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Ole Miss Professional MBA program makes U.S. News top 14

U.S. News & World Report has named the Professional MBA program at the University of Mississippi as one of the top 14 in the nation.

According to U.S. News, a strong online master’s in business degree program performs well across all of the magazine’s indicator rankings for online education. A program made the Top Online Business Degrees honor roll if it was ranked in the top one-third of three out of the four indicators: admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation, and student services and technology.

“This is quite a wonderful accolade for us,” said Ken Cyree, dean of the School of Business Administration and professor of finance. “One thing we’ve tried to do with the online program is to make it as close as possible to our own classes, and this ranking bears out that we’ve been successful.”

The PMBA program is designed with working business professionals in mind, and it typically takes two to four years to earn a degree. Tuition and fees for the 36-semester-hour program (six credits over six semesters) is approximately $16,000 and is a flat rate for students regardless of where they reside.

“This is really exciting and shows the quality of our online MBA,” said Bethany L. Cooper,

director of corporate relations and MBA/MHA services, “We are competing nationally at a strong level. I give credit to our faculty and all the effort they put into teaching the online classes, and the caliber of our students, who come from so many different areas and industries.”

The Professional MBA employs alternate methods of delivering course content, including Internet learning systems, telephone conference calls, video conferencing and interactive CD-ROM/DVD technology.

For more about U.S. News rankings, visit http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/mba/honor-roll-rankings. For more information on the Ole Miss PMBA program, go to http://www.olemissbusiness.com/mba/pmba/index.html.

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