Nichols College ranked by U.S. News for online business programs12 Feb 2021 DUDLEY, Mass.—Nichols College has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report for its online business programs for a third year. Nichols is the only area college to be ranked in the categories of bachelor’s degree and non-MBA programs, and is one of only two in the MBA category, according the publication’s 2021 Best Online Programs rankings released on January 26.Nichols offers online bachelor’s degrees in accounting, general business, and human resource management geared toward busy adult learners seeking to finish or start their degrees. Courses are taught in seven-week sessions by Nichols professors who are trained and skilled in maximizing students’ learning potential online.In addition to the MBA, graduate programs include the Master of Science degree in accounting, organizational leadership, and counterterrorism. Both undergraduate and graduate courses employ HyFlex technology to provide synchronous online and in-person classes and have long before the COVID-19 pandemic required most colleges to shift to remote learning. The programs focus on incorporating professional certifications and consulting project into the curriculum.“Our online programs offer students the same dynamic and career-focused business education evident in our campus-based experience, including an emphasis on leadership development and student success,” said Mauri Pelto, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs. “We are proud that U.S. News and World Report has recognized our commitment to helping adult learners reach their potential in our flexible and supportive online environment.”U.S. News rankings for online programs are determined engagement between students and faculty; student excellence; the opinion of high-ranking academic officials in business; faculty credentials and training; and student services and technology.