by Jenifer Shockley
ATLANTA – In new rankings from U.S. News & World Report, the part-time MBA at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is No. 27 overall (up 17 spots) and No. 17 (up 11 spots) among programs at public universities. The rankings were released today in the publication’s “Best Graduate Schools 2017” edition.
The college’s Department of Computer Information Systems is No. 12 among graduate-level information systems programs. In other rankings, Robinson’s Institute of Health Administration remains No. 33 among healthcare management programs; the rankings were not updated this year.
U.S. News bases its part-time MBA rankings on five factors: peer assessments from business school deans and program directors at schools offering part-time MBA programs; average GMAT and GRE scores of part-time students entering in fall 2015; average undergraduate GPA; work experience; and percentage of fall 2015 enrollment that is part-time. Two-hundred ninety-six programs, all at institutions accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), were evaluated.
“The Robinson College’s dramatic rise in the U.S. News rankings reflects our steadfast commitment to the MBA for working professionals and the enhancements we have made to the program over the past several years. It is also concurrent with the dramatic rise in the research reputation of the college. It is gratifying to see these results being recognized,” said Dean Richard Phillips.
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 75,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world’s premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia’s top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.