Every year, QS World University Rankings ranks global universities on a variety of factors. In the QS 2021 Masters in Business Analytics Rankings the UW Foster MSBA program ranked at #11 among 97 global programs, and at #5 out of U.S. programs.
The methodology for the rankings considered five major factors: employability, alumni outcomes, value for money, thought leadership, and class & faculty diversity. Furthermore, surveys were conducted across 17 countries, 37,904 employers, 34,971 academics, and 27,831 alumni.
While the Foster MSBA is a new program, established in 2019, its strong placement clearly speaks highly to the relevance and rigor of the curriculum developed.
At Foster, students gain the technical skills and business knowledge needed to make informed data-driven decisions. This is done through a blend of business and analytics courses paired with an industry capstone project and special lectures from leading business analytics industry professionals.
Foster MSBA is Worth It
In terms of value for money the Foster MSBA program achieved an index score of 90 out of 100 and stands in the top 10.3% globally. MSBA quarterly program fees are $10,350 for residents and $13,100 for non-residents. To put things into perspective, a payback rate of 17 months and a 10-year ROI of $792,625 exemplifies the high value of choosing Foster.
Top 6% in Thought Leadership
The Foster MSBA program also obtained a high thought leadership index score placing it in the top 6% of programs globally. A school’s thought leadership index is based off of the research impact of its faculty, number of faculty members holding PhD’s and the academic reputation of the school.
Moreover, the Foster MSBA program was awarded a research impact score of 99.7 out of 100. Some of the outstanding research conducted by MSBA faculty revolves around the impact of mixed media marketing and creation of original statistical models in the fashion industry. Recently two MSBA faculty members were even selected as 2020 Marketing Science Institute Scholars.
Looking Beyond the Rankings
While business school rankings are a valuable tool, they’re just a starting point. We encourage MSBA candidates to consider the culture, community, location, student services, program performance, and other areas that matter to them.
To help determine if Foster’s MSBA program is the right “fit” for you, attend an informational event or talk with a MSBA student ambassador for first-hand insights. If studying and working in a world-class city while being taught by leader in their fields sounds like the right “fit” for you, apply today!