Despite being relatively new, the Online Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at California State University, Stanislaus was recently ranked among the best programs of its kind in the nation by the Affordable Colleges Foundation.
CSU Stanislaus was ranked No. 28 in the nation out of the more than 500 online MBA programs analyzed by the Affordable Colleges Foundation. Affordable Colleges used criteria related to quality, cost, and student support to analyze the online MBA programs, which are designed to allow working professionals the opportunity to advance their education on a flexible schedule.
“Flexibility and affordability in online MBA programs is important, but quality cannot be ignored,” said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of the Affordable Colleges Foundation. “The online MBA programs on our list offer students the same level of academic excellence and student support that is expected of campus-based programs.”
The programs listed by Affordable Colleges were ranked based on factors including student-to-faculty ratio, percentage of faculty who hold a Ph.D., number of online MBA options, number of MBA degrees conferred, and cost of tuition of the online MBA program.
Katrina Kidd, director of the online MBA program at CSU Stanislaus, said the ranking confirms what she has already heard from students who have gone through the program.
“The CSU Stanislaus online MBA is an excellent choice for busy working professionals who require autonomy and flexibility for coursework,” Kidd said. “Student feedback indicates they feel the environment is similar to a real classroom and that they are able to connect with the faculty and fellow students.”
Sue Alvarez, a single mom who works as an escrow officer, said the CSU Stanislaus program allowed her to further her education despite the many demands she juggles on a daily basis.
“What I liked most about the online MBA program was the convenience and flexibility of being able to work on school assignments around my schedule,” Alvarez said. “I also liked how interactive the classes were. I made some great connections in the program and found that classes were just as engaging as the ones on campus. Obtaining my MBA helped me take my career to the next level.”
The full list of ranked online MBA programs can be found here.