WashU Olin rises to 37th in ‘Economist’ ranking

  • October 25, 2018
  • By Kurt Greenbaum
  • 1 minute read

WashU Olin’s full-time MBA program shot up six places in The Economist magazine’s latest global ranking, released today, placing it 37th in the world and 28th among US programs.

Olin’s program made a particularly strong showing among global MBA programs with a 10th-place ranking—up four spots—for the percentage of job-seeking graduates with job offers within three months of graduation.

Olin also placed 11th (up eight spots from last year) for the percentage increase in salary among alumni after graduation.

“This news continues the great story we have to tell at Olin Business School,” said Dean Mark Taylor. “I’m pleased to see our efforts rewarded in the rankings as we build our global standing among top MBA programs—particularly in areas that show the direct impact our students feel on their careers.”

The Economist’s tally builds on a selection of other positive rankings for Olin from business publications recently, including this month’s No. 6 ranking in the Financial Times for Olin’s Shanghai Executive MBA program. WashU Olin was also among the most upwardly mobile schools in the FT’s global MBA ranking in March, jumping nearly 20 places to place in the global top 50.

The Financial Times also ranked our MBA program fourth globally (third in the US, just behind Stanford and Berkeley and just ahead of Harvard) as the best MBA for women.

See more on The Economist‘s website.

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Kurt Greenbaum

Kurt Greenbaum

As communications director for WashU Olin Business School, my job is to find and share great stories about our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. I've worked for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management as communications director and as a journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sun-Sentinel in South Florida and the Chicago Tribune.

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