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SUU Earns National Rankings for Online MBA and Business Degrees

Published: January 14, 2020 | Author: David Bishop | Category: Academics

Best Online Masters of AccountingSouthern Utah University’s online Masters of Accounting Degree has been ranked the best in Utah and one of the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The same rankings placed SUU’s online MBA program in the top 36% of all other similar programs in the United States. 

In the newly released findings, U.S. News examined a wide range of criteria in developing its annual rankings including: student engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training, student excellence and student services and technology. 

Southern Utah University’s Masters of Accounting online graduate business program (MIS) ranks 51st in the country, the highest-rated university in Utah. SUU’s online MBA placed 118 out of 321 nationwide programs, second highest in Utah. 

“I am excited about the U.S. News and World Report online rankings for our graduate programs that endorse the relevant, quality education we provide our students,” said Dr. Mary Pearson, dean of the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business at SUU. “The School of Business has a long legacy of preparing students for success in their professional careers and we will continue to uphold this tradition for many years to come.”

In addition to providing fully-accredited online business degrees, SUU focuses on controlling costs associated with these programs. Tuition for SUU’s online MBA program is as low as $16,000 while the same accredited program costs double or triple the price at other Utah universities. 

“SUU is focused on preparing students for careers and providing them a high-quality education at an affordable price,” said Roger LaMarca, executive director of enrollment management at SUU. “We’re excited to see these online master’s degrees earn this recognition and thank our faculty and staff who are focused on student success.” 

SUU’s reputation for quality education at an affordable price continues to grow. In 2019, U.S. News rated SUU as 7th in the nation and 2nd in the west for lowest student debt among regional universities. In 2019, SUU also cut tuition for online students in an effort to make higher education more affordable. 

SUU offers seven bachelor’s and 11 master’s degrees that can be earned completely online. That includes four new accelerated master’s degree programs that started with the Spring 2020 semester - Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Professional Communication, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS), and Master of Music with an emphasis in Music Technology.


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