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Fisher programs receive top ranking in Businessweek survey

Published: 2011-11-15

Fisher’s Executive MBA and MBA for Working Professionals achieved top rankings in Bloomberg Businessweek’s survey of the programs.

Fisher’s Executive MBA rose to 14th internationally, from 15th in the 2009 ranking, and placed fourth among public institutions. The program received an A-plus for curriculum, an A for support, and a B for teaching.

Receiving an A-plus for “teaching quality” and “caliber of classmates and an A for curriculum,” the MBA for Working Professionals program maintained its 20th place ranking nationally and is seventh among public institutions.  In regional rankings, the MBA for Working Professionals program is ranked third in the Midwest, following University of Michigan and University of Chicago.

Businessweek's Executive MBA rankings are based on surveys of EMBA graduates and program directors. Responses by graduates contribute to 65 percent of the final ranking and the survey of program directors accounts for 35 percent.

“We are particularly gratified to learn that the graduates of our program have consistently ranked Fisher in the top 15 in every Businessweek ranking since its inception in 2007,” said Carol Newcomb, executive director of Fisher’s Executive Education program.

The magazine's rankings for part-time MBA programs are based on a 50-question student satisfaction survey and a six-part academic quality questionnaire completed by the schools. The school survey measures GMAT scores, work experience, number of tenured faculty, class size of core courses, number of electives, and completion rates.

Karen Hopper Wruck, associate dean for graduate programs, said: “We are proud of the quality and value added in all our MBA programs. We've got great students learning from world-class faculty and from each other. That is a winning combination. Our location, in the heart of Columbus, adds the ability to connect with great businesses on an ongoing basis. Fisher is perfectly positioned to deliver the best in MBA education."