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Daniels Professional MBA ranked by BusinessWeek

For the third time in 30 days, a Daniels College of Business graduate program has received a national ranking.

Daniels’ Professional MBA program for working professionals was ranked 53rd in the country and 8th in the Southwest by BusinessWeek magazine last week. It was the only Colorado business school in the rankings.

In October, Daniels was ranked 20th in the world by the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes rankings, and its Executive MBA program was ranked 85th in the world by the Financial Times.

The BusinessWeek rankings were based on a survey that measured student satisfaction; a measure of post-MBA outcomes based on the percentage students who say the program was responsible for helping them achieve their goals; and an academic quality score. The academic quality score measured the average student work experience, the percentage of tenured teachers, the class sizes in core classes, the number of business electives available to part-time students and the percentage of students who complete the program.

“To place this in context, there are over 3,300 business schools just in the United States, and only 555 business schools — of which Daniels is included — accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business,” says  Christine Riordan, dean of the Daniels College of Business. “With this ranking, Daniels is among the top 10 percent of accredited business schools and the top 2 percent of all business schools in this country, placing us among the elite. But while rankings are part of Daniels, what truly matters is that we continue to elevate the quality of our student experience.”

Students in the Daniels’ Professional MBA program cited the program for excellence for addressing current business issues in the classroom, hands-on learning, connection with corporate executives, faculty experience, and the quality of their classmates.

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