Isenberg Online MBA Ranked #3 Worldwide by Financial Times
March 06, 2017
In a resounding endorsement of Isenberg’s continuous improvement, the Financial Times has ranked the school’s Online MBA program 1st in the nation and 3rd in the world. With 1,300 students and 13 years under its belt, the Isenberg program is one of the planet’s largest and oldest online MBAs.
That has given Isenberg sustained opportunities to hone its performance in two categories that mean a great deal to students—online delivery and career progress. In the current survey, Isenberg’s Online MBA registered world-class results in two Financial Times online delivery subcategories, ranking 2nd globally in program delivery and third in online interaction. Program delivery captures alumni ratings of online teaching, materials, and exams. Online interaction covers interaction among students, teamwork, and the availability of faculty.
In the survey’s career progress category, Isenberg ranked 5th in the world in the subcategories salary today and value for money. Salary today depicts the average alumni salary three years after graduation ($159,340 for Isenberg Online MBA grads). Value for money, which factors in student fees and other costs, focuses on the increase in salary after graduation.
The Isenberg Online MBA also excelled in measures of diversity. Notably, the program ranked 6th in the world in its percentage ofinternational students.
Isenberg’s current Financial Times ranking improved markedly from its 9th and 11th place rankings in 2016 and 2015. In February, the Isenberg Online MBA achieved an elite ranking of 12th in the nation from U.S. News & World Report. That survey evaluated 221 AACSB-accredited online MBA programs.
Our students’ success is the ultimate driver of our own success“Many business school rankings focus on the reputation of well-established programs,” notes Isenberg’s dean, Mark Fuller. “The Financial Times survey departs from that by emphasizing concrete performance measures combined with feedback from recent graduates,” he observes. “In other words, it allows entrepreneurial schools like Isenberg to compete, based on their creativity, informed investments, and hard work. With that said, I am especially pleased by the survey’s high approval ratings by our recent graduates—our alumni—who valued their online experience as students. Feedback from them and our current students is critical to our improvement and success.
“Our students’ success is the ultimate driver of our own success,” emphasizes Isenberg’s Associate Dean of Professional Programs John Wells. “Their interactions with us inform our entire program—from its online content and interface to our outstanding faculty and student advisors. As the survey indicates, everything has come together for us in our online MBA--all for the benefit of our students.”