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Top 50 Best Online MBA Super Ranking 2015-2016

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree covers foundational business and management topics such as finance, accounting, leadership, decision-making, organizational management, and statistics. These are critical topics that are applicable in every single organization no matter the size or field. The study of becoming a skilled and knowledgeable businessperson and manager can be one of the most important investments in a professional’s life.

An MBA is an investment, but one that can prove to have a high return. Not only will MBA students gain the necessary skills to excel in business, but gain the most widely known business credential available. An MBA can be a jumpstart to a career, a ticket to a promotion or pay raise, and an introduction to important business connections through student and alumni contacts.

Online Benefits

The benefits of a Master of Business Administration have stood strong and true over the years. In recent years with technological advances, we now have the benefits of this degree with the added flexibility and accessibility of an online format. Online MBA programs are becoming more and more available to suite the needs of the busy student, from private, public, for-profit, nonprofit, accredited, and highly ranked schools. With an online MBA, you can do it at your pace and while working and juggling other responsibilities. There’s no need to put your life on hold. You can advance your job and pursue additional internships while studying, and finish one to two years ahead of your traditional education counterparts.

Methodology

Every school in this year’s MBA Super Ranking has been ranked among the best online MBA programs by several highly respected publications based on the reputation and quality of its MBA programs. The results of the four most influential online MBA rankings were combined to create the most comprehensive and holistic ranking of the best online MBA in the United States. By bringing together MBA rankings from US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Financial Times, and Quacquarelli Symonds, the subjective and idiosyncratic elements of each publication’s methodology is smoothed out, providing a more accurate and stable picture of an MBA’s stature. The ranking results of each publication were weighted the same to avoid interjecting our own subjective judgments about which ranking is better. Added to the combined ranking was the calculated ROI from the estimated program cost from GetEducated and the early career salary from PayScale. Let this ranking help you find the highest quality online MBA with the highest return on investment!

#50 University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business – Towson University College of Business and Economics – Baltimore, Maryland

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The University of Baltimore and Towson University joined together in 2006 to offer students an innovative, AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration program with the combined rich history and expertise of the Merrick School of Busines and the College of Business and Economics. This 36-48-credit hour MBA program offers the flexibility of attending courses on-campus, entirely online, or a mixture of both. The coursework consists of foundation courses, required core business courses, flexible core courses, a capstone course, and specialization courses. Each is built around one of the six main themes of this program: Managing Innovation and Strategy, Leading and Managing People, Interfacing with External Stakeholders, Managing the Value Chain, Managing Performance and Risk, and Leveraging Technology and Business Intelligence. Students are given the choice of the following specializations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health-Care Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership and Organizational Learning, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public-Sector Management, and a Customized option.

The University of Baltimore is a four-year public university that teaches over 6,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. Towson University is a four-year public university that was founded in 1866. Today, Towson enrolls 18,000 students in more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.

#49 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robert A. Foisie School of Business – Worcester, Massachusetts

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The Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a four-year, private, nonprofit technology university that was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge to society. Today, WPI offers over 50 bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, and certificate programs to almost 6,000 students.

WPI’s Foisie School of Business offers an Innovator’s Master of Business Administration with a Flex Track that offers the degree program in a blended learning format. This program combines web-based learning with on-campus residencies every five weeks. The curriculum consists of ten required business core courses, two required projects courses, and four elective courses. Specializations available to MBA students include: Entrepreneurship, Health Systems Innovation, Information Security Management, Information Technology, Operations Management, Process Design, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management, Technological Innovation, and Marketing Innovation.

#48 Wayne State University School of Business – Detroit, Michigan

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Wayne State University is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1868 as the Detroit Medical College. Wayne State has grown over the years to encompass a multi-disciplinary university, comprised of 13 schools and colleges, offering more than 380 degree and certificate programs to nearly 28,000 students.

The School of Business at Wayne State offers an AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration that allows students to attend class on-campus or online. This MBA program offers the same coursework for both formats with the on-site lectures taped and streamed online. This MBA curriculum is designed to produce well-rounded professionals competent in business operations, ethics, and strategy. This program gives the students a choice from 13 different MBA concentrations in order to customize the program to their professional needs. Concentrations available in this program include: Accounting Systems, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Information Systems Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing.

#47 Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Carnegie Mellon University is a four-year, private, nonprofit, research university that was founded in 1900. Today, Carnegie Mellon consists of seven academic schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 13,000 students. The prestigious Tepper School of Business, offers graduate business students rigorous, AACSB-accredited on-campus and online MBA programs.

The Tepper School’s online MBA is offered in a 32-month, part-time hybrid format with a residency requirement every six weeks. Tepper upholds the standards of their online degrees by offering the same coursework by the same professors as the on-campus programs. Concentrations available within the Tepper MBA include: Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Operations Research, Organizational Behavior, Strategy, Accounting, Communications, Economics, and Finance.

