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KU online MBA soars to #7 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings

29 Jan
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The University of Kansas School of Business online MBA rose to the number seven spot in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 rankings out of more than 1,800 regionally accredited institutions offering online programs. The KU program also climbed to the number five rank in the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans category.1

An MBA built in a long tradition of excellence

The U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings for Best Online MBA on student engagement, peer assessment, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, and of course, student excellence. High marks for the KU online MBA program reflect our long-term focus on creating value through student success.2

For more than 150 years, the University of Kansas has delivered on our core values of education, research, and service, while nimbly adapting to changing times and student needs. KU was an early provider of online education, and our extensive experience shows in the quality of the online student experience.

Designed to serve students, including those who serve

The thoughtfully designed program connects students to some of the best minds in modern business from anywhere in the world. KU online MBA students collaboratively develop the core skills and strategic perspectives to thrive in leadership roles with attentive guidance from faculty and staff. Asynchronous course delivery and a manageable part-time course load allow students to simultaneously excel in the program and the rest of their lives.

The University of Kansas proudly serves our military personnel with the #5 Best Online MBA Program for Veterans. U.S. News & World Report’s criteria for this ranking consider whether the tuition is eligible for GI Bill or Yellow Ribbon Program coverage and what percentage of enrolled students have a military background, along with the considerations mentioned earlier. The general educational criteria are weighted at 80%, and the additional measures related to military service are weighted at 20%.1, 3

A valuable education, not a pricey degree

The KU online MBA emphasizes the skills students need to soar in any business context without the burden of additional requirements or the high cost of other programs. At $865 per credit hour, with no extra costs for out-of-state tuition, the KU online MBA is one of the most affordable of the top 10 programs.4 The program develops students’ critical leadership competencies with a comprehensive core curriculum and electives focused on marketing, finance, management, and leadership skills, all for less than $40,000 in tuition costs.

The Jayhawk community offers lifelong support

With more than 25,000 members and KU graduates working at Fortune 100 businesses across industries, the Jayhawk alumni community can help your career take flight. Take part in extensive support and networking opportunities during and after your studies.

Join us as we rise

The University of Kansas online MBA has risen to the top of the U.S. News & World Report rankings because of the value, convenience, and quality education the program delivers. Designed to give working professionals the flexible support they need to soar, the KU MBA can help you reach your professional goals on your schedule and for less than $40,000. Talk to an admissions advisor to learn more.