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Kennesaw State’s part-time MBA ranked in top 25 by Bloomberg Businessweek

December 4, 2013

Graduate program moves up in national ranking for 2013

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Nov. 15, 2013) — The part-time MBA program at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business was ranked 22nd nationwide and second in Georgia by Bloomberg Businessweek in its 2013 business school rankings.


Kennesaw State’s ranking moved up seven spots from the 2011 survey, becoming the top rated part-time MBA program at a Georgia public university.


“We are proud to be recognized among the leading business schools in Georgia and the nation,” said Kathy Schwaig, dean of the Coles College. “This ranking relies heavily on student input and post-MBA outcomes. Our rise in the rankings shows that our students are pleased with their MBA experience, and are succeeding after graduation.”


According to Bloomberg Businessweek, part-time business programs play a vital role for working professionals who are unable to attend business school full time, but wish to advance their careers. Coles College enrolls more than 350 part-time MBA students. The self-paced program offers courses in the evenings and on weekends, with minimesters in May, August and December.


“Coles College is dedicated to providing a valuable and relevant business education,” said Sheb True, associate dean for graduate business and executive programs at the Coles College of Business. “This ranking recognizes the quality of our students and faculty, and their pursuit to improve lives through business and business education.  We look forward to continuing to grow and improve, and to contribute to economic growth and development in the state.”


The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is based on six factors: student survey results, academic quality, post-MBA outcomes, teaching quality, caliber of classmates and curriculum. The 2013 rankings recognize 78 part-time MBA programs around the country.


Coles College continues to be ranked for its MBA programs. In 2013, its part-time MBA program was ranked 43rd in the nation by U.S. News.


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