UD’s online MBA ranking rises 43 places to 22nd

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Delaware’s Online MBA program 22nd in the country as part of the2018 US News Best Online programsrankings.

This is a jump of 43 places, as UD’s Online MBA program was ranked 65th in 2017 and 72nd in 2016.

From its launch in 2013 with 52 graduate students, the Online MBA program has grown to252 studentsin fall 2017, and is now the largest graduate program at Lerner College and one of the largest at UD.

All five departments in UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics contribute core and elective courses to the Online MBA program. The 44-credit hour program features intensive seven-week terms, access to personal career coaching and five concentrations, including finance, business analytics and healthcare.

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“Impressive outcomes like this are a consequence of numerous people making many special, sustained efforts that focused on excellence and continuous improvement,” said Lerner College Dean Bruce Weber.

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs Jack Baroudi, said that the most important thing for UD’s online MBA students is to get the same educational experience and value as the on-campus MBA students.

“Our curriculum is the same, the faculty who teach in both programs are the same, and the degree is the same,” Baroudi said. “They’re getting a very robust program and experience. Sometimes people think online means easier, but in this case it’s absolutely the same quality and rigor as on-campus.”

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