01/07/2015 08:50 AM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Flores MBA online program is ranked No. 57 among public colleges and universities and is No. 72 overall in
U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of best online MBA programs released today.
“We’re thrilled that U.S. News & World Report recognized the continued growth and
success of the Online Flores MBA Program,” said Dana Hart, interim director of the
Flores MBA program. “We officially launched this program in March 2013 and now, with
more than 100 students enrolled, we look forward to building on our accomplishments
and leveraging our excellent brand.”
The 2015 Best Online MBA Programs rankings evaluate schools based solely on data related
to their distance education MBA programs. In the past, USNWR combined MBA programs,
as well as other online business master’s degree programs, for a single ranking. This
year, non-MBA business degrees were assessed separately for a different ranking.
Because the ranking is new, USNWR stated its results and data are not comparable to
those from previous online business rankings. In addition, only 196 schools are included
this year, as opposed to 225 in last year’s rankings under the previous formula.
Schools’ ranks were based on five general categories: student engagement, admissions
selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training and student services
“Our online MBA program helps those in the workforce become leaders in their industry
and reach the next level in their careers,” said Richard D. White, dean of the E.
J. Ourso College of Business. “This latest ranking is a testament to the work of our
MBA faculty, staff, students and graduates.”
The 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 LSU Flores MBA online program, call 877-670-4521 or apply
online at http://lsuonline.lsu.edu/apply.aspx.
For more information on the U.S. News & World Report rankings, visit www.usnews.com/online.
Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015