Continuing a multi-year trend, U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Business’s Online MBA and Online Master of Computer Information Systems (MCIS) programs No. 1 in Colorado.
The College’s Online MBA claimed the No. 1 position in Colorado for the fourth consecutive year, and ranked in the top 35 public programs nationwide. The program was also recognized as the No. 21 program among public universities for veterans. Overall, the program rose to 51, rising 11 positions nationwide since 2020 and places the Online MBA among the top 17% of the 324 online MBA programs noted by U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News and World Report also ranked Online MCIS the No. 1 graduate online IT program in Colorado for the third year in a row. The program ranked No. 21 among all public institutions, and No. 14 for veterans. The program continued to shine in an increasingly competitive market that expanded 30% since last year’s rankings.
U.S News and World Report bases its rankings on student engagement with faculty and their peers, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion and services and technologies. A focus on these areas of excellence has defined the College of Business’s distance-learning programs for more than 50 years as its programs evolved from mail-based correspondence courses to embrace the latest learning technologies such as Mosaic.
“We are proud to be the top-ranked program in Colorado and recognized among the best online graduate programs in the nation,” remarked Beth Walker, Dean of the College of Business. “Our world-class faculty provide the deep learning foundations needed by today’s working professionals who aspire to advance in their careers. Our unique delivery model ensures that our students receive the same exceptional education as those who attend on-campus programs. These rankings are truly a testament to our student-centric focus and our ethos of using business to create a better world.”
CSU’s College of Business is an AACSB-accredited institution, held by only 5% of business schools worldwide and a reflection of the faculty quality and academic rigor imbued in both programs. Online MBA and Online MCIS students receive the same instruction from faculty as their peers in the classroom. Students have options to select the degree format – livestreamed, recorded lectures or even on campus – to suit their individual schedules. The programs’ flexibility allows students the opportunity to receive a high-quality business education without geographic or scheduling barriers and is emblematic of the College’s mission as a land-grant institution to expand access to education to all.
Online students also benefit from the College of Business’ dedicated support services that extend learning beyond the classroom. From the moment a student decides to pursue one of the College’s graduate degrees, students work directly with enrollment specialists and academic advisers to create a degree plan that suits their individual career goals. During the program, online students receive dedicated classroom support through the College’s instructional coordinators and faculty. As alums, graduates have lifelong access to the Colleges Career Management Center, which facilitates career exploration, provides access to industry job fairs and offers support with resume reviews and mock interviews.