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UWG’s Online MBA Program Ranked Among Top in Nation

by Amy Lavender

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Program ranked the University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business online MBA program 55th in the nation for 2016.

UWG’s Online MBA Program Ranked Among Top in NationThe list, published January 12, evaluated more than 12,000 online programs offered by nonprofit and for-profit institutions in the United States in categories of bachelor’s degrees and graduate-level programs in business, Master of Business Administration, education, engineering, nursing, criminal justice, and computer information technology, and the top 145 are ranked in each category.

“The University of West Georgia Online MBA program is an AACSB accredited prestigious program where we strive to provide our students with an education that is rich in experience and engagement opportunities to prepare them to be effective and ethical professionals,” said WebMBA Administrative Director and Graduate Academic Advisor Dr. Hope Udombon. “The Online MBA program at the University of West Georgia enables highly motivated students to experience learning in a team-driven format for five semesters while applying real-life applications to learning.”

U.S. News has ranked UWG’s MBA program among the top in the nation for four consecutive years. Each year the methodology used by U.S. News to determine the ranking has changed.

Previously, U.S. News published a single ranking that assessed all online master’s-level business programs, including programs leading to master’s degrees in business administration. However, beginning last year, online MBA programs have been ranked separately from other programs using a new methodology, as the MBA is the most popular online graduate business degree.

The online MBA ranking is currently based on student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation score, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.

For more information on the Richards College of Business, please visit The Online MBA Fall 2016 cohort application deadline is Aug. 3, 2016. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Hope Udombon at


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Posted: January 27, 2016

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