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MSU business programs garner national ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Morehead State University already consistently receives yearly recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public regional universities in the South and was recently ranked as a top 20 institution. Now, MSU’s online business programs can make a similar claim.  

MSU’s bachelor’s in business programs were ranked No. 19 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs for 2021.  

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“We feel that this recognition is a tribute to the quality of our students and faculty,” said Dr. Sam Nataraj, associate dean for the School of Business Administration. “We will use it as an encouragement to strive to increase our ranking in the coming years. We thank the U.S. News and World Report for this recognition.”  

“We are honored to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report in the inaugural rankings of the Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs. This is a testament to the quality of our faculty, the depth of experience they have teaching online, and for the strong advising support that all of our students receive throughout their time at Morehead State,” said Dr. Johnathan Nelson, associate professor of management and dean of the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology.  

“We have a strong tradition of delivering a meaningful educational experience online and our faculty are continuously looking for ways to improve that experience for our students. Most importantly, though, we work hard to maintain a strong connection with our students to help them develop the experience and expertise that they need, to successfully navigate challenging coursework and be successful in their careers. We believe that this professional connection that we maintain with our students makes all of the difference.”   

For more information about business programs in the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology programs, visit, email or call 606-783-2090.