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U.S. News & World Report ranks SVC’s MS in Management: Operational Excellence a top online master’s in business program for seventh straight year

by Public Relations | February 27, 2024

LATROBE, PA — For the seventh year in a row, Saint Vincent College’s Master’s of Science in Management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE) is rated among the best online master’s in business (non-MBA) programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The MSMOE is housed in the Alex. G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government.

The MSMOE program is ranked among the top half of eligible programs nationwide and No. 8 in Pennsylvania.

When broken out by discipline, the MSMOE is ranked No. 13 nationally, No. 1 in Pennsylvania and No. 2 in the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia) in production and operations management. The MSMOE is ranked No. 3 in Pennsylvania and No. 4 in the tri-state area in general management.

“It is an honor for our program to be ranked nationally as a top online master’s in business program for seven consecutive years,” said Dr. Terrence Smith, graduate director for the MSMOE program and assistant professor of management. “I am thankful for the support from the institution, the faculty and most importantly, the students. The faculty is comprised of industry experts that link their unique experiences with course concepts and theories in captivating ways. I believe this is a key factor in the success of the program. We will continue to strive for excellence in the MSMOE program.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings assess master's-level business degree programs that are not MBA programs. Examples of non-MBA graduate business programs include degrees in accounting, finance, insurance, marketing, and management. Highly ranked programs have strong traditional academic foundations based on the excellence of entering students, graduation rates and instructor credentials.

Schools are ranked using five categories: engagement (which accounts for 30% of the score), expert opinion/school reputation (25%), faculty credentials and training (15%), student excellence (15%), and student services and technology (15%).

For more information about Saint Vincent’s MSMOE program, visit: excellence.html.