After evaluating online MBA programs from around the country, www.businessmba.org
rated the U of M’s Fogelman College of Business and Economics’ online MBA as a “Best
Value” (16th out of the top 25 in the country) and www.geteducated.com called the
program a “Best Buy” (24th on its list of top programs).
According to the businessmba.org website, “Students at the nationally ranked Fogelman
College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis benefit from the school’s
relationships with a number of major corporations and a commitment to nurturing new
The site also noted that all the schools that were ranked were top-rated AACSB-accredited
schools offering online MBA programs at relatively affordable costs.
Geteducated.com gave the U of M program a grade of B+ for affordability, an A for
student satisfaction, and an overall grade of A-.
A respondent to the site’s survey noted, “Unlike all the other MBA programs on this
website, this is the only one that does not require prerequisite classes before actually
starting the program. They also accept transfer credits from other AACSB-accredited
schools. Price-wise, this program is well within my budget. Thank you, University
“We are proud to be leading a significant national trend,” said Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal,
associate dean of the Fogelman College, “that is seeing business schools at state
universities which are research-based and AACSB-accredited take back MBA market share
from non-AACSB-accredited private players. Prospective MBA students are seeking out
quality programs like ours that are taught by research faculty who are at the cutting
edge of their disciplines and who use sophisticated online learning tools and methods.”
The Fogelman College’s online MBA program has students currently enrolled from throughout
Tennessee and from 20 other states.
The Fogelman College’s accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools
of Business puts it in a very select group. Of the 13,000 business programs in the
world, less than five percent are AACSB-accredited.