MSU makes Top 50 Most Affordable MBA list

The website Top Management Degrees has listed Midwestern State University in its latest ranking of the Top 50 Most Affordable MBAs.

The site places MSU at 27th on the list with an average yearly tuition of $5,495 and notes that the Dillard College of Business Administration (DCOBA) has been accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business, International (AACSB).

"Earning an MBA from Midwestern State University is a value proposition," said Dr. Terry Patton, Dean of the DCOBA. "Not only is our tuition for the MBA among the lowest in the country, we also provide a high quality educational experience for our students, as evidenced by our AACSB accreditation. Only about 30 percent of business colleges in the United States have obtained this accreditation, and the Dillard College of Business is included in this prestigious group."

Patton said that both graduate and undergraduate DCOBA students score well on the Educational Testing Service's Major Field Test, an important benchmark for gaging student performance in comparison with other business colleges across the nation. MBA graduates scored in the 75th percentile for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Recent changes at the DCOBA include a mixture of online and face-to-face classes, and the requirement of only a 6-hour leveling course for those without an undergraduate business degree. A target launch date of fall 2015 has been announced for the addition of an Energy Management concentration.

Top Management Degrees posts information about business and management education. In addition to rankings and reviews of the top management degree programs, it offers information on how to select the right degree program, how to finance a degree in management, and the best careers in management.