In U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA) rankings, released today, the Broad College has once again risen to the top 20 of a major national ranking. The Master’s in Management, Strategy and Leadership was ranked No. 17, up six spots from last year.

“This ranking is a powerful reflection of the high quality of our students, professors and curriculum,” Glenn Hodges, director of the M.S. in MSL program, said. “We are always striving to take our program to the next level. Our goal is to provide the best graduate business education possible while meeting the needs of the busy executives who are our students.”

In addition, the program was ranked No. 7 in the Best for Veterans category, up four spots from last year. According to the rankings methodology, the best online programs for veterans must be ranked in the top half of schools in the Best Online Business ranking, must be certified for the GI Bill® and must have enrolled a “critical mass of students with military backgrounds.”

The U.S. News & World Report annual ranking evaluates student engagement, faculty credentials and training and student services and technology. It also assesses peer reputation and admissions selectivity.

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