Forbes ranks MBA Program No. 11 for ROI
ranked the MBA Program
at UNC Kenan-Flagler No. 11 in its eighth biennial ranking of U.S. business schools.
That ranking is a five-spot jump for UNC Kenan-Flagler
compared to the last Forbes
ranking of 16 in 2011.
ranks full-time MBA programs
every two years based on return on investment achieved by graduates from the classes of 2008, when graduates “entered the job market in the teeth of the Great Recession.”
Forbes surveyed alumni and compared their earnings in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity costs (two years of forgone compensation, tuition and required fees); adjusted the median “5-year MBA gain” for cost of living expenses and discounted their earnings gains using a rate tied to the discount rate used by large companies in their pension funds. It discounted tuition to account for students who pay in-state rates and for the non-repayable financial aid. The 5-year MBA gain represents the net cumulative amount that typical alumni would have earned after five years by getting their MBA versus staying in their pre-MBA careers. The schools are all ranked based on their 5-year MBA gain.