GWSB Program Earns Ranking in The Economist/Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2010
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Full-Time MBA Program Ranked 38th Among North American Schools
            WASHINGTON – The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) has one of the top MBA programs in the world, according to the The Economist’s 2010 ranking of full-time MBA programs. GWSB ranked 38th among the schools in North America for its full-time MBA program. This is the first time the GW School of Business has been invited to join The Economist’s ranking of full-time MBA programs.

“The recognition of the GW School of Business as one of the best in the world shows once again how our place at the intersection of business and politics is preparing a generation of students to lead in the global economy,” said Doug Guthrie, dean of GWSB and professor of management and international business.

Other highlights from The Economist rankings include the following:

  • GWSB is ranked first in the world for diversity of recruiters.
  • The School is ranked 6th for the breadth of its alumni network.
  • GWSB is ranked 17th worldwide for student diversity.

The Economist rankings are based on a select survey of 132 leading business schools around the world. The ranking is based on input from schools, students and alumni. The GWSB ranked 73 of all schools listed worldwide.

“This ranking among our international and U.S. peers validates our efforts to strengthen our comprehensive, full-time global MBA curriculum,” said M. Murat Tarimcilar, associate dean of graduate programs and professor of decision sciences. “Our alumni and students have a passion for changing the world, highlighting the value of the GW experience.”

GW’s School of Business prepares students for professional management careers. The depth and variety of its academic and professional programs, including five specialized master’s programs, provide rich opportunities for students in the School’s core bachelor of business administration, master of business administration and doctoral programs. GW’s undergraduate- and graduate-level international business programs rank among the world’s best.

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