Farmer School MBA Program Ranked Best in the Region

March 2012

Miami University's MBA program ranks higher than any other program in the region, according to U.S. News and World Report's latest graduate business school rankings.

According to the results, released on March 13, the part-time MBA program offered by the Farmer School of Business at Miami University is ranked 59th in the country and was the only school in southwest Ohio to make the list.

"I'm exceptionally pleased with this ranking," said Roger L. Jenkins, dean of the Farmer School of Business. "It shows that the Farmer School brand is well-known across the country. Our part-time MBA is an outstanding program that's specifically tailored for working professionals who already have business and work experience. We use our strong network of alumni to supplement the learning experience with hands-on projects and executive speakers."

The Farmer School's part-time MBA program is taught at Miami's Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, which gives it strong appeal for working professionals in the Cincinnati and Dayton metro areas. The classes are taught by a mix of professors and industry experts using real-world case studies and classroom speakers. Students learn from the faculty instruction and this is deepened through the engagement and discussion with their peers.

Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks professional school programs in business. The rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. More than 1,200 business school programs and over 15,000 academics and professionals were included in this year's survey.