MEM, MBA shine in latest U.S. News rankings for online programs

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Master of Engineering Management (MEM) graduates attending Commencement.
Master of Engineering Management (MEM) graduates attending Commencement.

Two University of Nebraska-Lincoln online master’s degree programs ranked among the top 25 programs in their respective categories in national rankings released Jan. 26 by U.S. News & World Report. 

The online Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree moved up two places from 2020 to be ranked 21st among online master’s in engineering programs across the country. The 30-credit-hour program is for working professionals in engineering, technology and science industries. 

UNL’s online Master of Business Administration, known as MBA@Nebraska, jumped five places from 2020 to be ranked 17th among online MBA programs nationally. The MEM partners with Nebraska’s MBA to offer diverse courses in business administration.

In December, the MEM program was awarded the prestigious American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) certification, one of eight programs nationally to receive this honor. According to Director Jena Asgarpoor, the program is recognized for achieving high quality programming and content, along with exemplary program delivery, administrative policies and student services that meet rigorous standards.

Both programs compare favorably among the Big Ten and public universities. The MBA@Nebraska ranked fourth among Big Ten universities, while the MEM ranked sixth.  The MEM is consistently ranked highly by other organizations as well, including receiving the #8 spot in The Best Online Master’s in Engineering Management in 2021 by Great Business Schools and 19th among online MEM programs by Best College Reviews.

"We're very pleased that our online MEM program continues to rise in national rankings; this program is a great example of the world class education the college provides to the engineering and construction industries in Nebraska and nationally," said Lance C. Pérez, dean of the College of Engineering and Omar H. Heins Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

To learn more about the Master of Engineering Management, visit:; for more information about the MBA@Nebraska program, visit

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