Kent State’s Online MBA Ranks No. 35 in the Nation in Fortune’s Best Online MBA Programs 2021

Way to go Kent State!


The Kent State University College of Business Administration’s Online MBA ranks No. 35 in the nation in Fortune’s Best Online MBA Programs 2021 ranking.1

Kent State is the highest-ranked public university in northern Ohio on the list.

Fortune Best Online MBA Programs 2021 Kent State University College of Business Administration #35

“Given the expert Kent State full-time faculty and instructional designers who partnered to develop this program, I am not surprised that Fortune ranked the Kent State Online MBA among the top online MBA programs in the nation,” said Cathy L.Z. DuBois, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate and online programs at Kent State’s College of Business Administration. “This is the most recent in a series of high rankings the Online MBA program has earned in 2021. Collectively, these rankings reflect the excellence of our Students First approach used to develop and deliver this program.”

Kent State University’s Online MBA program

The Online Master of Business Administration degree provides students access to world-renowned faculty and strategically designed courses in a flexible format and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

The modular, eight-week course structure allows you to enroll in any semester and study at your own pace. The online MBA offers a case-based curriculum, a flexible schedule, academic advisors who are always willing to help, access to an MBA career coach, digital career services offerings, and an online speaker series.

Kent State’s College of Business Administration recently achieved Quality Matters (QM) Program Design Certification. This means that all of Kent State’s core MBA courses are Quality Matters certified, which validates the rigorous standards of quality at the foundation of this program.

For more information on Kent State’s Online MBA Program, visit

About the Fortune Best Online MBA Program 2021 Ranking

Fortune invited more than 200 online MBA programs to participate in the rankings, with 104 completing a questionnaire. That questionnaire information, along with data collected from companies and executives, created the ranking. Fortune’s final ranking is made up of four components: Program Score, Fortune 1000 Score, Brand Score, and Prestige Score.

For more information about the Fortune Best Online MBA Program 2021 ranking, visit

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