Xavier joins with local universities to present information sessions about the value of an MBA

Two sessions at The Bankers Club in downtown Cincinnati on Wednesday, April 8, are free and open to the public | April 6, 2009

Xavier and three other universities from the Cincinnati area are presenting joint information sessions about the values and benefits of earning an MBA on Wednesday, April 8, at The Bankers Club downtown. The other universities are the University of Cincinnati, Miami University and Northern Kentucky University.

All four universities are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Anyone interested in learning more about pursuing an MBA from one of these accredited institutions can stop in at one of two sessions: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The Bankers Club is located at 511 Walnut St.

Those interested in attending should RSVP to www.xavier.edu/williams/mba/event-registration.cfm or send an e-mail to xumba@xavier.edu.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is an association of educational institutions, businesses and organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in management education. It is also the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools and accounting programs worldwide.

Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and only 15% of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditation. The four universities participating in this event represent the only AACSB accredited MBA programs in the Cincinnati area.

Xavier’s Williams College of Business (WCB) is ranked as the 69th best among 101 in the nation in Business Week’s fourth annual ranking of “The Best Undergrad Business Schools” in the country, and 16th best in the Midwest. The part-time MBA program is ranked 16th best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, along with Arizona State, Loyola University Chicago, Marquette, St. Louis University and University of Maryland-College Park.

The college also places 24th in the nation for its undergraduate entrepreneurship program by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. It is also listed in The Princeton Review’s 2009 edition of the "Best 296 Business Schools."