In U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs ranking, released today, the Broad College reached a milestone: five years in the nation’s top 25. This year, the college landed at No. 21 overall and No. 14 among public universities.

Data from the Master’s in Management, Strategy and Leadership program were provided for this ranking of non-MBA, fully online master’s programs in business.

“This top 25 ranking is a continued reflection of our ongoing efforts to provide our M.S. in MSL students with a high-caliber, innovative program that furthers their business education as well as their future career prospects,” Glenn Hodges, director of the M.S. in MSL program, said.

The program, which has jumped more than 40 spots in this ranking since 2015, is designed to empower students to confidently manage teams, effectively lead organizations, creatively problem-solve and influence change.

This year, the program was also ranked No. 11 in the Best for Veterans category; it has been in the top 15 each year for the past four years. According to the ranking’s 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.

For the full 2021 Best Online Graduate Business Programs rankings, visit

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