The prestigious designation was determined by evaluating 22 “ranking indicators,” including graduation rate, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, accessible technology and overall cost.
“We are proud of the quality of the students who have graduated from this program (the online master of business administration),” said Dr. Kevin Hammond, coordinator of graduate programs in business. Hammond went on to call the distinction “a well-deserved tribute to our faculty and administration for their foresight in the design, support and implementation of this unique program.”
Learning is no longer limited to the four walls of a classroom – it can happen anywhere – and already is. According to the 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group, the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6.7 million. The growth of online learning underscores the need for quality, flexible education programs that meet the demands of our 21st-century workforce – and UT Martin provides a first-rate online MBA program.
“UT Martin is quite proud of being named a top online graduate business program by U.S. News & World Report,” said UT Martin Bookstore Manager Mara Burton. “This is such a great school, with awesome students and faculty, so it’s been a pleasure supporting the online graduate students.”
Burton went on to explain how the bookstore has met the challenge of online learning. “Many of these students are juggling jobs and families, so it’s critical to make things as easy as possible for them. That’s why we offer the option of ordering textbooks in-store or online from our bookstore website. Time is in short supply for these students, so we do everything we can to make it super convenient for them.”
National recognition of its online MBA program is one of several acknowledgements UT Martin has earned over the past two years. The University also received a top-20 “Best Buy” ranking by GetEducated.com and a special recognition from The Princeton Review in 2012, as well as being named one of the Top-30 Rising Star MBA Programs by findyourmba.com in 2011.
For more information on the UT Martin Online MBA Program, visit utm.edu/utonline.com.