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UD Online MBA ranks 12th in Poets&Quants rankings Hero Image

By Sunny Rosen February 14, 2018

Poets&Quants has ranked the University of Delaware’s Online MBA program 12th in its 2018 Online MBA rankings. This is the first time that Poets & Quants, a leading source of business school news, has ranked Online MBA programs.

Last month, the Online MBA program was also ranked 22nd by U.S. News & World Report.

All five departments in UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics contribute core and elective courses to the Online MBA program, which features intensive 7-week terms, access to personal career coaching, and five concentrations including finance, business analytics and healthcare.

“The Lerner Online MBA continues to attract strong students and rise in the rankings,” said Lerner College Dean Bruce Weber. “Well done to the Lerner faculty and the graduate programs team!”

Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Jack Baroudi discussed the Online MBA program’s momentum as it increases in multiple rankings.

“We are very pleased that all the hard work put into creating our top-quality online MBA program is being recognized a second time,” Baroudi said. “This recognition provides validation of the quality and value of the program, and I would like to thank our faculty and staff who continue to make this program successful.”

As Poets&Quants explained, “While there is no perfect approach to ranking business school programs, Poets&Quants firmly believes that there are three core dimensions to measure the quality of any educational undertaking:

  • The quality of the incoming students
  • An assessment by graduates of the MBA experience, both the academic and the extracurricular activities, and
  • The career outcomes of a program’s graduates.”

In this ranking, Poets&Quants weighted all three dimensions equally and gathered data from both school and alumni surveys.