UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management Part-Time MBA Ranked 16th Nationally by U.S. News & World Report

March 12, 2014

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AMHERST, Mass. – The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked among the best part-time MBA programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Business Programs, which was released March 10. The Isenberg part-time MBA was ranked 16th overall, and 9th among public universities out of 212 schools ranked by the publication.

This is the third consecutive year that Isenberg’s program has ascended in the rankings.  Isenberg jumped 12 places in overall rankings since 2013 and up eight places among public universities since 2013.

The U.S. News part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors: average peer assessment score, average GMAT score and average GRE quantitative and verbal scores of part-time MBA students entering in fall 2013, their average undergraduate GPA, work experience, and the percentage of the business school’s fall 2013 MBA enrollment that is part-time. The statistical data were collected in fall 2013 and early 2014.

“Clearly our program attracts some of the brightest and most ambitious graduate students around, setting us apart from other programs,” says John Wells, associate dean of professional programs. “As part of the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts, we’re proud to offer a fully accredited MBA program in a blended, flexible format that helps working professionals take the next step in their career.”

The new part-time report follows the U.S. News and World Report’s January Best Online Graduate programs report, where Isenberg’s Online MBA also received top honors. The Isenberg Online MBA was ranked 27th overall, and 23rd among public universities out of 172 schools ranked by the publication.

Mark A. Fuller, dean of the Isenberg School of Management, says this latest report and momentum in the rankings reinforces what the Isenberg community is all about: “The unifying skills for Isenberg students are resilience, innovativeness and a strong work ethic focused on getting the job done. It’s gratifying to see our part-time MBA students, and the faculty and staff who support them, be recognized as one of the top programs in the nation.”

For more information about the U.S. News rankings, go to http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/part-time-rankings

About Isenberg School of Management

Founded in 1947, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has 42,000 alumni in 72 countries. Isenberg offers its AACSB-accredited courses to 4,500 students on campus, online and in blended formats. The school’s 3,200 undergraduates major in seven business disciplines, including industry specialties such as hospitality and tourism management and sport management. Over 1,300 students are enrolled in the Isenberg MBA and they can focus their studies in health care administration, entrepreneurship, finance and marketing.

For information, visit www.isenberg.umass.edu