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Top Part-Time MBA Programs of 2013

  1. Changes Abound
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    Changes Abound

    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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  2. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
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    Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

    Pittsburgh

    2013 Regional Rank: 1 Mid-Atlantic
    2011 Regional Rank: 1

    2013 National Rank: 1
    2011 National Rank: 3

    Average GMAT Score: 640
    Work Experience: 64.9 months
    Average Class Size: 43
    Completion Rate: 96 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 87 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 39 percent

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  3. Lehigh University
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    Lehigh University

    Bethlehem, Pa.

    2013 Regional Rank: 2 Mid-Atlantic
    2011 Regional Rank: 3

    2013 National Rank: 12
    2011 National Rank: 15

    Average GMAT Score: 621
    Work Experience: 83 months
    Average Class Size: 18
    Completion Rate: 71 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 41 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 26 percent

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  4. Villanova University
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    Villanova University

    Villanova, Pa.

    2013 Regional Rank: 3 Mid-Atlantic
    2011 Regional Rank: 2

    2013 National Rank: 19
    2011 National Rank: 12

    Average GMAT Score: 618
    Work Experience: 71 months
    Average Class Size: 31.7
    Completion Rate: 94.5 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 50 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 26 percent

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  5. University of Richmond (Reynolds)
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    University of Richmond (Reynolds)

    Richmond, Va.

    2013 Regional Rank: 4 Mid-Atlantic
    2011 Regional Rank: 4

    2013 National Rank: 29
    2011 National Rank: 18

    Average GMAT Score: 603
    Work Experience: 62 months
    Average Class Size: 16.7
    Completion Rate: 91 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 41 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 29 percent

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  6. Georgetown University (McDonough)
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    Georgetown University (McDonough)

    Washington, D.C.

    2013 Regional Rank: 5 Mid-Atlantic
    2011 Regional Rank: 6

    2013 National Rank: 38
    2011 National Rank: 26

    Average GMAT Score: 668
    Work Experience: 61.4 months
    Average Class Size: 60.9
    Completion Rate: 97.1 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 66 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 31 percent

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  7. University of Chicago (Booth)
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    University of Chicago (Booth)

    Chicago

    2013 Regional Rank: 1 Midwest
    2011 Regional Rank: 2

    2013 National Rank: 8
    2011 National Rank: 17

    Average GMAT Score: 681
    Work Experience: 66 months
    Average Class Size: 44.4
    Completion Rate: 95 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 57 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 29 percent

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  8. University of Michigan (Ross)
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    University of Michigan (Ross)

    Ann Arbor 

    2013 Regional Rank: 2 Midwest
    2011 Regional Rank: 1

    2013 National Rank: 10
    2011 National Rank: 9

    Average GMAT Score: 653
    Work Experience: 80.4 months
    Average Class Size: 44
    Completion Rate: 87.4 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 75 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 30 percent

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  9. University of Nebraska
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    University of Nebraska

    Lincoln

    2013 Regional Rank: 3 Midwest
    2011 Regional Rank: NR

    2013 National Rank: 18
    2011 National Rank: NR

    Average GMAT Score: 618
    Work Experience: 44 months
    Average Class Size: 22
    Completion Rate: 96 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 56 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 29 percent

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  10. Washington University (Olin)
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    Washington University (Olin)

    St. Louis

    2013 Regional Rank: 4 Midwest
    2011 Regional Rank: 4

    2013 National Rank: 21
    2011 National Rank: 27

    Average GMAT Score: 610
    Work Experience: 75 months
    Average Class Size: 58 
    Completion Rate: 92 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 50 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 43 percent

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  11. Indiana University (Kelley)
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    Indiana University (Kelley)

    Indianapolis

    2013 Regional Rank: 5 Midwest
    2011 Regional Rank: 9

    2013 National Rank: 31
    2011 National Rank: 41

    Average GMAT Score: 651
    Work Experience: 79.3 months
    Average Class Size: 44.1
    Completion Rate: 96 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 48 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 31 percent

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  12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Worcester, Mass.

