Behrend’s Online Programs Earn Top-10 Rankings in U.S. News

New rankings by U.S. News & World Report place Penn State’s online degrees— including programs developed and taught by Black School of Business faculty members—among the best in the nation.

The programs—undergraduate finance degree and graduate MBA and project management degrees—are offered through Penn State World Campus.

U.S. News bases the rankings on statistical and peer-reputation surveys that measure engagement, faculty credentials and student excellence, among other factors. More than 350 institutions participated.

In the online finance program, students learn analytical and conceptual skills in capital management, investment and portfolio management, and personal finance.

The online master’s degree in project management includes the study of commercial and procurement law, corporate and business strategy, cost control, human relations, and organization theory.

In addition to the online MBA option, the Black School of Business offers a 30-credit MBA with full- or part-time study in Erie or at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township. All three programs are delivered in a hybrid format of online and in-class instruction.

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