Jacksonville University’s Master of Business Administration program ranks No. 14 globally, making it a Tier One program in a newly released prestigious international list that closely analyzes “student value” as one of its main criteria.
The 2013 Winter MBA Rankings, released by the International Graduate Forum (IGF) and published in the January 2014 CEO Magazine, examine the worth and effectiveness of MBA programs to potential students by evaluating factors including faculty quality, student-to-faculty ratio, diversity, student work experience, cost, accreditation and class size.
JU’s Executive MBA degree program is also rated as a Tier One program worldwide.
Year on year, Jacksonville University scores consistently high in both our MBA and EMBA rankings,” said Alexandra Skinner, CEO Magazine Group Editor-in-Chief.
“They have become known for not only their highly qualified faculty (85 percent hold Ph.D.s and 78 percent have ‘real-world’ business experience), but also for offering a wide range of flexible programs designed to meet the varying demands of the executive education market. Their dedication to quality has truly paid off, and this year they entered our Global Top 20 Table at No. 14 — an amazing achievement highlighting their commitment to providing high-quality programs, delivered by exceptional faculty at affordable prices.”
The IGF rankings examine business schools accredited by the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. JU’s Davis College of Business (DCOB) received AACSB accreditation in 2010, an honor earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.
JU achieved distinction with its competitive tuition rate, student diversity (65 percent white/35 percent non-white), gender breakdown (58 percent female/42 percent male), attractive average class size (17 students) and number of faculty with terminal degrees (41).
Another big win for JU graduate business students: More than 60 percent are supported by their sponsoring companies.
“They recognize what a great value and career enhancer the JU MBA program is for their employees,” said Don Capener, Dean of the JU Davis College of Business. “We emphasis the whole student, balancing people and management skills with business-specific skills such as the rising use of Big Data and analytics in making effective decisions.”