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Massey Graduate School of Business Recognized by U.S. News

School Named to List of 2012 Top Part-Time M.B.A. Programs
Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business offers one of the top part-time M.B.A. programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report in its 2012 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” U.S. News Media Group recently released the news in its latest list of nationally-ranked programs.
Belmont University’s Massey Graduate School of Business was recognized in the list of top part-time MBA programs in a broad-based tie for No. 138 in a ranked grouping that included schools such as Duquesne University, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, St. John’s University and the University of Tulsa. This marks the first time that Belmont’s part-time MBA program has been ranked in this publication.
“This latest accolade offers even more evidence that we have joined the ranks of elite graduate business programs in the U.S.,” said Dean J. Patrick Raines.
The 2012 Best Graduate Schools includes essential detailed statistical information on all 437 MBA programs accredited by AACSB International. In addition to featuring new rankings for business programs, the publication also ranked over 1,200 graduate schools nationwide including law, education, engineering and medicine.


The part-time M.B.A. rankings are based solely on a fall 2010 peer assessment survey that asked business school deans and M.B.A. program directors at each of the nation’s part-time M.B.A. programs to rate their peers. Each program considered had to meet the conditions of being AACSB-accredited and enrolling at least 20 students between the fall 2009 and fall 2010 terms.
Belmont’s part-time M.B.A. program enrolled more than 140 Middle Tennessee-based working professionals during the fall 2010 term. “We were extremely pleased to have earned a No. 18 national ranking in the most recent BusinessWeek analysis of part-time MBA programs, but having this subsequent recognition in U.S. News as determined by our peers is also a nice honor,” added Joe F. Alexander, Massey School associate dean.
After two brutal recessionary years, signs are showing a positive outlook for prospective graduate students and graduates this spring,” said Brian Kelly, editor of U.S. News & World Report. “The new and updated Best Graduate Schools rankings guide will serve as an essential resource for anyone considering professional development and continuing education opportunities.
About Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business:
The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business began in 1986 out of a vision from Mr. Jack C. Massey, one of the world’s most creative and successful entrepreneurs. Today, Belmont University offers three graduate business study options—a part-time (Professional) or full-time (Accelerated) MBA program, and a Master of Accountancy program. Each program is flexible and rigorous, with classes offered on weekday evenings to also meet the needs of working professionals. Belmont University and Vanderbilt University are the only private universities in Tennessee to have earned business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.