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Vanderbilt Full-Time MBA Ranks No. 23 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School Rankings 2021

Mar 17, 2020
Marks the third top-25 ranking in recent months

The Full-Time MBA program at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management ranked 23rd in U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Graduate Rankings.

The ranking measures MBA programs on several factors, including average starting salary and bonus, graduates employed at graduation and three months after graduation, average GMAT score, and undergraduate GPA. It also considers assessments by recruiters and business school deans and program administrators.

“While a climb to number 23 is certainly noteworthy, we are most honored for the recognition of continued efforts by the entire team,” said Sue Oldham, Associate Dean of MBA Operations. “This honor is a direct reflection of a team that is relentless in providing an outstanding experience on a personal scale.”

This marks the third Top-25 ranking the Vanderbilt MBA has earned in recent months. The Financial Times ranked Vanderbilt the No. 25 Full-Time MBA in the U.S. in January, and The Economist ranked Vanderbilt No. 22 in the U.S. in October.

“This jump in US News speaks to the spectacular career success of our graduates and the outstanding work of our career management team,” said M. Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy. “Scoring this well in both U.S. and International publications shows the extent of Owen’s momentum.”

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