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    MBA and Nursing Program Ranked Among Best in U.S.

    U.S. News & World Report ranked several of The University of Scranton’s graduate degree programs in business and nursing among the nation’s best in its 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings that became available online March 30.
    March 31, 2021

    Several of The University of Scranton’s graduate programs are once again ranked among the America’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” that published online March 30.

    Scranton’s graduate program in nursing ranked No. 88 and its part-time MBA program ranked No. 95 in the nation. U.S. News also listed several Scranton programs among the Best Graduate Schools Ranking by MBA Specialties in the nation, ranking programs in information systems No. 20; production operations No. 22; accounting No. 28; and finance No. 36. Scranton’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program ranked at No. 113 in the nation.

    For the graduate school rankings, U.S. News uses data gathered by surveys of college faculty and administrators, and for nursing programs, from professionals working in health care, to assess the quality of programs. U.S. News also uses statistical data such as faculty student ratios and student test scores. The U.S. News ranking of the Best Graduate Schools Ranking by MBA Specialties is based solely on ratings by business school deans and directors of AACSB-accredited MBA programs.

    Graduate nursing degrees offered by Scranton include Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN, and post-master’s certificate; Executive Nursing Leadership, M.S.N; and Nurse Anesthesia, DNP, and an accelerated MSN degree program.

    The University’s graduate-level business programs include a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Master of Accountancy (MAcc), Master of Science in Finance (MSF). Master of Science in Business Analytics and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in general management or with a specialization in accounting, business analytics, finance, healthcare management, international business, management information systems, marketing and operations management. The University also offers combined/accelerated bachelor’s and master’s level programs including accounting BS/MBA, operations management BS/MBA, finance BS/MBA, management BS/MBA, and College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor’s/MBA, and other programs.

    All of the University’s graduate programs hold the highest national accreditation within each discipline, including accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) for business and accreditation by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for nursing and Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for nurse anesthesia.

    Earlier this year, U.S. News’ Best Online Programs” publication ranked the University’s online master’s degree programs in business (excluding MBA) at No. 48; and its online MBA program at No. 111 in the nation. U.S. News also ranked Scranton at No. 67 in the country for “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans.”

    In other rankings published by U.S. News, Scranton has been ranked among the top 10 “Best Regional Universities in the North” for 27 consecutive years. Scranton is ranked No. 6 in the 2021 edition of the guidebook. U.S. News also ranked Scranton No. 14 in its category for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.”

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