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Top 50 Online MBA Super Ranking 2019

In today’s busy world there are many advantages to earning a business degree online. However, it can be challenging to find an online program with the same prestige, quality, and collaboration with peers that you might encounter with traditional on-campus MBA programs. All of the programs included on our Online MBA Super Ranking have been researched and compiled to help distance learning students feel confident in finding an online MBA program that will meet their scheduling needs, as well as, meet the expectations of a high-quality program.

We researched hundreds of online and hybrid MBA programs based in the U.S. for our 2019 Online MBA Super Ranking. US News and World Report Best Online MBA Programs Ranking, the Princeton Review Top 25 Online MBA Program Ranking, the Financial Times Global Online MBA Ranking, and the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global Distance Online MBA Ranking, were all used as an integral part of our data. The compilation of these rankings play a significant role in the placement of each school to assure students that the programs chosen for our list are highly qualified and recommended by the other leaders in business education.

Earning an online Master’s of Business Administration can qualify graduates for many advanced management positions within their current company and even government organizations, nonprofit institutions, and commercial businesses. If you are taking the time to earn an MBA, you should feel confident that the online program you choose will be as highly regarded as an on-campus degree. This list is sure to help you find a university that will meet your academic needs while simultaneously allowing you to maintain your work and life responsibilities.

Note: A detailed explanation of the methodology we used to determine the Top Online MBA programs can be found at the end of the ranking.

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


Students of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University can earn an elite online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This program tops this list because of its renowned reputation in both the academic world and MBA community.

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At Indiana University students can earn a prestigious and 100% online Master’s of Business Administration through the Kelley School of Business. This well-respected online MBA holds elite accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is listed in the #1 spot on both Quacquarelli Symonds’ Global Distance Online MBA Ranking and Princeton Review’s Top 25 Online MBA Programs Ranking. They can additionally be seen within the top five with US News and World Report, and the Financial Times. This elite level of recognition from the four major ranking systems used in our research demonstrates that Indiana University’s Online MBA offers a reliable MBA brand. The Kelley School of Business offers a 51 credit hour program that focuses on relevant topics such as Marketing, Finance, Operations, Business Law and Ethics, Economics, Information technology, and Project Management. Students enrolled in the traditional online MBA program also have an opportunity to combine their degree in a variety of ways. The dual degrees available include MBA/MS in Business Analytics, MBA/MS in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, MBA/MS in Finance, MBA/MS in Global Supply Chain Management, MBA/MS in IT Management, MBA/MS in Marketing, MBA/MS in Strategic Management.

Indiana University is a four-year, public university that serves over 43,000 students each year, and holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and offers over 550 degree programs through 16 academic schools and colleges. IU’s Kelley School of Business offers an online Master’s of Business Administration degree with a highly respected reputation and history of excellence. Applicants pursuing this competitive program must complete an online application by one of two deadlines and will additionally need to submit transcripts from all universities attended, current and professional resume reflecting a minimum of two years work experience, one letter of recommendation, one personal statement, and GMAT or GRE scores.

TMD Ranking Score: 100.00

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


The University of Florida offers a flexible hybrid Master’s of Business Administration degree. The University’s MBA program is well recognized among top academic ranking systems.

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The Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida offers an assortment of well-respected business programs. The hybrid Master’s of Business Administration at the University of Florida holds esteemed accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is ranked within the top 10 best online MBA programs by Princeton Review, US News and World Report, Financial Times, and Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. This level of acclaim reflects the program’s significant place in the MBA community. Students enrolled in this flexibly formatted hybrid program can complete their degree in either a two-year or accelerated one-year format. Fundamental business coursework begins the curriculum, and then students move on to more individualized studies with areas of focus, electives, optional global immersion experiences, and career development. Focus area options available for online students include International Studies, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Finance. While the majority of the coursework in UF’s hybrid program is online, there are several weekend residency components included within the curriculum.

The University of Florida is a four-year, public university that has proudly carried regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges since 1913. The University serves nearly 53,000 students each year and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate level degrees to students through 16 academic colleges. Those wishing to participate in the University of Florida’s highly recognized hybrid MBA program are encouraged to complete an online application by one of three deadlines. Prospective students will additionally need to submit official transcripts from all universities attended, two letters of recommendation, a current and professional resume reflecting a minimum of two years work experience and GMAT scores.

TMD Ranking Score: 90.22

#3 University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management – Amherst, Massachusetts


At the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, students can earn a highly-regarded online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This program receives a top place on our ranking because of its outstanding reputation within the education community.

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Students can earn a highly recognized online Master’s of Business Administration degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Isenberg School of Management’s 100% online MBA holds accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is impressively ranked in the number three slot with the Financial Times. The program can also be seen in the top 30 rankings with US News and World Report, the Princeton Review, and Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. Recognition from the major ranking systems assures MBA students that this program is a wise investment that will make an impact on their future career. The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s MBA is offered in a fully online or part-time (hybrid) format. Both options are designed with helping busy students find success in mind. The hybrid and fully online programs work to give students the flexibility needed to complete their degree on their own terms. At the beginning the program all students complete 11 required core courses. Once this component is fulfilled, students have an opportunity to choose from several focus areas and electives. Areas of focus available include entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare administration, business analytics, marketing, and sports management.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a four-year, public, research university that is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system. They offer over 100 undergraduate, 75 master’s and 45 doctoral programs each year to over 30,000 students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. The University holds regional accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education and is consistently ranked among the top schools year after year. To apply for the Isenberg School of Business’s online MBA prospective students must submit a full application which will include a current and professional resume, two letters of recommendation, GMAT or GRE scores, transcripts from all universities attended, and a personal essay.

