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CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business Earns National Recognition

The Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University has received national recognition in Military Times’ 2016 Best Business Schools for Vets and CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings. This is the first time Cleveland State University and the Monte Ahuja College of Business have been represented in both of these well-respected rankings.

Military Times’ 2016 Best for Vets: Business Schools, now in its fourth year, assesses a business school’s complete offerings for veterans including veteran culture and curriculum, cost in the context of military and veteran benefits, overall veteran polices and publicly available outcome measures.

Military Times has long been the unofficial voice of the military, highly regarded by military personnel. To receive their acknowledgement is a prized validation of our commitment to the education of our veterans,” said retired United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Bob Shields, coordinator of the Veteran Student Success Program at CSU.

CSU has been recognized as a Military Friendly School for the last seven years, and its Online Accelerated MBA was ranked first in Ohio and No. 38 in the nation in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs for Veterans.

The Online Accelerated MBA was ranked No. 30 in the world by CEO Magazine in its 2016 Global MBA Rankings. The Online Accelerated MBA is one of the University’s newest degree programs and one of the first fully mobile, one-year MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Last month, the Online Accelerated MBA was ranked No. 20 in the nation (up from No. 44 in 2015) and No. 1 in Ohio on U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 list of the Best Online MBA programs.

CEO Magazine has been showcasing top business schools from around the globe since it first launched in 2008. This year, CEO Magazine reached out to over 300 business schools across North America, Europe and Australia.

The CEO Magazine Global MBA rankings take into account learning environment, class sizes, tuition fees, faculty, delivery method, diversity and more to identify schools with exceptional quality and ROI.

CSU’s Executive MBA, Global Accelerated MBA and traditional MBA program were also ranked by CEO Magazine for the first time.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by both Military Times and CEO Magazine,” said Richard Reed, Ph.D., dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business. “Both rankings are demonstrate our commitment to provide high-quality business education that serves the needs of a diverse population and to provide business leaders that are prepared to enter the workforce.”