Ilitch School Among best part-time M.B.A. programs in U.S.

Best Grad Schools U.S. News & World Report Business Part-Time MBA 2024The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has once again been ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s 2024 Best Part-time M.B.A. programs. The Ilitch School part-time M.B.A. program continues to make steady gains in the rankings, placing 115th this year, up from 125th last year. This is an increase of 62 places over the last three years.

To be eligible for inclusion in these rankings, a business school needed to be accredited in summer 2023 by the AACSB International – the gold standard of business program accreditation. Schools responding to U.S. News' annual survey also needed to have reported enrolling at least 10 part-time MBA students for fall 2022 and fall 2023. A total of 269 colleges and universities qualified for the 2024 part-time MBA ranking for part-time M.B.A. programs. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

U.S. News and World Report also ranks the Ilitch School of Business among the nation’s Best Undergraduate Business Programs. The school ranked at 159th for 2023-24

For a business school to be listed in the U.S. News rankings, it must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Less than 5% of the world’s 16,000 business schools meet the rigorous standards for AACSB accreditation

Rankings listed in the report are based on peer assessment, GMAT and GRE scores, undergraduate GPA of part-time M.B.A. students, number of years of work experience of part-time M.B.A. students, and the ratio of part-time to full-time M.B.A. students.

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