The business news and ranking publication U.S.News & World Report names the Graziadio School of Business and Management one of the most popular business schools in the country for the second consecutive year, the only MBA program so ranked in Los Angeles and Southern California.
Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management achieved yields high enough to earn a place on this year’s list of most popular business schools, reported the publication. Among full-time MBA programs at private institutions, the Graziadio School garnered fourth place respective to Harvard, Stanford Business School, and the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.
Overall, the Graziadio School places 10th on U.S. News’ short list, which includes MBA programs at both private and state universities.
A closely watched number by admissions officials, yield tracks the percentage of accepted full-time students who enroll.
“In fall 2012, the Graziadio School accepted 130 new full-time MBAs and enrolled 92, earning a yield of 70.8 percent. Our recruiters and Admission Office work tirelessly to ensure each student who applies receives exceptional individual attention, which contributes to the high percentage of students who decide to enroll once accepted,” said Dr. Michael Williams, Associate Dean of Full-time Programs.
Dean Linda Livingstone agrees. “Last year, U.S. News singled out seven most popular MBA programs at private schools. This year, only four are honored and the Graziadio School remains among them,” she said. “Like Harvard, Stanford, and Brigham Young, we are committed to delivering a high-value classroom experience, which starts with attracting and accepting high caliber students. This recognition affirms that we continue to attract the right community for developing values-centered leaders and advancing responsible business practice.”
In order, the U.S.News 10 most popular business schools at state and private universities are University of Wisconsin at Madison, Harvard University, Stanford, Oregon State University, Brigham Young University, University of Kentucky, University of Houston, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Ohio State University, and Pepperdine’s Graziadio School.