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Jenkins MBA Scores Again

By Christine Ferrell

This post was originally published on the NC State University news site.

NC State’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management moved up six spots on a widely watched ranking of MBA programs, continuing its impressive drive to enhance its national reputation for quality and innovation.

Jenkins marched to 72nd place on an annual list of the nation’s top 100 business schools, up from 78th place last year. The list, published online by the popular website Poets & Quants, collects data from the five most influential business school rankings in the world to assign an overall score.

Metrics include GMAT and GPA scores of incoming students, acceptance rates, starting salaries of graduates and job offers at graduation.

NC State academic leaders said the program’s reputation is well earned, reflecting the university’s strategic efforts to foster collaboration, innovation and experiential education.

“The Jenkins MBA program focuses on cross-disciplinary solutions to business and industry’s most complex problems, from the challenges of big data to the pressures of global supply chain management,” said Steve Allen, associate dean for the graduate school. “NC State’s remarkable mix of world-leading faculty, technology leadership, and real world project opportunities through industry partnerships makes the Jenkins MBA program uniquely tailored to the needs of both our students and their future employers.”

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