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Marist again recognized for Excellence in Online programs - Hudson Valley 360

Marist again recognized for Excellence in Online programs - Hudson Valley 360

Marist again recognized for Excellence in Online programs - Hudson Valley 360

Posted: 01 Feb 2021 08:25 AM PST

POUGHKEEPSIE — Three of Marist College's online offerings were ranked in U.S. News' "Best Online Programs" lists for 2021.

The programs included are: Bachelor's degree program in Professional Studies; Master's degree in business (non-MBA); and the Master's in Business Administration (MBA).

An early adopter of online programming, Marist has long been a leader in distance learning. This wealth of experience benefited the College greatly when all courses pivoted to fully remote during the spring 2020 semester due to COVID-19. In fall 2020, the College had a successful in-person reopening with courses ready to switch to online if needed.

"We appreciate the continued recognition from U.S. New for our online programs. The College is fully committed to innovation and the online format benefits a variety of students—including working adults—by delivering flexible, rigorous, and efficient programs that lead to career-enhancing degrees. The lifetime value of a college degree has been well-documented; it is imperative to offer higher education opportunities that are widely accessible," said Sean P. Kaylor, Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communication.

For the 2021 "Best Online Programs" ranking, U.S. News assessed a record 1,641 online programs. The list measures overall academic quality; complete rankings are available at usnews.com.

Marist prides itself on flexibility in its offerings to reach students of all backgrounds and life situations. Recognized program highlights include:

The Professional Studies majors is an integrative, accelerated bachelor's degree completion pathway that can be customized to both draw upon previous college, service, and professional experience while learning new career-related skills. Multiple degree concentration options and accelerated 8-week courses, in both online and hybrid formats, allow adult students to tailor this option to meet their interests and career goals and finish on a schedule that suits their needs. For more information on Marist's online BA/BS in Professional Studies, visit the School of Professional Programs website.

The Management Studies major is designed for the adult learner who is motivated to advance their career. This compact yet comprehensive general management curriculum forms the heart of this accelerated bachelor's degree completion programs. It is designed to combine the insights of our faculty with guidance from practicing professionals.

Marist offers a 100% online Master's Degree in Public Administration. The MPA program features distinct areas of concentration to choose from, including ethical leadership, healthcare administration, public management, analytics, and nonprofit management. The MPA program is accredited by NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration), the recognized global accreditor for graduate programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public & nonprofit management. In 2018, Marist launched a Master's in Professional Accountancy program.

For more information about these offerings, visit the School of Management's MPA and MS in Professional Accountancy sites.

Marist launched New York State's first AACSB-accredited 100%-online MBA program in 1998, one of the first such programs in the nation. The AACSB is the premier business school accrediting body. Also known as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, it accredits less than five percent of business programs worldwide. The program was recently recognized by The Princeton Review as a Top 50 Online MBA Program.

For more information on the Marist MBA program, visit the MBA Program website.

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