#46 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale College of Business – Carbondale, Illinois

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was founded in 1869 as the state’s second teachers college. Today Southern Illinois University – Carbondale is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the state. SIU Carbondale is comprised of 11 schools and colleges and educates over 17,000 students every year. In addition to the numerous on-campus offerings, SIU Carbondale has created online programs to maximize the ability of the working professional to obtain degrees.

SIU Carbondale’s College of Business offers a structured cohort-based, 23-month long, AACSB-accredited online MBA. This program is delivered by the same faculty to teach the on-campus MBA classes. The College of Business partnered with the college of Agricultural Sciences to offer an Agricultural Economics Concentration within the online MBA. This concentration will help students develop their business expertise while focusing on the food and agribusiness industry.

#45 Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business – Cleveland, Ohio

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Cleveland State University is a four-year, public university who’s roots date all the way back to the 1880’s. Cleveland State dates back to day and evening courses offered by the Cleveland YMCA. These courses grew into Fenn College, which then was adopted by Cleveland State in 1964. Today Cleveland State offers more than 200 academic programs, through nine schools and colleges, to more than 17,700 students annually.

Through the Monte Ahuja College of Business students can gain a Master of Business Administration in one year through their Online Mobile Accelerated MBA. This program is the very first online, one-year, AACSB accredited MBA program available. This program was designed to be an efficient, cost-effective program for working professionals and recent graduates. Each student will receive an Apple iPad in order to access course material, e-books, interactive learning systems, course modules, and study apps from any location.

#44 University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business – Dearborn, Michigan

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The University of Michigan-Dearborn is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1959 with a land grant from the Ford Motor Company. U of M Dearborn has grown from a student body of 34 students to over 9,000 today. They offer over 50 major programs and over 50 minor programs. In addition to the on-campus programs at Dearborn, are online degree programs to accommodate working students.

Dearborn’s College of Business offers their Master of Business Administration program on-campus as well as 100% online, developed and taught by the same faculty. This 36-48 credit hour, AACSB-accredited program can be completed within 12-20 months on a full-time or part-time basis. The curriculum consists of nine core business courses, four applied integrated management courses, and three courses of electives or optional concentration courses. The concentrations available to online students include: Finance, International Business, and Investment.

#43 Quinnipiac University School of Business – Hamden, Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that began as a small college in New Haven in 1929. Today, Quinnipiac has grown to eight schools and colleges and two additional campuses offering on-campus and online degree programs. Quinnipiac University Online’s goal is to offer convenient and flexible courses to the busy adult and working professional.

Quinnipiac’s School of Business offers a 46-credit hour, AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration program. Quinnipiac’s MBA covers topics in business fundamentals such as accounting, finance, and marketing, while emphasizing the art of decision-making. Students have the choice of choosing one of three professional focus tracks or general electives to tailor the program to their professional goals. The professional focus tracks include a Chartered Financial Analyst Track, Health Care Management Track, and a Supply Chain Management Track.

#42 West Virginia University College of Business & Economics – Morgantown, West Virginia

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West Virginia University is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1867. Today, WVU enrolls over 31,000 students and offers 193 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees through its 15 colleges and schools.

Among its online offerings, WVU’s College of Business & Economics offers an Executive Master of Business Administration. This 48-credit hour, AACSB-accredited EMBA is offered online with four required residencies. This program is designed to not only offer an business education but to develop executives who can think critically and creatively, analyze and synthesize information, communicate effectively, and solve complex problems. Core courses within this program include: Management Information Systems, Managerial and Team Skills, Financial Statements Analysis, Strategy, Leadership and Organizational Change, Decision Analysis for Executives, Ethics, Legal & Regulatory Issues, Marketing Management, and Integrated Global Business.

#41 Colorado State University College of Business – Fort Collins, Colorado

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Colorado State University is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College. Today, Colorado State is a Carnegie Research University that offers undergraduate and graduate programs, through eight colleges, to 30,000 students annually.

Colorado State’s College of Business offers working professionals an AACSB-accredited Online Professional Master of Business Administration degree. This program consists of 42-credit hours and can be completed in two years. This MBA was designed to encompass a comprehensive business curriculum that is flexible in format in order for professionals to be able to maintain their career. Core courses within this program include: Business Systems and Processes, Quantitative Business Analysis, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Leadership and Teams, Information Management, Business Economics for the World Market, Marketing Strategy and Planning, and Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues.

#40 State University of New York-Oswego School of Business – Oswego, New York

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The State University of New York-Oswego is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1861 as the Oswego Primary Teachers’ Training School. Today, SUNY-Oswego is one of the 13 university colleges in the 64-campus SUNY system. They offer over 110 degree programs to nearly 8,000 students from four different colleges and schools.

The School of Business at SUNY-Oswego has been accredited by AACSB since 2002, and offers many degree programs, including two different 100% online MBA programs. The online MBA programs to choose from are a Business Administration MBA and a Health Services Administration MBA. The Business Administration MBA is a 36-57-credit hour program that provides business foundation coursework and advanced curriculum for the aspiring manager. The Health Services Administration MBA is a 45-66-credit hour program providing health services administration foundation skills and concepts and giving leaders an edge in health management careers.

