Niagara University’s MBA programs are among the best in the world, according to rankings released yesterday by CEO Magazine.

The British-based magazine listed NU’s MBA programs in its Top Tier of North American institutions, a distinction earned by only 68 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Results were based on the quality of an institution’s in-class experience and teaching faculty, which took into account metrics such as smaller class sizes, student work experience, international diversity within the classroom, faculty-to-student ratios, accreditations, tuition cost and faculty qualifications – both academic and professional.

According to its website, CEO Magazine uses a ranking system entirely geared and weighted to fact-based criteria to cut through the noise and provide potential students with a performance benchmark for those schools under review.

“The methodology used in these rankings further confirms the excellence of our faculty and graduate programs in business administration,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. “This particular ranking examines components of the overall MBA academic learning experience at Niagara and how all of those elements create a powerful return on investment for our graduates. It also reflects the one-on-one attention that our students receive during and after their course of study, which prepares them for personal and professional success, while remaining faithful to our mission of serving the less fortunate.”

Niagara University also appeared on CEO Magazine’s inaugural list of Top Tier MBA institutions in 2012.

The complete CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings 2017 can be viewed in the latest edition of CEO Magazine or online on the magazine’s website.

Niagara University’s AACSB International-accredited College of Business Administration offers MBA concentrations in accountingbusiness administrationfinanceglobal business and supply chainhealthcare administrationhuman resource managementinternational managementstrategic management and strategic marketing management. Niagara also offers an M.S. program in finance.

To learn more about Niagara University’s MBA programs, please call 716.286.8596, email ude.aragain@abm, or visit