Online MBA Among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Programs


ATLANTA/MACON – Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is featured in U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Programs Rankings, released today.

The School's Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is tied for 61st among the 282 institutions included in that particular ranking, alongside Drexel University, Quinnipiac University, Rutgers University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Kansas and Villanova University.

“We are thrilled with this acknowledgement and to be tied with these prestigious schools,” said Dr. Susan P. Gilbert, dean of the Stetson School of Business and Economics. “Mercer's Online MBA is only in its second full year and will continue to rise in reputation and student satisfaction.”

For its 2018 edition, U.S. News ranked online MBA programs using five categories: student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.

In its seventh year of collecting data from online degree programs, U.S. News assessed 1,490 programs that offer 100 percent online classes needed to complete the degree.

Additional rankings include online bachelor's programs, non-MBA graduate business programs, graduate computer information technology programs, graduate criminal justice programs, graduate education programs, graduate engineering programs and graduate nursing programs.

The full rankings, data and methodologies can be found online at

Mercer's Online MBA offers a rich academic experience that employs interactive technology to facilitate a dynamic learning environment. The program is tailored to meet the needs of busy working professionals already employed in the business sector who wish to further develop management and leadership skills. Students are able to stay connected with their academic network through online and in-person access to faculty and campus resources.

Classes are moderated by the same highly credentialed faculty as in-class MBA programs, and the program's flexible, self-paced format allows students to work and study around their busy schedules.

Students who progress through the program at the recommended pace can earn an MBA in as few as 18 months. Students also have the option to attend some classes in a traditional classroom setting.

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About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

Established in 1984, Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who helped negotiate the first major leveraged buyout in corporate history. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer's business school delivers career-focused business education programs and develops entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer's business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review for “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” and “Greatest Opportunity for Women” as well as being one of its “Best Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.”

The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening BBA, Full-Time (One-Year) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA).