Moving up in the annual rankings of The Princeton Review®, the MBA@Nebraska program jumped to No. 13 among most outstanding online MBA programs. The program came in at No. 2 for Big Ten schools and No. 7 among public institutions for the Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2021.
The rankings derive from a combination of institutional and student survey data, including career outcomes, technological infrastructure, academic rigor, cost, affordability and other factors.
“We chose the schools and tallied the list ranking based on our 2019-20 survey of administrators at more than 125 business schools offering online MBAs,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review, a leading tutoring, test prep and college admissions services company. “We also factored in data from our 2019-20 survey of more than 6,000 students enrolled in the schools' online MBA programs. More than 60 data points from our surveys were weighed to determine the list and rankings.”
Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business, noted it was the third time the MBA@Nebraska placed among the top 25 in 2020 for top online MBA programs. Previously, the program placed highly in the prominent U.S. News & World Report and Poets&Quants rankings.
"The Princeton Review ranking is the third prestigious, top 25 ranking our MBA@Nebraska program received this year. This speaks to how our online MBA program features a purposeful curriculum with relevant, interactive classes taught by Big Ten faculty who prepare our students to lead the future of business,” said Farrell.
The Princeton Review website lauded the MBA@Nebraska for holding “applicants to competitive expectations…students who make the cut are rewarded with an ‘internationally recognized’ program that strikes ‘the perfect balance of reputation, curriculum quality, flexibility…and price.’”
Among the top 15 programs, Nebraska offers the best value for the money with tuition and fees totaling less than $32,000. As comparison, the average tuition of these programs totals $80,522.
“We take pride in providing an online MBA degree that is both highly ranked and highly affordable. Our competitive price point makes our program widely accessible, which is critical to our university’s mission.” said Dr. Geoff Friesen, executive director of graduate programs. “When you enroll in the MBA@Nebraska, you get an outstanding return on your investment. Our students have the flexibility to continue their careers and family obligations while earning an affordable, premiere MBA, and our graduates receive demonstrated career advancement.”
To view the full rankings list, visit the Princeton Review website.
To learn more about the MBA@Nebraska program, visit: https://business.unl.edu/mba