MBA program nationally ranked

Program helping business students receives 8th national ranking

Ferris’ Master of Business Administration recently received recognition coming in as the 8th best online MBA program in the country.

Best College Reviews compared a total of 83 online MBA programs from across the country. The programs were ranked by a variety of class formats, affordability and the ability to customize concentrations.

In addition to earning the #8 ranking from Best College Reviews, Online MBA Today ranked the Ferris MBA program 4th out of the top 15 online programs in the state of Michigan. The MBA program allows students majoring in business to find easier ways to achieve their academic and educational goals.

The Director of the MBA Program, Associate Professor Alexander Manga, talked about what the MBA program can offer to students if they decide to enroll.

“The FSU MBA program offers seven-week courses and will allow a full-time MBA student to complete the program in one academic year,” Manga said. “The MBA program offers multiple areas of emphasis such as data analysis, marketing and now healthcare.”

Manga also mentioned with the various areas of emphasis, candidates can choose electives if they decide not to declare an area of emphasis.

Not only can Ferris’ MBA program help current students, but it can also help students who are looking for a college for graduate studies. Manga touched on the benefits of joining the program as an MBA graduate, citing statistics from

“An MBA graduate can earn as much as $115,000 starting salary vs. a starting undergrad salary of $65,000,” Manga said. “According to the AACSB, the MBA is the largest master’s degree program in the United States with over 250,000 candidates enrolled worldwide.”

In one year, the starting undergrad salary has exceeded approximately $73,000 per year, growing an additional $8,000. This demonstrates the growth of the MBA program and shows that both undergraduate and graduate students can be a part of a powerful investment if they choose to join the program.

University President Dr. Bill Pink credits some of the program’s success to the leadership in Ferris’ College of Business.

“The faculty in our MBA program is top-notch,” Pink said. “They are actual business leaders themselves. That expertise is subsequently reflected by the national rankings that our program has received.”

Pink, in addition to talking about the faculty, also stated that everything the program offers to help students was another reason for its success.

“The program is another example of the high quality of offerings that exist here,” Pink said. “And I am so proud of the Bulldog excellence associated with our MBA program.”

Manga also encourages students to join the MBA program because of its potential to grow and help more students in need.

“The FSU MBA is a growing program at Ferris that continues to serve the greater Ferris community as it draws students from all over the country and various industries,” Manga said. “Thus, helping drive the Ferris brand further and wider to candidates and employers throughout the United States.”

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