FAYETTE, Iowa (January 22, 2015) – Upper Iowa University is ranked 13th in the Nonprofit Colleges Onlines’ Students Before Profits ranking of the top 50 schools for online master’s of business degree programs. The Students Before Profits award was created to promote nonprofit colleges and universities offering online degree programs that put students before profits and education before the bottom line.
Upper Iowa University’s online MBA degree is offered as a two-year, 36-credit program. Award-winning and nationally, recognized, UIU’s MBA is highly adaptable to the adult learner. Courses are asynchronous and offered in eight-week sessions; students may attend classes at any time of day or evening. Five specialized areas of emphasis aid students in tailoring their program to suit their respective academic and professional ambitions – accounting, corporate financial management, general management, human resources management and organizational development.
Dr. Kristopher Blanchard, associate professor of business, said, “The business world is ever-changing. A college degree offers individuals a chance to enhance their knowledge and increase their earning potential, as well as career options. Graduates from Upper Iowa University’s MBA program are better able to meet the challenges that come with having a leadership role in their careers. The UIU MBA Program will prepare students to find innovative solutions to marketplace opportunities. Online education provides an avenue for working professionals to earn a master’s degree while balancing career and family.”
“We take great pride in providing flexible, affordable and convenient educational opportunities to students across the world. We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts to provide a learning experience that is of value to our students,” said Barb Schultz, assistant vice president for the Center for Distance Education. “Upper Iowa is poised to provide a quality education for those who need it and where they need it. Online education is such an essential part of adult continuing education. It is our mission to assist our students in out-performing their colleagues with the knowledge and experience that comes with a UIU MBA degree.”
Nonprofitcolleges.com rankings were designed to help prospective students make a smart choice about where to invest their time and money in earning their online degree. Schools and programs were evaluated based on publicly available information about accreditation, academic quality, student satisfaction, reputation in the field, and cost.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 5,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus, 25 U.S. education locations, as well as locations in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree programs. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.