Published on September 29, 2022 by Morgan Black
Although the pandemic accelerated the demand for online education, Samford’s Brock School of Business has been offering its Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) for the last 10 years. In 2022, as part of its second annual ranking of online M.B.A. programs, Fortune Education ranked Samford’s program 26th in the nation of 108 schools listed.
Fortune’s ranking methodology states that they “found online M.B.A. programs that not only see their graduates land good jobs, but also have a track record of placing alumni into the highest echelons of the Fortune 500.”
“This recognition is a true testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff to provide a high-quality online experience for our M.B.A. students,” said Dean Chad Carson. “We’re very proud of our program and the success our graduates have after receiving their M.B.A. from Samford.”
Samford’s M.B.A. boasts a flexible program for working professionals. It can be completed completely online, on campus, or through a hybrid combination of online and on campus courses. The program offers students the opportunity to customize their education by providing three specialized focus areas in data analytics, finance and sports business.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from Samford in journalism and mass communication, Ashten Legg knew she wanted to continue her education to enhance her career.
She said, “I had such a wonderful experience attending Samford for my undergraduate degree. When I decided to pursue my M.B.A., there was no need to explore other universities. I knew I wanted to come back to my alma mater. The quality of education at Samford is unparalleled and has undoubtedly helped me in my professional journey. As a full-time working mom, I was nervous about finding time for school. I was so pleased to learn that Samford offers a fully online M.B.A. program. This allowed me to focus on my career, family and furthering my education in tandem. I am even wrapping up my final semester with a newborn at home! This university and this program mean so much to me, and I know that the knowledge I have gained will pay dividends in the future.”
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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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.