Valparaiso University Named Best University in the Region to Obtain an MBA

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Valparaiso University has been named the winner of the “Best University to obtain an MBA” award in the Northwest Indiana region by Northwest Indiana Business Magazine’s 2024 Best of Business Awards. Winners were chosen based on reader responses to a survey on the best business institutions in seven categories. The award is just one of the ways that the MBA program has been recognized for excellence in 2024.

“We are proud of the recent rankings of our MBA program, which stands out in a highly competitive graduate space in the region,” said Niclas Erhardt Ph.D., dean of the College of Business. “These rankings demonstrate the quality, flexibility, high-touch experience, and exceptional faculty deeply engaged and committed to our graduates’ success. Our MBA program shapes tomorrow’s leaders — leaders who require cutting-edge analytical tools and durable soft skills to navigate and excel in increasingly complex and transforming industries.”

The Valparaiso University Master of Business Administration (MBA) prides itself on flexibility, allowing for a variety of starting times for its seven-week courses and an opportunity to earn an advanced degree in as little as one year. The degree may be pursued fully online, in-person or on a hybrid schedule, ensuring that students can find a path to their degree that fits with their schedule. 

The MBA program at Valparaiso University has been recognized by a variety of other institutions for its quality, value, and environmentally responsible, sustainable practices. Money’s 2024 Best Grad School Program gave the Valpo MBA a score of 4.5/5 stars for an extremely high placement rate and average early career salary of $64,840. U.S. News and World Report ranked the program as 74 out of 344 participants, and the Princeton Review has named it a top-five Green MBA for its dedication to sustainability and responsible practices. 

Students of the Valparaiso University MBA program are taught a “triple-bottom line” approach to the field that emphasizes values-based, global leadership, reflecting the core principles the University aims to cultivate in its students.With thousands of graduates already making a difference in the workforce, Valpo MBA students are set up to kick-start their careers as part of a vast network of business professionals. 

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Outside of the MBA program, Valpo’s College of Business has also made great strides in fostering interdisciplinary focus, with multiple degree paths crossing over into STEM fields. These include business analytics and integrated business and engineering.

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