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February 10, 2021

Online bachelor’s in business program at Purdue Fort Wayne ranked among the top 20% by U.S. News & World Report

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  •  Online bachelor's in business program ranked in the top 20% nationally by U.S. News & World Report
  • Purdue Fort Wayne option in the Doermer School of Business tied for 27th nationally
  • Only business school in northeast Indiana accredited by the AACSB
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—For some students, earning a bachelor’s degree in business might be best achieved through an online program. According to U.S. News & World Report, Purdue University Fort Wayne is stronger than most at providing this option. In its 2021 survey of Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs, U.S. News ranked Purdue Fort Wayne tied for #27 nationally, which puts it in the top 20% of all online programs rated this year.

U.S. News evaluated 145 online business degree programs by their overall academic quality. To be included in this ranking, all schools had to be regionally accredited degree-granting institutions with a fully online degree program. Several examples of the criteria used for the assessment included technology, student services offered remotely, course delivery best practices, instructor training, and how academic standards of online programs compare to quality brick-and-mortar programs.

“We are thrilled to be recognized with this distinction. I am so proud of all of the faculty and staff who make our programs successful,” said Melissa Gruys, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, dean of the Doermer School of Business. “These online options provide great flexibility for students to be able to complete their degrees on their own terms in their own timeline.”

Purdue Fort Wayne is home to the only business school in northeast Indiana to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is commonly referred to as the AACSB in higher education.

The university offers various online undergraduate and hybrid graduate degree programs. For more information, visit pfw.edu/online.

For additional information, contact Geoff Thomas, 260-437-7657 (mobile), or geoff.thomas@pfw.edu.

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