UW MBA Consortium Ranked Among Top 3% in Nation

Posted: January 26th, 2021

For the third consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium program was rated among the top 10 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its rankings of the Best Online MBA Programs.

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The UW MBA Consortium placed 10th in the 2021 list, along with eighth in the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans rankings, and 17th in the Best Online General Management MBA Programs rankings, according to U.S. News & World Report.

"We are pleased to once again be recognized among the top online MBA programs in the nation," said Jessica Franson, UW MBA Consortium Managing Director. "We strive to provide students with opportunities to reach their personal and professional goals through our flexible and personalized program structure. It's an honor to have these efforts recognized." Paula Lentz, UW MBA Consortium Academic Director, added, "The recognition is a testament to the creative, visionary leadership of our faculty and staff, who are committed to providing students with an outstanding MBA experience."

The UW MBA Consortium, which is also the top-ranked online MBA in Wisconsin according to U.S. News & World Report, is the only program in the Upper Midwest included in the top 25 in the 2021 rankings. U.S. News & World Report evaluated 324 online MBA programs to create its 2021 rankings list.

The UW MBA Consortium has been ranked in the top 5 percent of all online MBA programs in the country since U.S. News began ranking online MBA programs in 2015. Since then, the number of online MBA programs appearing in the rankings has increased by nearly 50 percent. The UW MBA Consortium also was recognized in U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs listings in 2013 and 2014.

Rankings are determined by factors such as admissions selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students.

Serving students virtually for more than two decades, the UW MBA Consortium has expanded significantly over the last few years. In 2021, the program will see its 700th student graduate. Students consistently cite the strong academics and hands-on approach of the instructors to help make coursework relevant and engaging.

"We pride ourselves on the diverse array of academic and professional experiences our faculty bring to the courses as they engage students in authentic, integrated, and applicable learning experiences," said Franson.

The UW MBA Consortium is a partnership with UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, and UW Oshkosh. UW-Eau Claire serves as the managing partner. For more information about the UW MBA Consortium or the U.S. News & World Report's 2021 rankings, contact Jessica Franson at mba@uwec.edu.

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