TMD Ranking Score: 63.61

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


The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University offers a 100% online MBA that is well-respected in the educational community. This program is among the best in the country with flexibility, cutting-edge curriculum, and overall prestige.

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The Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is widely known for its innovative curriculum and exceptional program standards. The Online MBA program at ASU carries the same elite accreditation by the Association to Advance Schools of Business as the traditional in-class program, with the addition of a flexible environment to develop leadership skills and business knowledge. The Carey MBA is listed in the top 10 online MBA programs with US News and World Report, Princeton Review, and Financial Times. The program’s 60-credit hour curriculum offers an array of courses with a focus on meeting the rapidly changing expectations of the business world. Students first complete core business classes such as Managerial Accounting, Organizational Theory, Financial Accounting, and Marketing Management. They then have an opportunity to tailor their studies with relevant and career-focused elective courses. Students may also further their studies with a concurrent degree. Joint degree options include Online MBA/MSE Electrical Engineering, Online MBA/Master’s of Legal Studies, and Online MBA/MS Industrial Engineering.

Arizona State University is a four-year, public institution that has held regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission since 1931. The University serves of 51,000 students annually and spans seven unique locations. ASU offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs through 15 academic colleges and schools, including a highly acclaimed online MBA through the Carey School of Business. Those wishing to apply to this top-notch program will need to submit a full application which will include information of two recommenders, employment history, GMAT scores, all college transcripts, three essays, and a current professional resume. Once accepted, the Carey School of Business provides a Forward Focus MBA Scholarship that can help covers the program’s tuition.

TMD Ranking Score: 59.49

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


Students at the University of Texas at Dallas can earn a flexible MBA through the Jindal School of Management. This highly respected online Master’s of Business Administration degree has a focus on innovation and offers a highly recognizable brand.

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The University of Texas at Dallas offers many outstanding educational programs including the Jindal School of Management’s Online Professional MBA program. This program is widely known for producing top-notch graduates within the field of business, and the college holds elite business accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. UNT’s unique program is listed within the top 15 best online MBA programs in the nation by the Princeton Review and US News and World Report. They can additionally be seen listed in the top 25 programs with Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. The Professional MBA program at UT Dallas is offered in several convenient formats including a Professional Flex Program, Professional Evening Cohort, Full-Time Program, Executive Program, and Professional Online Program. The Professional Online Program and Professional Flex Program both include an online component and a flexible format, allowing students to take up to 72 months to complete their degree. UTD offers students many ways to personalize their degree including choosing an area of specialization in subjects such as finance, healthcare leadership and management, information technology management, accounting, business analytics, energy management, innovation & entrepreneurship, internal audit, international management.

The University of Texas at Dallas was created as a research university in 1961. Over time they have grown to serve over 27,000 students annually. UTD is a highly regarded extension of the prestigious University of Texas school system that is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The online Professional Master’s of Business Administration program offered through the Naveen Jindal School of Management is a convenient and flexibly formatted MBA. The program is career focused and delivered in a cohort format with an average of 50 students per group. Those wishing to apply to this highly-regarded program will need to submit an online application, official transcripts, a detailed professional resume, GMAT/GRE scores, and one professional letter of recommendation. Students applying for the professional and full-time programs may have additional requirements including an interview and an essay component.

TMD Ranking Score: 57.08

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


Students of George Washington University’s School of Business can earn a fully online Master’s of Business Administration that is well recognized and accredited. GWU consistently carries a presence in leading ranking systems across the country.

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George Washington University offers a top-notch online Master’s of Business Administration degree that is exceptionally accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and receives many high reviews from the major ranking systems throughout the United States. George Washington’s online MBA is currently listed in the top 10 best online MBA’s by Financial Times and Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. They can also be found in the #54 spot with US News and World Report. GWU’s online MBA program offered through the School of Business gives students the benefit of online coursework along with face to face interactions by including a variety of virtual components along with weekly live-streamed classroom lectures. This three-year program begins with a comprehensive set of business foundation courses that are both flexible and engaging. Students then move into elective classes or may choose to concentrate on the area of healthcare.

George Washington University is a four-year, private, not-for-profit university that serves nearly 28,000 students annually. GWU offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 well-respected schools and colleges and holds regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The University’s School of Business offers students a well-rounded and fully online Master’s of Business Administration program. Students interested in applying to this distinguished online MBA must complete an online application by one of three deadlines. They will also need to submit a current and one letter of recommendation, one essay, official transcripts from all universities attended, professional resume, and GMAT or GRE scores.

TMD Ranking Score: 55.95

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


Students of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University have an opportunity to complete their MBA degree in a convenient online format. This MBA is consistently recognized for its high quality and standards in education.

