Many business schools require students to visit their campuses for short and perhaps infrequent residencies at the start of, or throughout, the span of their degrees. These residencies can be a great opportunity to allow students to network with staff, their fellow graduate students, and alumni, however this requirement can be a deterrent for many potential students. Many distance learners do not have the opportunity or the desire to enroll in a program with even short-term residencies, whether because of current familial or professional constraints that keep them close to home or the schedule that keeps them traveling across the country or world. It is with that in mind that we focus on three incredible top online MBA programs which require no residencies for online students.
Online MBA Programs
Offered through its D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University’s 50-credit hour 100% online Master of Business Administration is one of the most prestigious programs without requiring students to visit a brick and mortar campus to take any coursework or complete any type of residency. By receiving the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide through accreditation by the AACSB-International, this program has not only been recognized by one of the best in the nation by such entities as U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, and the Financial Times, it has also been ranked as one of the best on the planet by Quacquarelli Symonds. While there is an option for an accelerated week-long on-campus course, which allows students to receive three hours of credit upon its completion, this residency is not a requirement for the degree. Concentrations in this program include Finance, Healthcare Management, High Technology Management, Innovation Entrepreneurship, International Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainability.
Working professionals will enjoy the flexibility of the 53-credit hour online Professional MBA offered at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. Like other elite MBA programs, this degree holds the stellar business accreditation through AACSB-International, and receives national and global recognition from such entities as the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Quacquarelli Symonds. The staff of the Naveen Jindal School of Management have done well to design a format that gives the power of choice to the student by offering three formats for this degree. Students may choose the PMBA Evening Cohort program which allows students to take 30 hours of courses together in a traditional classroom, making networking opportunities even more fruitful. There is also the PMBA Flex format that gives students the chance to take some courses in the classroom and others online at their discretion. The final format offered for this high-quality Professional Master of Business Administration is the PMBA Online which is based on a 100% distance-learning format. Although not all electives are offered online, this is a wonderful option for students seeking an incredible program without ever having to step foot on campus.
A nicely priced online Master of Business Administration is offered at the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This 48-credit hour program, featuring the five concentrations of Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management, is offered at the accessible rate of just $25,488. Best of all, this highly accredited and nationally ranked program gives students the choice of taking courses on-campus, online, or through a combination of both. While some students will benefit from the ability to network with faculty and other students on-campus, those without this ability or desire will be pleased to know they can complete this degree in its entirety without needing to visit the school for a residency of any kind.