Published on: 03-12-2012
The great success of Georgia Tech MBA graduates on the job
market is reflected in the latest U.S.
News & World Report rankings of full-time MBA programs. Georgia Tech
College of Management is ranked first for employment at graduation among all
ranked business schools.
Overall, Georgia Tech is ranked 32nd (12th
among public universities) for full-time MBA programs and 28th for
part-time MBA programs (17th among public universities) by U.S. News. Among public universities in
Georgia, the business school at Georgia Tech is first for both full-time and
part-time programs (the College's Evening MBA).
especially excited about our employment ranking because it shows we're
succeeding where it matters most to students – teaching the skills and
providing the career assistance necessary to help them land great jobs at a
higher level than they could have without an MBA," says College of
Management Dean Steve Salbu. "Our MBA career services team is clearly
second to none when it comes to drive and dedication. U.S. News just
reported that MBAs are hot again on the job market. But our consistent success
at career placement in recent years shows that Georgia Tech graduates never
went out of style."
Of the Class of 2011, 88.5 percent had jobs at graduation (a
statistic that grew to 95 percent within 90 days of commencement). The average
starting salary was $97,376, with 55 percent of graduates receiving a signing
In specialty categories, U.S.
News ranked Tech 13th for Supply Chain/Logistics (first among schools in
Georgia), 14th for Production/Operations (first among schools in the
Southeast), and 16th for Information Systems.
U.S. News, which publishes the rankings each spring in a special
edition guidebook titled America's Best Graduate Schools, surveyed all
441 U.S. MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business.
The magazine determined its full-time rankings by surveying business
school deans, MBA program directors, and corporate recruiters/contacts about
the quality of each accredited program. The magazine also factored in the mean
starting salaries, bonuses, employment rates of graduates, student selectivity,
mean GMAT scores, and mean undergraduate GPA.
For ranking part-time programs, U.S. News considered the peer perceptions of other business school
deans and MBA program directors, mean GMAT scores, average undergraduate GPA, student
work experience, and the percentage of the school's MBA enrollment that is
part-time. This year, the number of part-time programs eligible for ranking
grew by 101 schools (from 295 to 396), resulting in greater competition.
In the most recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranking,
Tech's full-time MBA program is ranked 23rd (10th among