U.S. News & World Report has ranked Valparaiso University’s part-time MBA program as one of the Best Graduate Schools for 2013, in the top 50 percent of the AACSB-accredited graduate business schools that qualified to be ranked.

The ranking is based on five factors: average peer assessment, average GMAT score of students entering in 2011, average undergraduate GPA, work experience, and the percentage of the business school’s fall 2011 MBA enrollment that is part time. The part-time MBA rankings list is part of U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Business Schools, and recognizes the value of a part-time program for working professionals.

“Valparaiso University’s MBA provides a unique approach to graduate business education and its proprietary classroom technology can provide fully synchronous delivery to any student anywhere in the world,” said Bruce MacLean, director of graduate programs in management. “We have an AACSB accreditation, which places us among the top 5 percent of MBA programs worldwide, and have been recognized by the Princeton Review and U.S. News as one of the top MBA programs in the country.”

The flexible Valpo MBA program offers a variety of options to meet student needs. The innovative MBA LIVE® technology, developed by the Valpo MBA program, uses software that makes it possible to broadcast sessions live over the Web. This technology allows students who are unable to attend class due to travel or responsibilities at home to be able to not only view the class online as it is happening, but also to interact with the professor and the students in class.

Beginning this fall, degrees in Master of Ministry Administration and Master of Health Administration will be offered at Valparaiso University’s new Hyde Park campus at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Starting fall 2013, the MBA program will also be offered at Valparaiso University of Chicago.

“The MMA degree is the result of extensive research into the under-served faith-based organization market,” MacLean said. “Christian, Jewish, and Islamic faiths all share the same concerns for financially sustainable organizations to do God’s work. It is the mission of the Master of Ministry Administration to provide the business tools necessary to assure the success of all faith-based organizations.”

For more information about the MBA program at Valpo, visit valpo.edu/mba. To learn more about Valparaiso University of Chicago, visit valpo.edu/chicago.

About Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University is a comprehensive independent Lutheran university with more than 4,000 students on its campus located in Northwest Indiana, an hour from Chicago. Valpo is a community of purpose-driven, service-minded and ethical individuals who embrace the pursuit of truth with freedom, humility and compassion. Valpo has been identified as one of the top master’s-level institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine for the past 22 years. Valparaiso University offers 110 undergraduate academic programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering and Nursing. Valpo also has a distinguished honors college, a School of Law and more than 40 degree and certificate programs in its Graduate School and Continuing Education Division. Valpo has been recognized for its commitment to outstanding teaching, preparing thoughtful leaders with strong cross-cultural skills and global awareness, and dedication to serving others.