Students in a classroom at Fisher.

Two of Fisher’s graduate business degrees were highlighted as among some of the best in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024-25 Best Graduate School rankings released on April 9.

The Working Professional MBA (WPMBA) was ranked #5 among part-time programs at public colleges and universities (#10 overall) ― marking the third time in the last five years it was selected as a top-10 program.

Fisher’s Full-Time MBA (FTMBA) program saw significant improvement in its standings in the annual rankings, climbing to #11 among public institutions (#30 overall).

“We are proud that the hard work of so many associated with our MBA programs is reflected in these rankings,” said Anil K. Makhija, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business. “We have been intentional in how we have enhanced both programs to provide students with graduate business degree experiences that leverage the strengths of our college. The result is an MBA that’s more flexible, experiential and career-focused than ever before.”

“We look forward to building on this momentum and finding additional ways to innovate within the graduate business degree space.”

The WPMBA’s flexibility, coupled with its focus on preparing students with ready-to-use managerial and leadership skills, continue to differentiate it as a popular Part-Time MBA program nationally. Students can take classes entirely online, on-campus or via a mix of both ― and they have opportunities to control the pace of the program and take semesters off. Although most complete their degrees in 2.5 years, students have up to six years to complete their coursework. 

The flexibility and “employer-ready” programming has sparked a recent jump in enrollment. With more than 500 students currently enrolled in the program, the program has grown by more than 60% since the 2021-22 school year.

Fisher’s Full-Time MBA continues its evolution into a degree that not only prepares students with the skills and perspectives to succeed, but it does so with a focus squarely on student outcomes. 

Recent enhancements, which were driven by feedback from alumni and recruiters and part of the college’s commitment to continuous innovation in programming, focus on professional development and building interpersonal skills. The creation of Career and Industry Immersion Academies will give students defined opportunities to specialize in disciplines related to four highly relevant industries: finance; marketing; operations; analytics and supply chain; and strategy, leadership, and consulting.

Academic specialties within Fisher’s graduate programs also garnered positive rankings: accounting (#4 among publics), production/operations (#4); supply chain (#5); marketing (#6); finance (#6); and management (#15). 

The graduate programs were among many other degree offerings at Fisher that have been recently recognized in U.S. News & World Report rankings, including: Undergraduate (#7 among publics), Executive MBA (#10) and Online Non-MBA program, namely Specialized Master in Business – Analytics (#20).

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