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01-10-2012

Clarkson University MBA Program Named to Honor Roll in U.S.News & World Report's Top Online Education Rankings

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The Clarkson University MBA program has been named an honor roll program in the first-ever edition of Top Online Education Program rankings by U.S.News & World Report.

Hand on iPad screen, which reads The honor roll highlights programs that consistently rank in the top third among their peers.

In the “Graduate Programs - Business” category, Clarkson ranked #2 for faculty credentials & training, #4 for student engagement & accreditation, #23 for admissions selectivity, and #24 for student services & technology.

Clarkson’s high faculty ranking reflects the design of the program. “The quality of our faculty is one of the big differences between Clarkson’s online MBA and many other programs,” said School of Business Dean Timothy F. Sugrue. “Our best full-time faculty are teaching our online courses. The quality of our professors differentiates us from the strictly online universities that don’t have actual faculty active in scholarly research.”

Online bachelor’s degree programs as well as graduate online degree programs in business, engineering, nursing, education, and computer information technology were ranked by U.S. News.
The rankings were created in response to today’s high demand for education provided in a flexible manner.

“The opportunity to study online is vital to students who need an MBA, but cannot attend school full-time or part-time because of their travel schedules,” said Sugrue. “By leveraging information technology with online programs, we enhance the effect of our faculty and provide an experience equal to being on campus in the classroom.”

While U.S. News has applied some of its rankings standards used for traditional schools, many new measures have been developed and were used to evaluate online programs. In order to be considered for the rankings, online degree programs needed to have at least 80 percent of their course content available online.

The online master’s degree programs were ranked in student engagement and accreditation, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity.

Read more at http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/mba .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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