The month of March has brought the changing of seasons from Winter into Spring. The new growth of Spring has not only affected the world outside, but also permeated into the world of Online MBAs. We have seen the release of a prominent Online MBA ranking as well as announcements of new and exciting online MBA programs.
Since the business world is consistently demanding professionals with experience and expertise in business and management, the Master's of Business Administration degree programs are not only becoming the standard in advanced business education, but they are also becoming more accessible to the working professional. These new programs offer prospective students more options to pursue their future careers. This News in Review is proud to highlight The Financial Times, North Carolina A&T State University, the University of Redlands, and the University of Washington.
Enjoy the latest news for Online MBAs!
The Financial Times published their annual Online MBA Ranking this month. Twenty-two schools from around the world took part in the survey process, and 20 were ranked in this year's list. Out of the 20, there are 13 schools from the United States. Data was collected from two online surveys, one from each school and a second from alumni. Each school was ranked on 18 different criteria. Fifty percent of the score comes from the following categories: average alumni salary three years after graduating, percentage increase in alumni salary, alumni rating of the online interaction between students and faculty, and the number of research articles published by each school's full-time faculty. The top three US Online MBA programs included in this year's Financial Times ranking include the University of Massachusetts Amherst at number three, the University of Florida at number five, and George Washington University in the number six spot.
The Financial Times started in 1888 as the London Financial Guide. Today, they are a global news publisher with employees in over 40 different countries. The Financial Times reports news on business, economics, politics, leisure, and finance and has a daily readership of over two million people from around the world.
North Carolina A&T State University – Greensboro, North Carolina
North Carolina A&T State University's College of Business and Economics recently announced the launch of a new Online MBA degree program. This AACSB-International accredited program will include the same course content as the on-campus counterpart, with the ability to complete the degree in 1.5 to two years and allow the students to choose a concentration in human resource management or supply chain management. Applications are now being accepted for a Fall 2017 start.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a four-year, public university that traces it roots back to 1891. The university sits on 200 acres in Greensboro, North Carolina and offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs to over 10,800 students every year. North Carolina A&T State University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
University of Redlands – Redlands, California
The University of Redlands recently announced their partnership with Keypath Education to launch a new Online MBA program. With an already established on-campus MBA program, this online counterpart will reach a broader student base, specifically the working professional. The School of Business is accredited by the ACBSP, showing a high quality business education and teaching standard. The partnership with Keypath Education allows the university to use the latest technology to translate their on-campus curriculum into the flexible online format. Prospective students should keep watch for this upcoming addition on their website.
The University of Redlands is a private, nonprofit, four-year university that was founded in 1907. The university sits in the heart of Southern California and offers over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs to a student body of 5,200 students. Redlands is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.
University of Washington – Seattle, Washington
The University of Washington's Foster School of Business has launched a new Hybrid MBA degree program. This hybrid program is conducted 95% online with 5% on-campus, ensuring flexibility and face-to-face networking opportunities. After receiving input from over 500 working professionals, this program was conceived to offer personalized career development and a curriculum emphasizing leadership and collaboration. The program consists of 64-credit hours and will start in September of 2017. The Foster School of Business is accredited by AACSB-International and is one of the leading business schools in the northwest and the nation.
The University of Washington is a four-year, public university sitting in the heart of the Northwest in Seattle, Washington. UW consists of 16 colleges and schools, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to more than 45,000 students each year. The university is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.