The MBA programs at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics showed dramatic improvement in the recently released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools rankings report, which surveyed 475 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International in the fall of 2018 and early 2019.
Gatton’s full-time, One Year MBA rose 22 spots to No. 67 in the magazine’s 2020 Best Business Schools list, and No. 34 among public business schools, placing it in the top 15 percent of all AACSB accredited US business schools. Gatton's part-time, Professional MBA rose 44 spots to No. 81 among Part Time MBA programs, and No. 52 among public business schools, placing it in the top 25 percent.
“It’s rewarding to see this recognition of Gatton and our UK MBA students, alumni, faculty, staff and programs,” said Gatton College Dean Simon Sheather. “We continuously work to make our curriculum relevant and progressive in the preparation of business leaders, and this is an important step towards our journey to become recognized as a Top 50 business school in the U.S.”
The career relevance of Gatton’s curriculum is evidenced by the full-time One Year MBA program’s ranking of #35 in the nation by corporate recruiters, and 14-point rise in Placement Success ratings, including starting salary and employment rates at and after graduation. “The rankings are most significant because they measure the quality of the programs by looking at the achievements of our graduates,” said Dean Sheather. “Delivering tangible career opportunities for our MBA alumni is at the heart of what we do.”
Sheather also noted the faculty’s dedication to challenging students and moving the industry forward. “Our MBA faculty have extensive experience in studying contemporary business issues, and many work as consultants and advisers with corporations and organizations. They constantly update their courses to reflect the changing needs of business and work hard to create an engaging learning environment.”
U.S. News tabulates its rankings using quantitative data, such as GMAT and GRE scores, GPA, and acceptance rates, and qualitative data culled from a survey by business school deans and directors of accredited MBA programs. See the full list here.
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