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Release: Jan. 22,
Financial Times ranks UI MBA program 49th in the world
Financial Times of London has ranked the Tippie School of Management at the
University of Iowa 49th among 100 among the top full-time MBA programs in
The Financial Times published the rankings
of the top 100 MBA programs Jan. 21, selecting the top schools from the 1,500
MBA programs in the world.
The Tippie School of Management rose from 57th to
49th worldwide compared to last year's ranking. It ranked 33rd among U.S.
programs, 11th among programs at U.S. public universities, and fifth in the
The rankings of each school were determined by its performance
in three broad areas: the career progression accrued from the MBA and its
purchasing power in the marketplace; the diversity of its students and faculty;
and its research productivity.
Gary Gaeth, associate dean of MBA programs in the
Tippie School of Management, said one of the factors that contributed to the
program's ranking was its placement success, with Iowa graduates advancing
in their jobs and providing significant value to their employers. Ninety-eight
percent of the Tippie School's Class of 2001 graduates were employed three
months after graduation.
Gaeth added that the ranking also reflects well on
the talented faculty at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business. "We've created
an environment where students can capitalize on the synergy between quality
MBA teaching and exceptionally productive faculty," he said.
Since 45 percent of last year's MBA class was international
students, the Tippie School of Management also ranked well in international
"The Financial Times is influential in many areas
of the world besides the U.S., including Europe, Asia and Latin America,"
Gaeth said. "We have worked hard to recruit some very talented students from
across the world, and this ranking reinforces our status among international
students who seek a high-quality MBA."
The UI rose in the rankings, even with the addition
of several new, well respected MBA programs breaking into the rankings, Gaeth
The rankings are available on the Financial Times
website at http://ftcareerpoint.ft.com/BusinessEducation.
For more information about the Tippie School of Management and its programs,
call (319) 335-1039 or see its website at http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/mba.