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PERU STATE COLLEGE ranks Peru State a Top 10 Best Online Business School for its Master of Science in Organizational Management degree

(Peru, Neb.), the consumer’s guide to online colleges, has released its biennial rankings of the best online business schools for cost-conscious consumers seeking quality online management and leadership degrees.

Peru State College earned a Top 10 ranking as a Best Buy among regionally accredited online business schools for its online Master’s of Science in Organizational Management or MSOM (ranked #8). To view the list, visit

“Peru State College’s Top 10 ranking as a Best Buy among online master’s programs recognizes the institution as a national leader in the field of online education. Its online executive program offers a high-quality, affordable education not just to the residents of Nebraska, but to executives nationwide. Peru State is a laudable model for how public universities with forward-thinking educational teams are combining the credibility of a traditional university experience with cutting- -edge technology to better serve America’s working executives,” said Vicky Phillips, founder of

“The Get Educated Best Buy ranking awards honor Peru State College as offering one of the best online graduate business school programs for visionary leaders and executives who seek a top-quality, affordable education online,” said Phillips, who in 2009 was recognized by “U.S. News & World Report” as “for 20 years the leading consumer advocate for online college students.”

Peru State’s 36-credit-hour, online Master of Science in Organizational Management is designed for individuals who want to acquire advanced education as a change agent to facilitate growth in organizations and communities. The specialization in entrepreneurship and economic development directly addresses successful business growth and economic development strategies.

Peru State President Dan Hanson said, “We are happy to be recognized by as a Top 10 Best Online Business School. Keeping education affordable while retaining a high standard of quality is paramount in what we do. Graduates of our Master of Science in Organizational Management program are uniquely prepared to start their own businesses, foster development of new enterprises in their communities, and facilitate a company’s evolution to a more innovative and growth-oriented corporate culture. The program also provides students an opportunity within each course to explore their own business and community enhancement projects.”

Students can complete the MSOM program in two years studying part-time.

Phillips said, “In a time when higher education costs have reached critical levels, Peru State’s online programs offer a national model for how educational technology coupled with innovative fiscal practices can help solve the crisis of college affordability. Peru State’s online master’s program costs less than half the national average, making the college a leader in the movement to leverage ed tech to create an affordable lifelong learning system that sacrifices nothing in terms of quality.”

Founded in 1989, publishes independent reviews and rankings of the best online universities in the USA along the consumer dimensions of affordability and student satisfaction. builds free tools that help online students compare online learning programs for cost and quality before they enroll.

The Get Educated online learning affordability project brings transparency and choice to the process of helping consumers find the best online degree programs in the USA among 3,400+ competing accredited degree programs.

For more information about the organization’s online college rankings, visit

For more information about Peru State’s MSOM program, visit or contact the Office of Graduate Programs at 402-872-2314 or


Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” an arboretum, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. Peru State is a college of choice fostering excellence and student achievement through engagement in a culture that promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation.

Peru State is a member institution of the Nebraska State College System. For more information, visit or call 1-800-742-4412.

Peru State College is an equal opportunity institution. PSC does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admission decisions. The College has designated an individual to coordinate the College’s nondiscrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title VI, VII, IX, and Section 504. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to Eulanda Cade, Director of Human Resources, Title VI, VII, IX Compliance Coordinator, Peru State College, PO Box 10, Peru, NE 68421-0010, 402- 872-2230.

(Contact: Vicky Phillips, CEO,, 802-899-4866, Website:




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