Forbes Ranks Full-Time MBA Program

Emory's Goizueta Business School was ranked No. 22 in the nation in terms of ROI by Forbes Magazine. FILE PHOTO

The Full-Time MBA Program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School placed 22nd in the nation in rankings released today by Forbes.

“I am pleased that Goizueta continues to be recognized as one of the top MBA programs in the nation and globally,” said Brian Mitchell, Associate Dean of the Full-Time MBA Program. “Our unique ability to deliver a world-class business education in a small, intimate learning environment within a global, dynamic city continues to attract top MBA candidates.  Innovations within our curriculum and student experience have proven to be important contributors to the recent outstanding success of our students in a difficult job market.”

The biennial ranking is based on return on investment achieved by the Class of 2006. Forbes surveyed 16,000 alumni at more than 100 schools.

Poets & Quants, a site that covers business school news, broke down the rankings further. The Class of 2006 entered with an average, pre-MBA pay of $55,000 a year. That rose to $128,000 post-graduation. Taking into account Forbes calculations on cost-of -living and other expenses, it determined a 3.5-year span for return on investment.

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The ranking adds to Goizueta’s history of national and international recognition for its Full-Time MBA Program, which has previously ranked 23rd in the country (U.S. News and World Report, 2011), 22nd in the nation (Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010), 21st in the nation (The Economist, 2010), 36th internationally (The Economist, 2010), 16th in the nation (Financial Times, 2011) and 38th in the world (Financial Times, 2011).

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