The University of Notre Dame MBA ranked No. 20 among U.S. business schools in the Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s biennial survey, “The Best U.S. Business Schools 2012,” a jump of four spots from its 2010 ranking. The program rose significantly in the recruiter ranking to 18 in 2012 from 33 in 2010. It also earned “A’s” for career services, teaching quality, critical thinking and leadership skills.
The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is based on three elements: a survey of newly minted MBAs, a poll of corporate recruiters, and an evaluation of faculty research output. The ranking also tallies the number of articles published by each school’s faculty in 20 top journals and reviews of their books in three national publications.
The program earned the No. 1 ranking for ethics in Bloomberg Businessweek’s MBA Specialty ranking, released in December. The specialty ethics ranking is based on responses to an online survey of graduates from the MBA Class of 2012, who ranked their program’s ethics offerings from “poor” to “outstanding.” According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the average ethics score for all 82 U.S. and international schools in the ranking was 4.64. The Notre Dame MBA had the top rank of 5.87.