If there were a theme for Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2013 part-time MBA ranking, it would be change. Of the 78 ranked programs this year, only two retained their rank from 2011. Among the others was a great deal of movement.
There’s a new top school (Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business), and new Nos. 1 in the Midwest (University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business), the Southwest (Southern Methodist’s Cox School of Business), and the West (UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business). The top school in 2011, Elon University’s Love School of Business, fell to fifth overall, though it retained the top position in the South region.
Elsewhere, 27 schools made double-digit jumps or falls, with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business & Economics making the biggest jump (37 spots to No. 13 overall) and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business experiencing the largest dip (36 spots to No. 55).
In the slides that follow, we list the top five schools in each region. To see the complete list for each region, use our interactive graphic. To learn more about individual programs, check out their online profiles or use our comparator tool. And for a detailed explanation of our methodology, read our FAQ.
GMAT scores, work experience, class size, and completion rates are self-reported by schools. Grads reporting salary increase and average salary increase are based on students responding to the ranking survey and do not represent the entire class. NA=not available. NR=not ranked.
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