Fortune Puts Duke, NCSU, Wake Forest Graduate Schools on ‘Top 50’ List

Posted February 22, 2007

RALEIGH, N.C. – Graduate schools at Duke, North Carolina State and Wake Forest cracked the latest “50 Best Business Schools for Getting Jobs” list from Fortune magazine.

Duke’s Fuqua School of Business graduates can command salaries of $90,000 on average when they graduate. Fuqua ranked eighth on the list. However, how many job offers graduates received on average was not reported.

NCSU’s School of Management ranked 25th with graduates getting an average of two job offers and an average salary of $73,000.

Babcock Graduate School of Management graduates at Wake Forest averaged $74,546 in salary and received on average one job offer.

UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler school did not crack the list.

The business schools were ranked based on their reputation with recruiters and strength of career placement, according to the magazine..

Ranked first overall was the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Its graduates received on average a first-year salary of $100,000 and three job offers.

For details, see the Fortune magazine Web site.

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  • williambleonard Feb 23, 2007

    If you look at the bottom on the first page of the online listing you this is what you see:

    Please note: Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was incorrectly listed in the 2006 QS recruiter survey and thus does not appear in this year's rankings. The school will be included in next year's survey. We regret the error.

    I have contacted the group who did the research myself and they admitted that they actually attributed any data or replies they received from recruiters who mentioned the University of North Carolina business school to N.C. State. So in fact, it looks like they may have misattributed the data and actually scored the N.C. State College of Management higher while not scoring Kenan Flagler at all.
    Bill Leonard, senior writer for HR News and HR Magazine.

  • catherinenichols Feb 23, 2007

    This survey and ranking is greatly flawed.
    The company that collected the information, QS, admitted they used data, often out-of-date information, collected for another purpose. They explained the exclusion of UNC Kenan-Flagler by saying they confused us with another North Carolina school (NC State) that is not even ranked by the major ranking publications.
    Catherine Nichols
    Alumni Affairs
    UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School