In recent rankings released by the Wall Street Journal, the Mays MBA program made a significant jump in regional rankings to 11th among public schools (23rd overall) from 16th public (31st overall.) The rankings are based on recruitment activity by major corporations.

With a 100 percent placement rate within three months of graduation by the 2007 class of Mays MBAs at such companies as Boeing, HP, BearingPoint, Citigroup, and Microsoft, the reputation of the program continues to rise.

“These rankings confirm that the Mays MBA Program continues to provide our students with the very best graduate education,” said Interim Dean Ricky Griffin. “Our success speaks volumes for the dedication and hard work of the MBA faculty, staff, and students. We hope to continue on this trajectory and soon reach our strategic goal of being a consensus top 10 public business school in the country.”

In addition to this ranking, the Wall Street Journal also surveyed recruiters about their opinions of MBA students from different schools. Recruiters were most impressed by Mays MBAs’ work ethic and integrity as well as their dedication and professionalism during the interview process. Also mentioned was the customer service orientation of Mays’ Graduate Career Services group.

Mays Business School currently enrolls more than 4,000 undergraduate students and 875 graduate students. The Mays MBA program is highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 29.8 percent. Currently 148 students are enrolled in its intensive 16-month program