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Northeastern University offers a highly regarded Master’s of Business Administration degree in an accessible online format through the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. This program carries accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and has a long-standing reputation of excellence. Northeastern’s online MBA is currently listed among the top 20 best online MBA programs by the Financial Times and Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. It can also be seen in the #76 spot with US News and World Report and the top 25 with the Princeton Review. This convenient online MBA is designed to build on the knowledge and experience that students already have and help them make the transition of moving their careers to the next level. Once students complete the core curriculum, they have an opportunity to further their studies in a specific area with concentrations in the areas of Finance, Sustainability, Healthcare Management, High Technology Management, Innovation Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and International Management. Additionally, students at NEU can combine their MBA studies with a Master’s of Science in Finance degree.

Northeastern University is a four-year, private, research university that serves over 21,000 students each year. The University holds regional accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education and provides many options for bachelor’s and master’s degrees through nine academic schools and colleges. The online Master’s of Business Administration program offered through Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business carries a recognizable MBA brand that is sure to stand out. Students wishing to apply to this well-rounded program are required to submit a full application which will include transcripts from all universities attended reflecting a minimum of 3.0 GPA, a current and professional resume with five years of work experience shown, and two letters of recommendation. This program has a strong focus on work experience and does not have a GMAT or GRE requirement.

TMD Ranking Score: 55.39

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


The Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University offers a conveniently formatted Master’s of Business Administration degree. This MBA is consistently recognized for its high standards in distance learning education.

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Students have an opportunity to earn an MBA degree at North Carolina State University in either a fully online or hybrid format. The online MBA from the Poole College of Management is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This elite program is currently listed in the top 15 best online MBAs with the Princeton Review and US News and World Report. Financial Times places them in the top 20 and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global Online MBA Ranking has North Carolina State’s online MBA in the #40 spot. This degree can be completed in either a fully online and hybrid format, with both following the same functional curriculum and including easy access to coursework and a distinguished faculty. The 40 credit hour program begins with the required core curriculum and then moves on to career-focused concentrations. The concentration options available include BioSciences Management, Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management, Financial Management, Innovation Management, and Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization. Students can complete their degree in an accelerated format in as little as 21 months or take up to 72 months on a part-time basis.

North Carolina State University is a four-year, public research university holds regional accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. NCSU is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and educates over 34,000 students each year. They offer many undergraduate and graduate level degrees through 11 academic schools and colleges. The Online Master’s of Business Administration degree offered through the Poole College of Management is highly recognized by the leading ranking systems in the United States. This high level of esteem reflects the quality of curriculum and teaching in their MBA programs. To apply to the Poole College of Management’s online MBA program students must complete an online application which will include submission of current and professional resume reflecting a minimum of two years professional work, GMAT or GRE scores, and official transcripts from all universities attended.

TMD Ranking Score: 54.71

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


The Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College offers an accredited Blended Master’s of Business Administration. This MBA program ranked highly because of its recognition within the education community and flexible format.

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The Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College offers students a uniquely formatted Master’s of Business Administration degree. This program is highly accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is frequently listed among the top online programs in the United States. Babson College’s hybrid MBA currently sits in the #6 slot with the Financial Times and at #10 with the Princeton Review. Babson College offers their well-rounded curriculum in a hybrid format that combines online coursework with face to face classes that take place every seven weeks. This method allows students to complete their studies interactively while still maintaining responsibilities and busy schedules. Students begin by building on general management skills with the core courses and then take their degree further with career-focused concentrations and intensity tracks. The concentrations available include Business Analytics, Finance, Global Management, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. Students can also choose an intensity track in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Managing the Technology Intensive Enterprise, Business and Social Innovation, and Women Innovating Now.

Babson College is a four-year, private university with a close-knit student body of just over 3,000 students. The University holds regional accreditation through the New England Commission of Higher Education and offers an array of bachelor’s, master’s, and professional degrees through their academic schools and colleges. The blended Master’s of Business Administration program offered through the Olin Graduate School of Business is recognized and well-respected in the MBA community and can be completed in just 21 months. Students interested in joining this conveniently formatted program will need to submit a full application which should include a current professional resume, one essay, GMAT scores, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts.

TMD Ranking Score: 53.06

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


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers an elite and 100% online Master’s of Business Administration degree. The Kenan-Flagler Business School’s online MBA is highly ranked because of the program’s respected MBA brand and unique interactive online format.

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Students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can earn a highly recognized MBA degree program in a convenient online format. This competitive MBA program carries esteemed accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and can currently be seen among the top five online MBA programs in the nation by US News and World Report and the Princeton Review. UNC’s online MBA is 66-credit hours in length and includes a curriculum that is well-rounded with multiple areas of concentration. The concentration options within the Master’s of Business Administration degree are Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Data Analytics and Decision Making, and Consulting. The program is entirely online. However, the format at UNC is unique in that students are encouraged to participate in weekly live stream class sessions. This program allows for optimal interaction with an average class size is 15 students, and the live class options make this a fully hybrid experience for students.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a four-year, public university that carries regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. UNC offers 265 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, to nearly 30,000 students, through 14 schools and colleges each year. The online MBA program offered through the Kenan-Flagler Business School consistently receives recognition from leading ranking systems. This level of recognition speaks to the unique brand provided by this unique and well-respected program. Students interested in applying to the online MBA program offered through the Kenan-Flagler Business School have four opportunities to submit a full application including two professional references, transcripts, GMAT or GRE scores, a current resume showing two years of work experience, essays, and an interview requirement.

