Universities are winding down the spring semesters, saying farewell to recent graduates, and preparing for the summer and fall semester starts. For students researching prospective online MBA programs and schools, there are many programs available with a myriad of specializations and foci. This past month has brought the announcement of a new online MBA program and multiple new rankings to help narrow down the search, including a new OMBAT ranking for Online MBA programs in Accounting.
This News in Review is proud to highlight St. John’s University, CEO Magazine, Quacquarelli Symonds, as well as an interesting resource article from The Manufacturer.
Enjoy the latest news for Online MBAs!
St. John’s University – Queens, New York
St. John’s University has announced a new online MBA program for the 2017-18 academic year. The program has three areas of concentration – Interdisciplinary Business, Risk Management and Insurance, and Taxation – with each area of concentration providing students with a breadth of business knowledge and decision-making skills. Coursework will include case studies, group projects, and a capstone project to give students the functional understanding of how businesses operate. As Dr. Sharpe, Dean of the Tobin College of Business said, “These online programs will provide the opportunity for those students outside the immediate vicinity of St. John’s to participate in our highly ranked premier programs in Accounting and Taxation.”
St. John’s University, located in Queens, New York, is a private, Roman Catholic, Vincentian university established in 1870. They offer associate through doctorate programs to over 20,800 students every year. The university holds accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
CEO Magazine has released their 2017 Global MBA rankings. Looking at aspects such as class size, tuition, faculty, delivery, diversity, and gender parity, the magazine has compiled a list of schools from around the world offering high quality MBA programs and excellent returns on investment for students. Among their list of online MBA programs, the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah was ranked the highest, sharing spot number five with Spain’s Nebrija Business School. In number six was Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia. Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology was tied for seventh place with two other international programs.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) recently released their Distance Online MBA Ranking for 2017. Each program was ranked upon six factors: Employability, Student Quality, Established in Online MBA Market, Faculty and Teaching, Class Experience, and Diversity. The IE Business School in Spain tops the list this year with the top US Online MBA programs coming from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business at number three and the University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of business sitting at number four. Of the 40 Online MBA programs from around the globe, 21 hail from the US.
The Manufacturer just released an article entitled “More MBAs are being hired in the manufacturing sector according to reports.” The article explores why so many MBAs are moving away from traditional job paths for the field to a sector that has, until recently, been the domain of engineers; and why the manufacturing sectors has a new interest in hiring MBAs instead of their usual human resources and accounting hires. According to the report, MBAs have the knowledge of supply chains, manufacturing planning, and other aspects engineers in the field have, but they also have the background and knowledge required to effectively manage people. For this reason, the degree is considered a smart choice for engineers who want to move into management.