AMHERST, Mass. – The Isenberg School of Management’s Online MBA program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked among the best online MBA programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs. The Isenberg MBA is ranked 12th out of 221 institutions ranked by the publication.
“We continue to lead the pack in an increasingly competitive online educational landscape,” says Mark A. Fuller, dean of the Isenberg School. “This confirms what thousands of Isenberg students and alumni have known for over a decade: Isenberg’s online program goes beyond case studies and textbooks to drive students to real success.”
The U.S. News ranking is based on five factors: student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training and student services and technology and only includes AACSB-accredited institutions. This is the second year of this ranking that focuses solely on Online MBA programs, and the number of institutions ranked has increased to 221 from 196 in 2015.
Unlike many of the other programs that recently entered the online space, Isenberg has offered its MBA in a 100 percent online format for more than 13 years, making it one of the oldest accredited online MBA programs in the nation. Enrollment approaches 1,300 students, making it the largest out of the top 25 schools ranked by U.S. News.
“We continue to attract a high number of highly educated, highly successful professionals because we have a team of experienced professors and advisors who really understand how these students learn best,” says John Wells, associate dean of professional programs. “Despite our long tradition of outstanding online education, we continue to innovate with a variety of new approaches and technologies to connect students in our online format, new opportunities for in-person connections, and more diversity in our class offerings including business analytics and sport management.”
More information and a full list of schools in the ranking can be found here.
About Isenberg School of Management: Founded in 1947, the Isenberg School of Management on the University of Massachusetts’ flagship Amherst campus has 42,000 alumni in 86 countries. Isenberg offers its AACSB-accredited courses to 4,800 students on campus, online, and in blended formats. The school’s 3,400 undergraduates major in seven business disciplines, including industry specialties such as hospitality and tourism management and sport management. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in the Isenberg MBA and they can focus their studies in health care administration, entrepreneurship, finance and marketing. For more information, visit www.isenberg.umass.edu/.