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Online MBA Program Ranked 15th in U.S.

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The online MBA program at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business is ranked 15th in the nation for the second year in a row, according to The Princeton Review’s second annual ranking of such programs. This year’s ranking was done in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine.

The rankings, released on Sept. 20, rate the 2017 Top 25 online MBA programs in the U.S., based on surveys of students and administrators of online MBA programs at more than 90 schools. Hofstra’s online MBA program is the only one in the metropolitan New York area to make the prestigious Princeton Review list.

Hofstra’s is the only online MBA program in the New York metropolitan area to be ranked, and one of only three in New York state to make the list. Launched in 2011, Hofstra’s online MBA offers two concentrations: strategic business management and strategic health care management. While the majority of the 48-credit program is taught online, students also participate in two, four-day campus residencies, as well as a weeklong global practicum designed to provide a multinational, cross-cultural experience. Previous cohorts have traveled to China, Japan and South Africa for their global practicum.

“It is very gratifying that our online MBA program is ranked 15th in the nation for the second year in a row,” said Dr. Kaushik Sengupta, Associate Dean, Business Graduate Education, Online MBA Program Director, and Chair, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Frank G. Zarb School of Business. “The sustained national recognition bears testimony to the work we have done to build an excellent program, which has the flexibility of distance learning and the academic rigor that a Zarb degree entails.”

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine focused on five core areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms, and career outcomes. Data points were weighted in more than 60 unique fields to determine final ranking.

“Each of our top 25 schools offers a first-rate online MBA program,” said Robert Franek, Senior VP-Publisher, The Princeton Review. “Like highly successful businesses, these highly respected b-schools are serving their customers with innovative options. For working professionals unable to move to a ‘brick and mortar’ campus for an MBA, these schools offer an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best b-school professors and earn the degree from anywhere in the world.”

Said Jason Feifer, executive editor of Entrepreneur magazine:“The programs in the Top 25 Online MBA list present promising opportunities for entrepreneurs who wish to pursue or continue their education while growing their business at the same time.”

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