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CSU Online MBA Ranked No. 1 in Ohio by US News

Online MBAThe Online Accelerated Master of Business Administration program in Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business has been ranked number 1 in Ohio, and 47th nationally, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of the Best Online MBA Programs.

This marks the third straight year that CSU’s Online MBA has been ranked as the top online MBA program in the state and the third year in a row that it has been ranked in the top 50 nationally. Launched in 2012, the program is the first fully mobile, one-year MBA accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

“The continued national recognition for our online MBA degree program is a testament to our students, faculty and staff and their consistent drive for educational excellence,” says Richard Reed, Ph.D., interim dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business at CSU. “Online education is now a central facet of higher education and we are extremely honored to be recognized as an innovator in the field.”

Designed for working professionals and recent college graduates seeking to expand their earning potential and employment opportunities, CSU’s Online Accelerated MBA allows motivated students to earn their degree within one year by completing all classes and course requirements online. Each student receives a new Apple iPad to access digital course materials, including e-books, interactive learning systems, course modules and study apps.

U.S News & World Report ranked programs based on admissions selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions and academic and career support services offered to students. The full list of the Best Online MBA Programs can be viewed at