MBA Program Ranked No. 12 by Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Kenan-Flagler Business School‘s full-time MBA program as No. 12 in the U.S., up five spots from the 2012 ranking, in its new rankings released this week.

“Our goal is to ensure that the education, experiences and career opportunities we offer our students are world-class,” said Sridhar Balasubramanian, associate dean of the Kenan-Flagler’s MBA program as well as associate dean of the MBA@UNC program. Balasubramanian also is the Roy and Alice H. Richards Bicentennial Distinguished Scholar and a professor of marketing.

“This new ranking is wonderful recognition of our world-class educational experiences, outstanding leadership development and special culture that our students clearly value,” he said.

A news release from UNC reported that Kenan-Flagler was one of three public institutions that were ranked in Bloomberg Businessweek’s top 15.

The new ranking is based on:

  • A student ranking of No. 6 (45 percent of the ranking) based on surveys of Kenan-Flagler’s class of 2014 (75 percent) and class of 2012 (25 percent);
  • An employer ranking of No. 13 (45 percent of the ranking) based on surveys of employers who hire Kenan-Flagler graduates; and
  • An intellectual capital ranking of No. 13 (10 percent of the ranking) based on Kenan-Flagler’s faculty research published in 20 journals.

“I think what makes UNC unique is its competencies in several key areas,” wrote one student in the survey. “It has a great combination of exceptional students, faculty and facilities. Additionally, the career services and career opportunities that the program provided greatly exceeded my expectations. I was thoroughly impressed by the access to employers and job opportunities that I received. Finally, I believe the network that I was able to develop with current students and alumni will be an instrumental part of my career success after I leave UNC Kenan-Flagler.”

In its most recent ranking in 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Kenan-Flagler No. 17 overall, based on a No. 18 student ranking, No. 14 recruiter ranking and No. 25 intellectual capital ranking. Methodological changes were made for the 2014 ranking.

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