Businessweek ranks the Georgia MBA a top 10 program at public universities

Terry College of Business also ranked in top 10 for its network of 75,000 alumni
Terry College students
Terry College of Business Full-Time MBA students compete in the Dawgs on Top Case Competition in February.

The Full-Time MBA program at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business is ranked No. 8 among public universities in the U.S. and No. 27 overall by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Both rankings represent a new standard for Georgia’s MBA program in the Bloomberg Businessweek survey of the Best B-Schools, which has been ranking graduate business programs longer than any college guide.

“Our goal as a college is to promote excellence in terms of outcomes for our students, in the quality of our instruction and the impact of our research,” said Dean Ben Ayers. “A top 10 MBA ranking among our peers reflects the strong academic success that we are achieving across the college. It’s gratifying to hear how much our students enjoy our faculty and appreciate what they are learning, their engagement with our alumni, and the support of our staff, all of which helps them reach their career ambitions.”

Graduating students, recent alumni and companies that recruit MBA students have the biggest say in the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking. The list is based on scores in five key areas, with more than 75 top-tier MBA programs in the U.S. ranked on compensation, learning, networking, entrepreneurship and diversity. As part of the rankings methodology, schools contribute employment and compensation data.

Survey data from the Class of 2023 reported that 97 percent of Full-Time MBA students from the Terry College received job offers consistent with their career aspirations within three months of graduation.

For the second straight year, the Georgia MBA program ranked second nationally in Bloomberg Businessweek’s learning category, measuring the college’s core academic mission, instructional emphasis on innovation, problem-solving and strategic thinking, and opportunities for mentoring and applied learning.

“This year’s ranking underscores the Full-Time MBA program’s impact on the critical ingredients for student success and professional development: an inclusive and nurturing learning environment, the power of our network of 75,000 fiercely loyal alumni, and a personalized approach to career support,” said Santanu Chatterjee, director of the full-time program and Terry’s associate dean for diversity, international and master’s programs. “The high marks we received in those ranking categories reflect the efforts of our faculty, staff and alumni in preparing thoughtful and purpose-driven business leaders.”

The MBA program also ranked in the top 10 for the quality of its networking and student interactions with alumni.

“Our students and graduates are complimentary of the bonds they develop with their classmates, as well as with our career and student services staff,” Chatterjee said. “And in their interactions with alumni, they begin to understand the strength of the Terry network and the University of Georgia brand.”

Bloomberg Businessweek included a section of “what’s best” about each ranked MBA program. Quotes from Terry College students and alumni highlighted:

  • “Diverse backgrounds of students and collaborative environment, facilitated by incredible instructors and staff.”
  • “Small class size, ability to customize curriculum, supportive management and professors, strong alumni network.”
  • “Diversity, ability to curate program based on personal preference.”
  • “Our incredible network, teachers and career opportunities.”
  • “The instructors, the staff and the relationships I made with classmates.”