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Shidler College of Business is ranked top 25 percent of MBA programs

U.S. News ranks the college in its 2012 annual list of Best Graduate Schools

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 16, 2011

In its second year of eligibility, the Shidler [pronounced: SHYd-ler] College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has been named among the nation’s best Master of Business Administration programs in U.S. News’ 2012 annual list of Best Graduate Schools.
The Shidler College of Business Full-Time MBA program ranked #107 in the overall ranking of graduate business schools out of 437 accredited business schools considered by U.S. News. The Part-Time MBA program was ranked #105 along with the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Lehigh University.
“This is really exciting news for our MBA programs,” said V. Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. “We continue to make improvements in all academic areas and have invested substantially in recruiting the best faculty and students worldwide. Being listed among the top 25 percent of AACSB accredited graduate business programs is very encouraging. I am hopeful that we will continue to improve our rankings in the future as more people recognize the quality of our programs.”
The overall MBA ranking was based on student selectivity (test scores, GPA, and acceptance rate), placement success (starting salary and employment rates) and quality of program. The Part-Time MBA ranking was based on a Fall 2010 peer assessment survey of business school deans and MBA program directors.
Last year, the College’s undergraduate program was ranked #135 on U.S. News list of best undergraduate business programs out of more than 600 AACSB schools nationwide. The undergraduate international business program was ranked #15in the U.S. News specialty area.