The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s online Master of Business Administration program ranks No. 3 nationally and No. 9 globally in the latest online MBA rankings from the Financial Times.
Jumping five spots from last year’s national rankings, the program also maintained its hold on the top ranking for best value in the United States. It’s the second national top-10 ranking for the College of Business program in 2022. The Princeton Review recently ranked the online MBA program at No. 8 in the United States.
“The Financial Times ranking is important to Nebraska because it depends on our alumni’s responses about their experiences in our program,” said Aaron Crabtree, associate dean of master’s programs and executive development, KPMG Faculty Fellow in Professional Accounting, and associate professor of accountancy. “Our ranking is a testament to our value, quality of program and quality of faculty.”
Alumni reported a 33% increase in salary after earning their MBA from the program, the third-highest increase among programs in the ranking. With comparatively low tuition rates, the program also ranked No. 4 globally in the value 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, an MBA student from Lincoln.
The Financial Times’ global ranking also placed the program third for its career services. Students in the program can take advantage of available resources, including 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,” said Rachel Larson, assistant dean of academic and career development. “The Business Career Center is known for its innovative and personalized career coaching and programming, which we utilize to ensure MBA@Nebraska students graduate feeling confident, professional and connected as they advance or change their careers. 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 stages of life, including those working full-time in their careers or abroad in another country. The accessibility of the program also earned it the No. 7 and No. 4 spots in the program delivery and online interaction ranks, respectively.
“I appreciate the flexibility of MBA@Nebraska the most,” Thornton said. “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.”
The MBA program also touted a high overall satisfaction ranking, coming in No. 2 globally in the category. Thornton said 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,” she said, “and that I made a good investment financially and in myself by choosing MBA@Nebraska to advance my education.”