Clarkson's online graduate programs in business #12 on U.S. News’ online list
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 9:10 am

Clarkson University’s online graduate business programs are ranked 12th in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Clarkson offers both master of business administration (MBA) and a master of science in engineering management degrees online.

For the second year, U.S. News chose what it deems the best online education programs, saying that the schools on its graduate business list are “the best online master's in business degree programs, based on factors such as level of accreditation, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students.”

“We are gratified that our efforts to build an ultra-high quality distance program for working professionals has been recognized and rewarded,” said School of Business Dean Timothy F. Sugrue. “We are confident that this will be a permanent and important component in our continuum of professional education.”

The opportunity to study online is welcomed by students who need an MBA, but cannot attend school full time or part time.

Said Director of MBA Programs Professor Boris Jukic. "I am pleased that our choice to take this approach has earned us national recognition."

The online MBA programs were ranked based on ratings of their academic reputation by top academics who run online programs at peer institutions, as well as on measures student engagement, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.

U.S. News ranked online bachelor's and graduate online degree programs in business, engineering, nursing, education, and computer information technology.

This year, U.S. News converted to the federal government’s new definition of distance education programs, which must offer 100 percent of their courses needed for the degree online.