BYU moves up in law and business rankings

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Last year, 95 percent of BYU MBA grads enjoyed an average starting salary of $110,000. (Photo Courtesy BYU News)

 The BYU law program ranks 36th, and the MBA program ranks 27th in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report annual March rankings.

The J. Reuben Clark Law School jumped eight spots from ranking 44th last year. Beating out schools like the University of Arizona and the University of Utah makes students much more competitive for clerkships and job placement.

While grateful for the recognition, the faculty directs praise toward the students.

“Students have always been the crown jewel of the law school, and the current students have carried on that tradition,” said Law School dean James Rasband. “U.S. News alone does not capture all that we are striving to accomplish at BYU Law School; no ranking can do that.”

The MBA program jumped three spots from ranking 30th last year and is currently tied with five other schools for the 27th spot. Graduates enjoy job security, as the program has 95 percent placement for students within three months.

“We are honored to be ranked among the top business schools in the world,” said Lee Perry, dean of the Marriott School of Management. “This recognition is particularly gratifying to those of us who work and study at the Marriott School, but it is also a tribute to the support we receive from alumni, advisors and donors.”

There are currently 412 full-time law students and 320 full-time MBA students.

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