Kennesaw State executive MBA program ranked No. 1 in Ga., 9th in world

Kennesaw State University is about its business.

The school's Executive MBA program was listed as the top in Georgia and the ninth best in the world, according to a Wednesday KSU news release.

This is the first year CEO Magazine has numerically ranked the programs, which cater to those working full-time who still want to earn a master of business administration.

Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business and Mercer University-Atlanta's Stetson School of Business and Economics both tied for 22 on the worldwide list. Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business came in at 37.

According to GSU, the publication looks at faculty quality, international diversity, class size, accreditation, faculty-to-student ratio, cost, international exposure, work experience, professional development, gender parity and delivery methods.

This is the third year the KSU Coles College of Business' EMBA was recognized by the magazine.

“This recognition underscores the quality of our integrated curriculum, the dedication of our Executive MBA-only faculty and the high caliber of our students,” said Alison Keefe, executive director of the program.

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There are about 45 working professionals in the program, which lasts about a year and a half and costs $56,000, according to the school's website.

They offer classes like "The Enterprise Value Chain" and "Managing Human Capital" to EMBA students. You can read about the admissions process here.

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