INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—In its ranking of the best graduate schools in 2014, U.S. News and World Report has named the Kelley School of Business Evening MBA program in Indianapolis ninth in the nation for part-time MBA schools.

The report ranked only the top 212 part-time MBA schools. Other Indiana schools ranked in the top 100 for part-time MBA programs include Purdue University (50) and Butler University (67).

“We are very proud to once again be listed among the top business educators in the country,” said Phil Cochran, Kelley associate dean for Indianapolis operations. “Our mission is to transform lives through business education, and it is an honor to have the efforts of our faculty, students and staff to be recognized for the impact they make on Central Indiana.”

This is the second year Kelley has maintained the ninth spot for part-time MBA programs. Using a survey of the 448 master’s programs in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB), the part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors:

  • Average peer assessment score
  • Average GMAT and GRE scores of part-time MBA students enrolled in fall 2012
  • Average undergraduate GPA
  • Work experience
  • Percentage of the fall 2012 MBA enrollment that is part-time

The overall Kelley School ranking moved up one space on the top business schools list to 22nd from 23rd. In terms of specialty program rankings, the school ranked 13th for accounting, 10th for entrepreneurship and 10th for operations.

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