February 9, 2016

Whitney N. Yarber, Communications Specialist

VSU Ranked Among Global MBA Programs

VALDOSTA – The Georgia WebMBA is one of 2016’s top ranking Global MBA Programs, according to CEO Magazine.

Valdosta State University is one of six University System of Georgia institutions of higher education that offer the Georgia WebMBA. The others are Columbus State University, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, and the University of West Georgia.

The Georgia WebMBA was ranked No. 12 among CEO Magazine’s Global MBA rankings.

“This ranking just confirms the high quality of our programs at the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration (LCOBA),” said Dr. Wayne Plumly, dean of the LCOBA. “The personal touch that we give our students is translated into outstanding student learning outcomes. Their investment in their education at VSU allows them to remove job barriers and to fulfill their career goals.”

In 2012, CEO Magazine launched its annual Global MBA Rankings, profiling the MBA programs of more than 300 business schools across North America, Europe, and Australia and ranking them based on key performance indicators — international diversity, class sizes, tuition fees, faculty, delivery methods, gender make-up, return on investment, and the learning environment — that are considered to be of interest and value to potential students.

“The Georgia WebMBA consortium is unique in that all six universities are Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Businesses accredited. Less than five percent of all business schools worldwide have this prestigious accreditation,” said Plumly. “I would sum the Georgia WebMBA up in two words — quality and results.”

To participate in the Georgia WebMBA, students must have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of professional business experience. The curriculum consists of 10 courses focused on areas of business, including accounting, strategic marketing, and entrepreneurship. The 30-hour, non-thesis program is designed to be completed in five consecutive semesters. Courses are taught by full-time graduate faculty from the USG institutions associated with the Georgia WebMBA program.

The Georgia WebMBA program was also recently recognized by Online MBA Report, an online source that organizes more than 300 colleges in the United States that offer online MBA programs by type, concentration, value, academic reputation, and more. The Georgia WebMBA program ranked No. 24 in the Top 50 Online MBA Programs in the United States, No. 20 in the Top 25 Public Online MBA Programs, and No. 8 in the Top 20 Online MBA Programs in the South.

Visit http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/graduate-school/our-programs/georgia-webmba.php to learn more about the Georgia WebMBA program at VSU.

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Valdosta State University’s 2013-2019 Strategic Plan represents a renewal of energy and commitment to the foundational principles for comprehensive institutions.

Implementation of the plan’s five goals, along with their accompanying objectives and strategies, supports VSU’s institutional mission and the University System of Georgia’s mission for comprehensive universities. 

The story above demonstrates VSU's commitment to meeting the following goals: 

Goal 1: Recruit, retain, and graduate a quality, diverse student population and prepare students for roles as leaders in a global society.

Goal 3: Promote student, employee, alumni, retiree, and community engagement in our mission.

Goal 4: Foster an environment of creativity and scholarship.

Goal 5: Develop and enhance Valdosta State’s human and physical resources.

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