The MBA@Nebraska program moved up to No. 13 in The Princeton Review’s annual ranking of online MBA programs.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Business program was ranked No. 2 among Big Ten universities and No. 7 among public institutions for the publication’s 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 and affordability.
This is the third time in 2020 that the Nebraska Business program has placed in top 25 rankings of online MBA programs. Other key rankings include those from U.S. News and World Report and Poets & Quants.
“The Princeton Review ranking is the third prestigious, top 25 ranking our MBA@Nebraska program received this year,” Kathy Farrell, the James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business, said. “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.”
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 in the rankings, 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,” Geoff Friesen, executive director of graduate programs for the college and a professor of finance, said. “Our competitive price point makes our program widely accessible, which is critical to our university’s mission.
“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.”
The Princeton Review rankings are based on a 2019-20 survey of administrators at more than 125 business schools that offer online MBA degrees. Other factors include data from a survey of more than 6,000 students enrolled at those 125 schools, and more than 60 data points from those surveys.
To view the full rankings list, visit the Princeton Review website.