Manderson’s Online Specialized Master’s Offerings Named Among Best for Veterans

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When it comes to online non-MBA business programs for veterans, the Manderson Graduate School of Business at The University of Alabama commands the #1 slot in the SEC and 16th overall, according to U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 rankings

Manderson’s online specialized master’s are the following: the Master of Science in Operations Management and that degree’s decision analytics concentrationthe Master of Arts in Management with the global market focused area of study, and the Master of Science in Marketing, which is available with distinct concentrations in marketing analytics and digital and social media.

U.S. News & World Report considers a variety of factors when determining its annual rankings including how a program facilitates student engagement, faculty credentials, technology resources, and student excellence. 

“We are pleased to see that our program has been recognized as among the best for veterans of our armed forces,” said Sharif Melouk, Associate Dean of Manderson. “That is all due to the high quality of our academics and the dedication of our faculty and staff who place emphasis on the student experience.”

Furthermore, the publication ranks Manderson #31 overall in its Best Online Master’s Business Programs (non-MBA) list out of 189 programs in total. 

Manderson’s online business programs also present a significant value at a cost per credit hour of $420.

The Manderson Graduate School of Business is housed within The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business. Culverhouse itself is one of the largest colleges on UA’s campus with a student body of over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 60,000-plus alumni.

Culverhouse Dean Kay M. Palan said that “We offer an attractive program – taught by incredibly passionate expert faculty – that is well-suited for those looking to learn and enhance their professional skills from afar.”

In addition to its online specialized master’s options, Manderson offers a variety of other on-campus degree programs, including recently-introduced Master of Science in Business Analytics and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems. An on-campus full-time MBA offered by Manderson is among U.S. News & World Report’s best public programs in the country, ranked 19th for 2020. 

Interested in Joining Manderson?

For more info contact Jan Jones, Director of Specialized Master’s Programs at Manderson, at or 205-348-6517 and apply today at

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