I am pleased to share the news that our College of Business and its MBA program have broken into the ranks of US News and World Report’s top-rated graduate programs. Our program is among several tied for 99th place, our highest ever placement on this leading ranking.

Our presence on the list of top MBA programs is significant because US News only ranked 131 of 367 accredited programs nationally. We are among the smallest of the programs on the list, attesting to the highly personalized nature of our Alfred University education. At 23 years old, we are also the youngest MBA program on the list which is comprised of the most distinguished schools in the land, some of which are larger than our entire University and nearly a century older than our program.

The fact that we are ranked is a credit to the excellent work of our faculty and staff, and to the current students and alumni whose success helped us achieve the recognition. Rankings are based on the weighted average of indicators such as test scores, recruiter assessments, acceptance rates, undergraduate grade point averages, placement rates, and post-graduate salaries. Our excellent placement rates were a key driver of our ranking success this year. In addition, we attract some top students to our MBA program through the 4+1 option that we offer. The 4+1 option allows students to attain two degrees in five years by pairing a bachelor’s degree earned in any field at Alfred University with the MBA offered by our College of Business.

All the schools ranked by U.S. News are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB represents the global gold standard of accrediting bodies for business schools.

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