The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego ranked 1st in the United States in intellectual capital in Bloomberg Businessweek’s business school rankings.

Businessweek ranks business schools based on three factors: how recruiters rate Master's in Business Administration (MBA) hires in a survey accounts for 45 percent of a school’s score; how graduating MBAs judge their program in a separate survey makes up an additional 45 percent; and a tally of faculty research published in journals makes up 10 percent.

Intellectual capital is a measure of all articles published by faculty in 20 top business journals from 2009 to 2013.

The school ranked 51st overall in its first ranking by the publication.

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