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University of Central Missouri Achieves National Recognition in Fortune MBA Rankings for 2024

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By Alex Greenwood, May 1, 2024

WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri (UCM) has achieved notable recognition in Fortune’s 2024 MBA rankings, with significant advancements in several categories, underscoring its commitment to delivering both quality and affordability in business education.


UCM’s part-time MBA program ranks #49 nationwide, standing out as the only Missouri public institution featured on the list.


Furthermore, UCM is recognized for having the 16th most affordable online MBA program in the nation, reinforcing the university's commitment to delivering value and excellence in education. UCM’s online MBA concentrations in Accounting, Finance and Marketing have secured rankings of #7, #25, and #23 respectively, all leading among public universities in Missouri for 2024.


The overall online MBA program impressively climbed from #35 in 2023 to #20 in 2024, maintaining its leading position among public Missouri universities.


The accelerated online MBA program at UCM also stands out, ranked #16 nationally and as the top public university program in Missouri. Additionally, UCM holds a formidable #6 position for the best online MBA programs in the Midwest.

This year’s methodology for Fortune’s rankings was based on a combination of factors including the alma maters of leaders from America’s 1,000 biggest companies, online search volume and eight other university-provided data points. These criteria were developed with input from expert panelists to ensure a comprehensive assessment of programs, though they did not participate in the ranking or judgment of specific programs.


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