The list is The Princeton Review’s fourth annual ranking of online M.B.A. programs and is based on both surveys of administrators at the schools and of students enrolled in the schools' online M.B.A. programs. The Beacom School of Business has appeared on the list all four years.

“We are honored to consistently be ranked among the top schools in the country. Receiving this ranking for the fourth year in a row confirms the high quality of our online M.B.A. program,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D., dean of the Beacom School of Business. “Students choose this program because we offer a high value at a low cost. We use world-class faculty from the Beacom School of Business to provide flexible educational options for working professionals.”

“We are exceptionally proud of the Beacom School of Business for its continued recognition as a leading business school in the region and the nation,” said USD President Sheila Gestring. “Rankings like this one are the direct result of outstanding faculty and innovative programs.”

In all, the opinions of more than 5,100 students enrolled in online MBA programs at 75 business schools were analyzed for this project. Data from surveys of administrators at the schools was also used for some of the ranking list tallies. Survey criteria focused on five areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms and career outcomes.

"We strongly recommend the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota as an outstanding choice for anyone considering an online M.B.A.," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review editor-in-chief. "Its program is exceptionally strong both academically and in the many ways it maximizes technology that enables students to interact with and learn from its superlative faculty and students all over the world."

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