Helzberg School Graduate Programs Continue Tradition of National Excellence in Latest U.S. News Rankings

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Two top MBA specialty areas in the Helzberg School of Management continue to be ranked alongside the best business schools in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2020.

The Helzberg School’s management MBA is ranked No. 18, tied with the New York University’s Stern School of Business and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and ahead of other major business schools, including Emory University. It is the seventh straight year the program has been ranked among the top 25 in the country.

Under the tech-focused information systems MBA specialty category, Rockhurst’s business intelligence and data science concentrations are again in good company among the nation’s top 20 at No. 15, tied with the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and ranking ahead of programs based in the heart of Silicon Valley and a number of other regional business schools.

The rankings for the Helzberg School of Management, which is part of the University’s College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis, indicate not only how much hard work faculty and staff put into continued quality education, but also the constant drive to innovate and respond to demand in what are increasingly crowded fields in graduate business education.

“We realize that in a lot of ways, what students are looking for sets the tone for what we offer and how our faculty approach their work in the classroom,” said Cheryl McConnell, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis. “That’s why we’ve worked to make our graduate business offerings, including our MBA, stand out not only in terms of quality of education and career outcomes, but also in terms of customization and flexibility.”

The U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on peer and corporate recruiter assessments, employment rate and salary comparisons, and student selectivity, among other measures.