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Wall Street Journal Ranks Ross No. 1

9/19/2006 --

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—For the second time in three years, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business has been named the No. 1 business school in North America by the Wall Street Journal.

The Ross School is one of only two business schools to be ranked in the top four every year since the Wall Street Journal began its rankings in 2001.

"We're happy the Wall Street Journal has again ranked us as the best MBA program in the country," said Ross School Dean Robert J. Dolan. "The Journal's ranking is particularly gratifying as it reflects the sentiment of hiring companies that see our graduates at work every day."

The 2006 Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey is based on the opinions and behavior of more than 4,100 corporate recruiters who hire full-time MBA graduates. The ranking components measured include: recruiters' perception of a school and its students; recruiters' intended future supportive behavior toward a school; and mass appeal (the number of recruiters a school attracts). Each of these components accounts for one-third of the overall ranking.

The first component, recruiters' perception, is based on 21 different attributes, including communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work well within a team, personal ethics and integrity, analytical and problem-solving skills, success with past hires, fit with corporate culture, leadership potential, strategic thinking, content of the core curriculum, faculty expertise and more.



For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847
E-mail: bernied@umich.edu