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Career Education's Colorado Technical University Ranked in Top 10 for Online MBA Programs Worldwide, CEO Magazine Says


Colorado Technical University (CTU), a member of the Career Education Corporation family of schools, is ranked among the top 10 online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in the world, according to CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum.

CTU is also one of only six online MBA programs in the United States to earn this CEO Magazine designation, which recognizes schools that have demonstrated a high level of innovation and thought leadership. The International Graduate Forum has been ranking MBA programs since 2001. Among its key performance indicators for 2012 are quality faculty, including those with PhDs and business backgrounds; student-to-faculty ratios; class sizes; international diversity; and accreditation.

“This ranking shows how the technology of our award-winning virtual campuses is used by experienced business faculty to deliver an MBA experience that is among the best anywhere,” said Jason T. Friesen, Senior Vice President, Chief University Education Officer for CEC. “This is a distinct honor for Colorado Technical University, from university leadership to business school leaders to our professors who interact with students each day.”

The International Graduate Forum also lists CTU as the only proprietary university in the U.S. ranked among the top 10 online MBA programs. CTU's online MBA degree program gives students the opportunity to achieve increasing levels of responsibility in business, while gaining skills in management, strategic planning and organizational development. Many CTU online MBA faculty members hold terminal degrees and industry-relevant certifications such as the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

“This global recognition demonstrates that our online MBA students gain access to innovative experiences, highly-qualified faculty and a diverse array of fellow students – all of which are important criteria for those seeking to further their education and careers,” said Emad Rahim, CTU College of Business dean. “We're proud that many of our online MBA faculty members bring real-world experience to the virtual classroom, where students can collaborate and develop effective leadership, problem-solving and research strategies.”

For a complete list of the rankings, visit For more information on CTU and its programs, visit

About Career Education Corporation

The colleges, schools and universities that are part of the Career Education Corporation (“CEC”) (NASDAQ: CECO) family offer high-quality education to a diverse student population of more than 75,000 students across the world in a variety of career-oriented disciplines through online, on-ground and hybrid learning program offerings. The more than 90 campuses that serve these students are located throughout the United States and in France, the United Kingdom and Monaco, and offer doctoral, master's, bachelor's and associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs.

CEC is an industry leader whose institutions are recognized globally. Those institutions include, among others, American InterContinental University (“AIU”); Brooks Institute; Colorado Technical University (“CTU”); Harrington College of Design; INSEEC Group (“INSEEC”) Schools; International University of Monaco (“IUM”); International Academy of Design & Technology (“IADT”); Le Cordon Bleu North America (“LCB”); and Sanford-Brown Institutes and Colleges. Through its schools, CEC is committed to providing high-quality education, enabling students to graduate and pursue rewarding career opportunities.

For more information, see CEC's website at The website includes a detailed listing of individual campus locations and web links to CEC's colleges, schools, and universities.

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