Financial Times ranks Foster #1 in U.S. for MBA job placement, #3 in world for research

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The Financial Times 2018 Global MBA Rankings emphasize business schools’ success in job placement, earnings, and faculty research—all measures where the UW Foster School performs among the world’s top institutions. The Foster Full-time MBA Program placed in the elite top 25 U.S. schools, ranking #23 in the U.S. and #48 worldwide.

Top U.S. school for MBA employment

Foster ranked #1 of all U.S. schools with an outstanding 98% job placement rate, and graduating MBAs earned an average salary and bonus of $132,391, up more than $2,300 from 2016. Within three years, Foster MBA alumni received a 94% pay raise, on average.

Foster ranked #1 public university in the world for research

Foster faculty research rocketed to #1 among public universities and #3 worldwide, moving up 13 spots in the past two years. Only two business schools, Wharton and Duke, ranked higher for research. For articles published in 45 top academic journals, Foster faculty were more productive per capita than their counterparts at UC Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Michigan, Chicago, Northwestern, and Yale.

Upward momentum

The Foster School has dramatically increased its standing in The Financial Times Global MBA Rankings since 2005, moving from #93 to #48 internationally and from #56 to #21 in the United States. According to Poets & Quants, the Foster School has achieved the second highest five-year increase in the U.S., moving up 30 positions since 2013.

Foster Executive MBA ranks #12 of single-school programs in U.S.

The Foster Executive MBA also advanced in The Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking from #32 in 2012 to #12 in the U.S. in 2017. Graduates of the EMBA Program achieved their goal of increasing earnings, with an average outgoing salary of $192,236.

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