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2012 U.S. News rankings: Robinson part-time program among top 10% nationally; Only Georgia B-school with top rankings in both part-time (MBA and Master’s) and specialty programs (Computer Information Systems)
ATLANTA - Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business ranks in the nation's top 10 percent of business schools offering part-time master's (MBA, M.S.) programs. The ranking appears in the 2012 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," published today by U.S. News & World Report. The Robinson College is listed No. 29 among the 295 business schools.
In specialty rankings the Robinson College Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) ranks No. 10 among graduate-level information systems programs - making Robinson the only Georgia business school with top-ranked programs in both the part-time and specialty categories.
U.S. News determined the 2012 rankings by surveying deans and MBA program directors at the 295 business schools that offer part-time programs. Respondents rate part-time programs on a five-point scale from "1" for marginal to "5" for outstanding. This is the second year in which U.S. News has evaluated all part-time master's programs instead of part-time MBA programs only.
According to Robinson Dean Fenwick Huss, "As the quality and sophistication of part-time programs continues to grow, we are pleased to be ranked in the top ten percent in the nation. It is recognition of our innovative curriculum, responsiveness to the changing needs of students and the overall strength of the Robinson faculty."
The 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools," is available online at http://www.usnews.com/usnews/store/grad_school_compass.htm.
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 70,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 150 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report. Its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world's best EMBA programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia's top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the nation.