The magazine, which published the 2006 rankings April 1 in a special edition guidebook titled "America's Best Graduate Schools," surveyed all 391 master's programs in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The College of Management ranked 51st in 2003. "It's a considerable jump in two years," says College of Management Dean Terry C. Blum. "We're gratified that the rankings are increasingly reflecting all we have to offer. Our highly selective MBA program is certainly one of the very best."
U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Management 19th in the Operations specialty and 25th in the Information Systems category.
"That is an unusually strong showing for any program and I'm very pleased for our business school," said Tech president Wayne Clough. "We've done a lot to invest in the College of Management and we've known that those investments would pay dividends. While rankings are not the sole measure of success, it's great to see such a strong, positive direction for the College. There is a lot of momentum there."
The only other Georgia schools on the magazine's top 50 full-time MBA list are Emory University (18th) and the University of Georgia (45th).
Georgia Tech's MBA program was recently ranked 9th among American public universities by Forbes magazine, among the top 25 in the nation by Business 2.0, and 84th in the world by The Financial Times.