Florida Southern's Online MBA Ranks in Top 20 Nationally, Best in Florida for Value

Sep 1, 2020

by FSC Staff

Florida Southern’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been ranked among the top 20 in the nation in a 2020 survey of Best Value Online MBA Programs by College Consensus, a national college review aggregator.

FSC’s placement at the No. 17 spot in the new national listing is based on a wide variety of college rankings by respected publishers, in addition to thousands of reviews from several web-based student review sites.

Through a compilation of recent rankings from these multiple sources, College Consensus made its determination of the colleges and universities in the nation with the lowest costs and highest returns. FSC ranked higher than all other Florida schools.

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Dr. J. Michael Weber, dean of FSC’s Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise, says: “We attribute this ranking and recognition to the efforts of our faculty, who excel at delivering industry-relevant content and providing experiential learning opportunities for our students. We can also thank our alumni, who have been more than willing to provide employment/outcome data and testimonials regarding their success after graduation.”

In a profile of Florida Southern that accompanies its top 25 ranking, College Consensus notes that the online MBA program offered by Barnett Business provides a high return on investment (ROI) and is backed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Accreditation by AACSB is the mark of excellence in business learning, earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide.

College Consensus also highlights the flexibility of Florida Southern’s 12-to-24-month MBA degree, which allows students to begin their careers sooner. Distance learners in the online MBA program have access to virtual advising, pair with experienced Executive Mentors, and have opportunities to provide real-world consulting to clients facing strategic challenges.

The published sources surveyed by College Consensus for their aggregated ranking include Forbes, Money, Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Wallethub, 10 different national and regional rankings by U.S. News, and four separate Washington Monthly rankings of 4-year colleges and universities.

“We look forward to additional recognition at the national and international level, as our programs continue to evolve,” Dr. Weber says.