Berkeley MBA Programs Top U.S. News Rankings

The Evening & Weekend MBA Program climbed to #1 among part-time programs in this year’s U.S. News ranking, and the Full-time MBA Program ranked #7 among full-time programs for the sixth year in a row, according to the U.S. News 2014 Best Grad Schools ranking published March 12, 2013.

The Evening & Weekend MBA Program rated 4.5 on a 5-point scale for the peer assessment and had the highest GMAT score among the top 11 schools at 692. Last year, the EWMBA tied for #2 with Chicago Booth.

The part-time rankings are derived 50% from peer assessment (business school deans and MBA program directors); 15% from average GMAT/GRE; 5% from average undergraduate GPA; 15% from work experience; and 15% from the percentages of overall MBA enrollment that is part-time.

The Full-time MBA program held at #7 out of 70 programs ranked, rating 4.6 (out of 5) based on a reputational assessment by peer school deans and MBA program directors, and a 4.1 by corporate recruiters.
The Full-time MBA Program also ranked in the top ten for a number of specialty rankings:

#4 for nonprofit

#6 for entrepreneurship

#7 for management

#8 for finance

#9 for international

#9 for marketing

#10 for Executive MBA

U.S. News rankings for full-time MBA programs are derived from: A peer survey of business school deans and MBA Program directors (25%) and a survey of corporate recruiters (15%); placement success (35%) as measured by average starting salary and bonus (40% of this measure) and employment rates at graduation (20% of this measure) and three months later (40% of this measure); and student selectivity (25%) as measured by average GMAT and GRE (65% of this measure), average undergraduate GPA (30% of this measure), and proportion of applicants accepted (5% of this measure).

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