NMU MBA Program Named International 'Rising Star'

Tuesday 18, 2012


            MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Master of Business Administration program at Northern Michigan University, which was re-established only two years ago, was ranked 23rd out of the top 35 international MBA programs named Rising Stars by findyourmba.com. The 2012 ranking is based on noteworthy improvements, current data and plans for the future.

            “Our MBA program is named among the ‘most promising business schools’ globally,” said Jamal Rashed, dean of the NMU College of Business. “The MBA program at NMU has earned a reputation of excellence in business and management education. Northern attracts highly qualified students, with an average GMAT score of 620, and our MBA students rank above the top 30 percent overall in the nation of MBA students taking the graduate Educational Testing Service (ETS) Exam.”

            Findyourmba.com critiques business schools from a student’s perspective. Some data used by established rankings is also used for the Rising Stars, but the site stated there are also “many assessment variables which are unique to our ranking system. These include the forum activity of students, Internet activity among MBA students, consideration of the political climate, long-term investments of business schools, and their strategic choices.”

            For more information on Northern’s program, visit www.nmu.edu/mba

Kristi Evans
News Director

Jamal Rashed, dean of NMU College of Business