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Ranking and Recognition


JMU’s Information Security MBA program is ranked #28 by US News & World Report Best Online MBA programs, based on factors such as admissions selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions and academic and career support services offered to students. The program ranked # 8 in student engagement.


In the Princeton Review's list of the top 25 Online MBA Programs of 2015, the College of Business' InfoSec MBA program was ranked 11 out of 25. 

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Congratulations to the Computer Information Systems Department, which has been ranked number two in the nation by College Factual, a site that uses outcomes-based data to guide students through the college selection process.

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Marketing students have more wins in the Google Online Marketing Challenge than any program in the world, including 4 times Americas Champion and World Champions in  2014. 

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In 2014, the College of Business ranked 17th among public institutions and 40th among all business schools. The COB remains in the top 5 percent of undergraduate business schools nationwide. BusinessWeek has ranked us third on the public schools list and fourth out of all undergraduate business schools in the U.S. for return on investment, calculated by comparing annual tuition and required fees and median starting salaries for 2008 graduates. Our CIS program was ranked 10th nationally by Bloomberg Businessweek for 2013.


Accounting students complete a fifth year masters program and recently had the #1 pass rate on the CPA exam among schools with 20 or more students taking the exam.


Madison Investment Fund students consistently take home the number one or two spot in student investment fund competitions.