Lakeland University Business Admin Programs Ranked #11 in the Nation
Lakeland University’s business administration programs have been ranked #11 on the list of the 50 Best Business Degrees by Learn.org.
For its 2020-21 list, Learn.org considered hundreds of universities across the country and selected Lakeland based on academic and career resources, including its award-winning Cooperative Education program, the quality of education, faculty and more.
Lakeland’s co-op program offers students the opportunity to work in full- and part-time jobs with partner companies to earn valuable work experience, often in their field of study, as well as earning a scholarship and wages to help reduce or eliminate post-graduation tuition debt.
Lakeland’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is designed with the working adult in mind. In addition to the traditional MBA degree, Lakeland offers concentrations in accounting, finance, project management, healthcare management, human resource management and supply chain management. Lakeland also invites students to design their own concentration. This approach allows students to pursue subjects or projects that fit their current or future career path. By combining current MBA elective courses and special studies opportunities, leveraging current work or training opportunities or even pursuing courses offered elsewhere, Lakeland MBA students work with faculty to create coursework that matches their unique needs.
Lakeland graduate courses typically meet once per week during the evening hours or on Saturdays over 14-week semesters in fall, spring and summer. Additionally, most Lakeland graduate courses are offered in the BlendEd® format, which gives students the option of attending class in-person or accessing their course(s) and completing work entirely online. It is among the most flexible formats in higher education.
The listing celebrates the benefits of LU’s co-op program, saying, “Students at Lakeland University can earn a variety of impressive degrees ranging from a Master of Business Administration to a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Business administration students have the chance to gain hands-on experience through impressive internships at businesses like the Kohler Company, Kwik Trip, Inc., and Sargento Foods. While earning between 12 and 18 months of work experience, students in a business program at this school in Plymouth, Wisconsin, may even be paid for their time and receive scholarships to help lower the cost of their tuition!
Lakeland University climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings
Lakeland University is again among the top schools in Wisconsin and the Midwest in advancing social mobility for its students, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 list of Best Colleges.
Lakeland is ranked second among all Wisconsin schools in social mobility and ninth among universities in the Midwest, up from 33rd a year ago.
The rankings note, “Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.”
The ranking is also another feather in the cap of Lakeland’s award-winning Cooperative Education program. The program allows undergraduate students on the main campus in any academic major to earn professional work experience in full- and part-time positions with co-op partner companies. These jobs allow them to earn wages that can be used to pay their tuition, which helps position them for financial independence after graduation.