Two Jindal School Online Business Programs Make U.S. News Top 10


The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s online MBA and online graduate business programs are listed among the nation’s top 10 programs by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 Best Online Programs rankings.

Naveen Jindal School of Management

Released Jan. 7, 2015, the report ranks the school’s online graduate business programs No. 2 and its online MBA program No. 6.

The rankings highlight its commitment both to students who are seeking a traditional MBA degree as well as those who seek specialized professional development offered by an MS degree, said Dr. Hasan Pirkul, Jindal School dean and Caruth Chair of Management.

“The school’s faculty and staff strive to provide a high-quality online education that meets the needs of busy professionals who want to advance their careers and need the flexibility of complete online delivery,” Pirkul said.

For the first time since it began ranking online business programs in 2012, U.S. News split its online graduate business rankings into two — one for online MBA programs and one for all other online graduate business programs. In the 2014 rankings, the Jindal School’s combined standing was No. 4.

The rankings include Jindal School degree programs provided completely online. The school offers an online MBA and online master’s degrees in accounting and information technology and management. Although not included in the rankings, the school offers other online options in its Executive Education area. These online degrees include Project Management, a Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) and an executive master’s in Management and Administrative Sciences.

U.S. News compared nearly 200 schools for the online MBA standings and 118 for the rankings that included all other online business programs. The positioning was based on data received in five categories: student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and student services and technology.

The highest possible score in both rankings was 100. The Jindal School’s score was 95 in the online graduate business programs rankings and 90 in the MBA rankings.