The Full-Time MBA Program at the Terry College of Business moved up three spots to No. 37 overall and No. 16 among public universities in the latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
Since 2016, the Georgia MBA has posted the biggest gain of any program that was ranked in the U.S. Newstop 50, climbing 18 spots over the past three years.
“The rising trajectory of our program is a sign that the excellence of our curriculum, students and faculty is being recognized across the country,” said Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers. “I could not be prouder of the hard work and dedication that has gone into making the Georgia MBA a world-class program.”
U.S. News’ full-time MBA ranking is based on surveys of 475 MBA programs accredited by AACSB International. The methodology includes an assessment of quality (40 percent), placement success (35 percent) and student selectivity (25 percent).
The Georgia MBA placed well in all categories, and more than 90 percent of last year’s graduating class were employed within three months of graduation, with an average starting salary of $105,000.
“We put tremendous effort into developing a market-ready and experiential curriculum that prepares MBA students for success as soon as they graduate,” said Santanu Chatterjee, director of the Full-Time MBA and MS in Business Analytics programs. “Rankings like these show that our approach is clearly working — both for students and employers.”
Terry College’s Professional MBA Program was also rated one of the nation's best options for part-time MBA students, maintaining its top 25 ranking among public business schools.
Terry is one of six UGA schools and college that rose in the latest U.S. Newsgraduate rankings. The others are the School of Law, the School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Social Work, the College of Education and the College of Engineering. The total rise reflects the university’s growing national and international reputation for academic excellence, said UGA President Jere W. Morehead.
“Outstanding graduate and professional education is a hallmark of a world-class public research university,” he said. “Congratulations to the faculty, staff and students whose dedicated efforts continue to elevate the reputation of the University of Georgia.”