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Part-time M.B.A. program ranked as one of the best for the second year in a row

Xavier M.B.A. only program in Cincinnati ranked in the top 26

04/30/07

For the second year in a row, the Williams College of Business part-time M.B.A. program is ranked one of the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The University is ranked 26th along with George Washington University, Indiana University, St. Louis University and the University of Washington.

The ranking is part of U.S. News’ "America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008."

“I am so grateful for the hard work of our faculty, staff, advisory board members, mentors and alumni in making sure that we have a quality program and that everyone in our community knows about it," says Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business. "Being tied in the rankings with the University of Washington, George Washington University, St. Louis University and Indiana University gives us additional incentives to keep improving our programs."

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 part-time M.B.A. program at Xavier is in its 41st year and is offered in weekend, executive and off-site programs such as Fairfield and Deerfield Township. 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 that many working professionals find convenient. Students in the weekend, executive and off-site programs usually complete their degree in two years.

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 12,500 academics and professionals that were conducted in fall 2007.