Roosevelt MATD Selected as a Best Masters Program in Training in 2021!

According to Great Business Schools, the Master of Arts in Training at Roosevelt is among the top 25 graduate programs in our field. This independent organization ranks business programs without solicitation from institutions. The MATD was the only program titled “Training and Development,” and the only one mapped to the ATD Competency Model. We are pleased that this external review recognized the quality of our program.

Here’s what Great Business School’s has to say about careers in training and development:

If you’re thinking about pursuing a graduate degree in training, you’re making a smart move. Organizations, non-profits, and government agencies are constantly working to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their training methods. A master of training and development degree is the perfect start for a long-lasting career in an ever-changing field. In addition to job security, earning a master’s in training and development allows graduates to work in an industry of their choosing. From pharmaceuticals to education to finance, every industry wants its employees to go through high-quality training. A master’s in training in development makes you an asset to any company. Earning your training and development masters also puts you in a unique position to work on a consulting basis. If you’re interested in developing a business and working as your own boss, a training and development master’s can be a good start to showing business owners and training managers that you have the education necessary to improve their employee training methods. 


  • Welcome back everyone! Things are a bit different this year but we can’t let it stop us from staying on top of what’s important. It can be tough to be remote and online for those that prefer in-person classes. Stay focused.

  • Ginger Ulloa-Enright

    Welcome back RU students! Wishing everyone growth and transformation on their learning journey. Giving students the option of obtaining the Certificate in Training and Development is a great addition to the MATD program.

  • Do you only pay a flat rate tuition for three or more classes if you are in the training and development program? Or, does this apply to all Heller college of business graduate students?

  • The flat rate only applies to T & D.

  • So great to see that the certification has been added back to RU. Looking forward to the other certifications coming back as well.

  • I have 2 classes remaining this winter and I hope things go well for me.

  • Thank you for the updates! I appreciate the link to the class schedules as well as the faculty and administrators info.

  • Thank you so much for the update! I found it incredibly helpful as I wrap up my first year.

  • Model United Nations encourages brainstorming and team-participation to create a generation of thoughtful leaders.

  • This article is very helpful as a new student transitioning from RMU to RU. I found using the Degree MAP very useful in finding my courses.

  • Jenny Lemens Seale

    This is SO exciting! The review echoes my exact experience and belief that I’m in the right Master’s program. This might seem like a “simple thing”, but I really appreciate that the title of the program is “Training and Development.” It’s simple and straightforward — leaving no doubt in the mind of someone looking at your resume, what your exact program focused on.

    I will be sharing this post with others on LinkedIn!

    Jenny Lemens

  • Proud to be in this number!

  • This is exciting news. I am happy to have chosen such a great program to pursue!

  • This is VERY exciting to see. I’m proud to say I’m working towards my MATD with RU and that the program has this recognition.

  • I am very proud to be part of this program! This reassures me that I’ve made a great investment in my future. I am halfway through my classwork now and I can’t wait to see what the future brings. I have truly enjoyed all of my classes and have learned so much already.

  • This is excellent! I’m currently working for Amazon, and one of the biggest reasons they hired me was because of this program. One of the smartest decisions I ever made was joining RU’s MATD program.

    • Congratulations Victoria! That is great to hear about your career, I always enjoyed being in class with you. Wishing you happiness & success! Hurray for our MATD program, I’ll be a grad in May 2022.

  • Glad to see that this school is within the top 25

  • Corryn Nichole Hall

    Good to see!

  • Congratulations! This is great to hear with all that has happened in the past 2 years, this should be a double proud moment for all of the Roosevelt University family to reach this level through mostly virtual learning!

  • I have to say that I’m so appreciative of this article and designation for RU. The level of respect our MATD program has helped me be successful in my job search.

  • Ginger Ulloa-Enright

    Congratulations Roosevelt University’s MATD Program! I am very excited to be a part of this institution and the program. I had confidence in it before, but now it is backed by a prestigious designation by Great Business Schools.

  • Congratulations! Thought my major is in organizational development, I have taken a few TRDV courses and are well designed, lead students to practice and learn concepts through the discussion boards and assignments. The courses challenge students to go beyond and get them prepared to face the real world of training and development.

  • Congratulations to RU on this accomplishment! This program has been both enriching and enjoyable, and I will absolutely progress in my career thanks to this degree.

  • Its great to see that the program of MATD is voted the best programs in training. I absolutely appreciate and look forward to the next semester. Absolutely amazing,

  • This program has had a great impact on my career already. It is exciting to see this review and know I made a great choice!

  • I am totally excited to be a part of this program! I have heard nothing but positive feedback from the alumni about the effective impact this program offers. Lastly, I am now more encouraged and motivated to learn as much as I can from this program!

  • Bernadette McGinester

    I am proud to be apart of this program! This program has taught me so much and I now have so much that I can apply to my current job and even use in the future. Taking this MBA program was the best decision I could have made in my life.

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