Oct. 22, 2021

Lee Business School's part-time MBA program is ranked in the top 28 percent in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 ranking of best business graduate programs released March 11. The ranking marks the second consecutive year LBS has made the list, up from the top 34 percent last year.

U.S. News ranked the Lee program No. 79 out of 282 part-time MBA programs nationwide that met the qualifying criteria. LBS tied St. Joseph's, Oklahoma and Xavier and finished ahead of Florida State, Kansas and Louisville.

"This ranking reflects our commitment to continuous improvement of our MBA programs," said Interim Dean Percy Poon.

"We strive to meet the needs of our working professionals while ensuring that our graduates are prepared to compete in the marketplace."

U.S. News's part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors: average peer assessment, GMAT and GRE scores, undergraduate GPA, work experience, and fall 2012 part-time MBA enrollment.

The average peer assessment score is calculated from a fall 2012 survey that asked business school deans and MBA directors at each of the nation's 325 part-time MBA programs to rate peer programs on a scale from marginal (1) to outstanding (5). About 45 percent of those surveyed responded. Data were collected in fall 2012 and early 2013.

To be eligible for the part-time ranking, a program had to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and have at least 20 students enrolled part time in fall 2012. Of 325 programs, 282 part-time MBA programs met those criteria and were included in this ranking.

Visit U.S. News & World Report to view all the rankings.

For more information about the LBS part-time MBA program, click here or contact Keong Leong, MBA director, at keong.leong@unlv.edu.