Kent State’s Online MBA Ranked #23 in the Nation 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 list, Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2022 ranking. Kent State earned the 23rd spot in this year’s ranking and is the highest ranked Online MBA program in Ohio.

“I am gratified that The Princeton Review recognized the Kent State Online MBA as among the top 25 Online MBA programs,” 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.”

“We strongly recommend Kent State as an outstanding choice for anyone aspiring to earn an MBA online,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. Franek added, “Kent State's program is exceptionally strong academically, and it maximizes technology that enables students to interact with and learn from faculty and students all over the world.” 

The Princeton Review chose the 50 online MBA programs and tallied its rankings based on data from the company's 2020-21 surveys of administrators at more than 130 business schools offering online MBAs. The company also factored in data from its 2020-21 surveys of more than 7,000 students enrolled in online MBA programs. More than 60 data points were weighted to determine the list and rankings. The criteria focused on five core areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms and career outcomes.

In addition to being ranked by The Princeton Review, the Online MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics ranked No. 25 by U.S. News and World Report in 2021. The program is the only Online MBA in the nation to earn Quality Matters Program Design Certification and all of Kent State’s core MBA courses are Quality Matters certified, meaning they meet rigorous standards of quality.

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 (AACSB) in both business and accounting. The college boasts 11 undergraduate majors, 14 minors, three graduate certificates, an undergraduate Professional Sales Certificate program; master’s degrees in accounting, business administration, business analytics and economics; as well as a Ph.D. program with concentrations in accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing. For more information about Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, visit 

The Princeton Review

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UPDATED: Saturday, May 25, 2024 03:18 PM