Louisiana Tech University’s online Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) and online Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management (MSEM) have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 list of Best Online Programs released today.
The online MBA was ranked No. 77, up more than 50 spots from last year’s rank of 131 in the nation. The online MSEM received a ranking within the top 100 of best online engineering programs.
“We’re proud that these programs have once again been recognized on a national level,” said Dr. Les Guice, Louisiana Tech president. “Recognition from U.S News and other publications validates to stakeholders the value of the educational experience we provide.”
U.S. News ranked programs using five categories: engagement, student excellence, expert opinion, faculty credential and training, and student services and technology. The 2019 rankings assessed 301 online MBA programs and 96 online engineering graduate programs.
“Our online MBA continues to be recognized for both value and quality,” said Dr. Chris Martin, dean of the College of Business. “Our graduate programs provide students with a relevant and innovative education from a nationally ranked research institution with a high return on investment.”
Louisiana Tech’s Professional MBA provides an interdisciplinary approach that prepares innovative and ethical leaders for success in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Accredited by AACSB International, the program is designed to provide a solid foundation in all business disciplines while integrating technology and innovation and exploring business issues in a global context. The online delivery method makes learning convenient for those who cannot attend a consistent class schedule and prefer to work at their own pace.
The MSEM program provides students with an understanding of mathematical, statistical, and risk modeling analysis. It includes systems design, engineering management, project management, and financial analysis to enable the graduate to be more effective in technical managerial and leadership roles in a business environment. The program consists of two concentrations: Engineering Management and Management of Technology.