For the third consecutive year, George Mason University's part-time MBA program has surged in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. The program is now ranked #32 in the country, jumping 15 spots from last year and 21 spots over the past two years.
“Our MBA program strives to provide a high-quality, transformative experience for our students at a reasonable cost,” says Paige Wolf, School of Business associate dean of graduate programs. “We are thrilled to have improved so much in the rankings and are proud of this recognition. That said, we plan to continually innovate to meet the educational needs of our students.”
Mason’s continued efforts to keep the tuition lower than comparable schools, offer more flexibility to the students, increase its emphasis on analytics in the curriculum, offer more individualized attention from program staff, and provide relatively small class sizes contribute to its success, says Pallab Sanyal, director of Mason’s MBA program.
"Although the sharp rise in ranking is [gratifying,] it is not surprising as we are continuously trying to improve and innovate,” says Sanyal. “Our program promises an engaging and stimulating learning experience adjusted to the careers and lifestyles of aspiring business leaders. The recognition of the efforts of everyone associated with the MBA program strengthens our resolve to keep fulfilling that promise."
With over 19,000 alumni in the region, the George Mason School of Business MBA shapes the next generation of world leaders. Advantages to Mason’s part-time MBA programs include a high return on investment, convenient course schedules to accommodate working professionals, access to lifetime career services, international perspective through global residencies, and high-caliber peers and networking connections.
Previously, George Mason’s part-time MBA program was ranked #47. Other notable local universities on the list include the University of Maryland at #31, and George Washington University at #99.
Dean Maury Peiperl was quoted in a related article on Mason’s website saying:
“I’m particularly happy to see the growing recognition of one of our most practical and applied programs,” said School of Business dean Maury Peiperl. “The part-time MBA brings together program participants who know from experience how to get the job done, with faculty and guest speakers whose research and professional expertise helps them to raise their game. It’s an unbeatable combination that exemplifies Mason’s deep connection with business practice.”
Read the complete article to find out more about the latest US News & World Report rankings across Mason: Mason Has Strong Showing in U.S. News Graduate Program Rankings.