The part-time MBA at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business was named 50th in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek in their 2015 business school rankings. KSU joins Emory University, Georgia State University and the University of Georgia in the top five programs in Georgia.

“We are proud to be recognized among the leading business schools in Georgia and the nation,” said Kathy Schwaig, dean of the Coles College of Business. “This ranking relies heavily on student input and post-MBA outcomes. The high level of student satisfaction shown in this ranking validates what we do as a college of business.”

Part-time business programs play a role for working professionals who are unable to attend business school full time, but wish to advance their careers. Coles College enrolls more than 350 part-time MBA students. The self-paced program offers courses in the evenings and on weekends, with minimesters in May, August and December.

“This recognition as a top 50 program is a testament to the quality of graduate education provided by the Coles College of Business,” said Timothy Mathews, director of MBA Programs at the Coles College of Business. “As one of the best MBA programs in the country, we are able to provide our students with the necessary business skills and acumen to excel in their careers and ultimately achieve their professional goals.”

The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is based on current student satisfaction and an alumni survey that examines feedback, compensation and job satisfaction after graduation. The 2015 rankings recognize 74 part-time MBA programs around the country.

-Marietta Daily Journal