The Mendoza College of Business MBA Program at the University of Notre Dame is ranked 26th in BusinessWeek magazine’s biennial survey of the top U.S. business schools in the nation. The rankings were announced Thursday (Oct.12) and will be available in the Oct. 23 edition on newsstands next week.
The new survey marked the third straight time that Notre Dame’s MBA Program has been ranked among the top 30 business schools. The program was rated 29th in the 2002 survey and 24th in 2004.
The Notre Dame MBA program was cited among the top 10 schools for fastest return on investment, which refers to how many years it takes for graduates to recoup their financial investment in an MBA.
The University of Chicago was ranked first by BusinessWeek. The rankings’ methodology involved surveying MBA graduates and corporate recruiters as well as evaluating the intellectual capital of business school faculty.
In other rankings news, the Mendoza MBA Program was highly ranked in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking of the world’s top 100 full-time MBA programs, results of which also were released on Oct. 12.
Notre Dame’s MBA program was ranked 32nd among worldwide programs and achieved a ranking of 20th among business schools in the United States. The program was designated as the top U.S. program in the category “Potential to Network,” an acknowledgement of Notre Dame’s worldwide alumni network.
The Economist Intelligence Unit rankings, which are based on numerical data and surveys of MBA students and alumni, are published in the annual Which MBA? guide, due out later this month.