College of Business and Economics

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UW-Whitewater Top in Wisconsin for Online Business Education

February 08, 2024

The 2024 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs rankings were announced February 7, 2024. One Wisconsin college is the top-ranked, single-business college in all business school categories. That school is the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business and Economics. UW-Whitewater is Wisconsin’s Best Online Business Graduate Program, Best Online Business Undergraduate Program, Best Business Program for Veterans, and Wisconsin’s highest ranked, single school for Best Online MBA.

The College of Business and Economics is also nationally ranked in all five categories.

  • No. 31 Veterans- MBA Programs
  • No. 38 Online Undergraduate Business
  • No. 37 Online Graduate Business
  • No. 42 Online MBA

These rankings are more impressive knowing that this year's edition of the U.S. News report evaluates more than 1,750 online bachelor's and master's degree programs. U.S. News assessed schools based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.

Dean of the College of Business and Economics, Dr. Paul Ambrose, commented, “our repeat performance as the best online business school in Wisconsin is just one of the reasons why we are also the state’s largest business college and why the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is in the top 2% of the world’s business schools.” Ambrose continued, “Our student-first, online business program has been created to fit into people’s busy lives. It allows students to work, connect with their friends and families, and still pursue higher education.”

For more information on the rankings, readers are encouraged to visit U.S. News & World Report.

About UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business and Economics (CoBE) is Wisconsin’s largest business college. It is home to the #1 ranked online, single school Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program in the State and is the only college in Wisconsin that offers an AACSB-accredited Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree program. CoBE is in the top 2% of the world’s business schools having earned both AACSB and AACSB Accounting Accreditation. For more information on the College of Business and Economics, visit or email

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