Press Release

Franklin University Wins Best of Business Reader Poll


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
(614) 947-6581

Columbus, OH (October 27, 2020)

Now in its 13th year, the Columbus CEO magazine reader poll recognizes outstanding businesses in a multitude of categories. With this year’s voting complete and the ballots counted, Franklin University is proud to announce its selection as the Best of Business winner for its MBA program, as well as for its Continuing Education Offerings. The selections add validation to the University’s long-standing reputation for providing access to quality education.

“Our mission is to provide high quality, relevant education enabling the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals, by providing academic offerings aligned with today’s workforce needs,” said Dr. David Decker, President of Franklin University. “We are proud to earn two Best of Business reader poll designations in validation of our student-focused, relevant offerings.”

Franklin's online MBA program can be completed in as few as 14 months and is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), demonstrating its quality and value in the workplace. The MBA curriculum will help students develop leadership foresight while gaining a management perspective of each functional area of business. While the broad nature of the MBA curriculum brings tremendous versatility to any professional toolkit, students can choose to tailor the MBA to align with career interests and aspirations. Focus areas are available in human resources, marketing and organizational psychology.

The University’s continuing education offerings, presented through its Leadership Center, Center for Public Safety & Cybersecurity Education, Global Center For Nursing & Healthcare Education, and International Institute For Innovative Instruction.

Learn more about the Franklin University MBA:

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides on-site course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Franklin is only one of three schools in Ohio designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. 

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