Kennesaw State’s Executive M.B.A. recognized among the best by CEO Magazine


  In its global rankings, Coles College of Business’ Executive  M.B.A. selected…

Georgia (Sep 23, 2009) —  

In its global rankings, Coles College of Business’ Executive  M.B.A. selected alongside elite business schools

Kennesaw State University’s Executive M.B.A. program was ranked among the best in the U.S. by CEO Magazine in its “2009 Global MBA Rankings” edition out on newsstands in October.

 The Coles College of Business’ Executive M.B.A. was listed in the magazine’s “Tier-One” Executive M.B.A. programs, sharing the spotlight with some of the most renowned business schools in the world. Other business schools in North America on the “Tier One” list include Columbia Business School, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, among a group of 24 business schools.
“I am thrilled to see this ranking, as it reflects years of hard work by our faculty and leadership team,” said Ken Harmon, dean of the Coles College of Business. “Our Executive M.BA. is a flagship program for the Coles College, and we are one of the largest providers of Executive M.B.A.s in the country. We have worked diligently to create a high quality program that features coaching, innovation and an intensive international experience.”
This is the first time that the Coles College’s Executive M.B.A. is recognized by the prestigious magazine in its annual rankings. The Coles College’s Executive M.B.A. has also been recognized by BusinessWeek magazine, which ranked it no. 3 in teaming and no. 10 in e-business.

The Coles College’s Executive M.B.A. enrolls about 150 working professionals in its 18-month program and offers cutting-edge global teaming, program-long executive coaching and a customized curriculum designed for ambitious executives. The CEO Magazine recognition highlights the high quality and innovation of the Coles College’s Executive M.B.A.
“This acknowledgment underscores the quality of our integrated curriculum, the dedication of our Executive M.B.A.-only faculty and the high caliber of our students,” said Alvin C. Miles, director of the Executive M.B.A. program. “We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious recognition acknowledging the excellence in innovation that is a hallmark of the Coles College and Kennesaw State.”
The Coles College of Business, the second-largest business school in the state of Georgia, enrolls more than 5,000 students and offers 12 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Some of its academic programs and centers –– including the Cox Family Enterprise Center, the Corporate Governance Center and the Center for Professional Selling –– are nationally recognized. This year, the Coles College started offering a new Doctorate of Business Administration (D.B.A.) in response to the national shortage of business doctorates. The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit