Mays earned an improved score in the annual Wall Street Journal survey of corporate recruiters of business schools, moving up from No. 31 to No. 28 in 2005’s regional rankings.

The rankings measure how appealing a b-school and its MBA program graduates are to recruiters. Rankings are based partly on recruiters’ perceptions of the schools on key attributes such as students’ leadership potential and communication skills, the quality of faculty and curriculum and the responsiveness of the career-services office.

Harris Interactive conducted the online survey of 3,267 recruiters from December 2004 to March 2005.