An MBA from the University of Georgia isn’t just valued by employers, it’s a world-class value for the money that is setting up graduates for career success, according to the Financial Times 2023 ranking of global MBA programs.
The Georgia MBA program at the Terry College of Business was ranked a top 5 educational value in the crowded field of full-time MBA programs worldwide. For its rating, the Financial Times considered the time and cost to complete the degree, financial aid awarded to MBA students, and post-graduate salaries to measure students’ return on investment.
“We are committed to making an investment in our students’ future by offering a high-quality, inclusive and affordable education,” said Santanu Chatterjee, director of the full-time program and Terry’s associate dean for diversity, international and master’s programs. “We focus on their professional and personal development while they are in the program and provide the opportunities they need to succeed in their careers.
“All of this produces an exceptional ROI for our graduates, and the high marks we received from the Financial Times on the program’s value and overall satisfaction are simply a manifestation of those efforts,” Chatterjee said.
The Financial Times survey highlights the world’s top 100 full-time MBA programs. The ranking is based on 21 different measures, including average salary after graduation, career progression, alumni network, employment rate, faculty expertise, research productivity and several international components.
The Georgia MBA program rose two spots to No. 14 among U.S. public universities in the Financial Times’ ranking. The program also achieved the second-highest ranking in job placement among U.S. business schools, with a 98% employment rate within three months of graduation.
The Financial Times also ranked the MBA career services at the Terry College in the top 5 among public business schools. And Georgia MBA graduates rated the program a 9.43 on a 10-point scale in overall satisfaction, which ranked in the top 20 worldwide and No. 6 among U.S. public universities.
“Our career management team’s philosophy is to work with each student individually on their professional development and job search. We help them shape the roadmap they need to achieve their career growth and success,” Chatterjee said.
“This concierge level of service sets our program apart,” he added. “It includes a broad framework of support with career counseling, one-on-one case interview preparation, in-person and virtual networking events, career treks to Silicon Valley and other business centers, and structured forums for Terry alumni to remain engaged with the program in important ways.”
Published in February, this was the 25th edition of the Financial Times Global MBA ranking. A total of 142 business schools participated in the ranking process for the 2023 edition.