Dear GWSB Community,
I am writing in regard to the US News & World Report rankings that came out this morning. I want to share with you why we did not show up in the full-time and part-time MBA rankings.
On March 7, the Business School received pre-publication rankings data from U.S. News & World Report. While reviewing the data, we noticed a discrepancy in our average GMAT score. After further review, we determined that the GMAT average we had provided to U.S. News for both the full-time and part-time MBA programs had been inadvertently miscalculated. We alerted U.S. News on March 9, provided them with the correct GMAT data, and confirmed on March 10 that all other Business School data we provided was accurate.
We regret this error and take seriously our responsibility to ensure the integrity of the information we report to U.S. News and all agencies. We believe we did the right thing by immediately and proactively reporting the error and providing the correct data to U.S. News as soon as the error was discovered. The action taken by U.S. News in no way diminishes the excellence of our programs, the quality of our faculty or the success of our students.
I want to thank our staff in graduate programs who recognized this error and took immediate action to correct it. While, once again, we regret that the error occurred, this corrective action is an excellent example of our values and the importance of doing the right thing.
Onward and Upward
Dean and Professor of Management