The University of Nevada, Reno's College of Business received recognition from the Princeton Review as offering one of the country’s top online graduate programs. The Online Executive MBA is ranked No. 40 on the Princeton Review's “Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2021.”
The Princeton Review's Top 50 Online MBA Programs rankings are based on a combination of institutional and student survey data, including career outcomes, technological infrastructure, academic rigor, cost and affordability, among other factors.
"The Online EMBA competes with the best online programs,” Kambiz Raffiee, the Online Executive MBA director and associate dean of the College of Business, said. “The program is highly cost-competitive while it offers an integrated curriculum in management and leadership, allowing students to excel in their careers."
The University's Online EMBA program has steadily grown since it started in August 2011. The program saw its eighth and largest cohort graduate in fall 2020 with 34 students. Students from across the country participated in this cohort and had an average of 14 years work experience when they started in 2018. Over one-third of the cohort, 13 students, had a graduate or professional degree entering the program.
"What I wanted was to get more out of my interactions with people, money and business," Lali Sekhon, 2020 Online Executive MBA graduate and neurosurgeon at the Reno Orthopedic Clinic, said. "That's why I decided (on top of a very busy clinical practice) to chase an MBA. It was eye-opening exploring topics I vaguely knew about, such as brand development, the link between various business reports, marketing concepts, how to do social media right and global thinking. "