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October 21, 2007, Salt Lake City, UT-For the third year in a row, the Financial Times has once again ranked the David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA program among the top programs in the world. According to the report, published in the Oct. 22nd  issue, the David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA program was ranked #35 in the United States and #74 in the world. Faculty research output was ranked #24 in the U.S.

Now in its sixth year of ranking the world’s top executive MBA programs, the Financial Times analyzed feedback from more than 3,000 alumni. The ranking is based on data gathered from the Executive MBA class that graduated in 2004. The value of a David Eccles School Executive MBA is confirmed by the Financial Times, in part, through alumni satisfaction, salaries, school success, diversity, and faculty quality. The 2004 graduates have shown an average salary of $115,660, according to the survey.

“The Financial Times ranking is a reflection of our growing stature as one of the world’s leading resources for an Executive MBA. The ranking includes factors that are important to prospective students, current students, and alumni,” according to assistant dean of Executive Education and director of the Executive MBA program, Brad Vierig. “We are preparing leaders to solve the most important problems both domestically and internationally.”

David Eccles School of Business graduate Carl Churchill and a vice president at Digital Draw Network, says more executives are realizing the value of an MBA degree. “As an executive level manager in this competitive world economy, I felt an MBA could give me an edge,” said Churchill.  “I researched many programs before choosing this one. The deciding factor was ROI. Within three months of starting the program I was already applying the skills and knowledge I’d learned in class. I loved the class interaction and dramatically expanded my network of executive peers. Best of all, I recouped my tuition very quickly due to MBA-influenced raised. This is a program that is extremely rewarding and well worth the effort” said Churchill.

Jack Brittain, dean of the David Eccles School of Business and vice-president of Technology Venture says the Executive MBA program is getting some well deserved recognition for providing a quality education. “Courses are taught by world-class faculty and professionals who are absolutely committed to giving the very best to our business professionals,” said Brittain. “This is what matters, and it is what has helped the EMBA program attain a reputation for excellence.”

Future information sessions for the Executive MBA program will be held November 15, 2007 and December 13, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 801.581.5577 or e-mail

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