Isenberg’s Online MBA Program Ranks First in the U.S., Third Worldwide
March 15, 2018
For the second year running, Isenberg has earned the #1 U.S. and #3 worldwide ranking in the Financial Times’ annual survey of Online MBA programs. Founded in 2001, Isenberg’s online program has 1,500 active students. It maintains the same high academic standards as the school’s 65-year-old Full-time MBA program.
In the Financial Times’ 2018 rankings, Isenberg’s Online MBA ranked fourth in salary earnings after graduation, a 32% increase in its graduates’ salaries before entering the program. That included placing second among U.S. programs in total salary earned. In the category of Online Interaction, where alumni rate synergy involving students, teamwork, and the availability of faculty, Isenberg ranked sixth. And it ranked ninth for its percentage of online female faculty, at 34%.
“Isenberg is changing online education; the results are clear and measurable,” notes UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.
“I am especially pleased with the survey’s high approval ratings by our recent graduates—our alumni—who valued their online experience,” emphasizes Isenberg’s dean, Mark Fuller. “Feedback from them and our current students is critical to our continued improvement and our current success.
“Isenberg was an early adopter in the Online MBA space,” notes Linda K. Enghagen the school’s Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs. “Building on that advantage, we have continuously improved our performance by investing in technology and outstanding faculty.”
Isenberg’s Online MBA program, she continues, offers an expansive course of study, including business analytics, finance and healthcare administration, marketing and sports management, and a wealth of other high-demand career catalysts. Isenberg’s online students hail from all fifty states and around the globe. Among others, they include physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, and scientists.