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        Harbert climbs in U.S. News & World Report 2024 online program rankings

        February 6, 2024 By Gregg Bass

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        In the 2024 U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Program Ranking, Auburn University's Harbert College of Business made significant strides in several categories while maintaining consistency in others. Most notably, it jumped to #14 in the Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA) from its previous #27 spot.

        Harbert’s move in the ranking of master’s in business programs is significant considering the quality of the accredited schools in the online space that participate in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Harbert also made a remarkable leap to #5 in the Best Online Master’s in Business Program (non-MBA) for Veterans category. Up seven spots from last year, this jump underscores the college's dedication to providing accessible and high-quality education to those who have served their country.

        “We've seen a notable increase in our position across all online business programs. This reflects our commitment at Harbert College of Business to provide access to some of the finest business programs in the nation. We are dedicated to continuously improving the quality of all our programs while maintaining the value our students deserve," said Associate Dean of Graduate and Executive Programs Michael Wesson.

        In the Best Online MBA Programs category, Harbert maintains its top 25 ranking at #22 out of 350 participating programs. It also earned the #14 spot for Best Online Business Analytics MBA Programs, demonstrating the program's excellence in delivering comprehensive and industry-relevant education, and #22 as Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans.

        U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings offer a comprehensive evaluation of online MBA programs, relying on data specific to student engagement and success, peer-school assessment, faculty credentials and training, and services and technologies.

        Summary of Harbert College of Business rankings in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs

        #14 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA) (tied)

        #5 Best Online Master’s in Business Program (non-MBA) for Veterans


        • #22 Best Online MBA Programs (tied)


        • #14 Best Online Business Analytics MBA Programs (tied)


        • #22 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans


        Learn more about the Harbert College of Business online MBA programs.

        View all of Auburn's 2024 U.S. News Online Program Rankings.

        The Harbert College of Business, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Raymond and Kathryn Harbert's transformational naming gift, is a nationally ranked hub of undergraduate, graduate and continuing business education that is inspiring the next generation of business leaders. Our world-class faculty deliver unparalleled academic rigor in the classroom, while our research-driven scholarship advances thought leadership and best practice across business disciplines. The largest college on Auburn's campus, Harbert enrolls more than 6,900 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.