Wake Forest’s Full-time MBA Program Ranks in the Top-50 in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek

11.12.2010 General, News Release, School News

Wake Forest University Schools of Business is ranked among the top-50 in the nation according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek's 2010 Full-time MBA ranking. Overall the School ranked No. 48.

The full ranking report showed that despite a difficult economy, 92% of Wake Forest's full-time class of 2010 MBA students secured jobs within three months after graduation, placing the School in a tie with Yale at No. 12 nationally.

"We are proud of our 2010 graduates and our Career Management Center for their focused efforts to secure jobs in this tough economy," said Dean of Business Steve Reinemund. "Our small school environment offers a highly-personalized experience for students and recruiters with one-to-one guidance, and we are honored to have earned this recognition."

This news comes on the heels of Wake Forest's Full-time MBA program ranking in The Economist which ranked the school No. 33 in the nation. Wake Forest's strong employment rates, starting salaries and student satisfaction were key factors that influenced this ranking. Additionally, Princeton Review jointly with Entrepreneurship Magazine ranked Wake Forest's graduate entrepreneurship program at No. 23 in the nation.

About the BusinessWeek Methodology
Since 1988, BusinessWeek has published a biennial ranking of full-time MBA programs. The ranking is based on three elements: a survey of newly minted MBAs, a poll of corporate recruiters, and an evaluation of faculty research output. The MBA survey, which measures satisfaction with all aspects of the B-school experience, is combined with two previous MBA surveys, for a total pool of more than 25,000 responses over six years. The corporate poll, which asks recruiters to identify the schools that produce the best graduates, is also combined with two previous recruiter surveys, for a total of nearly 700 responses. Finally, BusinessWeek tallies the number of articles published by each school's faculty in 20 top journals and reviews of their books in three national publications. The total for faculty size is then adjusted and an intellectual-capital rating is assigned for each school. The MBA surveys and the recruiter polls each contribute 45% to the final ranking, with the intellectual-capital ranking contributing the final 10%.

The results of the survey, along with the analysis appear in the Nov. 15 issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek and can also be found online (www.businessweek.com/bschools).