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Broad ranked 7th among publics, 20th overall in 2010 Businessweek ranking

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In its 2010 biennial ranking of “The Best B-Schools,” Bloomberg Businessweek placed the Broad College’s Full-Time MBA program at 20th overall and 7th among public universities. This is the highest MBA Businessweek ranking ever for the Broad College.

It is clear that student satisfaction was a huge factor in the Broad College’s move into the top 20, up from a “Second-Tier” ranking in 2008. Alumni who graduated in May 2010 overall indicated that they were very pleased with their experience, giving Broad A+ grades in “Career Services” and “Teaching.” To read some of their comments about their experiences at Broad, visit: http://www.businessweek.com/michstate.html and click on the “Graduate Comments” tab.

“This is just another indicator of the hard work and dedication of our students, alumni, faculty and staff at the Broad College,” says Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean Stefanie Lenway. “I’m very proud to be here.”

The Broad College placed 13th in the “Graduate Poll,” 32nd in the “Corporate Poll” and 39th in “Intellectual Capital” – the three elements that are the basis of this ranking. The graduate poll score is based on a satisfaction survey of the most recent graduates and is combined with two previous MBA survey scores. The corporate poll, which asks recruiters to identify the schools that produce the best graduates, is also combined with two previous recruiter surveys. Finally, the intellectual capital score reflects the number of faculty articles published in top 20 journals and reviews of their books in three national publications and is adjusted for faculty size. The MBA surveys and the recruiter polls each contribute 45% to the final ranking, with the intellectual-capital ranking contributing the final 10%.

“The schools on this list set themselves apart from the competition by continuing to deliver exceptional academic quality and career development services to their students and graduates,” says Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, in a formal statement about the ranking.

 


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