#39 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Robert J. Manning School of Business – Lowell, Massachusetts

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The University of Massachusetts-Lowell is a four-year, public university that traces it roots back to the 1890s with the Lowell Normal School and the Lowell Textile School. Lowell was added to the greater University of Massachusetts System in 1991. The Lowell campus offers 172 degree programs, through six colleges, to 17,000 students every year.

Through the Manning School of Business and the Division of Online and Continuing Education, UMass Lowell offers a 100% online, AACSB-accredited, MBA program. This program consists of 30-42 credits and offers a curriculum that is applicable to commercial, industrial, and nonprofit organizations. Beyond the core business curriculum, students can choose one of three concentrations: Finance, Accounting, or Information Technology.

#38 Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business – Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Babson College is a four-year, private, nonprofit college that began in 1919 as a school of business administration. Today, Babson educates over 2,100 undergraduate students and over 900 graduate students. Through Babson’s Olin Graduate School, students can pursue advanced business instruction through their Blended Learning Master of Business Administration. This 21-month, AACSB-accredited, cohort based MBA program combines online courses with face-to-face courses in San Francisco or Wellesley every seven weeks. The curriculum is focused on entrepreneurship, leadership, management, team building, and people skills that can be applied in real business situations. Students can choose between concentrations in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Management, and Marketing.

#37 Florida State University College of Business – Tallahassee, Florida

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Florida State University is a four-year, public, research university that was established in 1851. FSU offers over 275 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 16 different colleges, and awards over 2,000 degrees every year. Over the past 164 years, FSU has not only built highly distinguished on-campus programs, but online programs as well.

Among their online offerings, FSU’s College of Business offers a Master of Business Administration. This 39-credit hour program is designed for the professional looking to enhance their managerial skills in accounting, marketing, operations, strategy, and more. Online MBA students are able to customize their program with a Real Estate specialization, a Management Information Systems concentration, a Risk Management and Insurance concentration, or a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

#36 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus – University Park, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is the online campus of Penn State, a four-year public university. Penn State has been offering distant learning for over 100 years and was one of the first major colleges to offer online education. The online courses through Penn State World Campus are the same academically challenging courses taught on campus.

Penn State’s World Campus offers an AACSB-accredited iMBA program. This program is offered in collaboration with the Penn State Smeal College of Business and the business schools at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, and Penn State Harrisburg and Harrisburg Campus. This 48-credit hour program was developed to cover issues that cross all areas of business. This program discusses the top business and management topics like marketing, finance, accounting, and operations focusing on strategic planning, process management, leadership, human resources, customer and market, and information analysis. This program also requires two residencies. One residency is held on-site of a prominent U.S. firm and the second held on-site of the Penn State main campus in State College.

#35 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide College of Business – Daytona Beach, Florida

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide is a four-year, private, nonprofit university in scenic Daytona Beach. Embry-Riddle was founded in 1925, just 22 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight and is now noted as the best aviation and aerospace university in the world. Today, Embry-Riddle offers a wide array of educational programs to a total student enrollment of over 30,000.

Among their online programs available, the College of Business offers a Master of Business Administration in Aviation. This 36-credit hour, ACBSP-accredited program is designed to emphasize modern management concepts, methods, and tools for future leaders and decision-makers in the aviation field. The curriculum starts with 24 courses in the aviation business core and then ends with 12 specialization/elective courses. Students can choose a specialization from the following topics: Accounting, Finance, Leadership, Information Technology, Marketing, International Business, and Public Administration.

#34 Ball State University Miller College of Business – Muncie, Indiana

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Ball State University is a four-year public university that was founded in 1918. Currently, Ball State University offers 180 undergraduate degree and pre-professional programs, as well as 100 master’s and doctoral degrees, to 21,000 students annually.

Among the hundred graduate degree programs offered, Ball State’s Miller College of Business offers a 30-credit hour, AACSB-accredited, online Master of Business Administration degree. This online MBA focuses on building strategy, ethics, and leadership skills with a major emphasis on decision-making. Of the 10 courses to be completed, two of them are designated for electives in the following concentration areas: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Economics, Policy, and Administration, Operations Management, Sales Management, or General Business.

#33 Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business – Kennesaw, Georgia

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Kennesaw State University is a four-year, public university that opened its doors in 1966 as Kennesaw Junior College. Today, Kennesaw State stands as a comprehensive university offering over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, through its 13 academic colleges, to over 32,000 students every year. Kennesaw’s Coles College of Business is the second largest business school in the state and offers highly acclaimed on-campus and online programs.

Coles College of Business is an AACSB-accredited institution and teams up with five other University System of Georgia schools to offer the Georgia WebMBA®. This program is 30-credit hours long, consisting of 10 courses, and typically takes 18-20 months to complete. The program is offering in an online format with the exception of a mandatory two-day orientation in Atlanta. Courses in this program include: Human Behavior in Organizations, Managerial Accounting, Global and International Business, Managerial Decision Analysis, Strategic Marketing, Managerial Finance, Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, Operations Management, and Business Strategic Management.

