The University of California-Irvine Paul Merage School of Business full-time MBA program rose five spots in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, tying with Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in Dallas at No. 48.
The 2017 full-time MBA rankings were based on a survey of the 470 master’s programs in business administration accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Nearly 400 programs responded, and 129 provided the data used to calculate rankings based on a weighted average of various indicators, including quality assessment and placement success.
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University also made the list of the top 92 ranked programs, tying with The School of Management at University at Buffalo-SUNY at No. 81.