Brandeis, Heller and IBS Rank Higher

Brandeis and its two professional schools continue to impress key rankers. In its annual rankings, U.S. News & World Report raised Brandeis three positions over last year to share the 31st slot with Boston College, thanks to significant improvements in the categories of undergraduate academic reputation, six-year graduation rate and alumni giving rate.

Brandeis also ranked among the most internationally diverse national universities, with 12 percent of students coming from outside the United States, and placed 34th in “best values” listings, which recognize schools based on academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid.

The Aspen Institute, which assesses full-time, accredited M.B.A. programs on how well they incorporate values-based leadership into the training of future business executives, ranked the Heller School’s M.B.A. program in nonprofit management as number two in Boston and 38th in the world. The Heller M.B.A. also rated fifth globally in student exposure to social, environmental and ethical issues within the curriculum.

In its first-ever survey of the top 30 global master’s in finance programs that do not require prior work experience, the Financial Times ranked Brandeis International Business School’s (IBS) Lemberg Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance program number-one in the U.S. and 14th overall. Previously, Brandeis IBS has been named among the best business schools by The Princeton Review, The Economist and TopMBA.

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