Online Business Programs Gain National Recognition

Published: February 02, 2016 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Online Business Programs Gain National RecognitionTaking online classes can be taxing, but for Southern Utah University students graduating with their master’s of accountancy (MAcc) or master’s of business administration (MBA) they know getting their degree online is adding up with the programs' receiving recognition by U.S. News in its recent article, Best Online Graduate Degree Programs.

For the MAcc degree, this is the second consecutive year it’s been acknowledged by U.S. News, but included in the recognition is that both programs, SUU’s MAcc and MBA degrees, are the highest ranked programs in the state of Utah.

“The frequent national recognition is well deserved because we have great students who are focused on earning a quality master’s degree,” said David Christensen, chair of the Department of Accounting. “The opportunity cost of the on-campus MAcc is a lost salary while students earn their degree. Online students do not incur this cost. Almost all of our MAcc students receive career job offers within their first semester, with good starting salaries and signing bonuses.”

The U.S. News rankings were based on four qualifications: faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, student engagement, and admissions selectivity. SUU ranked above average in both faculty credentials and training as well as student engagement.

Speaking to the impressive recognition of SUU’s MBA program, Carl Templin, dean of the School of Business, said that this is the first year an online MBA was available to SUU students. It’s ranked 95th out of 224 programs nationally.

“These recognitions are really a testament to the quality of our professors and their focus on their students,” Templin said. “It’s a great opportunity for students who want to earn a high quality business degree but cannot come to campus.”

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