Fox Online MBA ranks No. 8 in the nation in student services in U.S. News’ Top Online Education Program rankings
The Fox School of Business’ Online MBA ranks in the Top 10 for student services and technology and is one of only 14 honor roll recipients among graduate business programs in the first edition of Top Online Education Program rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
The Fox School is the only Online MBA in Greater Philadelphia and Pennsylvania to be named to the national honor roll, released Jan. 10. Fox is ranked No. 8 for student services and technology out of the 161 graduate business programs featured in that category. U.S. News ranked 164 schools overall.
“The Fox Online MBA combines rigorous curriculum and outstanding faculty with premier student services and convenient learning,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “This recognition affirms that a Fox Online MBA is a nationally recognized standard of excellence.”
Online graduate business degree programs were evaluated in four categories: student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation, and admissions selectivity.
To make U.S. News’ honor roll, Fox’s Online MBA had to place in the top third of ranked schools in at least three of the four category rankings. There are no numeric rankings for overall program quality in the inaugural survey. Instead, U.S. News created the honor rolls to recognize programs that performed well across a series of numeric indicator rankings.
Fox’s Online MBA, powered by the premier web-conferencing software WebEx, allows students and faculty to meet in a real-time virtual classroom that enhances the online learning experience. Flexible scheduling helps students control class time, and virtual team collaboration emphasizes the power of cooperative learning.
The Fox Online MBA features the same world-renowned faculty and high-impact curriculum as its highly ranked, AACSB-accredited traditional MBA.
The 54-credit Online MBA degree consists of 19 courses, and students take one course at a time for five weeks before moving on to the next. Students start the program with one of three residencies at Temple to get acquainted with classmates, staff and available resources, to attend social and networking events, and to begin taking courses that require a face-to-face component, such as Leadership Development.
This academic year, 53 percent of Fox Online MBA students live outside Pennsylvania.
U.S. News ranked graduate online degree programs in business, engineering, nursing, education, and computer information technology, as well as online bachelor’s degree programs. Data was collected from both for-profit and not-for-profit schools.