For the third year in a row, Xavier University’s Williams College of Business (WCB) Part-Time MBA program is ranked one of the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings released today list Xavier’s program as 16th and the only part-time MBA recognized in Ohio or in the surrounding states of Indiana and Kentucky.
The University is ranked 16th along with Arizona State, Loyola University Chicago, Marquette, St. Louis University and University of Maryland-College Park. Last year’s Xavier’s program was ranked 26th.
The ranking is part of U.S. News’ America’s Best Graduate Schools 2009. The annual survey is available on newsstands April 1. This is the third year the rankings have included part-time
“Dr. Raghu Tadepalli, the associate dean, and his ‘Team MBA,’ the faculty and staff of the Williams College of Business, and the members of our Board of Executive Advisors all deserve our gratitude for building a nationally-ranked program. The national ranking and the soon-to-begin construction of a new business school building are all parts of the vision that Xavier’s President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J., has for enhancing Xavier University’s reputation nationally,” says Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University.
“It is wonderful to see the efforts of the WCB faculty and staff recognized in this manner,” says Xavier President Michael J. Graham, S.J. “The strong growth WCB has experienced in the past few years is testament to the Xavier experience and reinforces that we are doing our best on behalf of our students,” says Michael J. Graham, S.J., president of Xavier University.
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. Also included on the list is Northwestern, UCLA, University of California at Berkeley and the University of Michigan.
The WCB part-time MBA program is in its 42st year and is offered in weekend, executive and off site programs. The program is the largest part-time accredited program in
Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students. These data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 14,000 academics and professionals that were conducted in fall 2007.