BATON ROUGE – In U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs ranking, both the LSU Online MS in construction management and LSU Online Flores MBA Program are highly ranked. The LSU Online MS in construction management is ranked 8th among public colleges and universities and 11th overall on the list of 65 ranked programs. LSU Online Flores MBA Program is tied for 38th among public colleges and universities and tied for 47th overall on its list of 239 ranked programs.
“We are pleased to see that our programs are getting recognized nationally by U.S. News & World Report,” said Louanne Bergman, LSU director of online programs. “Our programs are only a few years old and for them to already be highly ranked shows the dedication of our faculty and staff in making these programs the best we can for people looking for an online educational opportunity.”
The LSU Online MS in construction management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education, or ACCE. It offers a unique blend of leadership, construction and business management courses. It is designed to develop leaders and managers of complex building projects with mastery in the best practices contained within sustainability, building information modeling, project delivery, and decision making. There is no separate degree designation for campus or online.
“The Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management faculty and staff are well deserving of this ranking. They have worked extremely hard to produce quality online programs for their students and LSU,” said Charles W. Berryman, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management chair and Chair of the Contractors Educational Trust Fund Professorship. “I’m proud to work alongside such a dedicated group of individuals.”
In compiling the 2017 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked online engineering programs using five categories – student engagement (25 percent), faculty credentials and training (25 percent), peer reputation (25 percent), student services and technology (12.5 percent), and admissions selectivity (12.5 percent).
Developed by global academic leaders in construction education working in partnership with industry leaders, the LSU Online construction management degree curriculum employs state-of-the-art technology taught by certified online instructors. The MS in construction management program consists of 12 courses. Each course is seven weeks long.
The LSU Online Flores MBA Program continues to move up in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. In 2016, the online track was tied for 75th among public institutions and tied for 105th overall.
This is the second high ranking in 10 months for the Flores MBA Program by U.S. News & World Report, as the entire program was slotted No. 33 in the nation among public schools, an increase of 11 spots from the previous year, in the Best Graduate Schools ranking.
“We’re excited about this most recent ranking,” said Dana Hart, director of the Flores MBA Program. “We continue to attract outstanding students to this program, a distinguished group of professionals who are doing great things around the world. This ranking clearly recognizes the value of the LSU brand, as well as the return on investment students enjoy when they graduate.
“To be sure, our academic standing among other excellent programs in this ranking is a testament to the continued efforts of our world-class faculty, students, staff and alumni.”
In compiling the 2017 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked online MBA programs using five categories – student engagement (28 percent), admissions selectivity (25 percent), peer reputation (25 percent), faculty credentials and training (11 percent), and student services and technology (11 percent).
The LSU Online Flores MBA program is designed for professionals with at least five years of work experience. Recognized by some of the world’s most influential business thought leaders, this program helps students hone the leadership, management and critical analysis skills to set themselves apart in any industry. The program consists of 14 courses, each being seven weeks long.
For more information on the U.S. News & World Report’ 2017 Best Online Programs rankings, visit www.usnews.com/online.
Contact Ernie Ballard
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