LOS ANGELES–Today, Poets & Quants announced that the USC Marshall School of Business earned the top ranking in the site’s survey of online MBA programs. Poets & Quants reports exclusively on the business education market, and its ranking focuses on three core measures:
- Admission standards and quality of incoming students
- Alumni satisfaction with academics and extracurricular activities
- Career outcomes for program graduates
“The Marshall OMBA attracts accomplished working professionals who need online flexibility; we are impressed year after year by the quality of our students, their passion for business, their commitment to learning, and their diverse perspectives,” said Sandra Chrystal, Marshall vice dean for online education. “It is very gratifying to provide them with an advanced business education that is personalized, experiential, innovative, and rigorous.”
The OMBA, launched in 2015, has quickly risen to the top of an increasingly competitive online MBA degree market. The number of business schools offering online MBA programs rose from 91 to 140 between 2012 and 2017, according to accreditation body AACSB International.
Marshall built its online MBA to take full advantage of the latest technological learning tools, providing students not only with an exceptionally engaging online learning experience, but also with practical skills in virtual communication and analytics. Program leaders consulted closely with business leaders to ensure the curriculum prepares students for the challenges ahead in an increasingly global and digitally driven business landscape.
Faculty members continually update coursework, introducing new knowledge, collaboration tools, and learning experiences. Students enjoy direct access to teachers and commonly form close bonds with their online classmates, beginning during their residential week and continuing throughout the program.
“Camaraderie has been a common theme since the program’s inception,” said Miriam Burgos, OMBA academic director and associate professor of clinical marketing. “Each student brings their own area of expertise to their cohort and leverages their strengths to help their fellow classmates succeed.”
Networking is another central component of the OMBA, and distance learners become full-fledged members of the Trojan Family, which is more than 412,000 members strong and includes 89,000 Marshall alumni in 90+ countries.
Visit the Poets & Quants website to view the 2019 Top Online MBA Programs ranking and their in-depth livestream interview with Marshall School leaders.
About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation’s premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, leadership, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world’s leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities.