Friday, April 01, 2005

A little shameless self promotion

In the 2 years since I first was admitted to UW, the program has gone from 39 to 18. Coincidence? I say not. OK, I have never actually attended, but let's not get into that right now...

UW's MBA Program Advances to Nation's Top 20 Elite

The University of Washington’s MBA program has been ranked 18th among the nation's best business schools by U.S. News & World Report, advancing nine spots from last year's ranking by the weekly news magazine. The annual rankings appear in the 2006 edition of the book America's Best Graduate Schools. "The progress is the result of outstanding effort and collaboration among our students, staff and faculty, coupled with tremendous support from the business community in the Pacific Northwest," said Dave Burgstahler, acting dean.The rankings are based upon reputation among recruiters and academic peers, student quality indices, and measures of placement success for the program. The magazine surveyed more than 391 accredited master's programs in business.Dan Poston, executive director for MBA programs, said the progress made in the rankings is due in part to the new MBA curriculum instituted last year at the suggestion of employers who hire UW graduates."Regional recruiters are pleased with our responsiveness and with UW MBA graduates who demonstrate better communication skills, critical thinking, ethical values, and leadership," he said. "By building deep ties to businesses in the Pacific Northwest and by striving to serve the needs of those businesses, our reputation with recruiters has climbed, our salaries and placement percentages rose and our graduates are happy."The school's Executive MBA program was ranked 22 in the nation. And among specialty programs, Accounting was ranked 22, International 21, and Entrepreneurship 29.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the UW Business School's graduate program 49 in 2002 and 35 in 2003.A complete list of the rankings will be available Monday in the 2006 edition of the newsstand book America's Best Graduate Schools. Some of the specialty categories will also appear in the April 11 edition of U.S. News & World Report.

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