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WILLIAMSBURGUniversity of the Cumberlands’ (UC) Masters of Business Administration program (MBA) is starting off the new year on top after recently being named to the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 2014 Best Online Graduate Business Programs.


Since the MBA program has only been online since 2010, this is the first time they have been eligible for this honor.


Being a new program makes this achievement even more impressive.


Dr. Vonda Moore, UC’s MBA Program director and professor of Business Administration, received the exciting news in early January.


U.S. News and World Report created the 2014 Best Online Graduate Business Programs list by compiling a list of Business Schools offering master’s degree programs online and collecting data from those schools.


The information they received from each respondent was then scored and weighted in the rankings. They made their decisions based on student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training and student services and technology.


“The Hutton School of Business MBA allows students to bridge the gap between academics and the realities of the business profession,” explained Moore. “It is designed to educate leaders who make a difference in the world and, through our online courses, the MBA Program accommodates today’s working professional.”


Dr. Margaret Combs, Chair of the Hutton School of Business, said, “The MBA prepares individuals to embark up and continue successful careers in business, government, and education.”


“Through all of its educational programs, University of the Cumberlands prepares its students to return to serve as leaders in their communities,” said UC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Larry Cockrum. “The MBA degree certainly serves to enhance this mission as this program provides a source of intellectual capital and leadership for the communities in which MBA graduates live and work.”


The University of the Cumberlands is constantly in search of ways to enhance the academic standards and achievements of its students and this public ranking is one way that proves it is succeeding on a national level.


UC is proud of the overwhelming growth and success of its MBA program and is eager to see what is in store for the future of the program, its students, and faculty, school officials said.


“The purpose of the MBA at UC is to develop ethically responsible business decision makers who are intellectually and professionally competent and prepared to lead in the global marketplace,” said Moore. “Students in the MBA Program at UC are actively engaged learners. They have the opportunity to develop business expertise and managerial skills as well as network with business professionals.”


For more information, visit www.ucumberlands.edu.


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