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Georgia MBA ranked No. 9 by The Economist

Terry College’s Full-Time MBA tops previous best in the global rankings

The Full-Time MBA Program at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business is ranked among the top 10 U.S. public business schools by The Economist in its worldwide survey of the 100 best graduate business programs, called “Which MBA?”

The Georgia MBA ranks No. 9 among public universities in the U.S., No. 25 among all U.S. business schools and No. 33 in the world. It rose 11 spots in the global ranking from last year to this year. The latest rankings are the highest the Terry College has recorded in The Economist survey.

“The prominent increase in the ranking of our Full-Time MBA Program reflects the market-focused curriculum, expert faculty and innovative experiential learning opportunities that distinguish the Terry MBA,” said Dean Benjamin C. Ayers. “We are proud of the high marks our graduates have given the program and to see how the trajectory of their careers has benefited from their MBA degrees. Helping students achieve great outcomes after graduation is our highest priority.”

The Economist’s ranking methodology is based on the survey responses of thousands of MBA students worldwide, as well as salary data, standardized test scores and measures of faculty quality provided by the schools.

The Terry MBA Program earned its highest marks for: (1) students’ rating of the college’s faculty, which included a No. 5 worldwide ranking, (2) “opening new career opportunities,” and (3) the percentage increase in post-MBA salaries.

Since 2014, the starting compensation for graduates of the Full-Time MBA Program has increased 27%. And 95% of the Class of 2019 was employed within three months of graduation, marking the fourth consecutive year the program’s employment rate exceeded 90% within three months.

“We have outstanding students at the University of Georgia and amazing faculty and staff to work with them throughout their time here,” said Santanu Chatterjee, director of the Full-Time MBA and MS in Business Analytics programs. “The personalized attention that we are able to offer has facilitated a significant expansion of our corporate engagement and sponsored projects, and that helps our students connect to the careers and employers of their choice. We’re very pleased to have this recognized by The Economist.”

The complete ranking and methodology is available on the “Which MBA?” website.