With October coming quickly, the fall semester is starting and universities are in full gear. Many online MBA programs have started, so schools are buttoning up their semester offerings and announcing new programs for next semester. Remember that if you missed this semester's cut off for application, some schools accept applications on a rolling basis so stay motivated and get your applications in. If you are working on your GMAT, check out our Guide to the GMAT for some great information and study tips.
September has ushered in multiple new programs, an expanded online offering, and two of the most prestigious rankings systems have announced new published rankings. This News in Review proudly highlights Union College, The University of North Carolina Wilmington, Penn State University, The Princeton Review, and US News and World Report.
Enjoy the latest news for Online MBAs!
Union College – Barbourville, Kentucky
Union College announced this month that they are now offering a 100% online MBA program. This online MBA consists of 30-credit hours and is offered at the affordable tuition rate of only $340 per credit hour. Union College recently added this program to their current list of offerings, to allow for students to be able to balance their educational, professional, and personal commitments and still move forward in their career.
Union College is a four-year, private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1879. They offer bachelor's and master's degrees to a small student body of almost 1,100 students. The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
University of North Carolina Wilmington – Wilmington, North Carolina
The Cameron School of Business, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, just announced a new Online Executive Master of Business Administration program. This online EMBA will start in January 2017, and they are currently taking applications for admission. This program is for experienced professions, and consists of 48-credit hours of coursework, two on-campus residencies, one international residency, and a choice of specializations between Finance and International Business.
UNC Wilmington is a four-year, public university, and proud member of the greater University of North Carolina System. They offer over 90 different undergraduate and graduate programs through five academic schools and colleges. The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
Penn State University – University Park, Pennsylvania
Penn State's Smeal College of Business has been offering a top ranked online MBA program for the past 14 years. This month, they announced that their online program has been updated and now offers new and exciting additions for students. For the first time, Penn State's online MBA will provide students with a choice of seven different concentration tracks: Accounting Foundations, Advanced Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, General Management, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management. This addition will allow students to tailor this exceptional program to focus on their individual career interests.
Penn State University is a four-year, public university that spans across 24 different campuses. The World Campus is the online campus of Penn State. This campus alone offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees to over 12,200 students. The university is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
New Ranking Systems
This month, The Princeton Review, in partnership with Entrepreneur Magazine, released their Top 25 Online MBA Ranking for 2017. This Ranking is based upon data from student surveys and school surveys. UNC Chapel Hill tops this year's list, with IU Bloomington and Temple University at #2 and #3 respectively.
The Princeton Review is a leading test preparation, tutoring, and college admissions organization. This ranking is their second annual online MBA ranking. Check out our review of last year's ranking.
US News and World Report
US News and World Report just published their annual Best Colleges Rankings. The new rankings include the Best National Universities, the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, as well as Top Public School Rankings within those two lists. These lists compiled data from more than 1,800 US schools and ranked them on academic quality with an emphasis on student outcomes. Princeton University took the number one spot in the Best National University Ranking, while Williams College sits in the number one spot in the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges Ranking. While these rankings are not exclusively online programs, these lists include universities that offer online MBA programs. This kind of recognition only adds to the prestige of the degrees and students' MBA brand.
US News and World Report is a publisher of news and information, which started back in 1933. While their platform reports news from many sectors, their education ranking are widely respected and seen as some of the most prestigious rankings in the world. Check out our review of their Online MBA Ranking.