November 18, 2012

Johnson Ranked Seventh Best Business School in the Nation

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Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the Johnson Graduate School of Management seventh in its 2012 list of the top business schools in the country. The ranking represent a dramatic jump for the school, which was listed at number 13 in the magazine’s last round of rankings in 2010.

The rankings were a result of Cornell’s improvement in the two main factors of the survey’s methodology, student satisfaction and employer satisfaction, according to Bloomberg Businessweek editor Geoff Gloeckler. Faculty research also contributed to the high ranking, according to a University press release.

“Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management moved up six spots thanks to big jumps in both the main ranking factors,” Gloeckler said. “It is up 11 spots in the employer ranking and six spots in the student survey.”

Douglas Stayman, associate dean for MBA programs at Johnson, said the rankings reflect the business school’s academic strengths.

“While we focus on excellence as a school rather than ranking numbers, we do believe that recognition such as this for our students, our staff and our faculty is something of which we can all be very proud,” Stayman said in a press release. “The contributions of faculty, staff and students resulted in ‘A+’ ratings across all five rankings categories, and our faculty’s research productivity resulted in Johnson being ranked No. 2 for intellectual capital.”

Original Author: David Marten