TMD Ranking Score: 50.13

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


The College of Business at Colorado State University offers an online Master’s of Business Administration. This program carries prestigious accreditations and an outstanding reputation among the business education world.

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Colorado State University students can earn an online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This conveniently formatted degree holds prestigious accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Along with esteemed accreditations, CSU is also currently ranked #42 by US News and World Report and #12 on Quacquarelli Symonds’ Global Online MBA Ranking. They can additionally be seen in the #15 spot with the Financial Times. This level of recognition showcases the quality and brand recognition of an online degree from Colorado State University. The 42-credit hour program can be completed on a full or part-time basis, allowing students to graduate in two to five years. Students can either earn a traditional MBA or specialize in Marketing Data Analytics. The traditional program offers five start dates while the Marketing Data Analytics option accepts students once in both the spring and fall semesters.

Colorado State University is a four-year, public, university that was founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College. Today, Colorado State serves over 33,000 students each year and offers undergraduate and graduate programs, through eight highly qualified colleges and schools. The University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is frequently recognized by the leading ranking systems in the US. Students at CSU can earn their MBA entirely online through the College of Business. This program is convenient, flexible, and well-respected. Those interested in applying to the online MBA program at Colorado State have five deadlines to complete their application and be ready to submit transcripts reflecting an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, a resume showing at least four years of professional work experience, a statement of purpose, and three professional recommendations.

TMD Ranking Score: 49.98

#12 University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business – Lincoln, Nebraska


Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can earn a well-rounded Online Master’s of Business Administration degree through the College of Business Administration. This program is frequently recognized by the leading educational ranking systems.

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers an online Master’s of Business Administration degree that is highly accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This program is frequently acknowledged among some of the most prestigious online MBAs in the nation. In fact, UNL currently sits in the top 25 with the Princeton Review and Financial Times. They are additionally placed in the top 45 with US News and World Report and Quacquarelli Symonds’ Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. This level of acclaim reflects the quality of education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln both on campus and through their distance learning programs. The College of Business’ MBA is 48 credit-hours in length and can be completed 100% online, on-campus, or in a blended format. The curriculum includes 30 credit hours of core courses students then move on to 18 elective credits that cover a wide range of topics such as International Business, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Finance, and Marketing. Additionally, there are graduate certificates available in Business Analytics, Survey Research and Methodology, and Supply Chain Management.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a four-year, public research university that serves over 26,000 students each year. The University holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and offers nearly 300 academic programs of study through nine schools and colleges. Students of the College of Business Administration at UNL can earn an online Master’s of Business Administration with a highly recognizable brand. Students have three deadline opportunities to apply to the program. Applicants must complete an online application, professional resume reflecting at least one year of work experience, unofficial and official transcripts with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, GMAT scores of 600 or higher or equivalent GRE scores, three references, a personal statement, and completion of statistics and calculus.

TMD Ranking Score: 49.42

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


Syracuse University students can earn a well-recognized and highly accredited online Master’s of Business Administration. This program stands out on our ranking because of its extensive following in the business education world.

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The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University holds prestigious accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Syracuse University’s online Master’s of Business of Administration program is highly sought after and is currently ranked within the top 25 online MBA programs by the Princeton Review and Financial Times. Additionally, the program ranks #24 in Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking and #42 with US News and World Report. This notable achievement reflects that the four major ranking systems used in our research also notice the quality and value of the online MBA program at Syracuse University. The Whitman School of Management’s online MBA offers students a unique focus on real-world scenarios to improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The fast-paced program is 54 credit hours in length and begins with classes such as Introduction to IT & E-Commerce, Data Analysis and Decision Making, Managerial Accounting, and Legal and Ethical Environment of Business. After the core curriculum is completed, students may choose 15 credit hours worth of elective courses; subjects include finance, business analytics, marketing management, accounting, entrepreneurship, supply chain management.

Syracuse University is a four-year, private, not-for-profit university that holds regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The University has 13 colleges and schools that offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees to a student body of over 22,000 students annually. Students can earn a distinct Master’s of Business Administration degree in a convenient online format from the Whitman School of Management. Those interested in applying to this established program must complete an online application and submit official transcripts, current and professional resume, GMAT or GRE scores, two letters of recommendation, and a personal essay.

TMD Ranking Score: 47.70

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


Carnegie Mellon University offers a hybrid Master’s of Business Administration through the well-respected Tepper School of Business. This blended program stands out because of its high acclaim and unique format.

