BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Three programs in Western Kentucky University’s Gordon Ford College of Business (GFCB) are ranked among the 2024 Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
GFCB’s Online Undergraduate Business Program has been ranked No. 50 among 2024 Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report. The Bachelor of Science in Management with a track in Business Administration is an online Plus 2 in Business Administration option. It is designed for Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) transfer students who wish to build upon their associate degree.
“The recognition by U.S. News & World Report highlights the ongoing success of the online Plus 2 Program housed within the Gordon Ford College of Business. Our strategic partnership with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has been instrumental in creating pathways for students to finish a Bachelor of Science degree in Management,” said Dr. Evelyn Thrasher, Interim Dean of Gordon Ford College of Business
Additionally, GFCB’s Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) has been ranked No. 107 in the 2024 Best Online MBA Programs and No. 68 among the 2024 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans.
The MBA program is a stackable program built for the working professional. Students choose two 12 credit hour stackable graduate certificates, one 3-hour program elective, and take a 3-credit hour capstone class. Students build their professional portfolio while they earn their MBA. Stackable certificate options include: Business Data Analytics, Cybersecurity Management, Supply Chain Management, Executive Management, and Executive Decision Making.
“We are proud of WKU’s MBA program for achieving recognition as one of the Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report, said Dr. Dana Henson, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Outreach of Gordon Ford College of Business. “This distinction is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and the commitment of our students to academic excellence. Our program’s stackable design underscores our commitment to providing a flexible and comprehensive learning experience that empowers individuals to advance their careers while balancing other commitments. This achievement reaffirms our mission to cultivate innovative leaders who are prepared to excel in today’s dynamic business landscape.”
U.S. News assessed schools in the Online Undergraduate Business Programs, Online Veteran MBA Programs, and Online MBA Programs based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.
WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business is home to six departments that offer undergraduate and graduate programs, certificates and minors: Accounting; Analytics and Information Systems; Economics; Finance; Management; and Marketing. GFCB’s programs and student success activities give students the foundation to lead in today’s diverse business environments. For more information, visit wku.edu/business.