NEWARK, N.J., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting and a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management combined to earn Rutgers Business School the No. 12 spot among the nation's online graduate business programs.
Against its peers in the Big Ten, Rutgers Business School was No. 3 on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of best online graduate business programs, behind Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and Penn State University's World Campus.
Rutgers moved up two places over last year, according to the ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
The first-of-its-kind online master of accountancy in governmental accounting program at Rutgers ranked No. 2 among all of the online graduate accounting programs surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. Villanova University holds the No. 1 spot, according to the ranking.
The Rutgers online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management ranked No. 6.
The two specialty masters programs moved Rutgers Business School into the online learning space, and there are plans to continue expanding its presence there.
Both existing programs are differentiated by their curriculum and convenience for students who are seeking to obtain a masters degree in a specialized area of study. The programs at Rutgers tied for the No. 12 spot with California State University-Fullerton.
The Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting is a 30-credit program offered entirely online. The only advanced degree specializing in governmental accounting, the program prepares professionals who are seeking to advance in the expanding fields of government financial management, accounting and auditing.
"The program continues to be the only graduate program in the country which provides much-needed governmental accounting and public financial management education to employees in federal, state and local governments," said Irfan Bora, the program director. "We are happy to see this recognition from U.S. News & World Report."
The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is built on the same quality instruction offered through the highly ranked Rutgers supply chain management department in a convenient online format. The 10-course program can be completed in as little as one year and has no residency requirement.
Rudolph Leuschner, an assistant professor of supply chain management, said the curriculum was developed with the input of industry and geared to people who are working in supply chain and who plan to continue – and advance – in the field. "The program was built from the ground up focused on best practices," Leuschner said.
U.S. News & World Report analyzed 141 online graduate programs across the country – online MBA programs were not considered. The criteria used to analyze the programs includes student engagement, admission selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials, student services and technology.
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