U.S. News & World Report Gives Top 50 Ranking to Whitman’s Online MBA Program

MBA@Syracuse (formerly known as the iMBA program), the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University’s online MBA program, recently was ranked #44 by U.S. News & World Report in its publication of 2016 Best Online Business Programs, released Jan. 12. The rankings include 167 programs from the nearly 230 regionally accredited institutions nationwide that offer online master’s degree business programs.

For US News’s online MBA rankings, statistical information on student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology was gathered between July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. To compute the rankings, the weighted data from a reputation survey and statistical questionnaire were assigned point values and then summed into overall scores for each school. Those programs performing in the bottom 25 percent were not ranked. In addition to this latest ranking, MBA@Syracuse is ranked #5 nationally by Financial Times (#8 globally), #13 by Poets & Quants, #14 by onlineMBA.com and #18 by The Princeton Review.

MBA@Syracuse is Whitman's premier distance-learning, part-time program for professionals and executives. Relaunched in January 2015, in partnership with 2U, Inc., the online program includes live, weekly, face-to-face sessions taught by Whitman professors in small seminar-style classes. The immersive course content features highly produced videos, quizzes, learning modules and other interactive media. Additionally, faculty and students have access to the MBA@Syracuse online learning platform and coursework on mobile apps.

MBA@Syracuse’s hybrid model allows students to develop collaborative relationships with faculty and peers while providing the flexibility to complete their MBA as they continue their career progression. The program offers electives in accounting, finance, marketing management, supply chain management and entrepreneurship. MBA@Syracuse requires the completion of 54 credits, or roughly 18 courses in 11 week-long semesters, along with three in-person residencies in cities that are major centers of international business, as well as on the Syracuse University campus.

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