    2013 Regional Rank: 1 Northeast
    2011 Regional Rank: 1

    2013 National Rank: 16
    2011 National Rank: 8

    Average GMAT Score: 621
    Work Experience: 97.4 months
    Average Class Size: 24
    Completion Rate: 93 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 42 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 25 percent

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  13. New York University (Stern)
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    New York University (Stern)

    New York

    2013 Regional Rank: 2 Northeast
    2011 Regional Rank: 3

    2013 National Rank: 28
    2011 National Rank: 36

    Average GMAT Score: 670
    Work Experience: 66 months
    Average Class Size: 45
    Completion Rate: 97 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 55 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 23 percent

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  14. Fairfield University (Dolan)
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    Fairfield University (Dolan)

    Fairfield, Conn.

    2013 Regional Rank: 3 Northeast
    2011 Regional Rank: NR

    2013 National Rank: 30
    2011 National Rank: NR

    Average GMAT Score: 543
    Work Experience: 30 months
    Average Class Size: 16
    Completion Rate: 97 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 41 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 19 percent

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  15. Boston College (Carroll)
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    Boston College (Carroll)

    Boston

    2013 Regional Rank: 4 Northeast
    2011 Regional Rank: 6

    2013 National Rank: 32
    2011 National Rank: 53

    Average GMAT Score: 593
    Work Experience: 55 months
    Average Class Size: 30
    Completion Rate: 94 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 56 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 39 percent

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  16. Babson College (Olin)
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    Babson College (Olin)

    Babson Park, Mass.

    2013 Regional Rank: 5 Northeast
    2011 Regional Rank: 2

    2013 National Rank: 34
    2011 National Rank: 28

    Average GMAT Score: 556
    Work Experience: 75.6 months
    Average Class Size: 27.8
    Completion Rate: 80.3 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 58 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 32 percent

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  17. Elon University (Love)
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    Elon University (Love)

    Elon, N.C.

    2013 Regional Rank: 1 South
    2011 Regional Rank: 1

    2013 National Rank: 5
    2011 National Rank: 1

    Average GMAT Score: 566
    Work Experience: 96 months
    Average Class Size: 24
    Completion Rate: 91 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 55 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 28 percent

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  18. Rollins College (Crummer)
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    Rollins College (Crummer)

    Winter Park, Fla. 

    2013 Regional Rank: 2 South
    2011 Regional Rank: 6

    2013 National Rank: 9
    2011 National Rank: 44

    Average GMAT Score: 527
    Work Experience: 84 months
    Average Class Size: 22
    Completion Rate: 88.1 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 61 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 34 percent

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  19. University of North Carolina (Bryan)
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    University of North Carolina (Bryan)

    Greensboro

    2013 Regional Rank: 3 South
    2011 Regional Rank: 9

    2013 National Rank: 13
    2011 National Rank: 50

    Average GMAT Score: 582
    Work Experience: 115.2 months
    Average Class Size: 30
    Completion Rate: 88.4 percent 

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 60 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 45 percent

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  20. Emory University (Goizueta)
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    Emory University (Goizueta)

    Atlanta

    2013 Regional Rank: 4 South
    2011 Regional Rank: 3

    2013 National Rank: 14
    2011 National Rank: 23

    Average GMAT Score: 633
    Work Experience: 69 months
    Average Class Size: 45
    Completion Rate: 92 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 68 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 36 percent

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  21. North Carolina State University (Jenkins)
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    North Carolina State University (Jenkins)

    Raleigh

    2013 Regional Rank: 5 South
    2011 Regional Rank: 5

    2013 National Rank: 20
    2011 National Rank: 30

    Average GMAT Score: 574
    Work Experience: 85.4
    Average Class Size: 30
    Completion Rate: 90 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 59 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 24 percent

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  22. Southern Methodist University (Cox)
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    Southern Methodist University (Cox)