#32 Central Michigan University College of Business Administration – Mount Pleasant, Michigan

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Central Michigan University is a four-year, public university that was established in 1892 as the Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute. Since opening its doors, Central Michigan has grown to offer 200 different academic programs to over 20,000 students.

Central Michigan’s College of Business Administration offers a 36-43-credit hour, AACSB-accredited, online Master of Business Administration degree. The curriculum consists of a solid foundation of business courses with a choice of five different emphases. Emphases include: ERP Emphasis using SAP Software, Human Resource Management, Logistics Management, Marketing, and Value-Driven Organization. Courses are taught in an online format with the exception of the ERP emphasis that includes a two-week face-to-face SAP Academy course.

#31 University of Arizona Eller College of Management – Tucson, Arizona

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The University of Arizona is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1885, even before Arizona became a state. Today, the University of Arizona teaches over 40,000 students through 356 academic programs through traditional and online classrooms.

The University of Arizona’s prestigious Eller College of Management offers an AACSB-accredited online MBA that is taught by the same faculty that teaches the on-campus courses. This program is a total of 45-credit hours long and can be completed in as few as 14 months. Students will first cover core business competencies essential to a global business practice and then choose between four market-driven concentrations. The concentrations available in this online MBA are: Finance, Management and Organization, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

#30 Saint Joseph’s University Erivan K. Haub School of Business – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Saint Joseph’s University is a four-year, private, nonprofit, Jesuit university that was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851. St. Joseph’s consists of three principal academic colleges offering over 30 degree and certificate programs to over 9,000 students annually. Not only does St. Joseph’s offer rigorous liberal arts programs on-campus but online as well. They offer seven online graduate certificates and 15 online master’s degrees, including their online Master of Business Administration through the highly acclaimed Haub School of Business.

This AACSB-accredited online MBA program consists of 33-credit hours focusing on developing ethics-based leaders with strong analytical skills, technical competence, and social responsibility. After the core business foundation courses, online students can choose to focus their studies on one of the following concentrations, including: General Business, Business Intelligence, Finance, International Business, Leading, Managing Human Capital, and Marketing.

#29 Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business – Stillwater, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma State University is a four-year public university that was founded in 1890. Over the past 124 years, OSU has grown to teach over 28,000 students annually with its distinguished faculty of 1,559 professors and researchers at four individual campuses.
For the students with extended personal and professional time obligations, OSU’s distinguished Spears School of Business offers an AACSB-accredited online MBA program. This program is offered in a 42-credit hour part-time and a 43-credit hour format. This program requires 15 hours of electives that can be chosen out of the following course topics: management, telecommunications, entrepreneurship, finance, conflict management, marketing, and information systems. OSU also offers a 36-credit hour Dental MBA program designed for the dental professional to enhance their business and management practices.

#28 Drexel University Bennett S. LeBow College of Business – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Drexel University is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that was founded in 1891. Drexel consists of 15 colleges and schools, offering over 200 degree programs, to over 26,000 students every year. Drexel started offering online courses in 1996 and of the 25,000 students today, 5,200 of them are online students.

Drexel’s highly acclaimed LeBow College of Business offers online master’s students two AACSB-accredited online Master of Business Administration programs, an accelerated program and a flex program. The online MBA programs at LeBow are taught with the same academic rigor of the on-campus programs, with the same curriculum and taught by the same faculty. The Accelerated MBA can be completed within a 24-month timeframe and the Flex program can be completed in a 42-month schedule. These MBA programs emphasize the fundamentals of business along leadership and ethics, technological infrastructure, and industry perspectives. Students are able to tailor their program with a choice of five concentrations: Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare, and Marketing.

#27 North Carolina State University-Raleigh Poole College of Management – Raleigh, North Carolina

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North Carolina State University-Raleigh was founded in 1887 as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts with the belief that all should have access to higher education. Today, North Carolina State University employs over 2,000 faculty in 12 colleges teaching over 34,000 students, and stands as the largest university in North Carolina. North Carolina State University-Raleigh offers relevant and high-quality on-campus programs, as well as online programs that provide the same education and quality teaching.

Among the many online programs available is an AACSB-accredited, Professional Online MBA program. This program is offered in an accelerated format to be completed in 21 months or a flexible format to be completed at your own pace up to six years. The program is delivered in an online format with one three-day Raleigh Residency, and with the option of an additional International Residency. The core curriculum is focused on technology, business processes, and practical applications. Students are given the opportunity to choose an Area of Emphasis from the following topics: BioSciences Management, Financial Management, Innovation Management, Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management, and Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization.

#26 Mississippi State University College of Business – Mississippi State, Mississippi

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Mississippi State University is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1878, and has grown to offer over 260 degrees and programs to over 20,000 students annually. In addition to the extensive on-campus programs offered, Mississippi State also offers online programs for its students who are not able to meet face-to-face.

