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Financial Times Ranks UI MBA Program Among Top in The World

The Financial Times of London has ranked the Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa 49th among the top fulltime MBA programs in the world.

Published Jan. 26, the rankings highlight the top 100 schools among the 1,500 MBA programs in the world. The Tippie School's rank placed it 33rd among U.S. programs and 13th among programs at public U.S. universities.

The rankings of each school were determined by its performance in three broad areas: career progress of graduates, the diversity of the MBA experience and the generation of new ideas through academic and business research.

On average, graduates of the UI program earn a 172 percent salary increase from the start of an MBA to three years after graduation, according to Gary Gaeth, associate dean of MBA programs in the Tippie School of Management.

"The Financial Times is quite influential in both the U.S. and the international marketplaces, which is important to us as we work to increase the value of the Tippie MBA program worldwide," he said.

Gaeth added the ranking also reflects well on the placement efforts of the MBA Career Services staff at the UI. The Financial Times survey placed the Tippie School in the top tier in terms of placement success.

"I'm particularly proud of the long-term performance of our graduates. We are successful because we recruit great students and because we have great faculty and staff delivering a high quality program," he said. "I'm delighted to see the Tippie MBA program continue to achieve a world-wide ranking and take its place many other top-ranked professional programs at the University of Iowa."

Information about the rankings is available on the Financial Times website.

For more information about the Tippie School of Management and its programs, call 319-335-1039 or visit its website.

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