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The Part-Time MBA Program at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business has been ranked number four in the country in BusinessWeek's 2011 Top Part-Time MBA Programs report.
The University's College of Business has been getting noticed the past several years, not just for its quality, affordable undergraduate programs, but especially for its Part-time MBA Program, which outranked programs at prestigious institutions such as USC, UC Berkeley and Rice this year. A few
weeks ago, the program was included in The Princeton Review's Best Business Schools guidebook for the fourth year in a row.
Much of the ranking is based on student surveys of MBA graduates, with the remainder based upon other data, such as class size, GMAT scores of students and program completion rates. The Nevada program has the second highest completion rate of any part-time MBA program in the country, with 99 percent of students who enroll in the program completing the program. Raffiee said the high completion rate is a result of the program's structure, with evening and weekend classes to accommodate working professionals, as well as the fact that the program meets and exceeds the students' expectations.
According to BusinessWeek, the program is paying off big for its students. Graduates experience an average salary increase of 28.7 percent after completing the program, which has a per-credit cost that is the lowest of any of the 76 ranked programs in the country, at $239 per credit. Programs such as those at UC-Berkeley and Rice, which ranked five and six respectively, just below the University of Nevada, Reno program, have a per-credit cost of seven to 10 times that of the Nevada program.
Kambiz Raffiee, Program Director and Associate Dean of the College of Business, said graduates of the 40-plus-year-old program include not only statewide and regional business leaders, but also national and international leaders, including 1984 graduate Hera Siu, who was recently named one of "10 global women on the rise" by Fortune magazine and is president of operations in China for the German software giant, SAP.