MURRAY, Ky. (May 22, 2015) — Murray State University’s online MBA degree program was ranked 27th in the nation by Affordable Colleges Online. The rankings focus on the best combinations of quality, cost and student support.
To determine the rankings, data is collected from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and analyzed. This year, the data analysis team at Affordable Colleges Online worked with higher education experts to create a new scoring system that includes key qualitative and quantitative metrics, and weighs each metric by estimated impact on the online MBA student. Changes this year include listing not-for-profit colleges and universities only, as well as analyzing average GMAT score, the percentage of full-time faculty with a Ph.D. and the percentage of international students.
Online programs have become increasingly popular with nontraditional students because of the flexibility needed to maintain busy work and home lives while balancing a full class schedule. According to Affordable Colleges, schools have seen this increased need for such programs and have answered with hundreds of online MBA programs. “To help narrow the field we’ve analyzed every online MBA program in the nation by cost, supportive services, student-teacher ratio and accreditation to determine which schools stand on top,” Affordable Colleges officials explained.
Murray’s AACSB-accredited online M.B.A. is offered through the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, and is consistently ranked for its quality and value, and every professor who teaches in the program has a doctorate.
“These outstanding rankings are directly attributable to our faculty and staff, who are second to none. Dr. Gerry Muuka, director of the program, and Debbie Nesbitt, administrative assistant, do a great job of running this program through our office,” said Dr. Tim Todd, dean of the college.
For more information on Murray State’s MBA program, go online at murraystate.edu/mba.