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August 22, 2007

Wisconsin MBA Moves Up 15 Spots in Forbes Ranking

Now for a moment of shameless promotion for the MBA program at my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (I can't really help it because both my brother and I studied there. He did his BA and JD and I did my MA there. Plus when an alumni tour came to Tokyo this year, they gave me a great hat.)

Now for the Wisconsin MBA news:

The Wisconsin MBA moved up 15 spots in a just-released national ranking of MBA programs by Forbes magazine. The Wisconsin MBA was ranked 27th, compared to 42nd in 2005, the last time the biennial ranking was conducted.

The Wisconsin MBA has made strides in other recent rankings. U.S. News and World Report most recently ranked the Wisconsin MBA 29th in the nation, up two spots from the previous year. In the most recent Wall Street Journal ranking of MBA programs, the Wisconsin MBA moved up nine spots to 25th in the regional category.

In a sense this should be no surprise because the Business School already has a top ranked undergraduate program:

Wisconsin’s undergraduate business program was ranked 13th in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings. Real Estate was ranked second, and Insurance/ Risk Management was ranked third. In all, seven programs were ranked in the top 20.

Keep in mind that Wisconsin undergraduates become CEOs:

According to BusinessWeek, 14 of the CEOs at S&P 500 companies hold undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin, putting UW in a tie with Harvard for first place, ahead of Princeton, Stanford, Yale and the University of Texas, among others.

Additionally, Hopefully, we will see Wisconsin kick another school off the Top 30 Businessweek ranking! On Wisconsin!

-Adam, MA, Class of '93

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