Frostburg’s MBA program gets top marks

Sudhir Singh

FROSTBURG, Md. — Website OnlineMasters.com, a service designed to encourage students to pursue higher education, has ranked Frostburg State University’s online MBA as one of the best online MBA programs nationally, as well as one of the best for health care management.

FSU’s program was ranked No. 48.

“As we created this concentration in health care management, we consulted our regional industry leaders to gain deeper insights into the industry’s needs and to seek their input into the curriculum,” said Sudhir Singh, FSU’s dean of the College of Business. “In part because of this guidance, this concentration prepares our MBA graduates for careers in a more discerning knowledge economy that continues to confer a premium on specialized education across a diverse set of work contexts.”

For its rankings, OnlineMasters.com analyzed every online MBA program in the U.S. and consulted 50 industry experts, hiring managers, current students and alumni to identify 50 top programs. Its methodology included academic quality (40 percent) — academic metrics, number of online programs offered and faculty credentials and training; student success (40 percent) — graduate reputation, student engagement and student services and technology; and affordability (20 percent) — average net cost, percentage of students with loans and default rate.

The MBA program at FSU is a 36-credit-hour program that offers three concentrations: business analytics, health care management and general management.

The health care management concentration prepares students for leadership roles and management level positions at hospitals, clinics, outpatient facilities and physician practices. The concentration focuses on health care policies, information management, population management and finances. OnlineMasters.com estimates the cost of FSU’s online MBA in health care management at $433 per credit for Maryland residents and $557 for those from other states.

To view OnlineMasters.com’s rankings of the Best Online MBA Programs for 2019, visit www.onlinemasters.com/best-degree-programs/mba.