VERMILLION, S.D. -- Two online graduate programs at the University of South Dakota have earned top recognition from U.S. News & World Report.
The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at the Beacom School of Business is ranked No. 41 nationally in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online M.B.A. Programs. According to the publication, M.B.A. programs are ranked separately from other online graduate business programs for the first time in 2015 with the list containing 196 online M.B.A. programs throughout the United States.
The Beacom School of Business’ Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.) program is listed at No. 31 in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Online Graduate Business Programs. The ranking includes graduate business programs of all types, excluding M.B.A., and contains 225 graduate business programs nationwide.
“This is a very nice honor for both of our online graduate programs,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D. “It also validates, nationally, the reputation that our online M.P.A. and online M.B.A. not only offer great curriculum features but great value.”
The Beacom School of Business online M.B.A. and M.P.A. programs are accredited by AACSB International. The 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Programs rankings are based on student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. For more about the methodologies used to rank online programs, go to www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/rankings-methodologies.