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Rady School of Management at UC San Diego Ranked 23rd in Businessweek’s Part-time MBA Ranking

The Part-Time MBA program (FlexEvening) at the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego has been ranked 5th in California and 23rd in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek.  This year marks the first time the Rady School’s FlexEvening program has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, which publishes its survey in odd-numbered years.

Recent graduates of the Rady FlexEvening MBA were asked to evaluate different aspects of the program – from teaching to course content to goal achievement and career outcomes.  The Bloomberg Businessweek Part-Time MBA ranking is heavily weighted by student satisfaction with their MBA experience and the Rady School ranked 15th nationwide in student satisfaction. The Rady School also earned top marks for teaching quality, caliber of classmates and curriculum. 

“We are proud of these top rankings for UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla.  “In a mere 10 years, under the leadership of Dean Bob Sullivan, the Rady School has become a leader in business education and academic quality.  The School’s innovative curriculum provides a unique experience for students and has a direct impact to our community and economy through the launch of new companies and products.”

The Rady School’s MBA program is tailored to professionals with science and technology backgrounds who have an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. The program provides students with the tools, inspiration, business acumen and faculty/alumni support to succeed in the innovation economy. A large number of Rady students go on to establish startup ventures or work with small, entrepreneurial companies.

“To be ranked so highly by Bloomberg Businessweek the first time the school has participated in the Part-Time MBA rankings is outstanding,” said Rady School Dean Robert S. Sullivan. “As this ranking is due in large part to the value our students assign to their Rady MBA, it means our school is achieving its mission of providing a quality education and experience to entrepreneurial-minded leaders.”

Rady’s part-time MBA mirrors the school’s two year, full-time MBA curriculum, except that the part-time program is spread out over thirty months.

The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of part-time MBA programs is based on a survey of recent graduates, an academic quality measure that combines school-reported data points—including average GMAT scores, credit hours, quality of faculty, class sizes, and completion rates—and a calculation of post-MBA outcomes.

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