AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) -The U.S. News & World Report has ranked Auburn Univesity's Harbert College of Business as one of the top 30 public schools in the nation.

“The Harbert College of Business is keenly focused on delivering quality graduate programs that prepare our students to step into leadership roles at corporations of their choosing and influence sound decision-making,” said Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs Stan Harris.

The ranking was based on a survey of Full-Time MBA programs. The survey took into account a wide range of criteria from graduates starting salaries, to recruiters' assessments. This is the third year in a row The Harbert School of Business has been ranked.

“Our Full-Time MBA draws talented students from across the country due to its robust curriculum, talented and engaged faculty, and outstanding return on investment,” said Executive Director of Full-Time and Online MBA Programs Jim Parrish. “When you consider that we provide students a firm foundation in advanced business theory and practical training in leadership and career development, the value of our program becomes obvious.”