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    Eller MBA program ranked 34th best

    The Financial Times ranked Eller College of Management’s MBA program 34th out of the top 100 programs in the world in its annual review.

    The report, which assesses survey responses from alumni in MBA programs worldwide, bumped the Eller program up 26 spots from its 2005 ranking.

    “”I think this award is a real reflection on the alumni,”” said Marisa Cox, director of MBA admissions for Eller College. “”As well, it speaks to the faculty and their excellence and ability to provide students with the tools they need to be able to succeed and progress in their careers.””

    The survey measures success by asking alumni questions

    The reputation and opportunities that Eller will continue to provide are endless and it does not surprise me that the school is finally getting recognized for their accomplishments.

    – Alison Miller,
    business senior

    such as how much their salaries have increased and how their job title has progressed within three years of graduation.

    Linda Herrick, the public relations and events coordinator for Eller College said during the past three years, there has there has been a 142 percent salary increase for their MBA graduates.

    “”We provide some data on our faculty and tuition costs, but more importantly, they look at alums’ career progression, how the alum has benefited from the program and their return on investment,”” Cox said.

    Robert Rieger, director of career development for Eller College, said he believes alumni relations have a lot to do with the school’s success.

    “”I think it’s also a tribute to the intimate size of our program,”” Rieger said. “”We create a sense of community and make it a very personalized experience.””

    Eller tries to use its small size to its advantage, creating opportunities for its students to work intimately with professors and craft their own program, Rieger said.

    “”The reputation and opportunities that Eller will continue to provide are endless and it does not surprise me that the school is finally getting recognized for their accomplishments,”” said Alison Miller, a business senior who is in the middle of her MBA applications to Eller College.

    Herrick said that the ranking will help tie together Tucson with the school.

    “”I think you always want to associate yourself with a winner, “” Herrick said. “”So, certainly, we have a lot of winners out there in the Tucson community that are helping us and we are helping them.””

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