Stetson School of Business and Economics MBA Programs Recognized Internationally by CEO Magazine


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 in early April.

Mercer's overall MBA program is included among 68 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. 19, and its Professional MBA for Innovation is No. 22 in the EMBA category.

“This recognition from CEO Magazine validates our efforts to deliver programs that focus on return on investment, innovation, engagement and impact,” said Dr. Susan P. Gilbert, dean of the Stetson School of Business and Economics. “We strategically combine high-quality faculty, innovative learning environments, small classes and value-based tuition – all of which are considered within the magazine's ranking methodology.”

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 over 160 institutions.

The magazine's rankings are designed with applicants in mind, examining factors such as learning environment, class size, tuition, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender makeup and more. The objective is to identify schools that combine exceptional quality with great return on investment.

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

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).