Kiplinger’s magazine named Colorado State University’s online MBA program as one of the best in the country in its May 2001 issue.
The magazine noted that Colorado State has a reputation for high standards and is accredited by the International Association for Management Education, essential criteria for participants to set themselves apart when interviewing with personnel managers and executive recruiters. Other universities recognized for their online MBA program include Drexel, Georgia State, Indiana University, University of Florida and University of Maryland.
The report also mentions a handful of colleges, including Duke, that offer online MBA programs that combine classroom and distance learning, but emphasize the significant amount of time required on campus.
"Our distance MBA program offers the best of both worlds," said John Reardon, director of Colorado State’s executive MBA programs. "Distance participants receive weekly videotapes of MBA class sessions on campus, thereby reaping the benefits of the professor’s lecture and class discussion without being tied to a specific time or location.
"Our program has been specifically designed for working professionals. We emphasize team interaction through online discussions, and distance learners have frequent opportunities for one-on-one communication with our professors."
Colorado State’s distance MBA program can be completed in either two or four years. The time requirement to complete coursework is estimated at 10-15 hours per week for each class.
The program is available to students in the United States, Canada and those with U.S. military addresses.
For more information, call Kathy Thornhill, distance MBA advisor, at 970-491-5474.