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UGA MBA program rises in rankings

Athens, Ga. – Forbes magazine released its biannual MBA program ranking earlier today, once again recognizing the University of Georgia Terry College of Business among the nation’s best business schools.

The Terry College MBA program ranks 19th among public institutions (No. 36 overall) in the 2015 Forbes rankings, up from 24th among public schools (49th overall) in 2013.

The Forbes rankings are based on the return on investment over five years by graduates of the class of 2010.

“I am proud that our MBA program continues to provide an excellent return on investment to our graduates,” said Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers. “The career success of our former students is one of the surest signs that our program delivers on its promise of a world-class business education.”

Forbes compared the 2010 graduates’ reported earnings during their first five years after graduating to their “opportunity cost” (defined as two years of foregone wages, plus the cost of tuition and fees). The rankings are based on a “five-year MBA gain,” which represents the net cumulative amount the typical alumni would have earned after five years, by getting their MBAversus staying in their pre-MBA career.

The full list of ranked schools is available online at