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Students of Carnegie Mellon University have many highly respected degrees to choose from including a partially online, blended Master’s of Business Administration offered through the Tepper School of Business. This esteemed MBA program receives its accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is known for its unique culture and high standard of success. CMU is currently listed as the #2 Best Online MBA Program by US News and World Report, as well as, #6 with the Princeton Review. This high level of recognition gives testament to the quality of the Tepper MBA. The part-time online MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University begins with a Base Camp Orientation Program and then moves on to core business foundation courses such as Managing People and Teams, Probability and Statistics, and Leadership and Communications Coaching. Each semester students participate in required access weekends that are on campus visits designed to build networking among peers and strengthen the program experience. Students enrolled in the blended program at CMU are offered opportunities to personalize and specialize their degree the same as those enrolled in the traditional program. The MBA tracks available include, Management of Innovation and Project Development, Business Analytics, Energy Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Leadership. Additionally, areas of concentration include Business Technologies, Marketing, Operations Management, Operations Research, Organizational Behavior, and Strategy.

Carnegie Mellon University is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that serves nearly 14,000 students annually. The University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees through seven academic colleges and schools. CMU’s Tepper School of Business is well recognized for their unique leadership and MBA brand. Students interested in applying to this impactful blended MBA program must submit a full application which should include GMAT or GRE scores, one essay, unofficial transcripts from all universities previously attended, current professional resume, and one letter of recommendation.

TMD Ranking Score: 46.92

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


Hofstra University offers a distinguished online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This program consistently receives praise for the high quality of their 100% online MBA.

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Students of Hofstra University can earn a fully online Master’s of Business Administration degree that holds accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Hofstra University’s online MBA program is designed to give students the knowledge to advance their careers with the flexibility of working at their own pace. The program is currently listed #36 by US News and World Report’s ranking of the Best Online MBAs. They are also recognized at #17 by the Princeton Review and #24 on Quacquarelli Symonds’ Global Online MBA Ranking. The Hofstra online MBA program can be completed in either a two-year cohort format or after one semester of courses can be adjusted to a non-cohort format. The non-cohort option allows students to take up to five years to complete their degree. The curriculum is designed with working professionals in mind and consists of 45 credit hours with coursework in foundational business, advanced business, and concentration work in the area of strategic management.

Hofstra University is a four-year, private, not-for-profit university that is regionally accredited with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The University educates over 11,000 students each year and offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees through 13 academic schools and colleges. The online Master’s of Business Administration program offered through the Zarb School of Business offers one of the most renowned online programs in New York City metropolitan area. These level of recognition ensures students that this program provides a noticeable MBA brand. Those interested in applying to the competitive Zarb online MBA program will need to submit official transcripts, one to two-page personal statement, GMAT or GRE scores, current professional resume, and two letters of recommendation.

TMD Ranking Score: 46.60

#16 University of Southern California Marshall School of Business – Los Angeles, California


Graduate students can earn an online MBA at the University of Southern California. This MBA carries many high rankings and prestigious accreditation.

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The University of Southern California offers an elite online Master’s of Business Administration. The Marshall School of Business is accredited by the distinguished Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The MBA program at the University of Southern California is a consistent recipient of many awards and rankings including being ranked 8th in the country by U.S. News and World Report and 4th on the Princeton Review’s Top 25 Online MBA Programs Ranking. The majority of the Marshall online MBA program is completed online and at the student’s convenience. There are several components such as a one week on campus residency, live-stream class content, and videos created in-house that make this online program truly unique and interactive. Students involved in this top-notch program can expect to learn through real-world scenarios and collaboration among peers.

The University of Southern California is a four-year, private, not-for-profit university, that holds regional accreditation through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission. USC was founded in 1880, making it the oldest private research university in California. The University currently educates over 45,000 students each year and offers over 90 undergraduate majors and 130 master’s, doctoral, or professional programs. Graduate students can earn an online MBA degree through the Marshall School of Business. Students interested in joining the vast USC alumni network and beginning their online MBA experience must submit copies of official transcripts, GMAT or GRE scores, two required essays, online application, an optional essay, and a professional resume.

TMD Ranking Score: 45.79

#17 University of Utah David Eccles School of Business – Salt Lake City, Utah


The University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business offers a convenient online Master’s of Business Administration. This program stands out because of its superior quality and flexible format.

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The Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah offers a top-notch Master’s of Business Administration degree in an accessible online format. The program holds distinguished accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is frequently listed among the best schools in the nation by the leading ranking systems. These notable appearances include top 25 rankings by US News and World Report and Princeton Review. The program can also be seen at #48 on Quacquarelli Symonds Global Online MBA Ranking. The Eccles MBA is entirely online with a focus on developing leadership and business skills that directly translate into the workplace upon degree completion. This 24-month program consists of core business courses, as well as, several electives during the second year of the program. A few of the classes included within this esteemed online MBA are Managing and Leading, Data Analysis, Product/Operations Management, Financial Accounting, and Business Communications.

The University of Utah is a four-year, public research university that was founded in 1850. U of U holds regional accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and serves over 32,000 students each year. They offer undergraduate and graduate degrees through 17 schools and colleges. The Eccles School of Business includes an online MBA program that carries a notable MBA brand. Those interested in applying to this well-rounded program must complete an online application by one of three deadlines. They will need to submit transcripts from all universities attended, current and professional resume, a statement of purpose, GMAT or GRE scores, one letter of recommendation, and fulfill an interview requirement.

