U.S. News & World Report Ranks Programs in WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business Among the Best Online
- Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
Bowling Green, KY- January 24, 2023- Three programs in Western Kentucky University's Gordon Ford College of Business (GFCB) are ranked among the 2023 Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
GFCB's Online Undergraduate Business Program has been ranked No. 44 among 2023 Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report. The Bachelor of Science in Management with a track in Business Administration is an online Plus 2 in Business Administration option. It is designed for Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) transfer students who wish to build upon their Associate Degree.
"The recognition by U.S. News & World Report shows that the Gordon Ford College of Business continues to look for opportunities to innovate and offer a flexible applied business education," said Dr. Christopher Shook, Dean of Gordon Ford College of Business, "The success of our online Plus 2 program is in response to a great partnership, we have with the Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS)."
Additionally, GFCB's Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) has been ranked No. 73 in the 2023 Best Online MBA Programs and No. 52 among the 2023 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans.
The MBA program offers five concentrations and is designed for the working professional. The program is 100% online, with optional synchronous meetings in several courses.
"Our faculty drive the success of our program with real-time topics and information that matter in the now of business, said Dr. Dana Cosby, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Outreach. "Course content with a line-of-sight application, supportive faculty, and career-building opportunities make the WKU MBA a win for our students."
U.S. News assessed schools in the Online Undergraduate Business Programs, Online Veteran MBA Programs, and Online MBA Programs based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.
Designed for individuals looking to complete or further their education, this year's edition evaluates more than 1,800 online bachelor's and master's degree programs. The Best Online Programs include rankings of bachelor's programs as well as the following master's-level disciplines: MBA, business (non-MBA), computer information technology (including computer science), criminal justice/criminology, education, engineering, and nursing. While the methodologies are different for each discipline, they all incorporate metrics speciﬁc to online learning. The rankings only include degree-granting programs offered primarily online by regionally accredited institutions.
"Most of the undergraduate programs in the Best Online Programs rankings are degree completion programs, meaning the vast majority of their students already have some college credit," said Liana Loewus, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. "The methodologies are developed with those students in mind, setting these rankings apart from those focused on recent high school graduates pursuing higher education for the ﬁrst time."
Prospective students can see how WKU's Gordon Ford College of Business compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on USNews.com.
About the Gordon Ford College of Business
Western Kentucky University's Gordon Ford College of Business creates market-ready graduates through innovative learning experiences, using an applied, flexible, and adaptive curriculum. GFCB is home to six departments that offer robust undergraduate and graduate programs, certificates, and minors. The departments include Accounting, Analytics and Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. GFCB's programs and student success activities give students the foundation to lead in today's diverse business environments. For more information, visit wku.edu/business.
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