Among the online programs available is an AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration offered through their College of Business. The online general MBA offers a 27-credit hour core foundation of Economics, Finance, Marketing, Quantitative Analysis, Management, and Information Systems, and three-credit hours of electives. Mississippi State also offers an online MBA in Project Management designed for engineering students, and other students in technical fields, prepare for managerial roles. Courses in the online MBA in Project Management program include 27-hours of MBA courses and nine-hours of Industrial Engineering courses relating specifically to project management.

#25 University of Mississippi School of Business Administration – University, Mississippi

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The University of Mississippi was founded in 1848 and is the state’s largest university. The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) started by teaching 80 students and has grown to teach over 21,500 students through their medical school, law school, and 15 academic divisions. Ole Miss offers many traditional on-campus programs as well as online offerings, including their Professional MBA Program.

This 36-credit hour, AACSB-accredited, online program can be completed in as little as two years or stretched longer depending on the student’s schedule. This program delivers the same curriculum by the same professors as the on-campus program, and focuses on developing analytical skills and breadth of judgment desired in the global business world of today. Courses include: Mobilizing Technology, Managerial Communication, Environment of Business, Financial Statement Analysis, Business Planning & Entrepreneurship, Contemporary Business Analysis, and Business Decision Making.

#24 University of Tennessee-Chattanooga College of Business – Chattanooga, Tennessee

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The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1886 as the Chattanooga University. In 1969 they merged with Chattanooga City College and the University of Tennessee to form the UTC campus. UTC offers over 80 degree programs, through four academic colleges, to over 10,000 students annually. Not only does UTC offer on-campus programs, but 12 online programs through their four colleges.

Within the College of Business, students can enroll in an AACSB-accredited, online Professional Master of Business Administration. This 16-24 month, 12-course PMBA offers a well-rounded curriculum combining theoretical knowledge and practical application. This program allows for a general concentration or a Business Analytics Concentration. The Business Analytics Concentration prepares students to be leaders in the field of data analysis and reporting within the business environment.

#23 Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business – Hempstead, New York

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Hofstra University is a four-year, Private not-for-profit university that was founded in 1935 as a tribute to the Hofstra family. Since its inception almost 80 years ago, Hofstra University has grown to offer 140 undergraduate programs and 150 graduate programs in their 8 schools: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Health Sciences and Human Services, Engineering and Applied Science, as well as their School of Law and School of Medicine.

Hofstra’s Zarb School of Business has offered an AACSB MBA program and recently added an Online MBA Program to cater to working professionals. This 48-credit hour program is designed to be relevant to all areas of business and then additionally offers concentrations in Strategic Business Management and Strategic Healthcare Management. Students can choose to navigate their program through a structured cohort or flexible non-cohort structure. Students are also required to participate in two four-day residencies meet with students and faculty, network, and build business relationships.

#22 Washington State University Carson College of Business – Pullman, Washington

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Washington State University is a public, nonprofit university that was founded in 1890 as Washington’s original land-grant university. WSU is comprised of 11 academic colleges, offers 95 undergraduate majors, 76 master’s degrees, 66 doctoral degrees, and three professional degrees to over 26,000 students every year. WSU not only offers traditional on-campus programs, but virtual classrooms offering nine undergraduate degrees and 12 graduate degrees. WSU uses its 50 years of graduate management education and 20 years of online degree experience to offer an AACSB-accredited online Master of Business Administration. This program is designed to build strong management professionals and highly effective leaders while being immediately applicable in a working professional’s career. This 36-credit hour online MBA is can be completed in as little as 22 months and offers concentrations in Marketing, Finance, International Business, and Hospitality Business Management.

#21 University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics – Memphis, Tennessee

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The University of Memphis is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1912 as the West Tennessee State Normal School. Today, the University of Memphis is one of the 45 members of the Tennessee Board of Regents System. U of M offers almost 100 degree programs, through 12 schools and colleges, to over 21,000 students annually. U of M’s Fogelman College of Business and Economics offers an AACSB-accredited Professional online MBA program.

This online MBA program provides a strategic understanding of today’s business problems, best practices, and tools. The curriculum within the program consists of a minimum of 33-credit hours and requires no pre-requisites. With additional courses, students can choose to concentrate in Pharmacy Practice Management. Core courses within this program include: Creativity and Innovation, Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, Information Systems in the Global Enterprise, Global Financial Management, Global Operations Management, and Global Strategic Management.

#20 University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business – Vermillion, South Dakota

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The University of South Dakota is a four-year, public university that was established in 1862 as the University at Vermillion. Today, the University of South Dakota teaches over 10,000 students with over 150 degree programs. USD provides their students with the flexibility of choosing on-campus and virtual degree programs, depending on time and distance constraints.

Among their many offerings, the AACSB-International accredited Beacom School of Business offers an online MBA program with a choices of a general specialization, a specialization in Business Analytics, or a specialization in Health Services Administration. The length of these MBA programs range from 33-60-credit hours depending on the student’s business baccalaureate-level foundation classes that might be completed and the specialization chosen within the program. Each program is made up of core business classes focused on business decision-making and problem solving in socially responsible leaders and includes a required five-day on-campus residency experience. The Business Analytics specialization integrates science and technology with the critical decision-making process within businesses today. The Health Services Administration specialization prepares students for administration and leadership roles within healthcare organizations.

