Clark University MBA program in U.S. News 'Best Graduate Schools'

GSOM imageClark University is recognized among the "Best Graduate Schools 2015" by U.S. News & World Report in its just-released annual guide.

U.S. News surveyed 453 accredited master's programs in business. The Clark University Graduate School of Management MBA program appears at No. 114 of 282 schools recognized in the Best Part-Time MBA Programs category.

“Our small, interactive classes and easy access to both research and practice oriented faculty have always attracted quality professionals to our MBA program,” said Catherine Usoff, dean of the Graduate School of Management. “We are pleased to be included in the list of Best Part-Time MBA Programs and recognized for the excellent education we provide to working professionals in the greater Boston and Worcester areas. We are very proud that Clark University – a prestigious liberal arts institution – also recognizes and supports the need for high-quality business education that is also convenient for those who are working full-time while earning a graduate degree.”

The "Best Graduate Schools 2015" guide is available online now at and will be on newsstands April 8.

According to the guide: “Part-time business programs play a vital role for working people who can't go to school full time because of family or financial reasons. The U.S. News part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors: average peer assessment score (50 percent of the overall score); average GMAT score and GRE scores of part-time MBA students entering in the fall of 2013 (15 percent); average undergraduate GPA (5 percent); work experience (15 percent); and the percentage of the fall 2013 MBA enrollment that is part time (15 percent). The average peer score is calculated from a fall 2013 survey that asked business school deans and MBA program directors at each of the nation’s 310 participating MBA program to rate the other part-time programs on a 5-point scale, from marginal (1) to outstanding (5); 45 percent responded. To be eligible for the part-time ranking, a program needed to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and to have at least 20 students enrolled part time in the fall of 2013; 282 programs met those criteria.”

Founded in 1887 as the first all-graduate institution in the country, Clark University is an internationally renowned research university with graduate programs that enroll more than 1,100 students from around the world and encompass eight Ph.D. options and 14 master's programs, including innovative dual MBA/Master's degrees.

To see more about Clark University’s Ranking and Recognition, click here.

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Clark University is a small, liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges in the natural sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge convention. Change our world.