JUST IN: Michigan Ross MBA Program Jumps Nine Spots in Worldwide Ranking from The Economist


The Michigan Ross Full-Time MBA Program improved its standing in the global Which MBA? ranking published annually by The Economist, rising nine spots from last year to land at No. 12 in the world.

Ross improved its ranking and placed high in several sections of The Economist’s areas of focus, including career development, educational experience, and alumni network metrics.

The strong showing comes at a time when the school is welcoming its strongest, most-diverse class of MBA students in a generation. The newest class of Ross MBA students:

  • has the highest average GMAT ever for an incoming class;
  • includes a 14-year high in the percentage of minority students;
  • represents 45 different countries around the world, another record for Michigan Ross; and,
  • has the highest number of veterans ever in a Ross MBA class.

The rise in standing also comes on the heels of the Ross BBA program rising in the US News & World Report ranking that was released late this summer.

“It is terrific to see The Economist recognize Michigan Ross in this way,” said Dean Scott DeRue. “As important as rankings are in the marketplace, what attracts amazing students to Michigan Ross is the total experience — our exceptional faculty, our unique action-based learning experiences that take students to every part of the world, our global network of alumni and corporate partners, and the opportunity to be part of one of the strongest and most recognized universities in the world.”

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