Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Fairfield University Dolan School's MBA program among best

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Fairfield University Dolan School's MBA program among best

Image: Bloomberg Bloomberg Businessweek has named Fairfield University Dolan School of Business's part-time MBA program among the best programs of its kind nationwide. The selection comes after the Jesuit institution applied to be a part of this much-anticipated list for the first time.

"Being in this exclusive group of exemplary MBA programs is a testament to the Dolan School of Business's important accomplishments," said Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D., professor and dean of the Dolan School. "This is the first time we have applied for or appeared on this list, and to be ranked at number 30 among 78 notable business schools is excellent."

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

The feedback that stood out most to administrators was that Dolan School students gave the faculty an "A+" for 'Teaching Quality,' according to Mark Ligas, Ph.D., associate dean and director of Graduate Programs. The Dolan School also did well in the 'Student Survey' feedback section (ranked 25) and in 'Academic Quality' (26). Its MBA program was rated the best fit for 'Career Advancers' and 'Job Changers.' The average class size was noted to be among the lowest on the list, at just 16 students, while the completion rate was among the highest, 97 percent.

Working with a strong and diverse faculty, along with staff, alumni, and a top-notch business community in the New York City metropolitan area, Dr. Gibson is overseeing a school focused on cultivating career-ready students in a vibrant learning community that is respected by important stakeholders. Appearing on the Bloomberg Businessweek list, he noted, is a strong step in increasing market awareness of the school.

Earlier this year, Bloomberg Businessweek named the Dolan School among its top 100 undergraduate business schools in the country. The selection also came after the school applied to be a part of that key list for the very first time. Just last month, the Princeton Review again named the Dolan School and its MBA program one of the best.

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For more information about the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, visit .

Posted On: 11-20-2013 11:11 AM

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