BATON ROUGE – Forbes has released its 2015 List of America’s Best Business Schools, ranking the LSU Flores MBA Program 29th in the nation among similar programs at public colleges or universities.
“Our alumni continually recognize the return on investment from their experience in the Flores MBA Program,” said Dana Hart, director of the Flores MBA Program. “The recent Forbes ‘Best Business Schools’ ranking clearly illustrates this, as we are once again ranked among exceptional MBA programs across the country.
“We certainly appreciate the significant investment our students make in pursuing our MBA program. It’s up to us then, as program faculty and staff, to ensure it’s one of the best decisions they make in their lives. This ranking reinforces the great efforts of our students in the program, as well as the work they do beyond as distinguished alumni.”
The biennial list ranks business schools based on their MBA programs’ return on investment. This year’s list, the ninth, based its rankings on the ROI achieved by the class of 2010. Forbes surveyed 17,400 alumni at 95 schools around the globe, comparing their earnings in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity cost – two years of forgone compensation, tuition and required fees – to arrive at a five-year MBA gain, which determined the final rank.
According to Forbes’ data, the average LSU Flores MBA student salary – before joining the program – in the class of 2010 was $25,000. Four years after graduation, the average salary among the class of 2010 was $81,000. The total five-year MBA gain was $28,700.
The mission of the LSU Flores MBA Program is to remain competitive in the national and regional markets, while fostering learning, leadership and networking in a global business environment. Full-time, professional, executive and online tracks are offered and provide schedule flexibility for those wishing to pursue their MBA from a nationally recognized program.
For more information, visit http://mba.lsu.edu or call 225-578-8867.
Contact Joshua Duplechain
E. J. Ourso College of Business
LSU Media Relations