Full-time business professionals interested in continuing their education often face the same worry: Is the loss of income and two years spent out of the workforce worth getting a master of business administration (MBA) degree?
For those unwilling to give up their day jobs, there’s a solution: part-time business programs.
These programs are typically three years in length, compared to two-year full-time programs, and allow students to attend classes during nights and weekends.
US News & World Report released its annual ranking of top part-time business programs and the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley took the No. 1 spot.
The Haas part-time program has an acceptance rate of 47.4% and students have an average GMAT score of 694.
The US News methodology uses five factors — including GMAT scores and number of years of work experience — to rank the programs. There is also a peer assessment score factored into the ranking, as rated by business school deans.
Take a look below to see the top 10 part-time business schools in the nation.
10. University of Texas-Austin (McCombs)
9. Ohio State University (Fisher)
7. Virginia Tech (Pamplin)
7. Temple University (Fox)
6. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)
5. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
3. University of California-Los Angeles (Anderson)
3. New York University (Stern)
2. University of Chicago (Booth)
1. University of California-Berkeley (Haas)
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