Graduate Business Programs Earn National U.S. News Rankings

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Several programs in Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management earned recognition among their peers in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings released Tuesday.

The school’s management MBA was ranked No. 16 in the nation for the second year in a row, sharing that spot with Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. It’s the fifth year that the program has ranked among the top 25 nationally.

“Our management MBA is one of the cornerstones for our graduate business programs, so to see it consistently ranked among the country’s best is a testament to the hard work of our faculty, staff and students,” said Cheryl McConnell, Ph.D., dean of the Helzberg School of Management.

A relatively new degree program from the Helzberg School of Management was also named to the list. The MBA in data science and business intelligence was ranked No. 19 in the nation by U.S. News, its first such ranking for that concentration. It’s the latest recognition for the Helzberg School’s growing family of analytics and data offerings — the undergraduate quantitative analysis program was ranked in the top 10 nationwide in the 2017 Best Colleges list.

“We are particularly proud that our newest programs in business intelligence and data analytics, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, have quickly earned a reputation for preparing students to excel in these emerging fields,” McConnell said.

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.