Detroit Mercy’s MBA management ranks in nation's top 25

March 12, 2019

A Detroit Mercy professor assists a student who is reading a text book.Detroit Mercy’s MBA in management is once again ranked among the top 25 programs in the nation according to the 2020 edition of “U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate School Rankings.” Rankings were released on March 12, 2019.

Detroit Mercy’s MBA in management ranked #22 in the nation. In addition, this is the fifth consecutive year that undergraduate and graduate programs in the University’s College of Business Administration (CBA) have achieved this level of recognition as some of the best in the U.S.

Antoine M. Garibaldi, president of Detroit Mercy, believes that this recognition speaks to the program’s high quality and tradition of academic excellence.

“It’s a great honor that our MBA in management program has once again ranked in the top 25 of the nation by ‘U.S. News & World Report,’” he said. “Our College of Business Administration has been providing CEOs and other leaders in numerous professions for more than 102 years and that success is primarily due to the quality of instruction and the ethical values they have been taught by the faculty,” he said.

This news follows an announcement in February about a $6.1 million estate gift from alumnus Arnold Jarboe ’54 to the College of Business Administration to endow the Arnold Jarboe Chair of Business Administration. The Jarboe Chair will become part of the CBA’s Center for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics (PRIME). The PRIME Center will offer enhanced opportunities for Detroit Mercy business students to interact with leading business executives and thinkers, among other activities. Other centers of excellence in the College of Business Administration include The Center for Social Entrepreneurship, America’s Business High School and The Financial Markets Lab.

The University also recently reduced tuition for the MBA by 50 percent to $789 a credit hour. As a result of this new tuition adjustment, Detroit Mercy hopes to attract a greater number of professionals and recent college graduates who wish to pursue a nationally-ranked MBA degree rooted in the University’s Jesuit and Mercy values. 

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties in each area. The Best Graduate Schools rankings in these areas are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. The data for the rankings in all six disciplines come from statistical surveys of more than 2,054 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 22,018 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2018 and early 2019.

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