University of Texas at Dallas: Jindal School’s Online Programs Rank Among Nation’s Best in U.S. News Lists

The Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas received high marks in new online program rankings recently published by U.S. News & World Report.

Released Jan. 25, U.S. News’ 2022 Best Online Programs rankings put five Jindal School programs in the top 10 of their respective categories — two graduate business programs and three MBA specialty programs. A sixth program ranked in the top 10 among public universities.

Dr. Monica Powell, the Jindal School’s senior associate dean and graduate dean, said the rankings reflect the school’s ability to adapt and meet the growing demand for online learning modalities in higher education.

“These rankings send a consistent message to the marketplace that the Jindal School is highly regarded and that it offers top-notch master’s and MBA online programs for the North Texas community and the rest of the world,” she said.

Two MBA specialty programs — business analytics and marketing — both rose two spots in the U.S. News rankings from last year. Last fall, the Jindal School climbed to No. 32 among U.S. universities in the 2021-2022 Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools MBA rankings.

For its rankings, U.S. News used metrics that included student engagement; expert opinion; student excellence; student services and technology that facilitate distance learning; and faculty credentials/training for delivering online education.

For the MBA ranking, data was collected from 358 schools with online programs — well above the 324 from last year. For the non-MBA master’s rankings, 206 programs were surveyed compared to 184 last year.

“In higher education, change is the only constant,” Powell said. “Since we still are in the midst of a global pandemic, it stands to reason that the online field would become more crowded. We have adapted to meet the market needs of business professionals who demand more options for their educational experiences — whatever those reasons might be. Our high rankings confirm that we are meeting those needs.”

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