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Terry College’s M.B.A. program moves up in ‘Forbes’ biennial rankings

M.B.A. graduates from UGA’s Terry College of Business reported a higher return on their investment in a graduate business degree in 2011 than they did two years ago, according to a new survey in Forbes magazine.

The Terry M.B.A. program bettered its ranking in the Forbes biennial survey to 42nd, from 50th in 2009, and represents Terry’s best-ever national ranking in the Forbes survey.
Among the 74 business schools ranked by Forbes, the Terry M.B.A. program was one of the five most improved. Terry was ranked 20th among public business schools by Forbes.

The rankings are based on the return on investment achieved by graduates of the class of 2006. Forbes compared their reported earnings during their first five years after graduating to their “opportunity cost” (defined as two years of forgone wages, plus the cost of tuition and fees).

Terry M.B.A. graduates from 2006 reported a median, pre-M.B.A. salary of $49,000 and a post-M.B.A. salary for 2010 of $120,000.