Kennesaw State's part-time MBA ranked in top 25 by Bloomberg Businessweek


Graduate business program moves up in 2013 national ranking KENNESAW, Ga.  (Nov. 14, 2013)…

Georgia (Nov 14, 2013)Graduate business program moves up in 2013 national ranking

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Nov. 14, 2013) The part-time MBA program at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business was ranked 22nd nationwide and second in Georgia by Bloomberg Businessweek in its 2013 business school rankings.

Kennesaw State’s ranking moved up seven spots from the 2011 survey, becoming the top rated part-time MBA program at a Georgia public university.

“We are proud to be recognized among the leading business schools in Georgia and the nation,” said Kathy Schwaig, dean of the Coles College. “This ranking relies heavily on student input and post-MBA outcomes. Our rise in the rankings shows that our students are pleased with their MBA experience, and are succeeding after graduation.” 

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, part-time business programs play a vital 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.  

“Coles College is dedicated to providing a valuable and relevant business education,” said Sheb True, associate dean for graduate business and executive programs at the Coles College of Business. “This ranking recognizes the quality of our students and faculty, and their pursuit to improve lives through business and business education.  We look forward to continuing to grow and improve, and to contribute to economic growth and development in the state.” 

The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is based on six factors: student survey results, academic quality, post-MBA outcomes, teaching quality, caliber of classmates and curriculum. The 2013 rankings recognize 78 part-time MBA programs around the country. 

Coles College continues to be ranked for its MBA programs. In 2013, its part-time MBA program was ranked 43rd in the nation by U.S. News.

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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