Williams College of Business MBA Programs Ranked Among Best in the Nation

| April 16, 2010

Xavier University’s Williams College of Business (WCB) part-time MBA programs are ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.  The annual rankings were released yesterday.


Xavier is noted on several graduate school lists:


  • 17th in Executive MBA and ranked with such schools as Wharton, Kellogg, Chicago, Duke, Michigan, UCLA, and Stanford. 
  • 24th in International Business, and ranked with Thunderbird, Wharton, Harvard, and MIT.
  • 23rd in Finance, tied with Ohio State and ranked with such schools as Wharton, Chicago, Columbia, and Cornell. 
  • 20th in Management, tied with Illinois. Other schools on this list include Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern, and Wharton.

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-art facility later this summer.”


The WCB part-time MBA program is in its 44th year and is offered in weekend, executive and off-site programs. It 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 schedules convenient to working professionals. Students in the weekend, executive and off-site programs usually complete their degree in two years. More information about Xavier’s MBA programs can be found at www.xavier.edu/mba   More information about the U.S. News rankings can be found at www.usnews.com