FAYETTE, Iowa (March 7, 2014) - Upper Iowa University's online masters of business administration (MBA)accounting program 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. In addition to the MBA accounting program, Upper Iowa offers five more emphases for its MBA program – corporate financial management, global business, human resources management, organizational development and quality management.
"This is our fourth 'Best Buy' honor from GetEducated.com this year, and we are pleased that Upper Iowa University continues to be recognized for its valuable, yet affordable degree for students," said Barb Schultz, assistant vice president for the Center for Distance Education. "By earning a degree, Upper Iowa students propel themselves forward in their careers, and we are proud to be able to provide the educational tools that are necessary to positively impact their lives."
Upper Iowa University's MBA program ranked 25th among all competing options nationwide. The Get Educated MBA Best Buy ranking is based on a national survey of 124 regionally accredited colleges that offer 208 different online masters of business administration. The survey covered the formal major areas of business administration. The rankings highlight the 59 most affordable online degrees in this field. According to the comprehensive national survey, the average cost of an online MBA is $24,663. Upper Iowa University's cost if a student completes 39 credits is $18,174 for the online masters of business administration degree.
"The business world is ever-changing. A college degree offers individuals a chance to enhance their knowledge and increase their earning potential, as well as career options. Graduates from Upper Iowa University's MBA program are better able to meet the challenges that come with having a leadership role in their careers," said Dr. Kristopher Blanchard, UIU MBA program chair. "The UIU MBA Program will prepare students to find innovative solutions to marketplace opportunities. Online education provides an avenue for working professionals to earn a masters degree while balancing career and family."
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 flexible, affordable and convenient educational opportunities to students across the world. UIU is a 'Best Buy' for students and we will work diligently to continue to meet the needs of our current and future students," said UIU President William R. Duffy II, Ed.D. Ed.S. "Upper Iowa is poised to provide a quality education for those who need it and where they need it. Online education is essential in today's environment where adults are looking for the best possible learning opportunity to continue their education, and hopefully, rise above their colleagues in terms of knowledge and experience that comes with a UIU degree."
More information about the degree opportunities at Upper Iowa University is available by calling 800-553-4150 or emailing email@example.com.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs 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. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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