Miami University, the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University were ranked in the top 100 for their part-time MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report.
Miami’s Farmer School of Business ranked 59th, UC’s Lindner School of Business ranked 78th, and Xavier’s Williams School of Business ranked 87th. The rankings evaluated more than 300 part-time MBA programs. Only three other regions – Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles – in the country had more top performers than the Greater Cincinnati region.
“With the availability of three top 100 programs, local students really have a unique ability to fine tune their choice of programs,” Brad Bays, director of Miami’s MBA program, said in a news release. “In most cities, students wouldn’t have more than one option. And right now, the current economic conditions favor the part-time model.”
The rankings are based on five factors: average peer assessment score, the average GMAT score of part-time MBA students entering in fall 2011, their average undergraduate GPA, work experience and the percentage of the business school’s fall 2011 MBA enrollment that is part time.
Also in Ohio, Ohio State University’s program tied for ninth, while Case Western Reserve University tied for 37th. The top part-time MBA program was Northwestern University.