Online MBT marks its fifth year as a top 5 U.S. News & World Report program

Terry College’s Master of Business and Technology ranks second among public universities
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The Online Master of Business and Technology at the University of Georgia is ranked a top 5 online program for the fifth straight year, according to U.S. News & World Report.

For graduate degrees in business, the U.S. News Best Online Programs ranking provides an assessment of the best online master’s degrees in MBA and non-MBA categories, using data collected from each institution to evaluate their educational quality and delivery. The MBT program at the Terry College of Business ranked second among U.S. public universities and No. 4 overall in the non-MBA category of specialized master’s programs.

“Students who choose the MBT program are able to get their work done remotely, at their own pace, while still having broad access to our outstanding faculty,” said Craig Piercy, director of the MBT program and a principal lecturer in Terry’s Management Information Systems Department. “Our graduates exit the program prepared to lead teams that build technology-based solutions for their organizations.”

Working professionals can complete Terry’s part-time MBT program in two years without taking time off from their careers. In the U.S. News ranking, the Terry College received high marks for the quality of its faculty and the time and resources utilized to train instructors to teach distance learners. Students in the program reported high satisfaction with instructors who are not only accessible and responsive but also create a learning environment that keeps students engaged in the online program and progressing toward on-time graduation.  

“We want every student to realize the marketable benefits of a Terry degree whether you’re taking classes in person or online. The MBT program delivers on that promise year after year,” said Dean Ben Ayers. “It’s not just about the graduate diploma at the end of the journey. Having an engaged cohort of classmates and the peer relationships that develop as you move through the program complement the professional advancement that distinguishes our graduate programs.”

This past year, the Terry College expanded its online offerings beyond the MBT program to include a fully Online MBA that is taught virtually and provides the same exceptional support and personalization as the college’s highly ranked hybrid and residential MBA programs.

The application period for Fall 2024 admission is now open for the MBT and the Online MBA programs.

U.S. News ranked specialized master’s programs in business using measurements specific to online learning, including student engagement and quality, the services and technology support given to students, faculty credentials, and a peer assessment of academic reputation. The 2024 rankings evaluated more than 1,600 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs from accredited institutions.

For more information, visit U.S. News’ Best Online Programs rankings, available February 7, and UGA Online.