The online MBA program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration ranked No. 10 in the world in the 2015 Financial Times ranking. The program was also recognized as No. 1 in the U.S. for its value. Released March 9, the report ranked the top 15 online MBA programs from around the world who offer a credible alternative to residential MBA programs.
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, said the continued recognition for the online MBA reflects the quality of the college’s business programs.
“Moving up in the Financial Times online MBA program rankings demonstrates our commitment to providing a worldwide, first-class business education. As the trajectory of our program rises with record enrollments and the recent groundbreaking of our new $84 million, 240,000 square-foot College of Business Administration, this recognition is a testament of our decision to provide a quality MBA program taught by the same world-renowned professors whether the students are in the classroom, online or a combination of both,” she said.
This was the second year the Financial Times has ranked online MBA programs. The online MBA Program, which also ranked No. 6 among U.S. institutions, raised its position two spots after the leading U.K.-based business publication revised its methodology. Programs were measured by four major categories—career progress, online delivery, program diversity and idea generation—and 18 metrics within those categories. The program finished in the top five of four of these metrics, including No. 3 for value in the world, No. 3 for graduation within five years rate, No. 5 for online interaction and No. 5 for program delivery.
UNL MBA alumni also reported the third highest salary increase in the past three years among American universities ranked. The program’s faculty were recognized as No. 6 in the world for research. The research metric was based on the number of articles published by the college’s current full-time faculty in 45 academic and practitioner journals from 2011-13.
Other recent rankings for the online MBA program include No. 3 in the Big Ten and No.2 for veterans in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
and No. 1 in the Big Ten by Affordable Colleges Online.
The Financial Times 2014 Online MBA Ranking information is available online at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/online-mba-ranking-2015