Kent State Online MBA Is Only Ohio Program Ranked in ‘Top 50 Online MBA Programs’ by The Princeton Review

Kent, OHIO – Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers one of the nation's most outstanding online MBA programs, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company profiles the college in its Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2023 ranking. Kent State’s Online MBA program is the only one in Ohio to be ranked in the Top 50.

“We are pleased that the Kent State Online MBA has once again been recognized among the top 50 Online MBA programs in the United States by The Princeton Review,” said Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D., dean of the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship. “Our outstanding MBA faculty work alongside instructional designers to deliver a Quality Matters-certified program.”

In addition, the college’s on-campus MBA program was selected for the Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools for 2023 list.

“We recommend these schools highly and with great regard for the MBA programs they offer,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief. “Every MBA program — on-campus as well as online — that made our lists for 2023 offers outstanding academics, superb experiential components, and impressive career services. As important, every one garnered positive ratings from MBA students we surveyed who attend — or are recent grads of — the program.”

The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools rankings are uniquely based on institutional data the company gathers from administrators at business schools as well as surveys of students attending the schools who rate and report on their experiences at them. The rankings for 2023 are based on surveys in 2021-22 of administrators at 397 business schools offering on-campus and/or online MBAs, and surveys of 29,900 students enrolled in the schools over the past three academic years.  

The program is the only Online MBA in the nation to currently hold Quality Matters Program Design Certification and Quality Matters Learner Success Certification.


About Kent State University’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Kent State University’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship is among the fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) in both business and accounting. The college offers 11 undergraduate majors, 14 minors, an undergraduate Professional Sales Certificate; master’s degrees in accounting (online), MBA (executive, in-person and online), business analytics (in-person and online) and economics; four graduate certificates and a Ph.D. program. For more information about Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, visit

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review® is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admissions services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students as well as working professionals achieve their education and career goals through its many education services and products. These include online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors; online resources; more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House; and dozens of categories of school rankings. Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is now in its 42nd year.

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POSTED: Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:56 PM
Updated: Friday, July 7, 2023 01:20 PM