Williams College of Business MBA Program Ranked One of the Best in the Nation

| April 23, 2009

For the fourth 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 14th and the only part-time MBA in Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky in the top 15.


The University is ranked along with such schools as New York University, Northwestern, University of Chicago, UCLA, and the University of Michigan. Last year’s Xavier’s program was ranked 16th.


The ranking is part of U.S. News’ America’s Best Graduate Schools 2010.The annual survey is available on newsstands May 1 and covers graduate schools in such areas as business, law and medicine.  This is the fourth year the graduate business school rankings have included part-time MBA programs.


 “The MBA program keeps improving every year and receives higher recognition and rankings. Not only do we have excellent students, but we have an outstanding faculty who provides world-class education in the classrooms,” says Dean of the Williams College of Business Ali Malekzadeh. 


“Our faculty’s commitment to providing the students with an outstanding education has long been the strength of our MBA program,” says Dean of the Graduate School of Business Raghu Tadepalli. “They go out of their way to help students succeed. The students themselves know this and appreciate it.  In our 5-year alumni survey, 93% said they would recommend the Williams MBA to their colleagues.”


“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.”


The WCB part-time MBA program is in its 43st year and is offered in weekend, executive and off site programs. 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.