#19 Rochester Institute of Technology Saunders College of Business – Rochester, New York

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The Rochester Institute of Technology is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that was founded in 1829. RIT offers their 18,000 students a wide array of program topics to choose from through eight colleges. RIT not only offers on-campus programs to their Rochester students, but also reaches online students whose schedule or location does not permit face-to-face courses.

RIT’s College of Business offers an AACSB-accredited online Executive Master of Business Administration. This program is designed for professionals with at least six years of professional experience and focused on exploring the latest theories and best practices for engaging the business world at an executive level. This rigorous 17-month, 47-credit hour interdisciplinary program helps students develop and refine their critical thinking and decision-making skills. Courses within this program include: Team Building and Ethics, Accounting and Organizational Goals, Valuation and Capital Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Power and INfluence, Systems Support for Operations, Marketing Strategy, Managing Technology, Innovation and Research, and Managing New Product Commercialization.

#18 University of Nevada-Reno College of Business – Reno, Nevada

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The University of Nevada-Reno is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1874 as the State University of Nevada. Today, the University of Nevada-Reno offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in agriculture, biotechnology and natural resources, business, education, engineering, journalism, liberal arts, medicine, and health sciences. Through their College of Business, students can enroll in an online Executive Master of Business Administration.

This AACSB-accredited, 36-credit hour, two-year MBA is a structured cohort-based program designed for mid-career business professionals and executives who want to obtain their degree while working full time. The curriculum is designed to teach executive leadership, managerial skills, and foster professional growth. Courses within this program include: Statistics for Decision Making, Production/Operations Management, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Management and Organizational Science, Marketing Management, Personal Branding, Information and Communications Technology in Organizations, and Strategic Management for Executives.

#17 George Washington University School of Business – Washington, District of Columbia

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George Washington University is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that was founded in 1821, and dedicated to educate and prepare future leaders in our nation’s capital. Sitting four-blocks from the White House, George Washington University, offers an extraordinary experience to students with guest lecturers, networking contacts, and insight into our nation’s institutions and leaders. Whether students take classes on-campus or online, GWU students are placed at the intersection of economic and political knowledge and practical global business lessons from the same professors.

GWU School of Business offers a 52.5 credit hour AACSB-accredited online Master of Business Administration program. The curriculum consists of core business courses, concentration courses, and a four-day Business and Society on-site residency, and takes approximately three years to complete. Students can customize their MBA with general electives or choose a concentration from the following list: Consulting, Finance, Global Management, Information Systems and Technology Management, and Project Management. Also available at GWU is a 100% online Healthcare MBA for students interested in business and leadership in healthcare organizations.

#16 University of North Texas College of Business – Denton, Texas

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The University of North Texas is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1890 as the Texas Normal College and Teachers’ Training Institute. Today, The University of North Texas is one of the largest universities in Texas with 12 schools offering 98 bachelor, 82 masters, and 36 doctoral degrees. The College of Business at the UNT not only offers many AASCB-accredited on-campus business programs, but online as well.

UNT offers four 100% online MBA programs: an MBA in Marketing, an MBA in Finance, an accelerated MBA in Strategic Management, and an accelerated MBA in Organizational Behavior. Each of these programs requires 36-credit hours consisting of MBA core courses and concentration specific courses. The courses within the accelerated programs are offered in a short eight week session format.

#15 Florida International University Chapman Graduate School of Business – Miami, Florida

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Florida International University is a four-year, public, research university that was founded in 1965. With a student body of nearly 50,000, Florida International University is among the top 10 largest universities in the nation. FIU’s colleges and schools offer over 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral on-campus and fully online programs.

The College of Business and Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International University offer an AACSB-accredited online Corporate Master of Business Administration. This 42-credit hour program focuses on helping students evaluate business financial situations and statements, develop, lead, and manage teams, and develop analytical problem solving skills. Classes within this online MBA program include: Competitive Strategy, Business Analysis for Decision Making, Operations Management, Global Financial Strategy, Organization Information Systems, and Strategic Management.

#14 James Madison University College of Business – Harrisonburg, Virginia

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James Madison University is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. Today, JMU is a comprehensive university offering 72 undergraduate, 40 master’s, two educational specialist, and eight doctoral degrees to over 20,000 students.

JMU’s College of Business offers three AACSB-accredited, blended MBA programs with distinct concentrations, an Innovation MBA, an Information Security MBA, and a new Executive Leadership MBA. The Innovation MBA requires a face-to-face with faculty every three weeks as well as an international Cultural Awareness Experience course to a destinations such as China, India, or Europe. The 27-month Information Security MBA focuses on creating new managers who understand the business implications of information security. This program requires a faculty face-to-face every eight weeks. The 28-month Executive Leadership MBA’s curriculum is designed around the theme of leading through change. This program requires a once a month face-to-face Saturday residency in addition to the online instruction.

