College of Business

Part-Time MBA Program Makes a 26-Spot Jump in U.S. News & World Report Rankings


By Matthew D'Angelo

The College of Business’ (CoB) part-time MBA program was ranked 55th by US News & World Report, a 26-spot jump from last year’s ranking.  

In order to be considered, the program must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The rankings are then based on five key criteria: average peer assessment scores, average GMAT scores, average undergraduate GPA, work experience and percentage of part-time enrollment.

The MBA program has seen recent progress thanks to its director, Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah. McCoy-Ntiamoah said that the ranking is a selling point for potential students living near James Madison University (JMU) because they can get AACSB standard education without having to leave their job or drive long distances to take classes.

“The program is specific for working individuals,” McCoy-Ntiamoah said. “Students work full-time in their field while earning an MBA. Our students also have the advantage of employer benefit on tuition remission to afford cost.”

The major increase in ranking comes as a result of the college’s dedication to the MBA programs. The CoB is excited to see what the future holds for its graduate programs!

Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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