Kent State’s Online MBA Program Ranked No. 26 by The Princeton Review

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration offers one of the nation’s most outstanding online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the college in its Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2021 ranking. Kent State earned the 26th spot on the ranking this year, making it the highest-ranked institution in Ohio on the list.

“I am delighted that The Princeton Review ranked the Kent State Online MBA among the top online MBA programs in the nation,” said Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business Administration at Kent State. “Our outstanding MBA faculty worked with instructional designers to create an exceptionally high-quality program that we launched in 2017.”

“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. “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 ranking list based on data from the company’s 2019-2020 surveys of administrators at more than 125 business schools offering online MBAs. 

The company also factored in data from its 2019-2020 surveys of more than 6,000 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 Kent State Online MBA program also ranked among the Best Online Programs in 2020 by U.S. News and World Report; No. 46 among the world’s top online MBA providers in 2020 by QS Quacquarelli Symonds and No. 1 in Ohio by MBA Central. Most of Kent State’s core MBA courses are Quality Matters certified, meaning they meet rigorous standards of quality.

Kent State’s in-person MBA program was also included on The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools list for 2021.

About Kent State University’s College of Business Administration

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is among the fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation in both business and accounting. The college boasts 10 undergraduate majors, 14 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program; master’s degrees in accounting, business administration (Master of Business Administration and Executive Master of 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 College of Business Administration, visit

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test preparation and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York City. For more information about The Princeton Review, visit

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 1:52pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:18pm
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