Tippie School of Management 29th in U.S. News Ranking
The Tippie School climbed five places from 34th in last year's survey and is now at its highest U.S. News placement in recent years.
The rankings are determined by a combination of factors that include measures of program reputation, placement success, and student selectivity. For the 2003 ranking, U.S. News surveyed 365 accredited MBA programs in the U.S. from among the more than 600 programs that are offered nationally.
Gary Gaeth, Associate Dean of MBA programs in the Tippie School of Management said the School of Management's MBA Career Services Office contributed significantly to this year's successful ranking. The average salary and bonus reported by Tippie MBA grads was $83,817 in 2002, with 75 percent employed at graduation; 94.4 percent were employed within three months after graduation. This placement rate was second highest in the survey.
"This placement rate is exceptional in a slow economy. It reflects not only the excellence of the services provided by our Career Services staff, but the quality, and motivation, and team spirit of our graduates. Our focus will continue to be on finding high quality students, providing them the best possible education, and placing them in positions that meet their career goals," Gaeth commented.
Gary Fethke, Dean of the Tippie College of Business stated, "Being ranked among the top dozen public MBA programs in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report is gratifying. This recognition means that our strategic plan and the processes we've put into place to support it are achieving the right result. It is great to see the work of the excellent, capable people in this College who support the MBA Program day-in and day-out being recognized."
Dwight Brown, president of the MBA Association commented, "The students are truly excited about the new rankings. Students and staff work together on a daily basis to improve and sustain the success of this program. It is wonderful to see these efforts bearing fruit in the national rankings."
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Contact: George McCrory, UI News Service, 319-384-0012