The Full-Time MBA program at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management has been ranked 14th by The Times Higher Education (THE)/Wall Street Journal Ranking. The Rady School’s ranking places its two-year Full-Time MBA program among the world’s most elite programs. The ranking was determined using data provided by schools and a survey of the schools’ alumni.
“As we celebrate the Rady School’s 15th anniversary, this ranking demonstrates the School’s continued commitment to excellence in education and scholarship,” said Rady School Dean Robert S. Sullivan. “We are particularly gratified with such high marks from alumni on their experience as students and equally important, on the value of their MBA post-graduation.”
A core component of the ranking was the survey of recent business school graduates. The survey probed how much students were intellectually engaged and challenged by their teaching, and how they applied their learning. Additionally, it examined key topics such as student interaction with staff, the real-world applications of their learning and whether they would recommend the Rady program to others. The survey also measured the increase in salary post-graduation and assistance provided to entrepreneurs. The Rady School scored highly in the Engagement ranking metric, which included alumni survey questions relating to the school's teaching quality and the student's overall learning experience.
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 and 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. Since the first MBA class graduated in 2006, over 150 operational companies have been started by Rady School students and alumni, creating an over $2 billion economic impact.