Published on January 26, 2021 by Morgan Black  
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As the landscape of higher education changes due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19, online courses have become the norm for students participating in graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Samford University’s Brock School of Business has been ahead of this shift for some time, offering online courses in its Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program since fall 2013. In its 2021 rankings released January 26, U.S. News & World Report ranks Brock School of Business 74th nationally for its online M.B.A.
 
“Having a place in the top 100 business schools in the country is an outstanding feat for our M.B.A. program,” said Interim Dean Chad Carson. “This is a testament to our dedicated faculty and staff and their commitment to providing an excellent, ethical business education for our students. Their ability to offer their coursework through online and other virtual platforms has proven successful, especially as the pandemic lingers.”
 
Since spring 2020, enrollment in the M.B.A. program has grown by 39%.
 
“If the pandemic has offered any benefits, it’s that students who might have been on the fence about pursuing a master’s degree, now have more opportunities, and likely time, to participate in programs like ours,” Carson said. “We’re very proud to be able to offer our M.B.A. to more and more students as we continue in our quest in developing the next generation of Christian business leaders, and our online component is proving to be a great avenue for student participation.”
 
In addition to being a flexible program for working professionals, Samford’s M.B.A. offers students the opportunity to customize their education by providing three specialized focus areas: data analytics, finance and sports business.
 
To learn more or apply, see samford.edu/go/mba.
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.