Saturday, September 18, 2010

“Enormous Jumps” in Economist Business School Rankings

Dear Wake Forest Schools of Business Students,

Reinemund2 Great News! The full-time MBA program in Wake Forest University Schools of Business has made significant strides in The Economist ranking of U.S. and international business schools released today.

Among U.S. schools, Wake Forest's ranking has risen from 40th to 33rd, a 17.5% shift. The surge upward was even stronger among all globally-ranked U.S. and international schools. Wake Forest moved from the 77th to the 59th spot, a 23% shift.

Some key factors influencing this ranking include the placement rate of Wake's MBA graduates, starting salaries and student satisfaction.

  • With regard to job offers within three months after graduation relative to peer schools, Wake Forest jumped 22 spots from #72 to #50, globally.
  • Pre-to-Post MBA starting salaries shifted 26% over the previous year to #31 globally, up from #42.
  • The student satisfaction ratings saw growth in the areas of faculty, culture and classmates, program content/electives, and facilities/other services.

These are enormous jumps for us and very significant as we continue to solidify our MBA program reputation as a top-school globally. We will continue to focus our efforts on the School's Career Management Center, building strong corporate relationships, and investing in student services to provide a world-class education and experience for you.

The results of the survey, along with the analysis, appear in the Sept. 18 issue of The Economist. They can also be found online at (



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