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April 11, 2024

Northwest online MBA program ranks high on global list

Northwest Missouri State University has maintained its ranking among the best online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs in the Midwest, according to CEO Magazine’s 2024 Global MBA Rankings.

CEO Magazine, which has showcased top business schools throughout the world with its annual Global MBA Rankings since 2012, ranks Northwest at No. 77 in the world. Northwest has appeared on the list annually since 2013 and is again the only Missouri institution to appear in the Global Online MBA ranking.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, Northwest’s on-campus and online MBA programs help students become business leaders by developing skills in ethical decision-making, financial planning, quantitative analysis, policy formulation and interpersonal relationships as well as an understanding of the emerging global economy.

Northwest’s MBA programs help students to complete a general degree or specialize in an area of interest, including business analytics, human resource management, management and marketing. Starting in the fall, Northwest will begin offering specializations in accounting, finance, geographic information systems (GIS) and healthcare administration.

For individuals with an undergraduate business degree, the MBA can be completed within 12 months.

“Offering a wide range of MBA concentrations to help meet the professional goals and varied interests of students seeking to advance their careers – while needing the flexibility presented by an online program – continues to be an opportunity the Booth School of Business is proud to be able to provide,” Ben Blackford, the director of Northwest’s Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business and a professor of business, said.

The published rankings are based on data submitted from schools offering MBA programs in 24 countries. Using a ranking system weighted on criteria that include quality of faculty, international diversity, class size, accreditation, faculty-to-student ratio, price and professional development, CEO Magazine aims to provide potential students with a performance benchmark for the schools it reviews.


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