AMHERST, Mass. – The Online MBA offered by the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been ranked first in the United States by the Financial Times and third in the world.
This year’s ranking represents an increase from fifth in the U.S. and the ninth spot in the world in 2016. The complete global rankings can be found at: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/online-mba-ranking-2017
With one of the largest and oldest accredited online MBA programs in the country, the Isenberg School of Management has offered an online format for nearly 15 years. More than 1,300 students are currently enrolled in the program, which was founded in 2001.
Isenberg is recognized as a leading program by students, colleagues and competitors across the online educational landscape. UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said, “The Isenberg School of Management is changing online education and the results are clear and measurable. The international standing of Isenberg’s online program is emblematic of UMass Amherst’s commitment to excellence in all that we do.”
The Isenberg School of Management stood out in the Financial Times’ 2017 rankings in a number of areas. The Online MBA program ranked second for increase in salary after earning an MBA, with a 43 percent increase, and ranked third for percentage of female staff, with 40 percent. Furthermore, the program ranked third in online interaction, which measures the extent to which alumni rate the interaction between students, teamwork, and the availability of faculty.
“I am especially pleased by the survey’s high approval ratings by our recent graduates–our alumni–who valued their online experience as students,” said Mark Fuller, dean of the Isenberg School. “Feedback from them and our current students is critical to our improvement and success.”
Isenberg’s Online MBA program offers an expansive course of study, from business analytics, finance and health care administration to marketing and sports management. Isenberg students from all 50 states and around the globe include physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives and scientists.
About the 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. Nearly 1,300 students are enrolled in the Isenberg MBA, and they can focus their studies in health care administration, entrepreneurship, finance and marketing.