((Contributed by the Raj Soin College of Business))
Wright State University’s part-time MBA program has been recognized in the Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Top Part-Time MBA Programs for 2011. The national ranking survey considers separate measures of student satisfaction, academic quality and post-graduation outcomes.
All part-time MBA programs in the U.S. are eligible to participate in the survey. Seventy-six programs met this year’s requirements for the nationwide ranking. Wright State’s program was ranked 11th among schools in the 12-state Midwest region and 61st overall. Three other Ohio part-time MBA programs are included in this year’s ranking, The Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, University of Akron and Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management.
“Being included for the first time in this prestigious nationwide ranking survey further underscores the quality reputation of our business program,” said Berkwood Farmer, dean of the Raj Soin College of Business.
The complete list of Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Top Part-Time MBA Programs of 2011 can be found at http://www.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/bs_ptmbarank_1110.html
Further details about the Raj Soin College of Business MBA program can be found at http://www.wright.edu/business/grad/mba/
According to the Bloomberg BusinessWeek website, students who have recently graduated or are nearing graduation are surveyed independently by Bloomberg about all aspects of their academic experience.
To gauge post-graduation outcomes, Bloomberg determines the percentage of student survey respondents from each school who say their part-time MBA program was “completely” responsible for their having achieved career goals. These can range from advancing a career with a current employer to finding a new employer or changing careers entirely.
To determine which programs are tops in academic quality, Bloomberg evaluates data provided by each school from six equally weighted measures: average GMAT score, 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.
The student survey contributes 40 percent of the final ranking, with academic quality and post-MBA outcomes contributing 30 percent each.