Stetson School of Business and Economics MBA Programs Featured in CEO Magazine’s Annual Global Rankings

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ATLANTA/MACON – Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is featured prominently in CEO Magazine’s annual ranking of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA (EMBA) and Online MBA programs, released today

Mercer’s overall MBA program is included among 71 colleges and universities in the top tier of North American institutions. In the magazine’s global rankings, the University’s Online MBA program comes in at No. 24, and its Professional MBA for Innovation is No. 45 in the EMBA category.

“I am particularly pleased with these evidence-based rankings by CEO Magazine that affirm the quality of our programs, our faculty and our students,” said Dr. Susan P. Gilbert, dean of the Stetson School of Business and Economics. “Mercer University will continue its ascension among global business schools by delivering career-focused business education and developing innovative, socially responsible global leaders.”

CEO Magazine launched in 2008 to showcase the top business schools from around the world. In 2012, the magazine released its inaugural Global MBA Rankings, profiling MBA, EMBA and Online MBA programs. For this year’s edition, the magazine’s staff reached out to business schools across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and received responses from more than 270 programs.

Using a ranking system entirely geared and weighted towards fact-based criteria, CEO Magazine aims to provide potential students with a performance benchmark for those schools under review. Criteria include quality of faculty, international diversity, class size, accreditation, faculty-to-student ratio, price, international exposure, work experience, professional development, gender parity and delivery methods.

This year’s complete CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings can be viewed in the latest edition of the magazine or online at

For more information on Mercer’s MBA programs, visit

About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

Established in 1984, Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who leveraged the first major buyout in corporate history. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer’s business school delivers career-focused business education programs and develops entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer’s business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review for “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” and “Greatest Opportunity for Women” as well as being one of its “Best Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.” The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening BBA, Full-Time (One-Year) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA).