Elon’s MBA program earns top-20 national ranking from Bloomberg Businessweek

The new ranking places Elon #17 among the nation’s 74 best part-time MBA programs.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2015 edition of the “Best Business Schools” ranks Elon University’s part-time MBA program #17 in the nation and the top program in North Carolina. Bloomberg Businessweek says this year’s revised survey methodology is based on the deepest and broadest data set ever, with input from more than 13,000 students, 18,000 alumni and nearly 1,500 recruiters across the country.

Elon has been ranked among the top-20 part-time MBA programs in the nation since Bloomberg Businessweek debuted its rankings in 2007.

“We are delighted to be ranked as a top-20 program,” said Raghu Tadepalli, dean of Elon’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. “This ranking demonstrates the quality of our program as compared with programs at many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. It is a testament to the success of our students and alumni and the impact they are making as ambitious and ethical business leaders. It is also a measure of the dedicated work of our faculty and staff, who have built an excellent student-centered program.”

Students surveyed by Bloomberg Businessweek answered questions about the program quality, effectiveness of career services, responsiveness of faculty and administrators and other factors. Alumni were asked about their job satisfaction, the amount their pay increased after the MBA program, and their personal reflections on their experience in the program.

The top 20 schools in the 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek Part-time MBA ranking include the following:

  1. Northwestern University
  2. Carnegie Mellon University
  3. Rice University
  4. Georgetown University
  5. UCLA
  6. University of Chicago
  7. Southern Methodist University
  8. Emory University
  9. University of California – Berkeley
  10. University of Southern California
  11. University of Michigan
  12. Villanova University
  13. University of San Diego
  14. Washington University in St. Louis
  15. University of Texas at Austin
  16. Rollins College
  17. Elon University
  18. University of Washington
  19. Ohio State University
  20. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Two other North Carolina programs were included among the top 74 schools in the part-time MBA ranking:

#30 Wake Forest University
#45 North Carolina State University