Ashland University’s online MBA – entrepreneurship specialty ranked No. 7 by Master’s Program Guide

10/23/2019 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s online Master of Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship Specialty has been ranked as one of the nation’s Best Online Master’s Programs in Entrepreneurship by Master’s Program Guide.

AU was No. 7 on the list, which took into consideration the resulting earnings potential to be derived as a result of the completion of the program, as well as its affordability and student satisfaction and the school’s selectivity. Ashland was one of only two Ohio universities to appear in the guide’s top 20.

“We are very proud that AU was ranked among the Best Online Master’s Programs in Entrepreneurship,” said AU President Carlos Campo. “Ashland University has embraced online learning and this has opened our doors to a more expansive student body – from working professionals and stay-at-home individuals to those who may not be able to commute to a physical campus – and we are proud to offer some of the best combinations of online programs available anywhere in the country today.”

Campo added he is very pleased by the fact that Ashland’s online programs stress the same academic rigor as AU’s traditional classroom programs.

"Achieving this ranking reflects the quality of our world-class online MBA program," added Ronald Mickler, executive director of AU's MBA programs. "Our experienced faculty afford MBA students specializing in entrepreneurship with innovative learning activities and this recognition is proof of that.

In announcing the ranking, Master’s Program Guide also noted that U.S. News & World Report ranked AU’s MBA program No. 5 in Online MBA Programs in Ohio and No. 1 for Private Universities in Ohio. It also called attention to the program’s emphasis on experiential learning and the choice between the accelerated one-year online program or the option to spread the coursework out over up to three years.

“The entrepreneurship specialization helps students gain the skills they need to start, fund and operate their own business,” the guide said of Ashland’s program. “Students in central or northeastern Ohio can combine online learning with in-person classes. AU offers the same courses on campus as those offered online, and all are taught by the same instructors. This gives all students an opportunity for seamless learning, no matter which class format they choose.” 

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Ashland University is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###