The U.S. News and World Report‘s 2014 Best Graduate School Rankings are out and Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) maintained its top 25 ranking in Finance and Marketing and continues to improve overall.
U.S. News 2014 GBA Rankings are:
• Consistently in top 20-25 over last 4 years
Marketing: # 21
• Consistently in top 25 in last 4 years
Overall: #79 in 2014
• top quartile of 448 AACSB-accredited programs surveyed
• up 18 places from 2 years ago , from #97 in 2012 to #79 in 2014.
The latest survey appears in the March 12, 2013 issue. Rankings for professional schools are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students.
The year’s positive rankings, plus a first-ever entry into the Businessweek rankings, bode well for the school, which has also seen a 40 percent increase in applications from last year.
David Gautschi, Ph.D., dean of GBA, said that the improved rankings and increased applications are the result of an ongoing strategic redirection of the MBA program which continues to shift its student population from part-timers, toward a more fulltime student body.
“We actually had to make the MBA program smaller to make it more selective, plus we rolled out several new MS programs that provide career pathways for students,” said Gautschi.
“The MBA continues to go through a curriculum review, so that we can make it very exclusive and very good,” he said.
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