UB Professional MBA Program Ranked by BusinessWeek

Release Date: November 6, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- BusinessWeek has ranked the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Professional MBA program as one of the country’s top part-time MBA programs.

The UB School of Management was ranked No. 69 nationally and No. 8 in the Northeast.

The biennial ranking of part-time programs began in 2007 and is based on three measures: student satisfaction, academic quality and post-MBA outcomes.

Student satisfaction accounts for 40 percent of the overall ranking and is based on surveys to part-time MBA students who have recently graduated or are nearing graduation.

Academic quality is worth 30 percent of the total and is derived from equally weighted scores of six variables: average GMAT, average student work experience, the percentage of teachers who are tenured, average class size in core business classes, the number of business electives available to part-timers, and the percentage of students who ultimately complete the program.

A third category, post-MBA outcomes, makes up the final 30 percent of the ranking and is based on the percentage of students who say their part-time MBA program was “completely” responsible for them achieving their success goals (advancing a career with a current employer, finding a new employer or changing careers entirely).

The Wall Street Journal has ranked the UB School of Management No. 9 in the nation among schools with strong regional recruiting bases. In addition, BusinessWeek has ranked the school as one of the country’s top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and Forbes has cited it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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