January 12th, 2012
Marist Ranked Top Online MBA Degree Program
U.S. News & World Report Ranks University Top Online Education Program
Marist College's Master's in Business Administration has been named in the first-ever edition of Top Online Education Program rankings by U.S. News & World Report, which considered graduate online degree programs in business, engineering, nursing, education, and computer information technology, as well as online bachelor's degree programs.
Marist's online MBA was one of only 14 graduate business programs in the nation named to U.S. News & World Report's honor roll. To achieve this status, U.S. News & World Report considered admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and teaching practices and student engagement. In the area of admissions selectivity, Marist ranked fifth, and in faculty credentials, Marist ranked sixth in the nation.
Marist launched New York State's first AACSB-accredited, 100%-online MBA program in 1998. It was also one of the first such programs in the nation. The AACSB is the premier business school accrediting body. Also known as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, it accredits less than one third of business programs in the world.
"These rankings confirm, I believe, the dedication to innovation and quality long associated with Marist College and our MBA program," said Elmore Alexander, Dean of the School of Management. "With our emphasis on selectivity and faculty expertise as well as the new program, which focuses on virtual management, Marist's MBA is dynamically engaging with the issues that define contemporary global business through its world-class online environment."