Valparaiso University MBA Program Recognized Nationally

Urschel Hall

The Master of Business Administration program at Valparaiso University continues to garner national acclaim, and has been recognized on Money’s list of 2024 Best Grad School Programs and the U.S. News and World Report list of Best Online MBA programs, ranking 74 out of 344 participants. These rankings stand as a testament to the availability and responsiveness of the College of Business’s instructors and their dedication to providing an excellent student experience. 

“Valpo’s MBA program stands tall among its peers, recognized not only for its prestigious ranking but also for its commitment to adaptability through highly flexible class-deliveries, and employer-driven concentrations,” Niclas Erhardt, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business. “With a focus on fostering close faculty ties and delivering a high-touch experience, it’s where academic excellence meets personalized growth, empowering students to thrive in dynamic business landscapes.”

Money’s 2024 Best Grad School Program gives the Valparaiso University MBA program a score of 4.5/5 stars, citing the program’s extremely high placement rate and the average early career salary of $64,840 for its graduates. These figures put Valparaiso University’s program in the top 20% of their value-focused analysis. The U.S. News and World Report ranking is based on engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials, service and technology, and student excellence.

The Valpo MBA program offers a variety of starting times for its seven-week courses, allowing for students to earn their degrees in as little as one year, following a schedule that fits their lives. Students may also choose to participate in fully online, hybrid, and in-person classes. With thousands of graduates currently in the workforce, these students have access to vast networking opportunities perfect for jump-starting a career in business. 

In addition to its rankings for quality and value, the Valparaiso University MBA program has been recognized by the Princeton Review as a top-five Green MBA for its dedication to sustainability and responsibility. That dedication is part of the “triple-bottom line” that the College of Business focuses on to encourage values-based global leadership values in its graduates. 

For more information about the Valpo MBA program, visit Schools in the U.S. News and World Report list are ranked based on their success at meeting a wide variety of excellence indicators. For the full rankings list and details on how rankings are achieved, click here for U.S. News and World Report and here for Money.