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### Top-Ranked Spears MBA Programs in the Nation

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business advanced 22 positions to reach No. 76 in the rankings of the top full-time MBA programs by “U.S. News & World Report,” as disclosed on Tuesday. Furthermore, the Spears Business part-time MBA program maintained its position among the top 60 programs nationwide.

The Spears Business Watson Graduate School of Management is experiencing a noteworthy spring semester. In February, OSU’s online MBA program secured the 16th spot in the national rankings by “U.S. News & World Report,” showcasing a steady climb of 24 positions over the past five years. Additionally, OSU’s online MBA specializing in business analytics shared the 20th position in the rankings, and the university was tied at No. 14 for online MBA programs catering to veterans.

Dr. Matt Bowler, the MBA director at OSU, expressed his appreciation, stating, “It is a privilege to witness external entities consistently acknowledge the excellence and remarkable progress of our three MBA programs and the entire Watson Graduate School of Management. This recognition is a direct outcome of the exceptional dedication of our faculty, staff, and students. We are committed to expanding our programs while upholding the standard of excellence and the ethos of ‘Power of Personal’ that characterizes the Spears School of Business.”

OSU offers three distinct MBA programs tailored to meet the diverse requirements of students and professionals globally. The in-person MBA experience at OSU is situated in Stillwater, whereas the professional MBA program is a versatile hybrid model based in Tulsa. The Spears Business online MBA program has been recognized as one of the top programs in the country, securing the 16th spot in the “U.S. News & World Report” rankings.

In the latest rankings release on Tuesday, the Spears Business full-time MBA program was tied at No. 76 among 236 programs evaluated by “U.S. News & World Report.” Similarly, OSU’s part-time MBA program shared the 60th position out of 299 colleges and universities surveyed, ranking fifth among Big 12 Conference institutions. Both the full-time and part-time MBA programs at OSU were ranked highest in the state of Oklahoma.

Dr. Jim Payne, the dean of the Spears School of Business, remarked, “The recent rankings underscore the relentless pursuit of excellence within our MBA program and the Watson Graduate School of Management. This accomplishment highlights our steadfast commitment to nurturing personal growth and development among our students. The ‘Power of Personal’ is not merely a slogan; it is the foundation of our educational philosophy that equips OSU graduates to excel in a dynamic business environment, enabling them to create a significant impact in their careers and beyond.”

“U.S. News & World Report” conducts annual assessments of graduate schools based on expert evaluations of program quality and key statistical metrics that gauge the caliber of a school’s faculty, research, and student body.

For more information on graduate business education at OSU, including details about the MBA programs (full-time, part-time, or online), please visit the OSU website. To access the “U.S. News & World Report” 2024 Best Graduate School rankings, you can visit the official website.