Financial Times Ranks Exec MBA Program in Top 25
Oct. 27, 2010
New rankings of the top 100 executive MBA programs by the Financial Times shows the UT Dallas School of Management retains a commanding position among its peers, placing 22nd among U.S. public and private schools. This is the third year the Executive MBA program has placed in the top 25.
Adding in the rankings of U.S. schools that operate in collaboration with foreign partners puts the UT Dallas rank at No. 30.
The results also show The School of Management ranks No. 22 worldwide in terms of the number of faculty research studies published in 45 international academic and practitioner journals that FT considered in calculating standings.
Dean Hasan Pirkul
“The results confirm that The School of Management is highly competitive and is earning a spot among influential U.S. institutions,” SOM Dean Hasan Pirkul said. “The emphasis we place on research is paying off by earning our faculty an international reputation.”
Released Oct. 25, the annual rankings are based on responses of alumni polled three years after graduation and are seen as a gauge of schools’ effectiveness. The EMBA grads rate their programs based on such factors as salary increases, career progression and aims achieved. Answers are weighted based on respondents’ work experience.
The standings also consider school diversity issues, such as the number of female students, international faculty and international course rankings. The final factor is idea generation, which rates schools based on their number of faculty with doctorates and on faculty research productivity.
One notable FT statistic shows the salaries of UT Dallas graduates increased an average of 46 percent, when measured against their pre-EMBA pay.
“Our continued presence in these standings demonstrates the consistent quality of our programs and of our students,” Dean Pirkul said.