The MBA Program tied for 14th among public schools (tied for 29th overall) and took the top spot for MBA placement in U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 “Top Business Schools” listing, released in late March.

Mays’ rankings rose from 31st overall in the 2007 version of the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Mays led the nation for the percentage of students—98.3 percent—who were employed within three months of graduation. This is an improvement over last year’s second-place rating, when 96.6 percent of the MBAs who sought work had a position three months after finishing their degrees. And for the second year running, Mays’ MBA program was ranked 2nd most affordable public program in the U.S.

“The continued success of the Mays MBA Program is a result of the hard work of our faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as the excellent support and leadership provided by our dean, Jerry Strawser,” said MBA Director Kelli Kilpatrick. “This is a fine example of what a great team can accomplish by working together for a common goal.”

U.S. News & World Report surveys 400 MBA programs for its annual listings of the top business programs. Rankings for the magazine are based on a number of factors including placement, student selectivity and peer and recruiter assessments.

—Staff Reports