January 28, 2008
Moore School moves up in international ranking
Financial Times of London has ranked the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina 55th in the world for its master’s programs in the 2008 ranking announced today – up from 72nd in the 2007 ranking.
The school’s Master of Business Administration programs rank 25th among U.S. universities, placing the Moore School ahead of such institutions as George Washington University, the University of Texas-Austin and the University of Notre Dame.
The Moore School continues to be highly regarded worldwide for its international business education. The school placed second in the Financial Times’ “Best in International Business” list, behind only Thunderbird School of Global Management. That makes Moore School No. 1 among public institutions in this category, based on alumni recommendations.
“We are very pleased with the Moore School’s rankings, especially regarding the international experience gained by our students,” said Moore School Dean Hildy Teegen. “It is clear that our efforts to maintain and to advance our place among business schools around the world are being recognized.”
The rankings take into account a number of criteria, grouped into three main areas: alumni salaries and career development, the diversity and international reach of the business school and its MBA programs and the research capabilities of each school. The newspaper surveys graduates three years after they have completed their degree to assess the effect of the MBA on their subsequent career progression and salary growth.
To be eligible for the ranking, a business school must be internationally accredited by a body such as the Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business. A total of 156 business schools met criteria for participation this year, of which 100 were shown in final rankings.
The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina has more than 3,900 students in its undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. Founded in 1919, the Moore School has achieved international recognition through innovative program development and quality research conducted by its faculty.