Three Berkeley MBA Programs Score High Marks in U.S. News Ranking

All three Berkeley MBA programs placed among the top 10 schools in the U.S. News & World Report ranking published today (March 11). The Evening & Weekend MBA Program ranked #1 again among part-time programs. The Full-time MBA Program ranked #7 among full-time programs for the seventh year in a row. The Berkeley MBA for Executives tied for #9 with UNC Chapel Hill, up from #10 last year, among executive MBA programs.

In the full-time MBA ranking, Haas again rated 4.6 out of 5 in the peer assessment, which is based on a poll of business school deans and MBA directors. In the recruiter assessment Haas rose to 4.2, up from 4.1 last year.  Among specialty rankings, also based on the peer assessment poll, Haas ranked:

#4 in nonprofit (#4 in 2013)
#5 in entrepreneurship (#6 in 2013)
#8 in finance (#8 in 2013)
#8 in international (#9 in 2013)
#8 in management (#7 in 2013)
#11 in marketing (#9 in 2013)
#14 in accounting

Each ranking for full-time MBA, part-time MBA, and EMBA programs is based on a different methodology.

  • The full-time MBA ranking rated 63 programs and is derived from a peer survey of business school deans and directors of accredited MBA programs (25%) as well as 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).
  • The part-time ranking is 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 EMBA ranking is part of the specialty rankings and based entirely on a peer assessment poll by business school deans and MBA program directors.

Read the full U.S. News ranking.