America Economia Ranks Babcock Among World‰’s Top Business Schools for Latin Americans

9.11.2007 General, News Release, School News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management is among the top business schools in the world for Latin Americans in the seventh ranking by América Economía Intelligence.

Babcock ranks 20th among U.S. graduate business schools and No. 32 in the world by América Economía, a Latin American business magazine. Wake Forest’s full-time MBA program shot up 13 spots to No. 32 after ranking at No. 45 last year.

“I’m thrilled with our rise in this year’s América Economía ranking,” says Stacy Poindexter Owen, admissions director. “Recruiting students from Latin America has been – and continues to be – a key objective for our school. Students from this region excel in our environment.”

The survey results are available online at after being published in a special MBA edition of América Economía.

The survey, which is intended as a resource for Latin American students interested in pursuing an MBA outside Latin America, ranks a sample of 64 institutions worldwide found to be interesting either for their global focus and/or general quality.

América Economía surveyed executives and academics from each region about their perceptions of global business schools, and participating schools filled out a questionnaire. The following variables were considered equally to determine the ranking: excellence in selecting the best candidates, school’s relation with Latin America, curricular innovation, cost/benefit relation and prestige.

“Recruiters appreciate Latin Americans’ strong work ethic and great understanding of American businesses,” says Andy Dreyfuss, Career Management Center director. “Typically, these students have multiple placement options upon graduation.”

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