Financial Times Ranks UB School of Management’s EMBA Program as One of World’s Best

Release Date: October 25, 2010 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Management’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program has been ranked as one of best in the world by the Financial Times.

Making its first appearance in this ranking, the UB School of Management placed No. 51 out of 100 for its EMBA program, offered in Buffalo and Singapore.

Among the ranking’s many components, the UB School of Management’s EMBA program was No. 23 for graduates’ salary growth, No. 7 for percentage of female students, No. 26 for percentage of female faculty, No. 55 for faculty research and No. 16 for percentage of international faculty.

“We’ve been working continuously to recruit top faculty and high-caliber students to enhance the quality of our programs and our global reputation,” said Arjang A. Assad, dean of the UB School of Management. “This ranking is evidence that we are succeeding and that we provide our graduates with a solid return on their investment.”

“With more than 500 EMBA programs worldwide, we’re quite pleased to be recognized in this elite group,” said Courtney J. Walsh, the school’s assistant dean and director of executive education. “We’re also proud of the continued demand for our UB EMBA graduates in the current economy.”

The ranking was compiled using data from two sets of surveys: one to alumni who graduated from the respective programs three years ago; and the other to the business schools.

Programs were ranked in three major categories: career progress, diversity and idea generation. Career progress factored in current salary, salary increase as a percentage of pre-EMBA salary, the change in the level of seniority and size of the company alumni work in now versus before their EMBA, work experience and the extent to which alumni achieved their most important goals.

The diversity ranking included the percentage of faculty, students and board members who were women, as well as percentages of faculty, students and board members who were international. International course experience and the number of languages that students speak also were included.

In the idea generation category, the Financial Times weighted the percentage of faculty with doctorates, the number of doctoral graduates from each business school during the past three years and the faculty research rank.

This year, 121 business schools took part in the survey, compared with 113 in 2009, and more than 3,770 alumni completed the online questionnaire.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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