Full-Time MBA Ranked No. 18, Accounting No. 1 in 2009 Report of Best Graduate Business Schools
The full-time MBA program at the McCombs School of Business ranks at no. 18 in the 2009 U.S. News survey of America’s Best Graduate Business Schools. McCombs has been included in the Top 20 programs in 15 out of the past 16 years. Only four public schools rank above McCombs: Berkeley (no. 7), Michigan (no. 13), UCLA (no. 14) and Virginia (tied at no. 15). For the third year in a row, the accounting concentration was ranked no. 1 in the nation.
Other specialties landing in the top 10:
- No. 3 in Information Systems (10th year in a row, and 17th year in a row to be Top 5)
- No. 8 (tie) in Entrepreneurship (McCombs has been top 10 for 13 consecutive years)
- No. 10 in Marketing (top 10 for 5 consecutive years)
The Texas Executive MBA was ranked no. 18 (tie) and the Texas Evening MBA came in at no. 27 (tie)
U.S. News ranks schools based on peer assessment, recruiter assessment, admissions data such as GMAT scores and graduates’ salary and job placement. Specialty rankings, as well as those of executive and evening programs, are based completely on peer assessment.
Texas MBA Rebounds in Latest FT Ranking
The Financial Times released its annual ranking of the top 100 global MBA programs in January, and Texas moved up significantly from last year. The 2009 ranking has the full-time Texas MBA at 49, up 27 spots from last year’s rank of 76. Among U.S. schools, FT ranks Texas at 23, a climb of 20 spots from 43 in 2008. The Financial Times emphasizes salaries, placement and career progression of alumni. McCombs showed strong increases in these areas, as well as in the research prowess of faculty, which was ranked at 17 worldwide. McCombs was also credited by the Financial Times with the 10th best program in entrepreneurship globally.
Undergraduate Program Ranked No. 10 by BusinessWeek
In the fourth annual BusinessWeek survey of top undergraduate business programs released Feb. 26, the McCombs School of Business held steady at No. 10 nationally. McCombs is No. 4 among public schools and No. 1 among public four-year schools. McCombs was praised specifically by the magazine for accounting, honors programs and recruiting.
Faculty Ranked 10th Worldwide in Research Productivity by UTD
In a survey conducted by the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management that measures research productivity among business school faculties, the McCombs School came in at No. 10 worldwide. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School came in at No. 1. This is the fourth consecutive year in which McCombs has ranked in the top 10. Only two other public schools are in the top 10: Michigan (No. 5) and Maryland (No. 9). UT Dallas tracks faculty publications in 24 leading business journals across major business disciplines over a five-year period (the current ranking covers the years 2004-2008).