The Princeton Review has ranked the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's online Master of Business Administration program at No. 8 in the nation. The MBA@Nebraska program jumped forward five spots from its No. 13 ranking in 2021.
Princeton Review's Top 50 Online MBA Programs ranking is based on data from surveys of administrators at more than 130 business schools offering online MBAs and factored in data from surveys of more than 7,000 students enrolled in online programs.
“Moving up in The Princeton Review ranking shows that our MBA@Nebraska program has a great reputation for its academics and career outcomes. The competitive cost of the program makes it not only a great value, but widely accessible, which is critical to our university’s mission,” said Aaron Crabtree, associate dean of master's programs and executive development, KPMG Faculty Fellow in Professional Accounting and associate professor of accountancy.
Princeton Review also rated the MBA@Nebraska online program at No. 5 among public schools nationwide. This builds on the program's momentum, which earlier this year was ranked No. 14 worldwide by Financial Times and No. 17 by U.S. News and World Report. The Wall Street Journal also noted the program in the fall.
“The Wall Street Journal recognized our MBA@Nebraska program for our high return on investment as our graduates recoup the cost of their degree sooner than those in other programs," said Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean and professor of finance. "Our MBA@Nebraska program had the fifth-lowest debt-to-income ratio out of 567 schools."
For The Princeton Review list, the company chose the 50 online MBA programs based on data from surveys of administrators at more than 130 business schools offering online MBAs. Factoring in data from surveys of more than 7,000 students enrolled in online MBA programs, the company weighted more than 60 data points with criteria focused on five core areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms and career outcomes.
“We strongly recommend the MBA@Nebraska program as an outstanding choice for anyone aspiring to earn an MBA online,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. “Nebraska’s program is exceptionally strong academically, and it maximizes technology that enables students to interact with and learn from faculty and students all over the world.”
MBA@Nebraska’s fully online, mobile-optimized classes are structured the same way so students can start a new class without tech stress. The eight-week courses use the Canvas platform, and classes feature guided video walkthroughs and live group discussions.