Skip to main content

U.S. News & World Report Recognize NKU’s Business Programs

college of business

April, 8 2020— - Northern Kentucky University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, housed in the Haile/US Bank College of Business, is highlighted by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Online MBA Programs list.

This is the first time U.S. News ranked NKU for its MBA program, which emphasizes instructor engagement, expert opinions, faculty credentials and student services and technologies. NKU’s program received high remarks for its graduation rates, small class sizes and accreditation. 

“These are the best online master's degree programs in business administration. They also excel at educating distance learners while providing robust career and financial support. Students should also note that the online MBA programs at Northern Kentucky University are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the gold standard of business school accreditation,” stated U.S. News in its review.

NKU revamped its Master of Business Administration degree in 2017. The improved program is designed for working professionals to enhance their careers using new business topics in a fast-paced, customizable way.

“With nearly 800 online MBA programs nationwide, this ranking from U.S. News is a true indicator of excellence for NKU’s program,” said Dean Hassan HassabElnaby, Haile/US Bank College of Business. “Our dedicated faculty remain committed—and do an excellent job—of blurring the lines between virtual and traditional classrooms. Whether you want to continue your education or climb the corporate ladder, we will provide the tools to accelerate your career.”

Along with ranking NKU’s MBA program, U.S. News also highlighted the College of Business’ undergraduate programs on its Best Undergraduate Business Programs list. The College of Business is accredited by AACSB-International, a distinction earned by fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.  

Applications are open for both undergraduate and graduate degree seekers. To learn more about NKU’s business offerings, visit here.

About the Haile/US Bank College of Business: With more than 2,000 students, the Haile/US Bank College of Business’ goal is to educate and connect with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati business community by delivering globally relevant, innovative and sustainable programs and practices. The college offers 12 undergraduate degrees and three masters level programs. For more information, visit its website.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit