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    JANUARY 27, 2005
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Fox M.B.A. ranked #1 in nation for value

The M.B.A. program at The Fox School of Business and Management has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in “Value for Money” by Financial Times in its 2005 rankings released last week.

Financial Times also ranked the Fox M.B.A. as one of the top 50 M.B.A. programs in the nation and as one of the top 75 M.B.A. programs in the world.

Fox was the highest-ranked new entrant in this year’s survey, and The Fox School and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania were the only Philadelphia-area, full-time M.B.A. programs ranked among the world’s top 100 business schools.

Financial Times also recognized Fox School graduates among the top three in the United States for “Career Progress” and “International Mobility,” and the Fox M.B.A. was ranked as one of the top three programs in the United States for the “International Exposure” it provides to students.

“We are pleased that Financial Times has recognized our full-time M.B.A. programs as exceptional programs that prepare graduates for the global economy,” said M. Moshe Porat, dean of The Fox School. “Being ranked by this prestigious publication is a testament to the exceptional quality of our students, faculty, staff and alumni and the great value of a Fox M.B.A.”

Fox also garnered impressive rankings when compared with business schools from around the world. Financial Times ranked Fox School graduates as being among the top 10 for “Career Progress” and the top 20 for “International Mobility,” and the Fox M.B.A. as one of the top 15 programs for “International Exposure” and top 20 for the “Value for Money.”

“Our M.B.A. students work on real projects, with real companies with teammates from around the globe. This explains why they hit the ground running when they graduate and progress so quickly in their careers,” said Robert F. Bonner, executive director of The Fox School M.B.A. programs. “Also, the multi-country sequence of our international M.B.A. program, where students study and work with companies in the United States, Japan, India, Ireland, Israel, Russia and France, is an important factor in students’ international experience and mobility.”

The rankings were determined from a survey filled out by graduates of The Fox School full-time M.B.A. programs — the M.B.A. (a traditional two-year, full-time program) and the international M.B.A. (an accelerated, global, full-time program). The survey also incorporated other data collected from business schools, such as the placement success of graduates, the research quality of faculty, the international diversity of the school and the global experience that the school provides.

In addition, The Fox School has two M.B.A. programs for working professionals: the executive M.B.A. and the professional M.B.A., which is a part-time program. Recently, the Fox E.M.B.A. was ranked by Financial Times as one of the top 20 programs in the nation. This was the fourth consecutive year that Fox’s E.M.B.A. was ranked by Financial Times.

- By Lisa Z. Meritz