Michigan Ross MBA Programs Are Among the Top in the Country in U.S. News & World Report 2024 Rankings
Michigan Ross is one of the top universities in the country to attend for your MBA, according to the 2024 Graduate Business Schools Rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
The Ross School of Business’ MBA programs remained in the top 10 this year. The Full-Time MBA Program rose from its former spot at No. 10 in the country to No. 8, and both the Part-Time and Executive MBA programs placed at No. 7. Additionally, U.S. News ranked the following nine Michigan Ross graduate business specialties in the top 10:
- Project management: No. 2
- Marketing: No. 3
- Management: No. 3
- Production operations: No. 5
- Accounting: No. 5
- Nonprofit: No. 5
- Entrepreneurship: No. 8
- International business: No. 8
- Finance: No. 10
Michigan Ross Full-Time MBA Program Moves Up to #8
The Full-Time MBA Program moved up to No. 8 this year, tied with Yale University. The program saw improvements in numerous statistics that helped boost its ranking for 2024, including increasing the percentage of students employed at graduation from 88.2% to 91.8% and increasing the average graduate’s starting salary and bonus from $171,494 to $182,966.
“We are extremely proud to see our Full-Time MBA Program move up in the U.S. News & World Report ranking,” said Sharon Matusik, Edward J. Frey Dean at Michigan Ross. “This recognition is a reflection of the diligence of our faculty and staff who work hard to ensure that we continue to offer high-value, real-world experience, teaching excellence, and exciting career opportunities for our students. We are encouraged by this achievement and look forward to continuing our efforts to empower our students to build a better world through business.”
The Class of 2024 is made up of 380 students, with 42% of the group being students of color, and 42% of the class represented by women. The class is also made up of 55 first-generation students, surpassing the previous high of 49. This most recent cohort also comes to the program with promising academic statistics, including a 3.5 average undergraduate GPA and 720 average GMAT score.
Weekend and Executive MBA Maintained Top 10 Rankings
The two programs continue to utilize Michigan Ross’ signature action-based learning curriculum to prepare students to take their careers to the next level or even pivot to a new industry.
The Weekend MBA Program allows students to earn their MBA in two years while continuing to work full time. The rigorous cohort experience helps graduates accelerate their careers by applying what they learn in real time. Weekend MBA students receive a median base salary of $140,000, with 65% of graduates switching career paths after graduation.
The Executive MBA Program has continued to provide organizational leaders with a high return-on-investment as well. In addition to developing broad leadership skills and an organizational perspective, students also typically see a salary increase of 47% within two years of starting the program, according to Financial Times. The Executive MBA Program also celebrated its 10-year anniversary in Los Angeles this year, where it is U.S. News’ top ranked program in Southern California and No. 2 on the west coast.