The University of Delaware’s Online MBA program is ranked 28th in the nation, placing it among the top eight percent of accredited programs, as announced today by the U.S. News and World Report in its 2022 rankings.
The UD Online MBA, delivered by the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, also placed 18th as a Best Online MBA Program for Veterans.
“Being recognized as a top 30 program among the 350-plus accredited programs attests to our ongoing commitment to the quality of our Online MBA program,” said Bruce Weber, dean of UD’s Lerner College. “We invest in a transformative experience and our students’ ultimate success. We constantly curate the content of our offerings and update our course designs to keep pace with business developments today.”
The U.S. News 2022 Best Online MBA Programs rankings evaluate schools based solely on data related to their distance education MBA programs. Online MBA programs were ranked using weighted scores in five categories: engagement (30%), expert opinion (25%), faculty credentials and training (15%), student excellence (15%) and student services and technologies (15%).
UD’s Online MBA program received top marks for how well faculty are prepared to teach remotely (99 out of a possible 100) and overall student satisfaction and instructor responsiveness (84 out of 100).
“We are proud that our program continues to grow, now attracting a record number of students from across the nation,” Weber continued. “The fall enrollment of 480 makes it the largest graduate program at UD.”
The UD Online MBA program is one of a few MBA programs that are fully online and it is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It offers core courses covering fundamental business and management topics and five concentrations: business analytics, finance, healthcare management, strategic leadership and international business. Four departments in the Lerner College (accounting and management information systems, business administration, economics and finance) contribute core and elective courses to the online program. The program features intensive seven-week terms, advanced digital curriculum with robust interaction with faculty and peers and access to personal career coaching.
“Student success is our number one priority at the Lerner College,” said Jack Baroudi, senior associate dean for academic programs. “We are constantly evaluating our course offerings and program resources, expanding them to better fit our students’ needs and adding flexibility to help them choose their own professional development pathway.”
In fact, for the Class of 2021, 59% of students indicated they either changed careers, received a promotion or received a raise while pursuing their online MBA at the University of Delaware. The average raise was approximately $13,000 and 99% of online MBA students rated their overall educational experience as excellent or good.