Xavier University’s part-time MBA programs are ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in annual rankings released this week. Several programs in the Williams College of Business were included in the rankings:
• Executive MBA ranked 17th.
• International Business ranked 24th.
• Finance ranked 23rd.
• Management ranked 20th.
Xavier's programs placed alongside such notable schools and programs as: Wharton, Kellogg, Chicago, Duke, Michigan, UCLA, Stanford, Thunderbird, Harvard, MIT, Ohio State, Columbia, Cornell, Illinois and Northwestern.
The rankings are part of U.S. News’ “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2011.” The annual survey covers graduate schools in such areas as business, law and medicine. This is the fifth year the graduate business school rankings have included part-time MBA programs.
“Once again we are gratified that our business school is recognized by our colleagues across the nation as having one of the best part-time MBA programs in the nation,” says Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business. “Xavier's Williams College of Business continues to excel in academics, and we intend to do even better when we move into our new, state-of-the-art facility later this summer.”
The part-time MBA program is in its 44th year and is offered in weekend, executive and off-site formats. It is the largest part-time accredited program in Ohio. Students in the core evening program complete their studies in about three years as the evening program allows for flexible schedules convenient to working professionals. Students in the weekend, executive and off-site programs usually complete their degrees in two years.