Forbes Magazine Ranks UA's Eller MBA Program

Oct. 11, 2001

The Eller Graduate School of Management MBA Program at University of Arizona in Tucson has been ranked 9th nationally in the 2001 Forbes Magazine rankings of small business schools, ahead of Ohio State, the University of Minnesota, Texas A&M, Penn State, William and Mary, the University of Georgia, and Arizona State University (ASU).

ASU placed 20th in the same rankings. Last year the Eller MBA placed 16th in the Forbes rankings.

Forbes divided its 2001 rankings into two separate lists using data from 1996 graduates---the "larger" schools, such as Harvard and Wharton, where the cost is more than $95,000 for two years of tuition and foregone compensation, and "smaller" schools where the median cost was under $95,000.

Forbes rankings are based on 5-year gains in compensation less the costs of tuition and foregone compensation. They surveyed more than 20,000 MBA grads nationally on salaries before and after receiving the MBA degree and noted that the institutions ranked in the "small" school category deliver a substantial payback on the investment in an MBA.


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