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Graduate Program Receives High Marks for Value

Graduate Program Receives High Marks for Value

by Public Relations | May 14, 2020

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College’s Master of Management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE) program in the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government has been ranked among Value College’s Top 25 Best Online Master’s in Management Programs in the U.S., as well as one of the Top 25 Best Value Master’s in Management Programs in the nation. 

Value College’s rankings are based on a program’s cost, reputation (as determined by and average annual alumni salary (via data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard). 

“Saint Vincent College’s MSMOE program has students focus on building on their existing work experience with coursework highlighting the challenges that managers face day to day,” the website states. “They learn to reduce waste within organizations to improve quality and efficiency while encouraging commitment from employees. Degree graduates possess refined leveraging techniques and problem-solving skills and are ready to take over leadership positions within various disciplines and industries.” 

Dr. Michael Urick, graduate director of the MSMOE, remarked: “We are thrilled by these new rankings.  They, along with the half-dozen other rankings we’ve received over the past three years, truly show that our program has a track record of developing effective leaders.  I am proud of the MSMOE’s exceptional students, outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum and flexible course offerings.  Rankings such as these are a testament to the quality of our students, the hard work of our faculty, and the innovativeness of our approach to learning.” 

Saint Vincent College is one of just two Pennsylvania institutions listed in Value College’s Top 25 Best Value Online Master's in Management programs, while SVC is one of only three institutions from the state ranked in the Top 25 Best Value Master’s in Management Programs.  

In addition to earning high marks from Value Colleges, Saint Vincent College’s MSMOE program was also recently ranked in the top third by U.S. News and World Report in its 2020 list of Best Online Master’s Business Programs (non-MBA) in the nation. 

The MSMOE program at Saint Vincent College defines “management” as focusing on three interrelated areas – people, organization and processes.  The program reinforces the importance of strategic thinking and planning, the cooperation of employees and management in developing standardized processes and building a culture of trust and collaboration in the workplace. Faculty in the MSMOE program are recognized experts in the areas of managing people and leverage their experience in courses related to leadership, ethics, organizational culture and human resources. 

The MSMOE program is a 36-credit, year-round program, with courses offered solely during the evening in order to cater to the schedules of working professionals. Courses may also be taken virtually, with students logging in to the live class sessions and participating in discussions just as they would if they were face-to-face in the classroom. 

For more information, visit or contact Dr. Urick at


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