Massey School’s Professional MBA program garners national acclaim
Bloomberg Businessweek announced today its 2015 MBA rankings with Belmont University landing for the first time in the top 30 nationally among part-time MBA programs. At No. 28, the Massey Graduate School of Business’ part-time MBA program catapulted over its last ranking of 59 in 2013. The Massey part-time MBA landed just behind such notables as Ohio State (No. 19), TCU (No. 26) and the University of Maryland (No. 27). Other notable southeastern region U.S. schools included Emory (8), Rollins (16), Florida (29) and Georgia (39).
Nationally, Northwestern was ranked No. 1, while Carnegie Mellon, Rice, Georgetown and UCLA rounded out the top five. Bloomberg BusinessWeek began ranking part-time MBA programs in 2007 in an effort to recognize the best MBA programs designed specifically for working professionals. Belmont first made the prestigious list in 2009, and has since appeared in each ranking of part-time programs.
“The student and alumni satisfaction rankings indicate that our Massey professors and staff are doing an outstanding job in delivering a high-quality MBA program,” said Dr. J. Patrick Raines, dean of Belmont’s College of Business. “And to be ranked as a Top 30 MBA program in the company of this group of national peers is simply tremendous.”
Massey School Associate Dean Dr. Joe Alexander added, “Furthermore, given our alumni ranked us among the top 6 nationally, the results help demonstrate that our high-quality and applied curriculum prepares our graduates very well for succeeding in a very competitive marketplace. And we think our newest MBA concentrations in business intelligence and international business will soon pay similar dividends for our current students who will graduate with those programs.”
BusinessWeek uses a highly comprehensive methodology for its rankings calculations that includes measures of student satisfaction, academic quality and post-graduation outcomes. Part-Time MBA Rankings are composed of 50 percent Student Survey score (judging campus climate, effectiveness of career services and responsiveness of faculty) and 50 percent Alumni Survey score (MBA feedback, alumni compensation change over time and job satisfaction). Student Survey and Alumni Survey scores were standardized using mean and standard deviation and combined to create final rankings. BusinessWeek’s complete rankings of the “Best Part-Time MBA Programs” is available online and includes the full rankings methodology.
About The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business
The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business offers high-quality graduate business programs designed for working and aspiring professionals looking to advance or switch careers. The curriculum is designed to provide challenging, yet practical content in a flexible format. Programs are designed to stimulate critical thinking and creative problem solving while encouraging strong communication skills and a solid framework for ethical business decision-making. In addition to core coverage in business administration and accounting, the curriculum is uniquely structured around the themes of entrepreneurship and ethical decision-making across the global economy. All students complete a brief international study-abroad experience as part of their studies. For more information, go to: www.belmont.edu/massey.