Foster rises 14 spots to #22 in the world in Economist Which MBA Ranking

Foster’s epic climb continues as its Full-time MBA ranking rose 14 spots to #22 in the world, #18 in the U.S., and #6 among public schools in The Economist Which MBA 2018 rankings. The higher ranking was driven by outstanding job placement, salary increases, and student satisfaction results.

Among the top 18 schools in the U.S., Foster reported the highest job placement rate, with 98% of MBAs securing positions within 3 months of graduation. The Foster School’s close connections to top employers continued to pay dividends for Foster MBA grads, especially those seeking jobs in technology and consulting.

Compared to the top 18 U.S. schools, Foster also delivered a strong return on investment, with an average salary increase of 122% (second only to Yale’s 128%) — in part because Foster’s tuition and fees are among the lowest of the leading business schools. The Financial Times recently ranked the Foster MBA as #5 in the U.S. in value for money in its Top MBAs for Women ranking.

Top schools for advances in the U.S.

Poets & Quants touted the top schools for year-over-year gains in The Economist rankings, where Foster achieved the highest position among the fastest-rising schools in the U.S.

School

2018 Rankings

2017 Rankings

YOY Gain

University of Washington (Foster)

22

36

14

Texas-Austin (McCombs)

25

35

10

University of Southern California (Marshall)

28

40

12

Georgia Tech (Scheller)

31

64

33

Penn State (Smeal)

50

65

15

UC-Davis

54

83

29

Source: Poets & Quants’ analysis of The Economist Which MBA 2018 ranking

Higher marks for student, alumni satisfaction

Foster students and alumni voted their approval for the school’s improvements in career, alumni, and student services; which increased its rankings in overall education experience, breadth of alumni network, potential to network, and assessment of career services as well as faculty quality.

Most dramatic rise in the U.S.

The rise of 14 spots in The Economist amplifies Foster’s epic climb in the world’s top rankings overall. Since 2000, Foster has ascended a cumulative 96 places in the three most influential MBA rankings (U.S. News, Financial Times and Businessweek) – the most dramatic rise of any business school in the nation.

Learn more about the Full-time MBA Program and Career Management at the Foster School of Business.

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