Owen’s streak of #25 rankings continues with today’s publication of the 2013 Global MBA survey by the Financial Times. We climbed eight spots to #53 globally and rose five spots to #25 among U.S. MBA programs. In addition, Vanderbilt placed #35 globally for job placement and #37 globally for academic research.
This latest ranking caps a remarkable year for Owen, starting nearly a year ago when U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanderbilt’s MBA program at #25. That continued with Bloomberg Businessweek this past fall, and today with the Financial Times’ ranking among U.S. programs.
As I’ve said before, rankings aren’t perfect — though they’re obviously important indicators to many people.
What matters most to me is that these latest results reflect the fact that Owen has built a solid foundation for continued growth. With alumni engagement at some of the highest levels ever, strong interest among exceedingly accomplished applicants across ALL of our programs, new marquee recruiters hiring our graduates, and a relentless drive for excellence among all our stakeholders, Owen’s momentum continues.