W&M Executive MBA, Flex programs perform with national, world-wide distinction

The Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary’s Executive MBA Program is among the best in the world and its Flex MBA Program is one of the best in the nation, according to the Bloomberg Businessweek’s rankings, released last Friday.

The Mason School’s Executive MBA Program is ranked 36th in the world.  Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of executive MBA programs is based on three separate surveys of EMBA graduates (2011, 2009, and 2007) and a poll of EMBA program directors.

Meanwhile, the Flex MBA Program was ranked at 48th in the nation among part-time MBA programs, up from 58th the last time the ranking was produced in 2009.  This ranking is based on separate measures of student satisfaction, academic quality, and post-graduation success.  William and Mary’s Flex MBA Program was recently ranked 45th in the nation by U.S. News.

“This is a wonderful endorsement of our faculty, program teams, students, and alumni,” said Dean Lawrence B. Pulley. “It affirms the vision, leadership, and hard work on the part of many here at the Mason School of Business.”

The methodologies used by Bloomberg Businessweek to rank part-time MBA and executive MBA programs differ in the details but both share a focus on the end-users’ — the students’ — satisfaction.