UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management Online MBA in Top 15 of 2017 U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst today announced that the Isenberg School of Management Online MBA has been ranked among the top 15 programs nationwide for the third year running by U.S. News & World Report. Of the 255 institutions reviewed by the publication in its 2017 ranking, the Isenberg Online MBA is ranked 12th overall and 11th among public universities.

One of the largest and oldest accredited online MBA programs in the country, the Isenberg School of Management has offered an online format for nearly 15 years. More than 1,300 students are currently enrolled in the program, which was founded in 2001.

According to Dean Mark A. Fuller, Isenberg is recognized as a leading program by students, colleagues and competitors all across the online educational landscape. “The Isenberg School of Management is changing online education and the results are clear and measurable. Isenberg’s online students tackle the same rigorous curriculum and work with the same world-class faculty as our full-time MBA candidates. We have created an online program that is attracting the best and brightest, hard-working professionals driven to become leaders in every sector of business and industry.”

Isenberg was designed to meet the unique needs of busy professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who can’t put their careers on hold.  “With its flexible format and customized curriculum, Isenberg is the best option for those who want to take their careers to the next level, without taking time away from their jobs,” said Fuller. Isenberg’s online MBA program offers an expansive course of study, from business analytics, finance, and health care administration to marketing and sports management. Isenberg students from all 50 states and around the globe include physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, CFOs and scientists.

The U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings are based on five key factors: student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. The rankings only include AACSB-accredited institutions.

About the Isenberg School of Management

Founded in 1947, the Isenberg School of Management on the University of Massachusetts flagship Amherst campus has 42,000 alumni in 86 countries. Isenberg offers its AACSB-accredited courses to 4,800 students on campus, online, and in blended formats. The school’s 3,400 undergraduates major in seven business disciplines, including industry specialties such as hospitality and tourism management and sport management. Over 1,400Nearly 1,300 students are enrolled in the Isenberg MBA and they can focus their studies in health care administration, entrepreneurship, finance and marketing.

For more information, visit www.Isenberg.umass.edu.

Contact: Chris Pilsner 413/545-5603

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