The award-winning online MBA program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has collected another honor by being named a “best buy” by GetEducated.com, a consumer information website.
UW-Whitewater offers “a high-quality distance MBA to a national audience at cost rates well below the national average,’’ according to GetEducated.com.
Independent reviewers evaluated 133 online programs offering master’s degrees in business administration from 69 schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
UW-Whitewater ranked 14th in affordability among programs that charge the same tuition for state residents and nonresidents and 34th overall among business schools with AACSB accreditation.
Christine Clements, dean of the College of Business and Education at UW-Whitewater, said the university’s main objective is to offer a very high-quality AACSB-accredited MBA program with maximum flexibility at an affordable cost.
“It’s rewarding to receive this recognition and to know that we are successful at a national level in this regard,” she said.
There has never been a time when quality and affordability have been more important to current and potential students, Clements said.
A spokeswoman for GetEducated.com said affordability is the most common question from prospective students seeking advice on choosing an online MBA program.
“Consumers want to know where they can obtain a high quality degree at a reasonable cost,’’ said Melissa Eubanks, director of information services for Get.Educated.com.
UW-Whitewater’s online MBA program, which has been offered since 1998, offers students flexibility and superior value. Students may complete coursework entirely online, or they may combine online and traditional courses.
UW-Whitewater’s online program also was ranked a “best buy” in 2006 and 2008 by GetEducated.com, which releases its ratings every two years. The UW-Whitewater online MBA also has been recognized for excellence by European CEO magazine, Corporate Report Wisconsin and G.I. Jobs magazine.
For more information about UW-Whitewater’s online MBA program, visit www.uww.edu/cobe. For more information about the “best buy” rating, visit www.GetEducated.com.