Founded in 1971, Excelsior College (formerly Regents College) is a leading private college located in Albany, New York (USA). The College is a world leader in distance education, offering degree programs in Liberal Arts, Business, Nursing, Technology, and Health Sciences. All the academic programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. The bachelor's degree programs in business are recognized by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

It offers the degree of "MBA: Managing in the Global Economy" for busy working adults. There is no on-campus requirement and the GMAT is not required. Students with bachelor degree from an accredited institution may apply for admittance into the program. There are two optional concentrations in the MBA degree program:
- Information Security
- Human Performance Technology

Some of the Online MBA Courses include Accounting For Managers, Business Communications, Global Business Environment, Quantitative Analysis, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Information Technology, etc.

Accreditations and Rankings:

- Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2008” report in two key categories: the number of transfer students enrolled and the schools with the highest percentage of students over 25 years old.

- Named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military-friendly school for 2010.

- The School of Nursing is ranked 9th nationally in the number of Hispanics receiving nursing degrees, according to the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education 2006. It is the only institution included in the ranking that has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

- Selected by Military Advanced Education magazine as one of the nation’s Top 20 Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.

- Named by U.S. News & World Report among the largest online master’s degree programs for nurses.

- The School of Nursing was named the Best School for Men in Nursing by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing.

- Top-ranked for transfer students in the U.S. News 2006 "America's Best Colleges" report. It has the largest number of transfer students in the country, and has the highest percentage of students over 25 years old.

- Recipient of the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications' (WCET) Outstanding Work Award (2008).

- The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

- The associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in nursing are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

- The baccalaureate degree programs in electronics engineering technology and nuclear engineering technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET, Inc.

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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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