SUNY Oswego’s online master of business administration (MBA) program continues to rank top among public institutions in New York state by U.S. News and World Report in rankings released on Jan. 24.
For the overall online MBA, Oswego tied for 58th – the eighth straight year as the top public offering in New York.
In addition, the university’s online bachelor’s business program –- a newer and continuously growing option –- tied for 79th in its second year on the rankings. This entry also placed the college among the top overall online bachelor programs.
Striving for a learner-centered, affordable and impactful program contributes to the online MBA’s ongoing success, said Prabakar Kothandaraman, dean of Oswego’s School of Business.
“Continuous improvement is at the core of what we do here at the School of Business, as demonstrated by our AACSB accreditation,” Kothandaraman said.
“We use that ‘improvement’ mindset to challenge ourselves constantly to develop and deliver practice-informed curriculum, keep our faculty’s intellectual currency current and embrace newer technology to nurture and support our students to succeed,” he added. “This approach, combined with the affordability for our students and our pursuit of creating societal impact in the community as a public institution, has been recognized in our MBA program being ranked as a top public option in the state.”
SUNY Oswego’s graduate online MBA programs are up almost 40% from last spring, said Kristen Eichhorn, dean of graduate studies.
“We attribute this growth to our program’s quality — people know that they will get the same quality of experience and with the same quality faculty as our well established face-to-face programs,” Eichhorn said. “The public trusts our ability to deliver a quality program and they appreciate we can do this in a way that celebrates the culture of care that SUNY Oswego is known for.”
This success builds on SUNY Oswego establishing its MBA 25 years ago and constantly working with students to enhance the program and its delivery.