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MBA@Nebraska Ranked No. 3 Program in Nation by Financial Times

Online MBA Program Jumps Five Spots to Earn Top 10 Placement
MBA@Nebraska Ranked No. 3 Program in Nation by Financial Times
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln MBA@Nebraska program ranked No. 3 in the nation in the latest Financial Times online MBA ranking, placing No. 9 globally. The ranking comes as the program’s second top ten placement for 2022, following a No. 8 ranking by The Princeton Review in January.

The MBA@Nebraska program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln ranked No. 3 in the nation and No. 9 overall globally in the latest online MBA rankings from Financial Times. Jumping five spots from last year, the program maintained the top ranking for best value in the U.S. for the second year in a row.

This ranking comes as the second top 10 placement for the online graduate program in 2022. The Princeton Review recently ranked the MBA@Nebraska No. 8 in the nation. Read more about The Princeton Review list here.

“The Financial Times ranking is important to Nebraska because it depends on our alumni's responses about their experiences in our program. Our ranking is a testament to our value, quality of program and quality of faculty,” said Aaron Crabtree, associate dean of master's programs and executive development, KPMG Faculty Fellow in Professional Accounting and associate professor of accountancy.

Surveyed for the ranking, alumni reported a 33% increase in salary after earning their MBA from the program, the third-highest increase among the programs in the ranking. With comparatively low tuition rates, the program also ranked No. 4 globally in the value for money category. 

“Affordability is essential when considering an advanced degree, so it’s nice to be in a program where you’re getting a quality education at a fair price,” said Marlenia Thornton, a current MBA student from Lincoln, Nebraska. 

The global ranking also placed the MBA@Nebraska program third for its career services. Students in the program can take advantage of available resources like resume reviews and one-on-one career coaching with the Business Career Center staff in the College of Business.

“We are excited to see our ranking as one of the global leaders in career services improve from the previous year. The Business Career Center is known for its innovative and personalized career coaching and programming that we utilize to ensure MBA@Nebraska students graduate feeling confident, professional, and connected as they advance or change their careers,” said Rachel Larson, assistant dean of academic and career development. “We are honored that our MBA@Nebraska students and alumni recognize the services they receive as some of the best in the world.”

The fully online program caters to people in all different stages of life, including those working full-time in their careers or abroad in another country. The accessibility of the program in its online format earned it the No. 7 and No. 4 spots in the program delivery and online interaction rank, respectively. 

“I appreciate the flexibility of MBA@Nebraska the most. Working full-time and going back to school is a tough balance, but the flexible online structure of the program makes it easier to do,” said Thornton.

The MBA@Nebraska also touted a high overall satisfaction ranking, No. 2 globally in the category. For Thornton, the rankings reflect a graduate program that exceeds expectations.

“The MBA@Nebraska’s high rankings show me that I’m enrolled in an affordable, credible online graduate program, and that I made a good investment financially and in myself by choosing MBA@Nebraska to advance my education,” she said.

To view the full rankings list, visit the Financial Times website:

The application deadlines for the MBA@Nebraska include November 1, April 1 and July 1. To learn more about the MBA@Nebraska or register for an upcoming online information session, visit:

Published: March 14, 2022