‘Bloomberg Businessweek’ Ranks FAU’s Part-Time MBA First in South Florida and Among the Top in the Nation
Release Date: Nov 04, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Jim Hellegaard
BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 4, 2015) – Florida Atlantic University’s part-time MBA is the top-ranked program in South Florida and 27th among public universities in the nation, according to rankings released by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Nationally, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked FAU’s part-time MBA program 55th among both private and public universities. FAU’s program is among other notable business schools such as the University of Pittsburgh (54th), University of Miami (56th) and The George Washington University (61st).
This recognition follows last year’s national ranking of 41st in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA), as well as the College’s Sport Management MBA, which ranks sixth internationally and fifth in North America by SportBusiness International. While this is the first time that FAU has broken into Bloomberg Businessweek’s rankings of part-time MBA programs, FAU was ranked among the best Executive MBA programs by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2013, the last year that those rankings were published.
“We are focused on delivering high-quality programs to working professionals in South Florida, and we are pleased when those programs also bring national recognition to our university,” said Daniel Gropper, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s College of Business. “FAU has a long history of creating and delivering high-quality programs that are focused on working professionals and helping build the economy in Florida, in part because we focus on bringing the business world into our curriculum.”
The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of part-time MBA programs is based on a survey of recent graduates, an academic quality measure that combines six school-reported data points — including average GMAT scores, class sizes and completion rates — and a calculation of post-MBA outcomes.