CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
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Release: Jan. 22,
Financial Times ranks UI MBA program 57th internationally
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Financial Times of London has
ranked the Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa as 57th among
100 of the top MBA programs in the world.
The Financial Times published the rankings of the
top 100 MBA programs today (Jan. 22), selecting the top schools among the
1,500 MBA programs in the world.
The Tippie School of Management rose from 62nd to
57th compared to last year's ranking.
It ranked 38th among U.S. programs, 14th
among programs at public universities, and ranked above Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Penn State and Michigan State in the Big Ten.
The rankings of each school were determined by its
performance in three broad areas: the career progression accrued from the
MBA and its purchasing power in the marketplace; the diversity of its students
and faculty; and its research productivity.
Gary Gaeth, associate dean of MBA programs in the
Tippie School of Management, said one of the factors that contributed to the
improved ranking was the percentage of Class of 2000 students employed at
graduation. The Tippie School was also one of 15 schools where 100 percent
of its graduates were employed by that time.
The other factor in the rankings improvement was the
percentage increase in salary after earning an MBA (based on survey responses
from the classes of 1995, 1996 and 1997). The Tippie School ranked 30th in
"The Financial Times is influential in many areas
of the world, including Europe, Asia and Latin America," Gaeth said. "We have
a good representation of international students in our program, and this ranking
helps us attract quality students from across the world."
The rankings are available on the Financial Times
website at http://ftcareerpoint.ft.com/BusinessEducation.
For more information about the Tippie School of Management and its programs,
call (319) 335-1039.