#13 University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Administration – Grand Forks, North Dakota

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The University of North Dakota is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1883 as a College of Arts & Sciences with a Normal School for the education of teachers. Today, UND is North Dakota’s oldest and largest University reaching over 15,000 students with 225 fields of study, nearly 40 online degree programs, and 84 graduate education programs. UND’s commitment to online education not only shows in the number of programs available but also through the availability of in-state tuition regardless of residency.

UND’s 33-34-credit hour, AACSB-accredited, online MBA program emphasizes planning, organizing, operating, and controlling a business enterprise. UND’s MBA program also offers a concentration in International Business. This concentration requires three additional credit-hours, on-campus study in the first and last semester, and nine-credit hours from a foreign college/university.

#12 Auburn University Raymond J. Harbert College of Business – Auburn University, Alabama

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Auburn University is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College. Today, Auburn University is one of the few land, sea, and space grant universities and offers more than 140 degree plans to almost 26,000 students annually. Auburn has grown to one of the largest and most esteemed universities in the South. It has a long tradition of offering high qualities programs as well making changes to be relevant with the needs of today. To meet those changing needs, Auburn offers a video-based online AACSB-accredited MBA program to its students who are not able to meet face-to-face in a classroom but still offers the same instruction as the on-campus courses. Concentrations offered in the MBA include: Finance, Marketing, Business Analytics, and Information Systems. Dual degree options are also available through a Master of Science in Business Administration and Finance, Management Information Systems, and Industrial and Systems Engineering.

#11 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School – Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is the nation’s oldest state university that started teaching students in 1793. Today UNC Chapel Hill is a four-year, public university that reaches over 29,000 students on-campus as well on in virtual classrooms. Today UNC Chapel Hill offers 78 bachelor’s degrees, 112 master’s degrees, 68 doctorate degrees, and seven professional degrees, through 14 schools, to over 29,000 students on-campus as well as in virtual classrooms. Through UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, students can enroll in a online Master of Business Administration.

The Kenan-Flagler Business Online MBA program is a 66-credit hour AACSB-accredited program that is taught by the same faculty and covering the same coursework as the on-campus equivalent. The MBA coursework is designed to build foundational business knowledge, hone essential business skills, and allow students to tailor their education to their unique career goals. Students can choose between six different concentrations: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Global Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Investment Management, and Sustainable Enterprise. Students are additionally given the opportunity to enroll in global immersion experiences throughout their program, located across the globe. Students are required to attend at least two immersions during their program.

#10 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Isenberg School of Management – Amherst, Massachusetts

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The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1863. UMass-Amherst has grown to be the largest public research university in New England by their excellent academic, research, and community outreach programs. UMass-Amherst offers six associate degree programs, 111 bachelor’s, 76 master’s, and 47 doctoral programs to over 28,600 students annually.

The highly acclaimed Isenberg School of Management offers an AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration degree program in a convenient and challenging online format with no residency requirements. This program requires two foundation courses, 11 core MBA courses, and additional elective courses. Focus areas offered in this MBA program are Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Marketing, and Sports Management.

#9 University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management – Richardson, Texas

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The University of Texas at Dallas is a four- year, public university that was founded in 1969, and is a member of the greater University of Texas System. UT Dallas has grown to offer 133 degree programs to over 20,000 students every year. Sitting as the largest school among the seven highly esteemed schools at UT Dallas is the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

The Jindal School of Management offers many AACSB-accredited MBA programs to the business masters students, including a Professional MBA Online Program for students not able to attend on-campus classes. This 53-credit hour MBA program offers 24-hours of electives to choose from, including topics in Finance and Managerial Economics, Information Systems and Operations Management, Marketing, and Organizations, Strategy and International Management.

#8 Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management – Syracuse, New York

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Syracuse University is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that was chartered in 1870 to offer physical sciences and modern languages. Syracuse University has since expanded to offer over 3,000 bachelor programs, almost 2,000 master’s programs, an over 400 doctoral programs to over 21,000 students annually. Syracuse not only offers traditional on-campus classes and programs, but also online classes so that full-time professionals do not have to put their careers on hold.

Syracuse’s Whitman School of Management offers a 54-credit AACSB-accredited MBA that holds to the same standards as the on-campus offering. The curriculum blends foundational core business courses, specialized study, and face-to-face residencies. The residency requirement comprises of 3 individual 3-day residencies, which can take place in a domestic or international city, in order to meet face-to-face with other students and a professor to discuss relevant business situations. Specializations offered within this program include: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing Management, and Supply Chain Management.

#7 Temple University Fox School of Business and Management – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Temple University was founded in 1888, as The Temple College. The school was founded to “benefit the Working Men” after one Reverend spent his nights tutoring young professional men who worked during the day. From that one tutoring reverend, Temple University has grown to nine campuses around the world, 17 schools and colleges, 404 degree programs, and over 35,000 students.

