Published: Nov. 21, 2015

Nov. 21, 2014

Colorado MBA programs ranked among nation's best by U.S. News -

L. Wayne Hicks | Denver Business Journal

Mar 11, 2014, 8:03am MDT Updated: Mar 11, 2014, 2:41pm MDT
CUBoulder2U.S. News and World Report is out with its annual ranking of college business master's degree programs, and the lists feature several Colorado schools.

The University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business ranks No. 80 on U.S. News' overall roster of the nation's best graduate business programs.

CU/Leeds is the highest-ranked Colorado program on the list, released Monday, and the only one in the top 100.

Also listed among the best business programs, with its rank not published, is the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business.

There's a three-way tie for No. 1 on the best-MBA-programs list: Harvard UniversityStanford University, and University of Pennsylvania-Wharton. In the mountain West, Arizona State University and Brigham Young University rank highest, tied at No. 27.

U.S. News surveyed 453 accredited U.S. master's programs in business. Schools were ranked by a formula that includes peer and recruiter assessment, mean starting salary and employment rates for graduates, test scores and GPA and acceptance rate.

On a separate ranking of the best part-time MBA programs for working people, Colorado State University in Fort Collins ranks No. 31, while CU-Leeds comes in at No. 39, DU-Daniels at No. 77, the University of Colorado Denver at No. 101, and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) at No. 154.

On a separate ranking of the best online programs, DU-Daniels comes in at No. 36, Colorado State University-Global Campus ranks No. 82, and UCCS takes No. 82.

Colorado Christian University in Lakewood and CU Denver are on the "rank not published" list for online MBA programs.

> Click here for the full U.S. News report on the nation's best business grad schools, including separate rankings for various specialties.

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