TMD Ranking Score: 40.05

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


Florida International University offers an established online Master’s of Business Administration. This program provides students with a recognizable, convenient, and accredited MBA.

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Students of Florida International University can complete a variety of well-rounded degrees. Including an online Master’s of Business Administration degree that holds elite accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The program is completed in a convenient online format and currently ranked #54 by US News and World Report, #26 on Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking, and #18 in Best Online MBA Programs by the Financial Times. FIU’s online MBA program is 42 credit hours in length and offers three tracks of completion. The non-accelerated format can be completed in two years and nine months, a flexible format that allows for one or several classes a semester which takes one year and nine months, and an accelerated format which includes two courses per quarter and is generally finished in 18 months. Students can also choose to specialize in several areas of study including Finance, International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Marketing Channel Strategy, Strategic Negotiations, Business Data Analytics, Real Estate, Leadership, Healthcare.

Florida International University is a four-year, public, research university that serves over 56,000 students each year. The University holds regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and offers nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate level degrees through 23 highly regarded academic schools and colleges. Students can earn a distinct online Master’s of Business Administration degree through Florida International University’s College of Business. Students who plan to apply to this sought after program will need a minimum of a bachelor’s with either two years professional work experience and satisfactory GMAT scores or four years work experience to waive the GMAT requirement. Additionally, students will need to submit two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, official transcripts from all universities attended, and a current and professional resume.

TMD Ranking Score: 39.96

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


Drexel University offers a competitive online Master’s of Business Administration degree through the LeBow College of Business. This program is consistently recognized by the leading business education ranking systems.

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Students of Drexel University can earn a flexible online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This elite program, offered through the LeBow College of Business, is prestigiously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and frequently listed among the best online business programs in the nation. Drexel’s online MBA program is ranked #61 on US News and World Report’s Best Online MBA ranking. They are additionally listed #16 with the Financial Times and #31 on Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. This high level of acclaim reflects the quality of education from Drexel University, as well as, this respected MBA brand. The LeBow College of Business’s online MBA is 18 months in length and includes a curriculum with an emphasis on real-world problem-solving skills and leadership development. Students enrolled in the program may choose to work at their own pace and take up to five years to finish the program. Courses within this MBA include relevant business topics such as Business Problem Solving, Legal Options in Decision Making, Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise, and Essentials for Financial Reporting.

Drexel University is a four-year, private, not-for-profit, institution with regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The University enrolls over 24,000 students each year and offers associate’s through doctoral degrees from 19 academically rigorous schools and colleges. The LeBow College of Business offers a 100% online Master’s of Business Administration with a strong business foundation. To apply to this top-notch online MBA program, students must complete an online application and submit two professional letters of recommendation, current resume, official transcripts from all universities attended, and a GMAT score of at least 570 (possibly waived for some applicants).

TMD Ranking Score: 39.77

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


At Rochester Institute of Technology, students can earn an accredited Master’s of Business Administration degree in a convenient online format. This online MBA program is highly regarded within the business education community.

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Rochester Institute of Technology offers an online MBA through the Saunders College of Business that is highly recognized and tailored to meet the needs of students at the executive level. This well-rounded program carries accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition to excellent accreditation, the Saunders online Executive MBA is currently ranked #8 by the Princeton Review and #36 by US News and World Report on their Top Online MBA rankings. At RIT the online Executive MBA is 17 months long and includes a flexible curriculum designed with mid and upper-level professionals in mind. The program consists of four semesters of advanced coursework on topics such as Leadership Development, Managing New Product Commercialization, Strategic Thinking, Marketing Strategy, and International Finance. Students also participate in a capstone project which provides an integral part of the Saunders EMBA experience. This unique component allows students to work in teams to solve real-world business problems in real time and fully experience where their EMBA can take them.

Rochester Institute of Technology is a four-year, private, not-for-profit, university that holds regional accreditation through the New England Commission of Higher Education. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and professional degrees through nine academic schools to over 16,000 students each year. The Saunders Executive MBA gives students an exceptional brand in a convenient online format. Students interested in applying to this competitive program must complete an online application that will include three letters of recommendation, official transcripts from all universities previously attended, a current and professional resume reflecting a minimum of six years professional work experience, and a personal statement.

TMD Ranking Score: 38.16

#21 Lehigh University College of Business and Economics – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


Students at Lehigh University can earn an accredited Master’s of Business Administration through the College of Business and Economics. This program stands out because of their esteemed place among the leading business education ranking systems.

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The College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University frequently receives recognition for its fully online Master’s of Business Administration program. This well rounded Online MBA holds several accreditations. Including accreditation through the elite Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is ranked #19 by the US News and World Report Best Online MBA’s list. They are also recognized on a global level with the #20 spot on Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. The program’s dynamic and flexible format can be completed entirely online, in a hybrid format, or solely on campus. Additionally, students who choose the online format can take part in Classroom Live which allows students to participate in on-campus courses, as they are happening, from the comfort of their homes. Classroom Live is a unique component that gives online students the interaction that can be missing from virtual classes. Students enrolled in the 36 credit hour program covers a variety of pertinent business topics and can also be individualized with concentration courses in the areas of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Project Management, Supply Chain Management.

