Three local business schools made Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2015 ranking of “Best Business Schools.”
UCLA’s Anderson School of Management was ranked No. 13, after being No. 10 last year on the list of full-time MBA programs. USC’s Marshall School of Business was No. 25 this year, falling four spots.
The Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University in Malibu placed No. 74 after debuting last year at No. 63.
Bloomberg ranked 177 national and international MBA programs based on a set of criteria culled from surveys of recruiters, of graduates from the classes of 2007 to 2009 and of student satisfaction, job placement rate and starting salary.
This year marked the first time that Bloomberg surveyed MBA graduates to glean more information about what students can expect in their post-graduation careers. One of the primary findings was that men with MBAs outpace women in earnings.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s survey of MBA graduates from 2007 through 2009, women were paid just 80 percent of what men made six to eight years after graduation.