USD MBA Ranked as #29 Best Program in the Nation by FT

The MBA program at the University of San Diego School of Business Administration ranked #28 in the nation and #59 in the world, according to the 2016 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings survey. The rankings reveal an improvement for USD from last year where the program ranked #33 in the nation and #66 in the world.

The Financial Times ranking is one of the most respected in the world. It places USD’s program in the top 5% out of approximately 2,000 programs worldwide. 2016 is only the second year that USD has made it onto the list. USD is the only school in San Diego to be ranked and one of only six schools ranked in all of California.

In a press release from the University, the Dean of the School of Business spoke about the ranking. “It is gratifying to see the success of our students and alumni, the dedication of our faculty and staff and the engagement of our business community recognized by Financial Times for the second year in a row,” he said. “We are particularly proud of our improved standings, which underscore our commitment to student services and career placement.”

USD ranked well in terms of value for the money (#56), International student experiences (#32), and career placement success (#20). Overall, USD MBA graduates can expect a salary of $108,834 post-graduation—a 119% increase from pre-MBA wages.

USD also ranked well in percent of female students with almost half (48%) of their MBA class being women. Overall, it was a good year for women studying for the MBA. In 2015, 35% of MBA students were women, up from 30% in 2005. USD also ranked well in their percentage of female faculty with a 43% ratio of women to men.

The Financial Times ranking places an emphasis on salary, salary increments, faculty research, placement, and international mobility. USD scored well in all areas. To learn more about USD’s MBA programs, visit the School website.



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