Thursday, November 10, 2011
The University of San Diego’s Evening Master of Business Administration program is ranked 14th in the nation, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s latest list of the top 50 part-time programs.
The school received "A+" grades in the ranking for teaching quality, the MBA program's curriculum, and how students rated the caliber of their classmates. Previously, University of San Diego's Evening MBA program was ranked #26 nationally by Bloomberg Businessweek.
“We are very pleased to have jumped 12 spots in this important ranking," said David Pyke, dean of USD’s School of Business Administration. “This recognition is a tribute to our outstanding faculty and students.”
USD’s evening MBA program is the only ranked school in San Diego County, and is one of four in southern California to make the top 25.
Like USD’s full-time MBA program, the evening program equips students with both breadth and depth, emphasizing core business competencies such as accounting, finance and marketing along with concentrations in a variety of areas including corporate finance, international business, new venture management and supply chain management. The broad-based, interactive curriculum is focused on developing socially responsible business leaders who make thoughtful decisions that impact their organizations and the world at large.
“Our students find a supportive learning environment of small classes that stress collaborative teamwork and networking with fellow business professionals,” said Kacy Hayes, USD’s admissions director for MBA programs. “Professors employ a mix of learning strategies to ensure the mastery of business tools and their application to real life professional experiences. We also offer short-term opportunities for international education that are very attractive to working professionals.”
USD’s Evening MBA program is designed to accommodate individual schedules. Classes are offered one or two nights a week and the program can be completed in two to three years.
The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is based on a survey of students at top schools around the country. Six equally-weighted academic quality measures are also factored into the ranking: average GMAT scores for part-time MBA students, average work experience for part-time MBA students, the percentage of all teachers in the part-time MBA program who are tenured faculty, average class size in core business classes, total number of business electives available to part-time MBA students, and the completion rate for students in the part-time MBA program.
USD’s MBA program is currently ranked 39th in the world for incorporating social, environmental and ethical issues into its curriculum, according to the Aspen Institute’s 2011-12 edition of “Beyond Grey Pinstripes.” USD’s undergraduate business program is ranked 36th in the country by Bloomberg Businessweek and the Princeton Review ranks the business school second in the nation for best campus environment.
About USD’s School of Business Administration
The University of San Diego School of Business Administration is committed to developing socially responsible leaders and improving global business practice through innovative, personalized education and applied research. For more information go to www.sandiego.edu/business.