Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business earned the No. 28 spot in CEO Magazine’s 2016 Global Online MBA rankings.
The ranking included top business schools from Europe, South America, Australia, and North America. The Swiss-based EU Business School earned the No. 1 ranking, followed by SBS Swiss Business School (Switzerland), UBIS (Switzerland), and Durham University Business School (Great Britain).
CEO Magazine, which launched its global rankings of MBA, Executive MBA, and Online MBA programs in 2012, collected data from more than 140 institutions worldwide. “We are thrilled with the uptake and response to this year’s survey,” CEO Magazine Group Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Skinner said. “The increase in the number of business schools participating, and the inclusion of some very well-known and highly regarded players within the market, serve to further establish the CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings as a go-to reference tool for future MBA students.”
CEO Magazine states the goal of identifying “schools which marry exceptional quality with great ROI,” and considers such factors as class sizes, tuition, faculty, course delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up, and learning environments in its rankings.
The publication also recognized the Harbert College has being among Tier One Global Executive MBA programs and Tier One North American MBA programs. Harbert College’s online MBA program ranked 20th among North American schools. CEO Magazine’s Global Online MBA ranking also included 10 European schools, five from Australia, and one from South America.
The full rankings can be accessed from CEO Magazine’s website, which offers a program search tool, enabling prospective students to collect information on more than 900 MBA programs by price, region, and type.