Labovitz MBA program one of top five in the Midwest

The Labovitz MBA program, both full-time and part-time, has attained impressive rankings.

The full-time program holds #93 in the  U.S. News and World Report's Best Business Schools rankings this year. Of the top 100 MBA programs, only two are in Minnesota—The Labovitz MBA at UMD and the Carlson School of Management MBA at the U of M Twin Cities campus. Additionally, in the Midwest,  the Labovitz MBA ranks in the top five best business schools with the addition of programs at Iowa State and the University of Wisconsin Madison.

The Labovitz part-time MBA program moved up 15 places to #183 nationally, placing it again among the top 36% of all part-time programs in the U.S. It was also in the top 36% in 2020. Minnesota part-time MBA options include those at the schools noted above along with one at the University of St. Thomas.  

"I am so proud of the Labovitz MBA program ranking,” said Ariuna Taivan, 

director of MBA programs and associate professor of Economics. “It reflects the hard work our faculty, staff, students and alumni have put into this program. We are preparing our students with the tools they need to succeed in a global business economy – leadership and managerial skills, business ethics and real-world experience."

The Labovitz MBA offers program options in Duluth including full-time options of a 4+1 Integrated MBA and an Accelerated 12-month MBA, a traditional part-time MBA, and a PharmD/MBA Dual Career program in conjunction with the UM College of Pharmacy. In Rochester, the executive-format MBA provides a flexible, face-to-face format specifically designed for working professionals.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and students can join the program throughout the year. Fall term deadline is July 1, and Spring term’s is November 1. 

U.S. News & World Report evaluates MBA programs on several factors to determine rankings, including that a program must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


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