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Citadel Ranked #1 Online MBA In S.C. By U.S. News

Jan 17, 2019 09:43AM ● By Kathleen Maris

The Citadel Graduate College offers the #1 Online MBA program in the state of South Carolina, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report in an announcement made Jan. 15. Of all of the South Carolina colleges and universities offering master’s degree programs in business administration online, The Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business, offered through The Citadel Graduate College, is ranked the highest.

“The Citadel’s MBA program has educated busy professionals on campus in the evenings for decades, but has only been offered 100 percent online since 2016, making this achievement especially meaningful,” said Col. Michael R. Weeks USAF (Ret.), Ph.D., dean of The Tommy and Victoria School of Business at The Citadel. “We have military service members and MBA candidates studying around the country and the world, fulfilling our mission to educate and develop principled leaders as broadly as possible.”

The Citadel’s online MBA has more than 70 students participating in the spring of 2019. It moved up to the #90 slot on the nationwide U.S. News & World Report list from #205 the previous year.

The advantages of an MBA from The Citadel include developing essential management and leadership skills that can be immediately applicable to the students, taught by the same expert faculty members who teach on campus.

“Our online MBA students work to sharpen ethical and critical thinking skills while building a network of peers and alumni contacts, broadening their career options with the advantages The Citadel’s reputation for academic excellence provides,” Jeremy Bennett, Ph.D., director of MBA and undergraduate completion programs for the Baker School of Business.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the methodology used to compile the rankings is based on a combination of engagement, expert opinion, student excellence, faculty credentials and training, and services and technologies.