Lehigh University is a four-year, private university, that holds regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The campus is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and serves just over 7,000 students annually. Lehigh University’s flexibility Online MBA gives students of all stages of life the ability to complete their degree at their own pace and in whatever format is best for their learning style and time constraints. To apply to this distinguished program, students must complete an online application which will include academic records, current and professional resume, one essay, two letters of recommendation, and GMAT or GRE scores.

TMD Ranking Score: 37.72

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


Auburn University’s Harbert of Business offers an accredited and 100% online MBA. The Master’s of Business Administration program at Auburn made a great addition to this ranking because of its flexible format and continued recognition from leading ranking systems.

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Students of Auburn University can earn a 100% online MBA from the Harbert College of Business. This online Master’s of Business Administration degree holds top accreditations through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and can be seen listed at #11 by US News and World Report and #13 by the Princeton Review in their Best Online MBA rankings. Harbert MBA participants first complete a set of core courses that in include courses such as Cost Analysis & Systems, Organizational Leadership & Change, Marketing, and Consumer Theory, and Operations Excellence. Students then have a variety of electives to choose from to complete their degree. The elective courses available include Advanced Object-Oriented & Internet Programming, Advanced Real Estate Finance, Advanced Database Management Systems ProjectsInformational Systems Architecture in the Small & Medium-Sized Enterprise, and Multinational Financial Management. The online MBA program can be finished in as little as two and a half years or up to six years on a self-paced basis. The online content can either be live streamed or watched at according to your busy schedule.

Auburn University is a four-year, public university that educates close to 30,000 students each year. The University holds regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Auburn offers bachelor’s, master’s, and professional degrees through 13 colleges and schools annually. The University is well-respected within the education community, and the MBA program offered through the Harbert School of Business is no exception. Applicants to this competitive program have two dates to submit a full application. Within the application, students will need to provide a personal statement, GMAT scores, current and professional resume, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

TMD Ranking Score: 36.68

#23 Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School – Malibu, California


Pepperdine University offers an accredited online Master’s of Business Administration through Graziadio School of Business and Management. This program earned its place in this ranking because of its high-level of recognition in the business education community.

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The Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University offers students a degree centered around values and experience-driven learning opportunities. The Pepperdine Online MBA is highly accredited by the Association to Advance Schools of Business and is ranked among the top 20 online MBA’s with US News and World Report. It is also ranked #15 by Princeton Review. The Graziadio online MBA is 52-credit hours in length and consists of leadership development, core business classes, and concentration courses. The core curriculum includes valuable courses such as Personal Leadership and Development, Marketing Management, Behavior Organizations, and Quantitative Analysis for Business Operations. Students then go on to personalize their degree with a choice of four concentrations in the areas of Leadership and Managing Organizational Change, Marketing, Finance, and General Management. Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management is well recognized on a national and international level. The Online MBA program at Pepperdine carries the same level of prestige and quality as their traditional on-campus programs.

Pepperdine University is a four-year, private, not-for-profit, Christian university that holds regional accreditation through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission. They offer undergraduate and graduate degrees through five academic colleges and schools to a select group of fewer than 8,000 students annually. The Graziadio School of Business and Management provides students with a well-recognized and unique online MBA experience. The program covers a variety of essential business subjects such as areas of finance, economics, quantitative analysis, marketing, accounting, law, information systems, strategy, management, leadership, and human behavior. Students interested in joining the Graziadio online MBA must complete the program’s online application. This will include official academic transcripts from all universities attended, current and professional resume reflecting at least two years of work experience, GMAT or GRE scores, and one essay.

TMD Ranking Score: 33.65

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


Students can earn an accredited and convenient hybrid Master’s of Business Administration degree through the College of Business at James Madison University. This online MBA is highly listed on our ranking because of the programs overall quality and prominence in the business education community.

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James Madison University offers a well-respected online Master’s of Business Administration. The program holds distinguished accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. They are currently listed at #22 in Best Online MBA programs with US News and World Report and #16 with the Princeton Review’s Top Online MBA Programs ranking. The James Madison’s MBA is 42-credit hours in length. The comprehensive curriculum includes multiple areas of concentration, all with a focus on real-world implementation. The concentration options within the online Master’s of Business Administration program are Executive Leadership and Information Security. The James Madison MBA can be completed in 28 months or less on a full-time basis and is designed with working professionals in mind. The majority of this convenient program is online. However, both concentration options require some face-to-face class time, making this hybrid degree the best fit for students who can travel or are in a close driving distance from the campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

James Madison University is a four-year, public university with regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The University serves just under 22,000 students each year and offers a variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and professional degrees, through 10 distinct schools and colleges. The online MBA program offered through the College of Business continues to receive recognition from leading ranking systems. This level of prestige is a valuable indication of the career-changing path that this degree offers. In order to apply to this established online Master’s of Business Administration program students must submit a full application including transcripts from all universities attended, two letters of recommendation, 250 word personal statement, current and professional resume reflecting a minimum of two to five years of work experience, and satisfactory completion of prerequisite course requirements in accounting, statistics, and microeconomics.

