St. John’s Part-Time M.B.A. Program Shines in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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April 28, 2023

Recognized for overall excellence, the part-time Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University again earned a top-100 position in US News and World Report’s rankings of the nation’s Best Graduate Schools, improving significantly from a year ago.

The part-time FLEX M.B.A. program at Tobin, which was ranked 95th in 2023, improved to 68th in the latest rankings, released this week.

The Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, medicine, and nursing. Rankings are based on expert opinion and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students. 

In moving up 27 spots in the part-time M.B.A. rankings, Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D., Dean, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, and Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair, noted Tobin’s commitment to creating innovative programs that meet the needs of 21st-century students.

The flexible format of Tobin’s part-time program provides an opportunity for students to enroll in classes that meet in an online, in-person, or hybrid format. Students can work while attending graduate school and better manage their professional responsibilities. 

“We are again proud to be one of the top part-time M.B.A. programs in the country,” Dr. Sharpe said. “This honor reflects our faculty’s commitment to excellence and our program’s flexibility to accommodate the needs of students who choose to pursue a career while attending a graduate program.”

Additionally, the Master of Science program in Chemistry improved in the latest rankings from 176th  in 2023 to 171st. The School of Education ranked 99th among graduate schools of education.   

“Recognition of our graduate programs affirms our efforts to ensure student success and provide an education that elevates,” said Simon G. Møller, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University Distinguished Professor, and Provost Endowed Chair. “With a dedicated and committed faculty, St. John’s University continues to prioritize academic excellence and student opportunity.”