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Rady School of Management Ranked in Top 20 Globally for Research, Entrepreneurship

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The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego has been ranked 19th in faculty research in the Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings 2013. It also ranked 7th in entrepreneurship by alumni surveyed by the Financial Times of London. Among the more than 700 AACSB International accredited business schools worldwide, the Financial Times selected 155 for its full-time MBA ranking.

“We are proud of these top rankings for UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “In less than 10 years, under the leadership of Dean Bob Sullivan, the Rady School has become a leader in business education and research. The school’s innovative curriculum, led by internationally renowned faculty, has produced many accomplished alumni entrepreneurs who are now contributing to our community and economy.”

The Financial Times ranking is the first international ranking for the Rady School, which was founded in 2003, and which graduated its first full-time MBA class in 2007. A deeper analysis of the rankings shows a clear distinction of the Rady School among its peers. The Rady School ranked 16th in faculty research within the U.S. and 3rd within California. It also ranked 3rd within California for entrepreneurship.

“As such a new school, to be recognized as a top institution for faculty research and entrepreneurship is an incredible milestone,” said Rady School Dean Robert S. Sullivan.“The ranking is a testament that we are achieving our objective to be a premier school for innovation and entrepreneurship education, as well as for management research.”

The Rady School’s unique MBA program is tailored to professionals, often having science and technology backgrounds, who have an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. The program provides students with the inspiration, business acumen and faculty/alumni support to achieve a significant impact. A large number of Rady students go on to establish startup ventures or work with small, entrepreneurial companies.

“Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the Rady School’s founding,” said Dean Sullivan. “The Financial Times ranking is one of many achievements in our short history we will celebrate.”