Originally posted by Matt Turner on McCombs Today.
In The Economist’s annual ranking of MBA programs, McCombs rose into the top 30 in global rank, and cracked the top 20 on the domestic front—a first for both.
In the British magazine’s 11th listing of 100 full-time MBA programs around the world, McCombs climbed to rank 28, representing its third year in a row to rise and its highest global rank ever in this survey.
Among U.S. schools, the Texas MBA Program jumped to 18, its best U.S. performance ever and the first time to crack the top-20.
The top three global spots, respectively, went to the University of Chicago, Dartmouth and the University of Virginia. Only four U.S. public schools ranked higher than McCombs: Virginia (3), Berkeley (6), UCLA (23), and Michigan (24).
Other Texas schools include: Rice (39), TCU (71), and SMU (82).
Slightly more than one-fifth of the survey’s weight falls on student satisfaction with the program, facilities, faculty, career services, alumni network, and classmates and culture. McCombs saw five- to seven-year highs in the ranks attained on all these student assessment areas.
The methodology behind the ranking includes: career opportunities (35 percent); personal development and educational experience (35 percent); salary increase (20 percent); and networking potential (10 percent).
80 percent of this ranking is based on data supplied by the school, and 20 percent comes from enrolled students. More methodological details appear on McCombs Today’s ranking pages.