Friends University’s MBA programs rank among top 50 in nation has announced the release of the best online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs for 2019 in the United States. Friends University was selected and is only one of two Kansas colleges listed.

The top-ranked MBA programs were selected based on academic quality (40 percent), student success (40 percent) and affordability (20 percent). In addition to compiling interviews and surveys from current students and alumni, also leveraged insight gained from human resource professionals. The methodology incorporates the most recent data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and statistical data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Only programs from accredited nonprofit institutions were eligible.

“It comes as no surprise that Friends University offers one of the best MBA programs in the nation,” said Dr. Jasper Lesage, vice president of academic affairs. “Our curriculum, program, cost, faculty and students are all superior. We have a number of MBA graduates who are recognized or honored for their work in various fields and who serve at the vice president and executive levels at their organizations.”

The online MBA programs at Friends give students a variety of options. Within the Professional MBA and the Global MBA programs, a student may earn concentrations in Accounting, Health Care Leadership, Cyber Security, Finance, Human Resources, Change Management or Supply Chain Management. For more information about the MBA degrees and concentrations, visit or

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Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.