|[January 08, 2014]
Washington State University's Online MBA Programs Among Top 10 for Academic Excellence
PULLMAN, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has ranked
Washington State University among the top 10 best online graduate
business programs for its MBA and Executive MBA degrees. WSU's College
of Business was recognized for continued strides to provide a
world-class education that is personalized and convenient to students.
"We have seen more change in higher education in the past 20 years than
in the previous 900 years, and we will see another quantum leap in the
next five years," said Eric R. Spangenberg, dean of the College of
Business at WSU. "It is critical we keep pace with the rapid advances in
technology and with the changes in the way people work and live. It is
an exciting time to be in higher education as we face the challenges of
delivering richer and more convenient learning experiences for working
WSU is committed to meeting the specific and evolving needs of its
students with high-quality programs that are convenient and relevant
while helping local, state and national business communities connect
with tomorrow's business leaders. To maintain these levels of quality
education, WSU's College of Business continues to enhance its online
graduate programs based on direct student feedback, dialogues with
today's industry and business leaders and ongoing evaluation of
traditional and online education across the academic landscape.
In the second year of U.S. News and World Report's ranking for online
graduate business programs, the results were determined by peer
assessment, rated by business school deans with online graduate business
programs and top distance learning higher education academics. Other
factors included admissions selectivity, student engagement, faculty
credentials and training and sudent services and technology.
"My goal for earning an Executive MBA at WSU was to advance my career,
and the program significantly helped me achieve my career ambitions even
before graduation," said Joseph Jasser, M.D., CEO, Dignity Health
Medical Foundation. "WSU's online graduate business program was a great
investment that provided relevant, real-world coursework and delivered
specific business experiences and knowledge pertinent to my current
In addition to WSU's most recent graduate program ranking, the online
MBA and online Executive MBA were also ranked as the No. 1 online
graduate business programs for veterans and military service members in
2013 by U.S. News and World Report. This recognizes the university's
graduate degree programming and commitment to supporting veterans and
active service members as they prepare to transition into their lives as
civilians and careers beyond active duty.
Fast Facts about WSU's College of Business' Online Business Graduate
In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked WSU's online graduate
business programs as No. 7.
WSU has developed online education for more than 20 years with online
undergraduate programs ranking in the top 25 by U.S. News and World
Report. In 2012, the university created its Global Campus as a way to
expand more program offerings and degree options online.
In the last two years, the College of Business has grown its online
MBA program more than 150%, and the online Executive MBA program more
WSU's College of Business is among the top 2% of business schools
worldwide to be accredited at all degree levels by the Association to
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The online MBA program is geared toward students who may or may not
have an undergraduate degree in business, with varying levels of work
experience, and who wish to obtain deeper knowledge by earning
concentrations in international business, finance and marketing.
The online Executive MBA program requires at least seven years of
managerial work experience and is targeted to business professionals
looking to advance their careers to higher level executive positions.
Nearly 20% of the students in the online MBA and online Executive MBA
are active military or veterans. WSU continues to develop resources to
better support military service members' financial and educational
About the College of Business
The WSU College of Business is accredited across all business
disciplines at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels by the
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Faculty across
disciplines produce scholarly and applied research at the main campus in
Pullman, Wash. as well as at urban campuses located within Washington
state, including Vancouver and the Tri-Cities. International activities
include academic centers in China and Switzerland, as well as thriving
partnerships with several schools around the globe. Innovative online
programs supplement face-to-face offerings. For more information, visit http://www.business.wsu.edu.
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