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FAU College of Business Ranked “Best Buy” for Online Business Degrees

Online Master in Accounting Degree Ranked First Nationally

BOCA RATON, FL (October 24, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s Graduate College of Business (COB) has been ranked a “Best Buy” among online business degree providers by the national review team at FAU’s online business degrees ranked first for “Best Online Masters in Accounting” and 13th out of 60 for “Best Online MBA Rankings-AACSB Accredited.”

“We are grateful that FAU’s emphasis on providing students a high quality and competitively priced AACSB accredited online education is earning us this kind of recognition," says Som Bhattacharya, Ph.D., interim dean of FAU’s College of Business. "We have carefully developed programs using non-traditional formats in order to accommodate our students’ busy schedules and without necessitating career interruptions.”

The Get Educated online AACSB accredited degree rankings were objectively calculated by comparing tuition and distance education fees at 67 regionally accredited or regional candidate universities in the U.S. that offer 136 online bachelor degrees in the formal major area of business administration. This exclusive list is a review and ranking of the least expensive online MBA degree programs with AACSB accreditation under $37,000.

FAU’s COB hosts five departments and the School of Accounting with a variety of interdisciplinary and professional development programs, and offers an expanding collection of undergraduate and graduate degrees online, including a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, and Executive Master of Taxation. In addition the COB has a growing momentum in offering courses taught using the Lecture Capture and Video Streaming (LCVS) technology, capturing live and recorded lectures in high definition and making them accessible to students anywhere, anytime, on any device, including PCs, smart phones and tablets.

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Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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