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U.S. News & World Report Ranks CSU’s Online MBA No. 44 in Nation

Trailblazing program is top online MBA in Ohio

The Mobile Accelerated Master of Business Administration (MAMBA) at Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business is ranked No. 44 in the nation and No. 1 in Ohio on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 list of the Best Online Graduate MBA Programs.

This marks the first Top 50 national ranking for CSU’s Mobile AMBA, which allows students to earn an MBA within one year by completing all classes and tests online. Each student receives a new Apple iPad to access digital course materials, including e-books, interactive learning systems, course modules and study apps.

“We are very proud of a program that merely three years ago was just an idea inspired by CSU President Ronald M. Berkman’s vision and is now a national Top 50 MBA program,” said Elad Granot, Ph.D., assistant dean of MBA programs at CSU. “The credit goes to our College of Business faculty and Center for eLearning staff for coming together to create a state-of-the-art MBA experience.”

CSU’s trailblazing Mobile AMBA was 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. Designed for working professionals and recent college graduates seeking to expand their earning potential and employment opportunities, courses cover accounting, finance, marketing and international business, among other subjects. The program provides an efficient and cost-effective alternative to other MBA routes, including full-time and part-time MBA programs, which typically require two years or more to complete.

For the new list, U.S. News & World Report evaluated schools solely on the basis of their distance-education MBA programs. Programs were ranked based on a variety of factors, including student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials/training and student services/technology. The full list may be viewed at