“As we continue to provide our online students with robust learning opportunities that are flexible and affordable, it is exciting to see our online programs being recognized for their value to students,” Dr. Stephen Forsha, assistant professor and program director undergraduate online business programs, said.
The rankings are designed to help prospective students better evaluate important program factors like quality, cost and salary outcomes. The 2017 edition compares accredited business degrees on these factors.
“Prospective students today are looking for a high-quality online program, while they are also more mindful of the program cost and possible salary outcomes,” said Kristen Morris, editor at DiscoverBusiness.us. “After collecting and analyzing data on 160 online programs, this list of 56 of the best provides a fresh look at bachelor’s degree options that provide excellent value for students.”
She explained that “While cost is important, we’ve ranked the top 56 programs we think have great benefits, learning opportunities, degree reputations, and salary projections at an affordable cost for out-of-state students.”
According to their website, “The focus at DiscoverBusiness.us is on empowering people through information. We strive to help future business students make better, more informed education decisions. We do this through our in-depth resources, subject guides, and rankings.”
The online Bachelor of Science of Business Administration at William Woods University is a four-year degree program accredited by the ACBSP and focused on entrepreneurship, business ethics and leadership. Students can complete a concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership that is only offered to those enrolled in the university’s online business degrees.
Students take part in a rigorous and challenging business curriculum that includes not just the fundamentals of business administration, but customer service, non-profit management, ethics and entrepreneurial leadership. Several start dates are offered throughout the year, including in September, October, January, March, May and June.
The online degree consists of 63 major core credits, 43 general education hours and 16 elective credits. Students complete 122 credits at a cost of $225 per credit, for a total degree cost of $27,450. Those who have an associate degree or other relevant study experience, may find it possible to get transfer credit towards the degree requirements, which will lower the cost even further.
The salary range for graduates is competitive and falls between $37,600 and $59,100.
As Dr. Betsy Tutt, a WWU vice president of academic affairs, notes, “A large number of college graduates will never set foot in a college classroom. That is why our online programs represent one of the waves of the future.”