Among its hundreds of degree offerings, Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management offers a 48-credit hour AACSB-accredited online MBA program that can be completed in as little as 20 months or up to six years. This program is intentionally designed for the busy schedule of a working professional, offering the same curriculum and taught by the same professors as the traditional Fox MBA program. After an initial week-long residency course held on the main campus, all other classes are held one-at-a-time in an online format. This program provides a collaborative and dynamic experience for aspiring leaders in the business community. Students are able to choose between two areas of concentration: Marketing Management or Human Resource Management.

#6 Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business – Boston, Massachusetts

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Northeastern University is a four-year, private, global, experiential, research university that was founded in 1898. Northeastern offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs in nine colleges and schools at three campuses across the US. Northeastern offers students highly ranked on-campus and online degree programs.
Northeastern’s highly acclaimed D’Amore-McKim School of Business, established in 1922, offers an AACSB-accredited online MBA. This 50-credit hour program takes 24-27 months to complete. After the 13 foundational core business courses students choose five courses in the following specializations: Finance, Healthcare Management, High Technology Management, Innovation Entrepreneurship, International Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainability.

#5 Thunderbird School of Global Management Graduate Programs – Glendale, Arizona

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The Thunderbird School of Global Management is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that started educating global leaders in 1946. Thunderbird School of Global Management is the oldest and largest graduate school for international business in the United States, and is now a unit of Arizona State University’s knowledge network. Today, they offer over 1,000 programs to over 700 students annually.

Thunderbird offers 16-month AACSB-accredited online Global MBA program that is taught primarily online with an addition three resident modules, one at the main campus and two overseas. The coursework within this global MBA focuses on global management, cross-cultural business communications and negotiations, global political economy, and regional business environments. Courses within this program include: State and Markets, Managing People form a Global Perspective, Global Marketing Strategy, Managing for Value Creation, Leading Change and Transformation, Multi-national Value Chain, Big Data in the Age of the Global Economy, and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Context.

#4 University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration – Lincoln, Nebraska

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a four-year, public university that was chartered in 1869, dedicated to diffuse knowledge to people of any age, sex, color, or nationality. Today, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reaches over 24,000 students and offers over 5,000 degrees annually. In addition to the many on-campus degree programs, are online programs for the students with geographical and schedule constraints. The College of Business Administration offers online students an AACSB-accredited online Master of Business Administration program.

This program is designed to equip future business leaders for the business world. This 48-credit hour program is taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers that teach the on-campus classes. This online program has no campus requirement and takes between two to four years to complete. This online MBA degree offers specializations in Business Analytics, Finance, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Marketing.

#3 Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business – Tempe, Arizona

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Arizona State University is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1885 as a normal school. Today, ASU consists of four campuses, educating over 76,000 students every year. Among the highly acclaimed schools at ASU, is the W. P. Carey School of Business. The Carey School is an AACSB-accredited business school that invests in tomorrow’s leaders by providing universal business knowledge that allows students to immediately start adding value to their organizations. Among the many on-campus and online programs available in the Carey Business School, is an online Master of Business Administration.

The Carey online MBA uses the same curriculum as the on-campus MBA, and is taught by the same faculty. The curriculum is delivered one course at a time, allowing students to focus on their studies while balancing career and life responsibilities at the same time. Students are given the choice to gain a general management degree or selecting a concentration between Finance, International Business, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management. Online MBA students are additionally given the option of combining their MBA with another master’s degree at ASU, including: Master of Legal Studies, MSE Electrical Engineering, or MS Industrial Engineering.

#2 University of Florida Warrington College of Business – Gainesville, Florida

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The University of Florida started as a small seminary in 1853 and has grown to a four-year, public university with 4,000 faculty members and over 6,400 students. The University of Florida (UF) has not only strived to offer exceptional on-campus courses, but also online programs as well. UF was one of the first schools to offer an accredited online degree program. The online degree programs at UF require a 2-day, on-campus requirement every four months to take exams, give presentations, and take advantage of face-to-face interactions with faculty and classmates.

The Warrington AACSB-accredited online MBA program at UF offers a two-year option for students with undergraduate degrees in any major. This 48-credit hour program allows students to build a strong core business foundation and then moves into focused study. Also available is a one-year accelerated program for students with business undergraduate degrees awarded in the last seven years. This 32-credit hour program accelerates study by not requiring students to repeat courses covered in a business undergrad. Both programs offer four focus areas for students to study: Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and International.

#1 Indiana University Bloomington Kelley School of Business – Bloomington, Indiana

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Indiana University Bloomington is a four-year public university that was founded in 1820 as the flagship campus of Indiana University’s eight campuses. IU Bloomington offers more than 330 undergraduate and 190 graduate degree programs. Bloomington’s highly acclaimed Kelley School of Business offers an AACSB-accredited online Master of Business Administration program. The Kelley School utilizes their highly esteemed faculty in the on-campus MBA program to teach the online courses as well.

This 51-credit hour program covers foundational business topics such as: Business law and ethics, Economics, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Information technology, and Project management. After the 39 credit hours of core courses, students are able to customize their degree with a choice of electives. Also available to the online MBA students are dual degree programs with an online Master of Science in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Marketing, or Strategic Management with an average of only 12 more additional credit hours.

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