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Gary Lindblad, Asst. Dean and Director, Full -time MBA Tony Hansford, Executive Director, FEMBA Debbie Moysychyn, Executive Director, EMBA /HCEMBA. Merage Student Association Rankings Discussion. Agenda. Rankings overview Full –time MBA Rankings – driver of reputation

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merage student association rankings discussion

Gary Lindblad, Asst. Dean and Director, Full -time MBA

Tony Hansford, Executive Director, FEMBA

Debbie Moysychyn, Executive Director, EMBA /HCEMBA

Merage Student AssociationRankings Discussion

agenda
Agenda
  • Rankings overview
  • Full –time MBA Rankings – driver of reputation
    • Review of national rankings
    • Merage strategy
  • How students and alumni influence rankings
  • Discussion
rankings overview
Rankings Overview
  • The importance of…
    • Quality and reputation of the University and Merage School
    • Our four MBA Programs
    • Our students and alumni from all programs
    • Rankings (perception and reality)
  • We’re all stakeholders: students, alumni faculty, staff, corporate community…
full time mba rankings
Full-time MBA Rankings

Business Week: started “it” all in 1988; published every other year; based on student satisfaction, recruiter assessment and “intellectual capital”

U.S. News & World: annual ranking based on quality of program (assessed by peers and recruiters), quality of students (GMAT, GPA), and placement success (% employed, starting salary)

Wall Street Journal: annual ranking based on quality of program and of students as assessed by recruiters

Financial Times: annual ranking based on career progression, placement success, diversity, and research

full time mba rankings1
Full-time MBA Rankings
  • Business Week- recently modified its ranking to Top 30, “U.S. Second Tier Programs” (8), and “U.S. Programs Also Considered for Ranking” (30).
  • US News- (March/ April) #53 in 2007, #38 in 2006, #49 in 2005, #47 in 2004
  • Wall Street Journal- We were most recently ranked #42. They quit doing their ranking this year.
  • Financial Times- (January) #31 in US, #49 globally
the merage mba value proposition on the move from good to great
The Merage MBA Value Proposition:On the move from good to great.
  • Distinctive- Unique, small, high quality program with thematic approach: Strategic Innovation, Information Technology, Analytical Decision Making
  • Quality- through continuous quality improvement in each phase of our program
  • Reputation- Being known for our themes, our experiential learning, and our innovative, career-ready students
great students what do we mean
Great Students -what do we mean?
  • Academic background
  • Work experience
  • Personal and professional strengths
  • Leadership experience and aspirations
  • Goals and career plan
  • Passion, drive, and focus
  • Fit with the Merage School
great education
Great Education
  • Faculty quality
  • Courses and curriculum
  • Co-curricular experiences
  • Greater UCI learning community- not a commuter experience
  • In-touch and responsive MBA Program Services and administration
great education what are we doing to drive continuous improvement in this area
Great Education - What are we doing to drive continuous improvement in this area?
  • Curriculum Innovation Committee
  • Themes guiding curricular innovation
  • “Edge” course as an example
  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Centers of Excellence
great jobs
Great Jobs
  • Last year 92% employed by 90 days after graduation, 81% at graduation
  • $alaries were up
  • Improving career training and opportunities every year
  • This year…
great jobs1
Great Jobs

Alignment of Great Students, Great Education, Great Jobs means:

  • you know yourself and understand your options
  • you decide on your focus
  • you’re prepared to compete for jobs in your chosen focus
  • you’re educated to bring sustainable value (growth) to your employer or business
mba program model2
MBA Program Model

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Alignment>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

what can students do to help
What can students do to help?
  • Participate in Merage as a student and alum
  • Viral Marketing
    • communicate effectively with the external community about Merage
    • Refer your friends and colleagues to Merage MBA programs
  • Communicate with faculty and staff: what’s working well? areas that can be improved? Offer new ideas.
  • Hire Merage MBA students and alumni
  • Complete rankings surveys 
  • We’re all stakeholders - Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Corporate Community…
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