Haas Holds #7 in U.S. News

The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program placed #7 this year–the same position as last year–in a new U.S. News & World Report ranking of business schools. The program tied with Dartmouth/Tuck.

The Berkeley MBA Evening & Weekend Program held its #3 ranking, and the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program ranked #9, compared to #7 last year.

Haas also ranked among the top schools in several specialty rankings:

#3 nonprofit
#6 entrepreneurship
#7 finance
#7 management
#8 marketing
#10 international
#11 information systems
#16 accounting

The full-time MBA ranking is based on reputation polls of recruiters and peers (business school deans and full-time MBA directors), as well as on data points provided by participating schools, including recruiter assessments, GMAT scores, and average starting salary. The specialty, part-time MBA, and executive MBA rankings are based entirely on reputation polls of business school deans and full-time MBA directors.

Read the 2011 U.S. News ranking

UC Berkeley Ranks 4th Worldwide

UC Berkeley took fourth place in a reputation ranking of universities worldwide published March 10 in Times Higher Education magazine and reported on by The Guardian in the UK.

Harvard took the top spot in the reputation ranking, followed by MIT and the University of Cambridge. Stanford took fifth place behind Berkeley.

The ranking, powered by Thomson Reuters, is based on a survey of 13,388 academics in 131 countries. It is the largest evaluation of academic reputation and is used among other indicators to compile the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In that ranking, last compiled in 2010, UC Berkeley placed #8.

Read the reputation ranking

BusinessWeek Undergraduate Ranking

The Haas Undergraduate Program placed #13 in a ranking published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek on March 3. Last year, Haas ranked #6.

Haas ranked as follows in these five categories that make up its overall rank:

#5 MBA feeder school (weighs 10%)
#8 highest median base salary, at $58,000 (weighs 10%)
#14 academic quality (weighs 30%)
#29 in a survey of recruiters (weighs 20%)
#34 in survey of graduating seniors (weighs 35%),

The school earned the following grades based on student responses:
• A+ for job placement
• A for facilities and services
• B for teaching quality

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Haas Undergraduate Program #3 in the U.S. in August. Haas has continually ranked in the top three in U.S. News since 2003, compared to BusinessWeek’s more volatile results, which have ranked Haas anywhere from #3 to #13 since the ranking was first published in 2006.

Read the full 2011 BusinessWeek ranking