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MBA Program Recognized as Largest in St. Louis Area

For the second straight year, Lindenwood University’s MBA program was recognized in a recent edition of the St. Louis Business Journal as the largest in the St. Louis area. The ranking was based on current enrollment in area schools’ MBA programs.


Lindenwood’s MBA enrollment, up to the conclusion of the fall terms, stands at 896 students, with the next closest school posting an enrollment of 796. The listing also includes data on tuition, average class size, and the number of faculty. Lindenwood’s tuition rate ($440/credit hour) is the third lowest among the 10 schools on the list and the lowest among the independent schools. The average class size (12) is the second smallest among the schools on the list.

Lindenwood’s MBA is available in a variety of formats, including a five-term format, a quarterly format, and an online format.

"This is indeed an honor for the Lindenwood Community. The fact that the St. Louis Business Journal ranked Lindenwood University number-1 in its selection of 'Largest MBA Programs,' signals that our commitment and effort towards business excellence are well respected in the business community,” said Dr. Joe Parisi, Lindenwood’s vice president for enrollment management. “Lindenwood is fortunate to be able to offer a high-quality ACBSP-accredited MBA curriculum online and at nine locations in three delivery formats. Lindenwood University’s MBA program enables business professionals to take the next step within their careers by surrounding themselves with exceptional business and community leaders, and outstanding faculty to achieve their goals.” said Dr. Joe Parisi, Vice President for Enrollment Management.

The following are the top-ten schools, as ranked in St. Louis Business Journal on Dec. 5 (each school is followed by its current local MBA enrollment, as reported in the publication):

1. Lindenwood University, 896
2. Washington University in St. Louis, 796
3. Webster University, 716
4. Saint Louis University, 380
5. University of Missouri—St. Louis, 363
6. McKendree University, 163
7. Missouri Baptist University, 163
8. Maryville University, 150
9. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 130
10. Fontbonne University, 120

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