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Darla Moore School of Business


Moore School ranked sixth in ROI for business schools

May 21, 2019

The undergraduate program at the Darla Moore School of Business was ranked No. 6 among 88 business schools for five-year return on investment (ROI) by Poets & Quants annual ROI ranking.

The ranking was determined by taking the average starting salary of the 2018 Moore School graduating class, multiplying it by five (for five years of work) and subtracting from that number the total estimated cost for attending the school for four years. 

The Moore School’s ROI ranking “is a testimony to the great education we’re delivering and the great opportunities and employment outcomes we’re helping our students get,” said Jan Bass, Moore School associate dean for undergraduate programs.

For the Darla Moore School of Business, the ROI was considered $216,038.

The ranking affirms that the Moore School is an exceptional value proposition for our students, Bass said.

Such a high ROI “is recognition of the excellence our faculty and staff bring each day to the Moore School,” Bass said. “Our students can also share in the credit. Their dedication and hard work in and out of the classroom pays off.”

The University of Virginia business school had the highest considered ROI with $241,742.

Of the 88 ranked schools in the ranking, 10 have a five-year ROI of at least $200,000.

For those undergraduate business schools on Poets & Quants’ list, 51 of the 88 schools cost at least $200,000 to attend for four years. The Moore School costs $93,692 to attend in-state four years.

To learn more about the Moore School’s academic rankings, please visit the rankings web page.