The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego. Courtesy UCSD

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego was ranked first in intellectual capital and 51st overall among American universities with full-time MBA programs by the magazine Bloomberg Businessweek.

Bloomberg Businessweek ranked business schools based on three factors:  how recruiters rate MBA hires, how graduating MBAs judge their program, and a tally of faculty research published in journals.

The latter “intellectual capital” measure is based on all articles published by faculty in 20 top business journals from 2009 to 2013.

“UC San Diego’s Rady School is continuing our campus’ tradition of exceptional research expertise with a number one ranking for intellectual capital, which is quite impressive for a business school that was established only a decade ago,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “Our ranking in Bloomberg Businessweek also highlights the quality of our programs and faculty, and the remarkable student experience we provide.”

“The Businessweek ranking demonstrates the monumental strides that the Rady School has made on the national stage in the 11 years since its inception,” said Rady School Dean Robert S. Sullivan. “The school’s first place ranking in intellectual capital is a direct consequence of the Rady School’s successes in recruiting world class faculty.”

The Rady School’s unique MBA program is tailored to professionals, often having science and technology backgrounds, who have an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. A large number of Rady students go on to establish startup ventures or work with small, entrepreneurial companies.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.