The 2019 U.S. News and World Report ranked the Online MBA and Online Computer Information Systems master’s degrees from Colorado State University’s College of Business No. 1 the state.
The College’s long-standing Online MBA is also highly competitive outside the state, and ranked in the top 18% of all programs and No. 38 among public universities. The Online Master of Computer Information Systems achieved No. 25 overall and No. 15 among public universities. CSU’s College of Business was also the top-ranked non-MBA online program in Colorado, achieving No. 39 out of 150 nationally ranked programs.
The College of Business also continues to be among the nation’s best communities for veterans. The MCIS program achieved Top 10 status, and the Online MBA and online non-MBA business programs achieved No. 29 and No. 21, respectively.
“We are proud to be recognized for the caliber of our online programs, but our commitment to placing a high-quality education within reach of students everywhere is just as important,” remarked Beth Walker, Dean of the College of Business. “Our online programs deliver the same educational excellence as our on-campus programs, while also serving a large and diverse student body. We do this with a focus on teaching students how to use business to create a better world—ultimately that is what truly makes our community and programs unique.”
Factors influencing this year’s rankings included student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. As an AACSB-accredited institution, the College of Business offers programs that meet the highest standard of business education, including classes taught by tenure-track, research-driven faculty. Additionally, Online MBA students benefit from the College of Business’ student success support services, learning and networking opportunities and continuous investment in new technologies.
The U.S. News and World Report rankings are just the latest figures to attest to the College of Business’ success in online education. Financial Times named the program No. 15 in the world, based on criteria that included alumni-reported salaries, averaging a 30% increase.
“We are continually evolving how we deliver our programs to be relevant to today’s students,” said Sanjay Ramchander, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs. “Our immersive lecture capture experience positively influences how students learn – we never stop innovating and are continually exploring new technology to enhance the student learning experience. It’s one of the many things that differentiates our online program from others.”
These rankings illustrate the College’s drive to meet professionals’ ever-changing needs, as well as the rapidly evolving demands of a digital, global marketplace. Most recently, the College added a Marketing Data Analytics specialization to the Online MBA and plans to launch an enhanced Impact MBA in fall 2020 – prospective students can register starting in fall 2019.