Financial Times: Katz MBA Rises in 2017 Ranking

Monday, January 30, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business ranked No. 21 among U.S. public programs and improved to No. 45 in the United States in the Financial Times’ 2017 Global MBA Ranking. The Katz program also advanced in the publication’s global rankings, moving 13 spots to No. 85 in the world, the third highest increase among all ranked schools. Financial Times: Katz MBA Rises in 2017 Ranking

The Financial Times ranking is compiled using data collected from the world’s best full-time MBA programs and a survey of their alumni. The methodology evaluates MBA programs on 20 categories, including the salaries of graduates, alumni satisfaction, and faculty research productivity. 

“I view all of the rankings as a reflection of how well we’re doing our job to prepare our graduates,” says Arjang A. Assad, Henry E. Haller Jr. dean of the Katz school and undergraduate College of Business Administration. “They are confirmation that we have built a strong foundation to prepare our students to be what we call, Katz Ready.”

Katz faculty ranked 41st in the U.S. for research productivity. The rank combines the absolute number of publications with the number weighted relative to the size of the faculty. 

The American Marketing Association just released its annual Research Productivity Report. Two members of the marketing faculty, Jeff Inman, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at Katz, and Cait Lamberton, Ben L. Fryrear Chair of Marketing, were on the list. Dr. Inman was ninth and Dr. Lamberton was 26th. This ranking tracks publications in the premier marketing journals, according to authorship and university affiliation. 

“I’m proud of the contributions that our faculty are making to the body of business research,” Assad says.  “They are creating the cutting-edge research that is taught in the classroom and applied in the business world.” 

View a complete list of Katz rankings.