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Financial Times ranks UI MBA program 57th internationally

The Financial Times of London has ranked the Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa as 57th among 100 of the top MBA programs in the world.

The Financial Times published the rankings of the top 100 MBA programs today (Jan. 22), selecting the top schools among the 1,500 MBA programs in the world.

The Tippie School of Management rose from 62nd to 57th compared to last year's ranking. It ranked 38th among U.S. programs, 14th among programs at public universities, and ranked above Wisconsin, Minnesota, Penn State and Michigan State in the Big Ten.

The rankings of each school were determined by its performance in three broad areas: the career progression accrued from the MBA and its purchasing power in the marketplace; the diversity of its students and faculty; and its research productivity.

Gary Gaeth, associate dean of MBA programs in the Tippie School of Management, said one of the factors that contributed to the improved ranking was the percentage of Class of 2000 students employed at graduation. The Tippie School was also one of 15 schools where 100 percent of its graduates were employed by that time.

The other factor in the rankings improvement was the percentage increase in salary after earning an MBA (based on survey responses from the classes of 1995, 1996 and 1997). The Tippie School ranked 30th in this category.

"The Financial Times is influential in many areas of the world, including Europe, Asia and Latin America," Gaeth said. "We have a good representation of international students in our program, and this ranking helps us attract quality students from across the world."

The rankings are available on the Financial Times website at http://ftcareerpoint.ft.com/BusinessEducation. For more information about the Tippie School of Management and its programs, call (319) 335-1039.


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