Barney School of Business MBA Program Ranked by U.S. News and World Report
The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business has made its way into the prestigious U.S. News and World Report “Best Graduate Business Schools — Part-time MBA” ranking for 2018. This year, over 300 business schools sought to be ranked by U.S. News. The Barney School was among the 221 ranked part-time MBA programs, and ended up tied with Providence College and Rochester Institute of Technology, and ahead of regional competitors such as Clark University, Marist College, St. John’s University, and UMass-Boston.
Schools were evaluated on various criteria designed to weigh all factors contributing to the education, outcomes, and success of part-time MBA students. Fifty percent of the weighting is based on a “peer assessment score,” which is how other higher educational institutions view the business school. Other contributing factors include average GMAT and GRE scores, the average undergraduate GPA of accepted part time MBA students, the number of years in work experience, and the percentage of incoming MBA students that will be attending part-time.
In ordered to be considered for this prestigious ranking, the program must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), and have no fewer than 20 part-time students enrolled in the fall of 2016.
“The Barney School is committed to preparing today’s managers to be tomorrow’s business leaders,” said Barney School of Business Dean Marty Roth. “Our faculty blend the latest framework, tools, and best practices with applied, experiential learning. We work closely with our network of corporate partners to ensure that our MBA program meets their organizations’ talent development needs. Even more gratifying than this prestigious ranking is the pride we have in seeing our alumni advancing their careers and contributing to the communities in which they live and work.”
The part-time MBA allows working professionals to earn a Master in Business Administration, through flexible class times, online or on-campus courses and dedicated professors. The Barney School’s MBA Curriculum includes the foundational needed for managing in today’s global economy, along with elective courses giving students the opportunity to specialize in areas such as business analytics, finance, international business, management, marketing, project management, and supply chain management. The Barney School has also been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, The Princeton Review, and The Hartford Business Journal. Visit the Barney School’s website to learn more about the MBA program.
U.S. News and World Report is one of the most highly regarded institutions for ranking colleges, universities and programs in the world. They began ranking schools with their “Best Colleges” ranking system over 30 years ago in 1983. In recent years, U.S. News has shifted their focus from measuring only the “quality” of an institution to also incorporating important “outputs”. See the U.S. News website for more information on the “Best Graduate Business Schools — Part-time MBA” results.