U.S. News Rankings Reflect Improved Reputation, Impact of Stevens' Online Business Programs
MBA Still Listed as No. 1 in New Jersey as Other Master’s Programs Earn Higher Marks
The practical skills and problem-solving emphasis of business programs at Stevens Institute of Technology continues to generate interest among rankings editors.
In its 2017 ranking of online business programs, U.S. News & World Report listed the School of Business as No. 26 in the nation for non-MBA graduate programs, up from 33rd last year. The online Stevens MBA was ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and 78th in the United States — an increase from 88th last year.
“Today’s managers and aspiring managers are busier than ever as they try to accomplish more with fewer resources at their disposal,” said Dr. Michael zur Muehlen, associate dean of the graduate enterprise at the School of Business. “At Stevens, we regularly consult with executives at Manhattan companies — just a 10-minute ride from campus — in order to ensure the skills our students master align with the changing, technology-driven needs of industry, now and in the future.”
The School of Business offers an MBA that can be earned entirely online, along with master’s degrees in Business Intelligence & Analytics, Enterprise Project Management, Information Systems, Management and Network & Communication Management & Services. The School of Business also is home to a variety of four-course graduate certificates that can be earned online.
The U.S. News rankings are based upon student engagement, selectivity, peer reputation, faculty, and student services and technology. Stevens is continuously improving its student experience — through new labs, a dedicated support center and an award-winning career services office — and hiring top-quality faculty who are thought leaders in areas of significant demand in industry, including business analytics, technology integration and innovation management.
Stevens students benefit from the university’s location in Hoboken, N.J. — directly across from the Fortune 500 companies based in Manhattan, on Wall Street and in northern New Jersey. Recruiters regularly make the short trip across the Hudson to meet students, but also to speak with researchers about how faculty expertise can help solve problems in the workplace.
The online experience at Stevens delivers the same content as on-campus School of Business programs, including direct access to faculty and live interaction with students and instructors during lectures.
“Students who are able to attend classes at our campus enjoy access to a number of incredible advantages, from our award-winning faculty to our exciting new lab and collaborative spaces,” said Dr. Gregory Prastacos, dean of the School of Business. “Our online classes put those same advantages in the hands of students anywhere, through an immersive platform and convenient collaboration options, representing convenience and value for today’s busy professional.”