Carnegie Mellon University

U.S. News & World Report Ranks the Tepper School Among Best Online Programs

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The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University has been ranked No. 1 among the 2024 Best Online graduate non-MBA business programs for the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and ranked No. 2 for the Online Hybrid MBA program by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News evaluated schools in the best online programs based on a variety of factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies. 

The Tepper School’s top-ranked part-time MSBA program combines flexible online learning with a comprehensive curriculum. It features an interactive online platform that allows students to engage with expert faculty and peers, fitting studies around work and personal commitments. The curriculum covers key analytics skills, including data mining, machine learning, and business intelligence, emphasizing practical application through hands-on projects. Additionally, the program includes unique on-campus experiences, enriching online education with valuable in-person interactions.

"We are thrilled with the Tepper School’s No. 1 ranking for our online MSBA,” said Kevin Dietrick, director of the MSBA program at the Tepper School. “It is a real testament to the work our students, staff, and faculty do, and to that commitment to providing our students with the tools they need to succeed in today’s evolving business landscape."

On the MBA side, the Tepper School’s Online Hybrid MBA program moved up three spots to No. 2 overall in the Best Online MBA ranking. The program blends the rigor of a STEM-designated MBA with a focus on the future of business. Students can work in collaborative teams, bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, mirroring the dynamics of the modern workplace. The program is led by the same faculty who teach the full-time MBA, ensuring a high-quality learning experience.

“We are incredibly proud to be ranked as the No. 2 Online MBA in the country,” said Meg Lukus, director of Part-time & Online MBA Programs at the Tepper School. “The Online Hybrid MBA showcases excellence through its analytically rigorous curriculum taught by top research faculty, small cohort sizes that create a tight-knit and lifelong community, excellent career outcomes, in-person Access Weekends, and unmatched leadership development experiences.” 

Lukus also noted that this ranking is a reflection of the Tepper School’s commitment to create the best and most well-rounded online MBA option for working professionals. 

In its 12th year, the U.S. News Best Online Programs is designed for individuals looking to complete or further their education. This year's edition evaluates more than 1,600 online bachelor's and master's degree programs using metrics specific to online learning. The rankings only include degree-granting programs offered primarily online by regionally accredited institutions. 

“Choosing the right online degree program can unlock a world of opportunities,” says LaMont Jones, managing editor for education at U.S. News. “The rankings and related resources U.S. News offers will help equip students with data to make choices that align with their unique needs, paving the way for educational and professional fulfillment.”

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About the Tepper School of Business
The Tepper School of Business, located in the heart of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, embodies a forward-thinking culture and the spirit of innovation. From artificial intelligence to intelligent systems, the Tepper School is the birthplace of the data-informed and human-driven approach to business. Designed to educate leaders for the Intelligent Future, the Tepper School is ranked among the world’s top business schools by leading business publications. The school offers a STEM-certified MBA program, MS degrees in Product Management, Business Analytics, Computational Finance, and Management; undergraduate degrees in business and economics; a Ph.D. program; and executive education for professionals and their organizations.
Learn more about Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

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