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Wall Street Journal Ranks Graduate School of Business Administration Among Nation’s Top Regional Schools


The Wall Street Journal has ranked the Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration’s MBA program 27th among regional schools in the paper’s 2007 listing of top business schools.

The graduate program had been ranked 27th in 2006. The rankings were published in a special section of the paper on Sept. 17.

The ratings are based on how recruiters rated each school on 21 attributes, their future plans to recruit there and the number of survey respondents who said they had recruited recently at the school.

The Fordham Schools of Business Administration have ranked highly over the years. In 2005, Forbesmagazine rated GBA’s part-time program ninth in the nation, ahead schools such as Washington University and Boston College.

Earlier this year, the Chinese edition of Forbes for the third consecutive year selected Fordham’s Beijing International MBA’s part-time program as the most valuable in terms of return on investment and rated its full-time MBA program as second most valuable among its peer institutions.

And in March, the College of Business Administration climbed 14 places in BusinessWeek magazine’s annual ranking of undergraduate programs to No. 34 nationally.

The Wall Street Journal’s rankings, which are compiled with Harris Interactive, are unique in that they rely solely on surveys and interviews with corporate recruiters.

This year, 4,430 recruiters took an online survey between Dec. 19, 2006, and March 23, 2007, and rated full-time MBA programs on attributes such as students’ leadership potential and strategic thinking, students’ previous work experience, the faculty and curriculum and the career-services office.

Eighty-six schools were ranked by the paper, including 51 in the regional category.


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