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BusinessWeek Ranks MBA Program 27th in the Nation

Brigham Young University's MBA program was ranked #27 overall in Bloomberg Businessweek’s full-time MBA rankings, a five-spot rise from the program’s last finish in 2012.

The ranking comes on the heels of other recent top placements, including #17 and #27 rankings from Forbes and U.S. News & World Report, respectively.

“This year’s ranking is a well-deserved recognition of our program’s extraordinary students, faculty, and staff,” said Lee Perry, dean of the Marriott School. “This ranking is a team effort and every player involved is a difference-maker in the lives of our outstanding students.”

Bloomberg Businessweek placed BYU at #12 overall in student satisfaction and #38 in recruiter satisfaction among the 112 full-time MBA programs surveyed. The program also reported the third-highest percentage among schools ranked in the top 30 on graduates’ return on investment with an average of 39 percent of school costs recouped in the first year after graduation.

 “We’re thrilled about the increasing acknowledgement of the quality of BYU’s MBA program by our students and employers,” said John Bingham, MBA program director. “We are particularly pleased to see our #12 position on the student survey rank. Our program focuses on providing a high quality student experience and we are gratified to see our efforts are having an impact.”

To compile its rankings, Bloomberg Businessweek evaluated full-time MBA programs on three measures: a survey of student satisfaction (45 percent of the ranking); a survey of employers who hire those graduates (45 percent); and the expertise of each school’s faculty, measured by faculty research in esteemed journals (10 percent). For a complete explanation of the ranking’s methodology, visit businessweek.com.

About the Marriott School of Management

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems and public management. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

Writer: Jordan Christiansen

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