Two Online Graduate Business Programs Debut Among ‘U.S. News’ Top 100

After just three semesters, two new online programs offered by the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business are considered among the top 100 of the 2018 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) according to U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. David Wasieleski

Launched in the fall of 2016, the Master of Science (M.S.) in Management and the Master of Science in Sports Business debuted in the 2018 Best Online Graduate Business Programs at No. 95.

“We are very gratified by the recognition of our M.S. programs by U.S. News and World Report,” said Dr. David Wasieleski, chair of the Department of Management and Marketing. “These unique online programs provide our students with a specialized education to develop necessary skill sets that are critical across a variety of organizational environments.”

The online graduate business programs ranking—which assesses master’s-level business degree programs offered online that are not MBA programs—takes into account student engagement; admissions selectivity; peer reputation; faculty credentials and training; and student services and technology.

“Courses are not only taught by top academics in the management and sports business areas, students are also provided with insights from leading corporate executives in business,” Wasieleski added. “The flexible format makes the master’s programs accessible to full-time students, as well as working professionals.”

The School of Nursing was ranked at No. 45 in the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs category, marking the sixth consecutive year that the school was ranked by U.S. News and was named among the top 50 programs.

Other categories in which Duquesne was ranked for the 2018 U.S. News Best Online Programs include:

  • Bachelor’s, No. 115
  • Education (Graduate), No. 173.

According to U.S. News and World Report, the publication ranks online programs because it believes “online learning is becoming integral to all types of education, including higher education, and that consumers are hungry for information related to online degrees.”