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Southeastern MBA program ranked 35th in nation

Thursday, December 15, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s master of business administration program has been ranked 35th in the country by the web site TopManagementDegrees.com.
     Southeastern is ranked in the listing of the 50 most affordable MBA programs and was selected on criteria that includes exemplary business programs and affordable tuition rates. Over 1,000 MBA programs are selected and then vetted based on accreditation and estimated tuition costs.
     To be considered for the listing, the institution must first be accredited by one of the six accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and additionally accredited by one of the top three business school accrediting institutions. The Southeastern program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, considered the premier accreditation agency in the world for business programs. The accreditation designation signifies the Southeastern program meets specific standards of excellence that is earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.
     The second criteria to be considered for the listing is estimated total tuition cost of the program.
     Interim Dean of the College of Business Antoinette Phillips said the ranking demonstrates the high expectations the program places on student success.
     “Even with the tuition increases over recent years, our program continues to represent a significant value for our students,” said Phillips. “The exceptional quality of our program results in exceptional students who are highly recruited upon graduation.”
     Phillips said all programs in the College of Business are accredited by AACSB, while the accounting program holds a separate and distinct accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
     Top Management Degrees is a web site for information about business and management education. The site contains rankings and reviews of the top management degree programs, along with information on how to select the right degree program for unique interests and needs.
     The full report can be accessed at www.topmanagementdegrees.com/rankings/most-affordable-mba-programs-2017/.




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