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U.S. News Rankings Feature Tippie Full-time and MBA-PM Programs

In its annual review of graduate programs, both the Tippie Full-time MBA and MBA-PM programs have received national recognition for their excellence. The Full-time MBA Program rose to a ranking of 42 from a previous level of 44, while the MBA-PM Program was ranked at number 31.

"The quality of all of our MBA programs is stellar," explains Tippie Dean William C. (Curt) Hunter. "We work diligently to ensure that every student in any of our five MBA programs receives the same quality instruction that is provided on campus. These rankings confirm that all Tippie MBA programs are of the highest caliber."

Looking closely at the Full-time Program's ranking, the program is ranked in the top 20 of all public programs at number 18 and in the top 15 for employment upon graduation. The program's continued success can be attributed to the ability to recruit the best and brightest students and to attract the recognition of employers to the quality education graduates receive at Iowa. 

Despite the difficulties in the economy and the job market, 85% of 2009 graduates were employed by three months after graduation, which ranks right up there with the best of the best and is a statistic to be envied by most.  According to Jay Sa-Aadu, associate dean of the School of Management, "we have to acknowledge that our Midwest, nonmetropolitan location works against us from both sides—in recruiting and in placement—but our success in the rankings shows that quality and commitment go a long way in overcoming those barriers."

A peer assessment survey also ranked part-time MBA programs this year, with Tippie coming in at #31 of the nation's 314 programs and #18 among all public institutions. This ranking validates the ongoing commitment to providing a quality part-time MBA program to students already in the workplace in various Iowa communities.

The rankings are determined by a combination of factors that include measures of program reputation, employment success of 2009 graduates, and student selectivity. U.S. News surveyed 433 accredited MBA programs in the United States.

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