Poets&Quants Ranks Jack Welch Management Institute as a Top 10 Online MBA Program

Poets&Quants Ranks Jack Welch Management Institute as a Top 10 Online MBA Program

Weighing admissions standards, academic experience and career outcomes, the premier online publication for business education news ranks JWMI among the top 10 best online MBA programs for 2022

Washington, November 12, 2021 – The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University (JWMI) was recognized by Poets&Quants – the premier online publication for business education news – as one of the top 10 online MBA programs for 2022. The institute ranked number 10 among the 52 schools ranked, advancing 10 spots from the 2021 rankings. Among the factors that Poets&Quants weighs in its online MBA rankings, JWMI placed second highest in admission standards and number one in highest number of years of work experience, with many JWMI students averaging 15 years of professional experience.

Poets & Quants Top 10 Online MBAWe’re honored to be included in Poets&Quants’ rankings for the fourth consecutive year, joining so many other schools we admire and respect,” said Dean Sippel, CEO of JWMI, “We are committed to providing students with the practical leadership and management tools needed to solve the real-world business challenges they face every day. We are grateful that our students feel that our program is helping them succeed and be the best they can be in their careers during such a tumultuous time.”

Poets&Quants based its rankings on three core dimensions of the programs, including: admissions standards, academic experience and the career outcomes of the graduates. Data for the rankings came from surveys distributed to participating schools and to alumni. Some 52 schools were included in this year’s ranking — a new record. Last year, 47 schools participated, up from 35 two years earlier, and 25 in the inaugural year.

Other schools’ online MBA programs included in the list were Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), Santa Clara University (Leavey), University of Washington (Foster), Indiana University (Kelley), and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler).

Last year, JWMI was ranked 20th on Poets&Quants’ 2021 Best Online Programs list. The program has also been highly ranked among top online MBA programs by The Princeton Review and CEO Magazine.

“We at Strategic Education are incredibly proud to see the Jack Welch Management Institute ranked in the top 10 of Poets&Quants’ Best Online MBA Programs for 2022,” said Karl McDonnell, CEO of Strategic Education, parent company of Strayer University, “We are dedicated to providing our students with relevant, career-advancing educational opportunities and the results from this ranking, which include survey data from our alumni, indicate that our students are extremely satisfied with their business school experience and that JWMI has met their expectations in providing the skills to be successful in their careers.”

Since becoming part of Strayer University in 2011, JWMI has grown rapidly and graduated more than 2,900 students. Founded by the renowned CEO and business icon, the late Jack Welch, JWMI was designed to provide students with opportunities to learn from business leaders and propel their careers forward. Jack Welch’s influence spans the curriculum, the faculty, the students, and the administration. JWMI currently enrolls a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, representing 58 countries.

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About The Jack Welch Management Institute
The core mission of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University is to transform the lives of students by providing them with the tools they need to become better leaders, build great teams, and help their organizations win. For more information, please visit

About Strayer University
Founded in 1892, Strayer University is an institution of higher learning for working adult students. It offers flexible and affordable undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration (including the Jack Welch Management Institute MBA), accounting, information technology, education, health services, public administration and criminal justice, as well as non-degree web and mobile application development courses through Hackbright Academy and Devmountain. Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. MSCHE most recently reaffirmed Strayer University’s accreditation status in June 2017, with the next self-study evaluation scheduled for the 2025–2026 academic year. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For more information, visit

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