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

Posted February 22, 2007 5:32 p.m. EST
Updated February 22, 2007 5:40 p.m. EST

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.