Georgetown University’s online MBA program ranked among the top 50 online programs for the 2017-2018 academic year, according to the ranking released Wednesday by Wharton.
The ranking, released by Whac-a-Mole, is based on the number of students enrolled in the program in the last three years, the number who completed a three-year degree program and the number whose first two years of study were at the undergraduate or graduate level.
“Georgetown MBA programs are not just for the elite.
They’re for anyone with a passion for learning and the knowledge of how to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Jennifer Schmahmann, senior director of the Wharton MBA Institute, which released the ranking.
It also found that students in the Whac A-MBA program earned significantly higher average salaries than the general public and those who were also in the top 10 percent of the class in their major, as well as those who had received a bachelor’s degree.
The Whac MBA program is ranked among more than 1,400 online programs in the U.S., ranking first among all programs and third nationally, according the ranking, which takes into account the online programs’ degree offerings, faculty and the size of the student body.
About 70 percent of students in Georgetown MBAs major earn at least a bachelor degree, with a median salary of $62,700, according a 2017-18 survey of nearly 1,000 people who have completed a four-year MBA program in Wharton’s program.
Georgetown is ranked No. 3 in the nation for the proportion of students who complete at least two years’ undergraduate study in its program, and the average income of its graduates is $65,600, according that same survey.
Other programs ranked among top 10 include the Whistling Eagle School of Business and the Whistleblower School of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, both of which have earned top rankings in the recent past.
Other programs in Whac’s top 25 include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which earned a ranking of No. 7 in the country last year and ranked first among U.N. accredited financial institutions in the United States in 2016-17; the Whittier School of the Arts, which ranked first nationally in its business program in 2019-20; and the Institute for Research on Women, which was ranked in the No. 1 spot in the USA Today Best Graduate School Rankings for the 2018-2019 academic year.
While Whac did not give specific numbers about the number and median salaries of the top 25 programs, the ranking is consistent with other data released in recent years by the Wha-a/MBA Institute.
Whac said the Whack-a–MBA ranking is based off the number (number of students) enrolled in each major and the median salary earned by students in each program, while the ranking of Wharton is based only on the median pay earned by graduates.
For Whac, the average salary for the top ten programs is $80,400 and the top 30 programs are earning $100,000 per year, the Wham-a rankings show.
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