SUNY Oswego’s online MBA tied for 14th among online graduate business programs, highest of any New York college, says U.S. News’ 2014 “Best Online Degree Programs: Business” rankings published Jan. 8.
The high ranking shows the traditionally strong School of Business — recently reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — has successfully translated campus-based instruction to serve students everywhere, said President Deborah Stanley.
The rankings emphasize factors like student engagement (in which Oswego ranked fifth overall), peer reputation, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology.
Hands-on opportunities, including co-ops, internships and volunteer service, have long been an emphasis of Oswego’s academic programs and the college extends these experiences for online learners as well.
“Online classes have the same rigor as traditional classes” at Oswego, said Richard Skolnik, business school sean. “Most of the faculty teaching in the online program also teach classroom-based courses. Online MBA faculty members are recognized for scholarly and professional accomplishments.”