Eastern Michigan University part-time MBA program recognized among the nation’s best in Fortune rankings

College of Business earns spot for first time in prestigious national listing of top graduate schools

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YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University's MBA program has been named among the nation's “Best Part-Time MBA Programs” by Fortune in its 2021 ranking. 

This is the first time Fortune ranked MBA programs in the United States. The magazine ranked 70 national programs based on data collected from companies and executives. According to Fortune, the MBA programs reflect top-notch curriculums and access to world-class business school professors, who have a track-record of seeing their alumni climb to the tops of the Fortune 500 world.

“From the Fortune 500 to the magazine's prestigious business-school rankings, recognition by this prestigious publication continues to be a coveted distinction,” said Kenneth Lord, dean for EMU’s College of Business. “Being recognized as one of only two part-time MBA programs in the state of Michigan to make Fortune's list of the best for 2022 speaks volumes about the quality of the Eastern MBA degree and the career attainments of its recipients.”  

“We are thrilled to see this high-profile external ranking confirming the constant efforts of our outstanding faculty and staff to deliver on our mission-based commitment to develop outstanding business professionals through a rigorous, applied educational experience,” Lord added.  

To-date, the accredited business school has obtained a wide range of honors and achievements. EMU's College of Business offers graduate programs that are appropriate to students at every stage of their career, and classes may be taken full-time or part-time, and  often online or through a hybrid of online and in-class coursework. To learn more about the EMU College of Business, please visit the COB website.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

December 15, 2021

Written by:
Melissa Thrasher

Melissa Thrasher