March 29, 2021

MBA@Nebraska named best value program in U.S. by Financial Times


The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Master of Business Administration program – known as the MBA@Nebraska – ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in the value for the money category in the Financial Times’ online MBA rankings for 2021. The program placed No. 7 overall in the nation and 14th globally.

Alumni surveyed for the ranking reported a 28% increase in salary after earning the degree. With tuition and fees totaling less than $32,000, Nebraska also ranked sixth globally for its value.

“We take pride in providing an online MBA degree that is both highly ranked and highly affordable,” said Geoff Friesen, executive director of graduate programs in the College of Business. “Our competitive price point makes our program widely accessible, which is critical to our university’s mission. Our recent MBA@Nebraska graduates received an outstanding return on their investment.”

The Financial Times ranking brings the MBA@Nebraska program its third top 20 achievement in recent months. In January, the program was ranked No. 17 by U.S. News and World Report and in December, No. 13 by The Princeton Review.

“Offered fully online, our MBA@Nebraska program is designed to be both flexible and affordable for busy professionals who want to advance their careers,” said Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business. “Being so highly and consistently ranked among other respected institutions around the world speaks to its quality.”

Financial Times also recognized the MBA@Nebraska program for its career services, placing it as No. 4 in the world. With resources such as one-on-one career coaching, online resumé reviews and connections to a large alumni network, the program helps prepare MBA students for continued success.

“We are thrilled to again be recognized as a global leader in career services,” said Rachel Larson, assistant dean of academic and career development in the college. “The Business Career Center team is constantly enhancing our programs and services to support online MBA students in their career and professional development. It is an honor for our students and alumni to see our individualized career coaching and innovative career programming as one of the best in the world.”

The application deadline for the summer semester is April 1. To learn more about the MBA@Nebraska or to register for an upcoming online information session, click here.

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Executive Director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations, College of Business

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