Taking Stock Of Success

Tom Lehman uswa12 at lorainccc.edu
Mon Feb 15 05:26:00 PST 1999

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Taking Stock Of Success

Monday, February 15, 1999

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business is issuing phantom stock options to all permanent employees, from secretaries and administrators to professors. Each share will begin with an assigned value of $20, and could rise or fall based on a formula incorporating various factors, including:

* Katz ranking in U.S. News and World Report (current ranking 46th)

* Katz ranking in Business Week (generally in the mid-40s)

* Graduate Management Aptitude Test scores of incoming full-time MBA class (currently about 600)

* Average MBA starting salary among graduates (currently around $60,000)

* Percentage of MBA graduates with one or more offers upon graduation (currently 94 percent)

* MBA full-time class satisfaction as measured externally (currently about 4.56 on a 7.0-point scale)

* MBA evening class satisfaction as measured externally (currently about 4.64 on a 7.0-point scale)

* Average SAT score of incoming undergraduates (currently 1,143)

* Percentage of December/May graduating undergraduates placed in jobs at the end of summer following graduation (no current data available)

* Current College of Business Administration graduate starting salary (no current data)

* Undergraduate College of Business Administration class satisfaction as measured externally (currently 4.97 on a 7.0-point scale)

* Percentage of undergraduate instructors who earn overall teaching evaluations at or above 3.5 on a 5.0-point scale (no current data)

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