UM-Dearborn College of Business’ online graduate programs recognized among the best by U.S. News & World Report

January 13, 2012

DEARBORN / Jan. 12, 2012 – The University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business’ online graduate programs have been recognized as among the nation’s best in the 2012 rankings from U.S. News & World Report. UM-Dearborn was the highest-rated public university in Michigan for faculty credentials and training and admissions selectivity.

“We are pleased that the College of Business continues to receive national recognition for its strengths in graduate business education,” said Lee Redding, interim dean, UM-Dearborn College of Business. “These rankings remind us that our business faculty excel in their fields of expertise and that they continue to be praised for their roles as educators. The rankings also speak to the quality of our admitted students as they are well prepared to make immediate contributions to their employers upon graduation.”

U.S. News& World Report looked at several factors to determine which online business programs are the best, including selectivity, faculty credentials, student engagement and level of accreditation, and the variety of technological outlets available to students. Universities must offer master’s degree business programs with course content at least 80 percent accessible to students online. For a complete list of rankings click here, to review the ranking methodology click here.

In a separate ranking the publication identified the College as a 2012 Best Business School. The Princeton Review also recognized the College as a Best Business School.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Business is home to several nationally recognized programs where students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty members and business professionals in a variety of areas. For information about the College of Business' graduate programs (online and on campus) visit

Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan, committed to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming and civic engagement. The University has nearly 8,900 students pursuing more than 100 bachelor's, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business and education. A top-ranked university with a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of partnering with local leaders and communities, and is committed to finding solutions for the challenges that face the region.

Beth Marmarelli
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