Financial Times ranks Foster #1 in U.S. for MBA jobs, #7 in world for research

The Financial Times 2019 Global MBA Rankings rate business schools’ success in job placement, earnings, and faculty research—all measures where the UW Foster School performs among the world’s top universities. The Foster Full-time MBA Program placed among the elite U.S. schools, ranking #25 in the nation and #49 worldwide.

#1 U.S. school for MBA employment

Of only 150 top business schools considered eligible worldwide, 100 were ranked by The Financial Times (FT) and of those, 50 of the top schools were located in the United States. Among that competitive set, Foster ranked #1 with a 99% job placement rate. Foster MBAs secured positions primarily in technology, consulting, financial services and consumer products firms, earning an average salary and bonus of $157,050.

Strong ROI

Among two-year programs in the U.S., Foster was one of just 5 programs in the top 25 where alumni earned more than $130,000 in salary and were also considered a great value for the money. Another analysis of average total MBA compensation by Poets & Quants shows that graduate earnings from the Foster School rise to #9 in the U.S. when an aggregate of average salary, bonus, and other compensation are considered.

Top public university in the world for research

Foster faculty continue to lead influential research, ranking #1 among public universities and #7 worldwide. For articles published in 50 top academic journals, Foster faculty were more productive per capita than their counterparts at UC Berkeley, Michigan, Northwestern, and Yale.

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#13 Top MBAs for Women

Graduating women MBAs achieved 99% pay parity and 100% job placement, positioning Foster at #13 in the world and #8 in the U.S. in FT’s Top MBAs for Women 2018 ranking. The new list shows which business schools really work for women, rating MBA programs based on alumna salary at graduation and pay increases within three years, as well as career aims achieved and pay equity with male peers.

Executive MBA ranks #13 in U.S.

Taught by influential scholars and experienced CEOs, the Foster Executive MBA ranked #13 among premier, single-school programs in the FT Executive MBA 2018 ranking.

A leader in ethics and sustainability

The FT also ranked Foster #17 in the nation for Corporate Social Responsibility, a new measure that recognizes the number of hours that core courses dedicate to environmental, social and ethical issues.

Epic climb

The Foster School has dramatically increased its standing in The Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Since 2000, the Foster School has risen 31 spots across the three major rankings…more than any other business school in the country. Read more about Foster’s astonishing rise in the rankings.


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