UMD’s Labovitz MBA Program Ranked #2 in Minnesota

Mar 24, 2020

The Labovitz MBA program has reached a significant milestone.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Labovitz MBA program at #97 nationally in its recently released 2021 Best Graduate School Rankings for Part-time MBA Programs.

In Minnesota, the Labovitz MBA is second only to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Nationally, the program is among the top 36 percent of all part-time programs as ranked by the magazine.

Among the schools tied at #97 with the Labovitz MBA in the rankings are Creighton University, University of Delaware, University of Oregon, University of South Florida, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A total of 291 part-time MBA programs were surveyed, with 272 included in the rankings.

“This recognition reflects the excellence of our faculty, staff, and students and the outstanding educational value of our programs in Duluth and Rochester,” said Amy B. Hietapelto, Dean of the Labovitz School of Business and Economics.

“Being ranked second in Minnesota only to the Carlson School affirms the quality of the graduate business education we provide to our students,” said Alan Roline, Director of the Labovitz MBA Program. “Our students go on to become leaders not only in Minnesota businesses but also in national and global businesses and organizations.”

The Labovitz MBA offers program options in Duluth including a 4+1 Integrated MBA, 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 for the 2020 fall semester are being accepted until July 15.

U.S. News & World Report evaluates MBA programs on several factors to determine rankings. First, a program must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and enroll 20 or more students. Also considered are program GMAT/GRE scores, undergraduate grade point averages, students’ work experience, peer assessments of program quality, and other factors.