Eccles School’s MBA Online program ranks Top 15 in the world by Financial Times

The MBA Online program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has ranked No. 1 in the West, No. 6 in the United States, and No. 13 globally in the 2021 Financial Times Online MBA rankings. This marks the Eccles School’s inaugural showing in the Financial Times ranking of the world’s best online MBA programs.

Financial Times draws information for its ranking from two primary sources: surveys of alumni and submissions from school administrators addressing various criteria unique to the experience of online MBA students. Final rankings consider items such as student salary increases, the extent to which alumni’s aims in pursuing an MBA were achieved, as well as student experiences with classmates, staff, and faculty.

“We’re incredibly pleased to be recognized among the best online MBA programs in the world,” said David Eccles School of Business Associate Dean Brad Vierig. “When we launched our MBA Online program in 2014, our goal was to replicate the value of our on-campus offerings in a format that would work for a broader audience. The extent to which the program has resonated with the market and, more importantly, added value to the careers of our students and alumni has exceeded our expectations.”

Notably, the Eccles School’s MBA Online was ranked No. 1 among programs globally in the “Online Interaction” category, which measures the extent to which alumni rate the quality of the interaction between students, teamwork, and faculty availability. Additionally, the MBA Online program was ranked No. 2 in the “Program Delivery” category, which measures alumni experiences with the online delivery of live teaching sessions, other teaching materials, and online exams.

The Eccles School’s strong showing in Financial Times comes on the heels of a top-10 Princeton Review ranking earlier this year. To learn more, click here.

About the David Eccles School of Business

The Eccles School is synonymous with ‘doing.’ The Eccles experience provides a world-class business education with a unique, entrepreneurial focus on real-world scenarios where students put what they learn into practice long before graduation. Founded in 1917 and educating more than 6,000 students annually, the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business offers nine undergraduate majors, four MBAs, eight other graduate programs, a Ph.D. in seven areas and executive education curricula. The School is also home to 12 institutes, centers and initiatives that deliver academic research and support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. For more information, visit or call 801-581-7676.

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