA/NUS–or are based abroad.

The ranking is based on a survey of alumni from the class of 2008 (which completed its coursework at Haas in 2007) and data provided by participating schools:

  • 55% of the ranking is based on alumni responses. Of that, 40% is current salary and salary percentage increase from pre-MBA to this year.
  • 25% is based primarily on international diversity measures, such as percentage of international and female students, faculty, and school advisory board members as well as international program content.
  • 20% is based on “idea generation” or intellectual capital measures.

Read the full Financial Times executive MBA ranking.

Full-time MBA Students Vote Haas #1 for Classroom Experience

The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program ranked #1 for Best Classroom Experience, according to the Princeton Review, which published its results of a full-time MBA student survey on Oct. 12.

The Princeton Review publishes full-time MBA rankings in 11 categories without an overall rating. Haas ranked as follows:

#1 for Best Classroom Experience
#2 for Best Professors
#3 for Toughest School to Get Into
#4 for Best Career Prospects

These 11 category rankings are based purely on MBA student responses collected during the past three academic years.

Read the Princeton Review ranking.

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