Forbes Ranks Business Schools on Return on Investment

The Haas School of Business ranked #12 in the 2009 Forbes “Return on Investment” ranking for full-time MBA programs published Aug. 5.

The Haas School moved up by one spot this year from its #13 position in the previous Forbes ranking in 2007.

The rankings were accompanied by an article on experiential learning in MBA programs that featured the recent Haas@Work program with Visa and another on “How to Get into Business School” that quoted Admissions Director Pete Johnson.

The rankings are based on the return on investment achieved by graduates from the class of 2004. Forbes compared their earnings in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity cost (two years of forgone compensation, tuition, and required fees). Only two-year full-time MBA programs were included in the US ranking.

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