U.S. News recognizes SUNY Oswego’s part-time MBA program

OSWEGO — U.S. News has ranked SUNY Oswego’s part-time master of business administration program among the top 326 in the nation.

In its 2013 ranking of part-time MBA programs offered by accredited schools of business, U.S. News placed SUNY Oswego’s program at No. 200, tied with St. John’s University, Georgia Southern University, Seattle Pacific University and six others.

“This is a national ranking — not bad for a mid-size comprehensive college,” said Richard Skolnik, dean of the SUNY Oswego School of Business. “It’s a re-affirmation of the quality education our students receive in our MBA program, in particular the quality and convenience of the part-time program for working professionals who are juggling jobs, family and education.”

Skolnik pointed out that SUNY Oswego in recent years has worked to raise the profile and accessibility of its MBA offerings, including an all-online MBA degree program launched last year whose course offerings serve both full- and part-time students.

Among other initiatives, Tammie Sullivan, director of MBA programs, hosted an MBA Directors Forum in June at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in Syracuse.

“This is big for us,” Sullivan said, noting the institution has worked hard for the past three years to earn this kind of recognition.

Rankings of part-time MBA programs are published for 250 of the top 326 schools.

Northwestern University is No. 1.

Among Upstate schools on the list besides Oswego are the University of Rochester (41), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (78), SUNY University of Buffalo (98), Canisius and Marist colleges (162), Union Graduate College (187), Niagara University and St. John Fisher College (193), St. Bonaventure University (220), Le Moyne College (250), SUNY Binghamton University, Ithaca College and Rochester Institute of Technology.

To qualify for a ranking, a part-time MBA program must be offered at a school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and enroll at least 20 students.

Ranking criteria included average peer assessment score, average Graduate Management Admission Test score, average undergraduate GPA, student work experience and the percentage of the business school’s 2011 MBA enrollment that was part time.

For more information on SUNY Oswego’s MBA program, visit www.oswego.edu/mba