VERMILLION, S.D. -- GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost, quality and credibility, has ranked the University of South Dakota for having one of the top 10 online M.B.A. programs nationally.
GetEducated.com’s 2012 “Best Online M.B.A. Programs” lists USD’s online M.B.A. ninth, making it a Best Buy and one of the most affordable online master’s degree programs available. A Best Buy designation indicates USD’s program has been independently reviewed and found to offer a high quality distance M.B.A. to online students at a cost rate well below the national average of 85 AACSB-accredited business schools.
According to GetEducated.com, the average cost of a distance learning M.B.A is $36,166. USD’s online M.B.A. average cost is $12,144 based on GetEducated.com’s comprehensive review of 139 competing online M.B.A. programs during a fall 2011 survey. Costs are specific to the online learning M.B.A. program as opposed to the residential M.B.A. degree.
The online M.B.A. program at USD was developed for leaders of business, industry and government, and the program emphasizes decision making, problem solving, understanding the role of business in society and developing leadership ability and social responsibility. All USD online M.B.A. courses are taught by the same faculty and consist of the same subject matter regardless of delivery mode, including on campus instruction or classes offered at off campus locations.
For more information about a USD Online M.B.A., please visit: www.usd.edu/continuing-and-distance-education/online-master-of-business-administration.cfm. To see Geteducated.com’s complete list, go to www.geteducated.com/online-college-ratings-and-rankings/best-buy-lists/best-buy-online-masters-mba-aacsb.