The ranking is part of U.S. News & World Report's "America’s Best Graduate Schools 2007." This is the first year the rankings have included part-time M.B.A. programs.
“It is especially gratifying that we are the only part-time M.B.A. program so recognized in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana,” says Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business. “The strength of our M.B.A. program is in the faculty, who go out of their way to help students succeed.”
In a recent survey of graduates who have gone through the part-time M.B.A. program in the last five-years, 93 percent said they would recommend the Williams M.B.A. to their colleagues.
The Williams College of Business part-time M.B.A. program is in its 40th year and is offered in weekend, executive and off-site programs such as GE and Fairfield. The program is the largest part-time accredited program in Ohio. Students in the core evening program can expect to complete their studies in about three years. The evening program allows for flexible course schedules, which many working professionals find convenient. Students in the weekend, executive and off-site programs usually complete their degree in two years.
Xavier is in good company on this prestigious list. At the top of the list is New York University followed by the University of Chicago and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The rankings are based solely on ratings by business school deans and directors of accredited master's programs from the list of schools surveyed. They were asked to nominate up to 10 programs for excellence in each of the areas listed.