Butler University’s part-time MBA program ranks 72nd in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, 2015 Edition. This is the third consecutive year Butler has been on the list of the nation’s top 125 part-time MBA programs.
Rankings are based on five factors: average peer assessment score; average GMAT score of student’s entering in fall 2013; average undergraduate GPA; work experience; and the percentage of the school’s fall 2013 part-time enrollment.
The average peer assessment score—which accounts for 50 percent of a school’s overall score—is calculated from a fall 2011 survey that asks business school deans and MBA program directors at each of the nation’s 310 part-time MBA programs to rate the programs on a 5-point scale.
College of Business Dean Chuck Williams said the ongoing national recognition can be credited to graduate faculty’s efforts to connect theory with actual business practice. “Working with area executives, our MBA faculty incorporate relevant, real business experiences into courses—activities such as our one-day immersion Gateway Experience and our FirstPerson Board Fellows program, which places our graduate students on the boards of local non-profit organizations.”
Butler’s part-time MBA program combines evening classes with accelerated and weekend sessions; it offers concentrations in finance, international business, leadership, and marketing.
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