    Dallas

    2013 Regional Rank: 1 Southwest
    2011 Regional Rank: 2

    2013 National Rank: 3
    2011 National Rank: 7

    Average GMAT Score: 613
    Work Experience: 58.7 months
    Average Class Size: 46
    Completion Rate: 92.7 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 78 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 31 percent

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  23. Rice University (Jones)
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    Rice University (Jones)

    Houston

    2013 Regional Rank: 2 Southwest
    2011 Regional Rank: 1

    2013 National Rank: 7
    2011 National Rank: 6

    Average GMAT Score: 622
    Work Experience: 63 months
    Average Class Size: 51
    Completion Rate: 98 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 73 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 32 percent

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  24. University of Texas (Jindal)
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    University of Texas (Jindal)

    Dallas

    2013 Regional Rank: 3 Southwest
    2011 Regional Rank: 4

    2013 National Rank: 26
    2011 National Rank: 24

    Average GMAT Score: 653
    Work Experience: 69 months
    Average Class Size: 48
    Completion Rate: 87.3 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 77 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 37 percent

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  25. University of Texas (McCombs)
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    University of Texas (McCombs)

    Austin

    2013 Regional Rank: 4 Southwest
    2011 Regional Rank: 3

    2013 National Rank: 35
    2011 National Rank: 11

    Average GMAT Score: 628
    Work Experience: 76 months
    Average Class Size: 71
    Completion Rate: 98.4 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 79 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 46 percent

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  26. University of Houston (Bauer)
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    University of Houston (Bauer)

    Houston

    2013 Regional Rank: 5 Southwest
    2011 Regional Rank: 7

    2013 National Rank: 52
    2011 National Rank: 47

    Average GMAT Score: 591
    Work Experience: 61 months 
    Average Class Size: 35
    Completion Rate: 87 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 50 percent 
    Average Salary Increase: 42 percent

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  27. University of California (Haas)
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    University of California (Haas)

    Berkeley

    2013 Regional Rank: 1 West
    2011 Regional Rank: 3

    2013 National Rank: 2
    2011 National Rank: 5

    Average GMAT Score: 692 
    Work Experience: 96 months
    Average Class Size: 63
    Completion Rate: 95 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 73 percent 
    Average Salary Increase: 20 percent

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  28. UCLA (Anderson)
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    UCLA (Anderson)

    Los Angeles

    2013 Regional Rank: 2 West
    2011 Regional Rank: 1

    2013 National Rank: 4 
    2011 National Rank: 2

    Average GMAT Score: 674
    Work Experience: 83.3 months
    Average Class Size: 60
    Completion Rate: 96.5 months

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 57 percent 
    Average Salary Increase: 23 percent

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  29. Loyola Marymount University
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    Loyola Marymount University

    Los Angeles

    2013 Regional Rank: 3 West
    2011 Regional Rank: 5

    2013 National Rank: 6
    2011 National Rank: 13

    Average GMAT Score: 596 
    Work Experience: 60 months
    Average Class Size: 15
    Completion Rate: 89 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 62 percent
    Average Salary Increase: 42 percent

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  30. University of Southern California (Marshall)
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    University of Southern California (Marshall)

    Los Angeles

    2013 Regional Rank: 4 West
    2011 Regional Rank: 7 

    2013 National Rank: 11
    2011 National Rank: 16

    Average GMAT Score: 596
    Work Experience: 71.8 months
    Average Class Size: 62
    Completion Rate: 95.5 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 64 percent 
    Average Salary Increase: 38 percent

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  31. University of Washington (Foster)
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    University of Washington (Foster)

    Seattle

    2013 Regional Rank: 5 West
    2011 Regional Rank: 4

    2013 National Rank: 15
    2011 National Rank: 10

    Average GMAT Score: 630
    Work Experience: 81 months
    Average Class Size: 48
    Completion Rate: 94.4 percent

    Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 52 percent 
    Average Salary Increase: 46 percent

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