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Fox M.B.A. program rises in rankings, still No. 1 in value

For the second consecutive year, the M.B.A. program of The Fox School of Business and Management has been ranked as the No. 1 “Value for Money” among U.S. public-urban universities by the Financial Times in its 2006 rankings.

Fox School rankings among U.S. programs
International faculty: 8
International students: 6
International board: 4
International mobility: 1
International experience: 4
Source: Financial Times

Also, for the second year in a row, the Fox M.B.A. ranked among the top 50 programs in the United States, rising significantly to 41st.

This new ranking places the Fox M.B.A. ahead of programs at other top business schools, including Arizona State (Carey), the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State (Fisher), Purdue (Krannert), Southern Methodist (Cox), Texas A&M (Mays), the University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

The Fox School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania were the only Philadelphia-area M.B.A. programs that made the Financial Times listing of top 100 MBA programs in the world.

The Fox M.B.A. was ranked No. 1 for international mobility and is the only U.S. program ranked in the top 10 in all global categories: international experience, international board, international students and international faculty.

“Our increasing recognition and continued rise in rankings is no surprise,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat. “Fox has exceptional students, faculty on the cutting edge of research and innovative programs, all the ingredients that lead to a top-ranked global M.B.A. program.”

The Financial Times rankings were determined from a survey filled out by graduates of the full-time Fox School M.B.A. programs — the two-year M.B.A. and the one-year international M.B.A. The M.B.A. is a cohort program recently redesigned to increase its emphasis on leadership, globalization and real-world learning, while the international M.B.A. is an accelerated, global program where students study in three continents over a period of one year.

“In both programs, students work on real projects with top international companies from the United States, Japan, India, Ireland, China, Israel, Russia and France,” said Robert F. Bonner, assistant dean of M.B.A. programs. “This unparalleled multinational learning environment prepares students for success in today’s global economy.”

- By Lisa Z. Meritz