Foster School of Business is 8th among US public school MBA programs in US News & World Report rankings

​The University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business Full-Time MBA Program was ranked 23rd in the nation in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s survey of Best Graduate Schools—making it the 8th highest ranked public business school.  The Evening MBA Program held its ranking of 15th overall, 7th relative to public universities.

Notably, Foster is the only business school in the Northwest to be in the full-time or part-time top 50.

Jim Jiambalvo, dean of the Foster School, points to the high placement numbers for full-time MBA graduates as a strong driver in the ranking. The school had the highest placement rate, 96.8%, of any school in the top 25.

“We have talented students, an outstanding program, and a great employer base,” said Jiambalvo.  “This combination, along with a top-notch MBA career services center, ensures that our students get terrific job opportunities.”

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US News & World Report’s rankings are calculated by combining evaluations from business school deans and MBA program directors, recruiter assessment, admissions data, and salary and job placement figures.

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