Online MBA Featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs Rankings


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

The School's online Master of Business Administration is tied for 78th among more than 250 online MBA programs from across the country evaluated by U.S. News.

“We are delighted that our two-year-old online MBA has been recognized in U.S. News,” said Dr. Susan P. Gilbert, dean of the Stetson School of Business and Economics. “I know that our students have been pleased with the program, especially faculty quality and accessibility, equivalent to what they would expect in any of our programs. As the highest-ranked program from a private institution in Georgia, we provide a more individualized experience than what students receive from our larger peer schools.”

The publication's rankings evaluate schools based solely on data related to their online MBA programs. For the 2017 edition, programs were ranked using five categories: student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services technology.

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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 leveraged the first major 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).