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Online Master of Business and Technology moves to No. 3 in U.S. News rankings

Terry College’s MBT in top five among online specialized master’s in business for third straight year
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 10:12am
Merritt Melancon
Del Gray, Terry College MBT student, working in a coffee shop.

The Online Master of Business and Technology degree at the University of Georgia was ranked No. 3 by U.S. News & World Report among online specialized master’s programs in business.

It marks the third straight year the Terry College of Business program ranked in the top five nationally, and the second consecutive year it ranked No. 2 among public programs.

The MBT degree is taught entirely through online courses. Working professionals can complete the part-time program in two years without taking time out from their careers. Students learn graduate-level information systems management and business leadership development.

“We are proud of the world-class instruction and student opportunities we offer our students,” said Craig Piercy, director of the MBT program and senior lecturer in Terry’s Management Information Systems Department. “Each year our innovative faculty improve the quality of this program by equipping students with the skills and insights needed for a rapidly changing world.”

U.S. News is the only publication to use data gathered directly from each institution to evaluate online degrees at the program level rather than the school level. This year the MBT program scored 99 out of a possible 100 points.

Terry’s Online MBT program grows each year, from an initial class of 15 online students to more than 70 students year-to-year across both years one and two of the program. In 2021, 100 percent of MBT graduates were employed within three months of graduation. The 30 credit-hour curriculum is delivered over five semesters of scheduled and self-paced coursework. Each new cohort begins classes in August, and the application period for Fall 2022 admission is open now.

“Our project-based curriculum means our graduates are ready to lead teams and manage projects on day one,” Piercy said. “We are training the leaders that businesses need to thrive in today’s dynamic technology ecosystems.”

U.S. News ranks programs on several factors, including student engagement, faculty credentials, student services and technology support. Only online programs that award degrees from accredited institutions were considered.

The 2022 rankings evaluated more than 1,600 distance education bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. For more information, visit Best Online Programs at and UGA’s Office of Online Learning.

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