Naveen Jindal School of Management Climbs in Rankings

The Naveen Jindal School of Management gained ground in rankings of the nation’s top public business schools in the recent U.S. News & World Report annual “2013 Best Graduate Schools” report.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management

The Naveen Jindal School of Management made gains in U.S. News and World Report rankings of both its Full-Time and Professional MBA programs.

The full-time program moved up three places to  No. 37, tying with Boston College, Boston University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Rochester.

The part-time program rose as well, to a No. 34 tie with Southern Methodist University and the University of Iowa.

UT Dallas' full-time program was ranked fourth in the state, behind only UT Austin, Rice and Texas A&M Universities.

Dean Hasan Pirkul

Dean Hasan Pirkul

“I am happy that we are being recognized and are gaining increased visibility for our academic programs, which are taught by talented and distinguished faculty members,” said Dr. Hasan Pirkul, dean of the Jindal School of Management and Caruth Chair of Management. “The rankings show we are committed to achieving academic excellence and delivering a high-quality education. They demonstrate that we are serious about equipping our graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the business world.”

The jump two places to No. 34 further solidified the Professional MBA program's position among the nation's top part-time schools.

“In the Jindal School, we have placed tremendous effort toward attracting top students, providing them a first-rate experience and helping them obtain the best and highest-paid positions,” Associate Dean Monica Powell said. “By focusing on these issues, we have gained a more prominent place in the rankings of both public and private schools.”

The Management Information Systems program maintained its spot at No. 19 among public and private universities.

U.S. News & World Report computes its rankings of full-time programs using indicators such as peer-assessment scores, quality assessment, recruiter-assessment scores, acceptance rates, students’ GPAs and GMAT scores, placement success, average starting salary and bonus, the percentage of students employed at graduation and their average starting salaries. The publication surveyed 441 MBA programs.

The publication changed its methodology for the Part-Time MBA ranking. Previously, the ranking was based solely on peer assessment. This year, the ranking was based on the following factors: peer assessment, average GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA averages, percentage of part-time MBA enrollment compared to all other MBA enrollment, and average months of work experience.

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The increases were more dramatic when the rankings were broken out to include only public universities.

Under that measure, the Full-Time MBA program jumped five spots to No. 12, tying with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Professional (Part-Time) MBA program climbed significantly to No. 13 on the list of public universities, an increase of seven places from its previous spot of No. 20.

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