Founded in 1995, Western Governors University (WGU) is a regionally-accredited online, competency-based university. It is the only online university accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It is also nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Its nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The university offers a competency-based Master of Business Administration degree to business professionals and managers.

WGU offers the following online business programs:

Bachelor's Degree in the following disciplines:
  • B.S. in Accounting
  • B.S. in Business Management
  • B.S. in Business--Human Resource Management
  • B.S. in Business--Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Finance
  • B.S. in Marketing Management
  • B.S. Information Technology
Master's Degree in Business:
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration--IT Management
  • MBA--Healthcare Management
Rankings and Awards:

- Won a 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning from the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA) in 2008.

- Ranked 11th out of 44 online universities and colleges in the Online Education Database (OEDb) 2009 College Rankings.

- The bachelor’s degrees in business are rated as a Top10 Best Buy by consumer group GetEducated.com.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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