Texas MBA Hits Sweet 16 in 2017 U.S. News Rankings
Rising one spot to No. 16, the McCombs School of Business Texas MBA Full-Time Program held its strong top-20 position in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report's survey of top graduate schools of business. The Texas MBA has counted itself among the top-20 programs in the nation in 22 of the past 23 years.
Among public schools, Texas tied UNC for fifth place, behind Berkeley (7), Virginia (11), Michigan (12), and UCLA (15).
Harvard took first place in the annual ranking. The University of Chicago and Stanford tied for second, forcing Wharton, in third place last year, down to fourth.
The U.S. News ranking also considers strengths in subject areas. Three McCombs business specialties landed in the top 10:
- Accounting: No. 1 (10th year in a row and 24th year in a row among the top five)
- Information Systems: No. 3 (24th year in a row to be in the top five)
- Entrepreneurship: No. 6 (Highest rank in 14 years and 20th straight year in the top 10)
Few schools in the nation can muster the breadth of coverage in the business specialty rankings as McCombs. Several other programs also earned top honors:
- Marketing: No. 11
- Management: No. 12
- Finance: No. 15
- Production / Operations: No. 16
- Supply Chain / Logistics: No. 16
Working Professional MBA Takes Seventh
In the part-time MBA rankings, McCombs held steady at seventh place. The working professional MBA programs at McCombs, which include the Texas Evening MBA, the Texas MBA at Houston, and the Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth, have held top seven status for the past seven years.
Executive MBA No. 17
Marking its 14th year in the top 20, the Texas Executive MBA again hit rank 17. U.S. News includes executive programs in its specialty rankings, which are determined by peer assessment.