Two U. T. Dallas Management Programs
Ranked Highly by U.S. News and World Report

Cohort MBA, MIS Programs Make Magazine’s Annual Business School List

RICHARDSON, Texas (April 4, 2006) – In its annual rankings of business school programs announced March 31, U.S. News and World Report lists The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) School of Management’s fulltime Cohort MBA program 54th nationwide and 25th at public colleges and universities in the U.S.

Also, the school’s Management Information Systems program is 24th in the nation, tied with Harvard University, and 16th among such programs at public colleges and universities in the 2006 U.S. News rankings.

UTD School of Management Dean Dr. Hasan Pirkul said the 2006 U.S. News rankings are a good indication that the school is making progress toward its goal of delivering the highest quality education to its students.

“This has been a longtime goal of ours. It shows we are becoming one of the nation’s leading public business schools,” Pirkul said.

U.S. News bases its rankings on both a survey of business school deans and recruiters and statistical measures of quality including acceptance rates, students’ grade point averages and GMAT scores, as well as the percentage of students employed at graduation and their average starting salary. The publication surveys more than 1,200 programs and nearly 10,000 academicians and professionals for the rankings.

U.S. News’ full business school rankings can be found at

About the UTD School of Management

Based on publications in the top 24 business journals spanning all areas of business, The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management faculty ranks 33rd in research productivity nationwide. Financial Times, using a broader set of 40 journals, ranks UTD’s management faculty 32nd worldwide. Financial Times also ranks The UTD Executive MBA program 46th in the world and 25th in the U.S. The School of Management is the largest of UTD’s seven schools, with an enrollment of nearly 4,700, of which 2,500 are graduate students.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls nearly 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s website at