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FAU Ranks High in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Business Programs

Author: Jim Hellegaard

Release Date: Jan 12, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT: Jim Hellegaard
561-319-2233, jhellegaard@fau.edu


BOCA RATON, Fla. (January 12, 2017) – Florida Atlantic University is ranked number 32 in the latest ranking of Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) from U.S. News & World Report.

FAU’s College of Business offers several fully online programs focused on key Florida industries, including Accounting and Health Administration. FAU offers the Master of Accounting (with concentrations in either forensic accounting or business valuation), an Executive Master of Taxation and an Executive Masters in Health Administration, all of which offer opportunities for working professionals to earn high quality degrees online from an AACSB-accredited school.

“We appreciate the national recognition of the excellent quality programs FAU’s College of Business delivers to working professionals in south Florida,” said Daniel Gropper, Ph.D., dean of FAU's College of Business. “I congratulate our faculty and staff, for their hard work and dedication to making these online programs a success.” 

Students in FAU’s School of Accounting Executive Programs can stream lectures live over the Internet to their computer or mobile device, or they can watch the lectures at any time during the week. For those who desire a more traditional classroom experience, optional live lectures are held on Saturday mornings at the Fort Lauderdale campus. The Executive Masters in Health Administration curriculum is a cross section of business disciplines. From Health Law and Organization Behavior in Healthcare to Healthcare Finance and Research Methods, the courses provide the latest health administration-specific content.

Additionally, FAU’s Online MBA, again made the list in the 2017 Best Online MBA Programs from U.S. News & World Report. Hosted by the Executive Graduate Programs Office in FAU’s College of Business, the 23-month Online MBA program is specially designed to allow participants to continue their professional responsibilities while earning an AACSB-accredited MBA degree as full-time graduate students – in a fully online environment.

Now in its sixth year, the U.S. News Best Online Programs list is a resource for students and working adults who are increasingly seeking online education programs for degree completion and career advancement. Prospective students can use the searchable directory to explore factors such as tuition, program offerings and online services offered to enrolled students.

The 2017 Best Online Programs methodologies are based on a number of factors, including student engagement, faculty credentials and student services and technology. Only degree-granting programs at regionally accredited institutions that are offered predominantly online were considered. 

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