SOM rises to sixth in Businessweek rankings

The College of Management is continuing its rise in business school rankings.

The school catapulted from 21st to sixth place in the biannual Bloomberg Businessweek MBA ranking released yesterday, indicating a 15-spot leap from the final ranking in 2012.

This ranking comes just nine months soon after The Economic Occasions enterprise college ranking rated SOM as one of the top 10 business colleges in the planet. Though SOM even now trails Ivy rivals Wharton and Columbia Business College in the Businessweek ranking, it came in ahead of Harvard Enterprise College, which clinched the variety 1 spot in the FT ranking earlier this year.

“To me the signal right here is directional — that Yale’s SOM’s mission-oriented educational excellence is getting more and more acknowledged and respected widely,” SOM Associate Dean Anjani Jain said.

In accordance to the Businessweek website, the ranking incorporated information from 112 total-time MBA applications from around the world and ranked them primarily based on efficiency on a 3 measure scale: A pupil satisfaction survey constituted 45 percent of the general score, an employer survey 45 percent and faculty skills ten percent. This year’s pupil surveys, the internet site said, had been enhanced by like a lot more concise and direct concerns and also asking students how their college incorporated demographic and socioeconomic minorities.

SOM Associate Dean David Bach explained it is notable that college students who had been surveyed for the Businessweek ranking, all members of the class of 2014, had many options for worldwide engagement at Yale.

“I’m not saying this is the 1 element, but this group of students did advantage from a international education,” Bach stated. “Because our strategy is distinct, our student experiences are distinct, and if college students and recruiters say this distinctiveness is beneficial, you see it reflected in a ranking like this.”

Bach also mentioned it is relevant that the “two massive winners” in this ranking, Yale and Duke, are each relatively younger and revolutionary when it comes to international strategy. Duke was ranked initial in this year’s rankings.

Though Daniel Kent SOM ’16 explained he considered the SOM’s rise in the rankings reflected a powerful campus local community, he extra that MBA rankings are not the most exact way to assess a organization school.

“It’s exciting and reassuring that SOM continues on its actually quick trajectory towards the leading, but I would say that [the way] to really experience SOM is campus visits and student testimonials and alumni testimonials,” he stated.

Nevertheless, Kent also explained these rankings reflect particular strengths of the MBA system at SOM, such as the integrated curriculum, which teaches college students a assortment of organization fundamentals.

Tugce Erten SOM ’15 explained rankings can be beneficial as advice for applicants who want to gauge the high quality of a organization schooling at a specific college. She extra that she thinks this leap in the rankings will be helpful for the SOM because it associates it with the prime-tier enterprise colleges.

Bach also stated this association will be useful for the SOM, specifically when it comes to attracting future MBA candidates.

“We hope that men and women will seem at Yale SOM as they are looking at Columbia, Stanford, Wharton, Harvard and Duke. That is a very good peer group,” Bach explained.

The 2014 Businessweek business school rankings surveyed 21,833 students.

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