FAYETTE, Iowa (February 5, 2014) - Upper Iowa University's online masters of business administration (MBA) in human resources management has been independently reviewed and ranked by GetEducated.com as a top "Best Buy" for students seeking a high quality, low-cost online graduate degree. UIU's MBA human resources management degree is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Managers guidelines.
"We are pleased that GetEducated.com continues to recognize the value of our UIU distance learning programs as a 'Best Buy' for students," said Barb Schultz, assistant vice president for the Center for Distance Education. "At Upper Iowa University, we take special interest in supporting the educational goals of our mostly adult online students who are balancing the demands of career and family while trying to earn an MBA degree to further their careers. The flexibility of our distance learning program makes it possible for students to complete their work at any time of the day."
Upper Iowa University's human resources management MBA program ranked ninth among all competing options nationwide. The Get Educated Human Resources Best Buy ranking is based on a national survey of 37 regionally accredited colleges that offer 40 different online masters in the human resources subject area. The survey covered the formal degree programs for human resources. The rankings highlight the 20 most affordable online degrees in this field. According to Get Educated's comprehensive national survey, the average cost of an online human resource masters is $23,533. Upper Iowa University's cost if a student completes 39 credits is $18,174 for the online masters of business administration in human resources management.
"By earning a masters degree, Upper Iowa students are better able to meet the challenges that come with having a leadership position," said Dr. Kristopher Blanchard, MBA program chair. "The business world is ever-changing. A masters degree offers individuals a chance to enhance their knowledge and increase their earning potential, as well as career options. Online education provides working professionals an opportunity to earn a masters degree while keeping their lives in balance."
More than 1.5 million students visit GetEducated.com annually seeking advice on which of about 3,800 accredited online degree programs best meet their unique needs. Affordability and value are students' top concerns.
"We take great pride in providing educational opportunities that are flexible, affordable and convenient for students around the world," said UIU President William R. Duffy II, Ed.D., Ed.S. "We are pleased that GetEducated.com continues to recognize the value of our UIU distance learning programs as a 'Best Buy' for students."
More information about the degree opportunities at Upper Iowa University is available by calling 800-553-4150 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to more than 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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