Rankings recap: Foster School enters 2014 on the rise

The University of Washington Foster School of Business ends 2013 on a high note, having moved up in a wide range of national and international rankings published in the past few months. The Foster School achieved significant upward mobility across degree programs, disciplines and academic research.

Forbes 2013 Best Business Schools ranks the Foster Full-time MBA #27 in the country, nine spots above its 2011 ranking, on the strength of significant placement and alumni salary increases. The publication rated Foster among the top MBA programs for return on investment.

The Economist 2013 “Which MBA” ranking places the Foster School Full-time MBA among the planet’s elite, moving up two places to 21st in the United States (7th among public universities), and one place to 33rd in the world.

In the Poets & Quants “Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2013,” the Foster Full-time MBA vaulted nine spots to #24 (8th among publics). The popular MBA portal’s composite ranking measures schools’ performance across U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek, The Financial Times, The Economist and Forbes.

Businessweek promoted Foster’s Executive MBA Program from its second tier to a #37 national ranking (#13 public and #1 in the Northwest, based on high ratings from EMBA directors and program alumni.

Businessweek’s 2013 ranking of part-time MBA programs rated the Foster Evening MBA Program #15 in the country (#5 among publics and #1 in the Northwest). Foster earned a top 5 national rank in academic quality.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2014 ranked the Foster School’s Undergraduate Program 22nd in the country (12th among publics and 1st in the Northwest). Foster ranked nationally for excellence in six academic areas, including 11th in accounting (7th public), 15th in entrepreneurship (8th public), 15th in management (8th public), 17th in international business (10th public), 19th in finance (10th public), and 22nd in marketing (14th public).

The Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine ranked the Foster School #13 for graduate entrepreneurship (#5 public), noting its robust funding and support for student entrepreneurs as well as its track record of success. The UW is the only university in the Northwest included in this list of the top 25 programs in the country.

The Princeton Review ranked the Foster MBA Program #8 among its listing of the 10 US schools that offer the greatest opportunities for women.

The Management Department Productivity Index published by researchers at Texas A&M and the University of Florida rate the Foster School the #8 in North America for its total number of publications in top tier management journals over the past year. Faculty in Foster’s Department of Management & Organization were more prolific than peers at Northwestern University, UC-Berkeley, Duke and MIT, among many others.

To learn more about these and other Foster School rankings, visit foster.uw.edu.