Release Date: March 29, 2022
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Management has been ranked No. 72 by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of MBA programs, up five places from last year.
Among public business schools, the UB MBA is ranked No. 38.
In the recruiter assessment, the school was ranked No. 16—a ringing endorsement from the organizations that hire MBA graduates from the School of Management.
“Our focus on creating outstanding learning experiences and providing quality career development while recruiting high-caliber students and top faculty is gaining recognition,” says Paul Tesluk, dean of the UB School of Management. “It’s gratifying to see our success reflected in the upward trajectory of these rankings and in our global reputation.”
The UB School of Management is ranked higher than any other business school in the Buffalo Niagara region, and higher than any other business school in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.
Nearly 500 schools were surveyed for the ranking, which focuses on three major areas: quality assessment, placement success and student selectivity.
The quality assessment is worth 40% of the survey and includes a recruiter assessment by the companies that hire the school’s graduates and a peer evaluation by other B-school deans and directors.
Placement success, worth 35% of the ranking, is based on the graduates’ mean starting salary and the employment rate at graduation and three months afterward.
The final 25% of the ranking is a measure of how selective schools are in their admission criteria, including GMAT and GRE scores, undergraduate GPA and acceptance rate.
The MBA ranking is part of U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” A number of other graduate programs at the University at Buffalo were ranked as well.