TMD Ranking Score: 32.52

#25 University of Wisconsin Consortium – Eau Claire, Wisconsin


The University of Wisconsin Consortium is not only highly respected but offers a 100% online MBA. This Master’s of Business Administration program was selected for our ranking because of its high standard of business education.

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The University of Wisconsin Consortium’s online Master’s of Business Administration program is highly accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The University of Wisconsin Consortium is listed in the top 20 with US News and World Report and also holds the number 34 spot on Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. The program is 100% online and 30 credit-hours in length. The well-rounded curriculum consists of 17 credit hours of core business courses in areas such as Strategies and Developing New Products, Managing Ongoing Operations, and Services, Managing Strategically in a Global Environment and Focusing on the Future. Along with other course hours, students are required to participate in 13 credit hours of elective coursework. A few of the courses available cover topics such as Accounting, Healthcare Administration, Communications, International Business, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship. The program includes small class sizes with an average of 25 students per course and is typically completed in two and a half to three years on a full-time basis.

The University of Wisconsin Consortium is an esteemed branch of the University of Wisconsin system. The University carries regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission, and their unique 100% online campus is devoted to helping adult students meet their educational goals and career milestones. They serve many students from a variety of backgrounds each year and offer a variety of convenient degree options including a fully online Master’s of Business Administration degree. The University provides three deadlines to submit a full application which will include GMAT scores of 475 or above, current resume, official college transcripts reflecting a 2.75 GPA or above, and three letters of recommendation.

TMD Ranking Score: 32.29

#26 Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration – Statesboro, Georgia


Students at Georgia Southern University can earn a competitive, online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This online MBA sits as a top program because of their exceptional accreditations and numerous high rankings.

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Georgia Southern University offers graduate students an elite, online Master’s of Business Administration degree through the College of Business Administration. This highly acclaimed program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This business-relevant, online degree consists of 30 hours of general business courses and fits conveniently with the schedule of working business managers. This accelerated program can be completed in less than two years. Georgia Southern is recognized as a leading institution in the business world and has received many honors to back up their prestigious reputation. U.S. News and World Report lists Georgia Southern as having the 47th best business school in the nation. Additionally, QS World University ranks Georgia Southern 30th among top online business programs in the world. Students will get off on the right foot by attending the two-day mandatory on-campus orientation, prior to beginning the well-rounded, online MBA at Georgia Southern University.

Georgia Southern University is a four-year, public university, established in 1906 that is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, and offers more than 140 academic majors ranging from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees through eight academic schools and colleges to over 20,000 students each year, making it the largest institution of higher education south of Atlanta. While the main campus is located in Statesboro, students can also enroll in classes at the satellite locations in Savannah and Hinesville. Georgia Southern is designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University. Graduate students seeking an online MBA can earn their degree through the prestigious College of Business Administration. The College of Business Administration is recognized among the “Top 12 Business Schools” by Newsweek. Potential candidates interested in pursuing the online MBA program must submit an online application, official college transcripts, GMAT scores, professional resume, and optional letters of recommendation.

TMD Ranking Score: 31.39

#27 Temple University Fox School of Business – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The Fox School of Business at Temple University offers students the opportunity to earn an exceptional online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This flexible online MBA program provides a world-class degree in a cutting-edge format.

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At Temple University, students can earn an elite, online Master’s of Business Administration degree through the nationally recognized Fox School of Business. This program is accredited through the AACSB, an accreditation held by only 5% of all business schools. Students will dive into this rigorous curriculum with three required courses in Leadership, Accounting, and Statistics, concentration courses, and demonstrate their knowledge with a three-hour Enterprise Consulting Practicum. Students have considerable flexibility in their schedule and may graduate in as few as 20 months or take as long as six years. Concentrations are available in Corporate Compliance, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Strategic Management, Travel & Tourism, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Sports Business, and Supply Chain Management. Princeton Review ranks the online MBA 3rd in the nation, which speaks volumes for the prestige of the Fox MBA program.

Temple University, founded in 1884, is a four-year, public university serving approximately 40,000 students each year. Temple University is regionally accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers a wide array of over 500 academic programs leading to associate’s through doctoral degrees through 15 academic schools and colleges and five professional schools to students studying at eight different locations in Pennsylvania, as well as Tokyo and Rome. U.S. News and World Report ranks Temple tied for 53rd among the nation’s public universities, and tied for 115th among all national universities. Graduate students seeking an online Master’s of Business Administration can earn their degree through the Fox School of Business. Prospective students interested in the online MBA program must submit an online application, copies of all official college transcripts, current resume, GMAT or GRE scores, two required essays, and two letters of recommendation. Qualified applicants are invited to an admissions interview.

TMD Ranking Score: 29.49

#28 American University Kogod School of Business – Washington, District of Columbia


Students can earn a highly acclaimed online Master’s of Business Administration degree at American University. The Kogod School of Business is D.C.’s oldest accredited business school.

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American University features a highly distinguished Master’s of Business Administration degree that can be obtained entirely online through the well established Kogod School of Business. The online MBA program is accredited through the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This 48 credit hour program consists of 12 core courses, three electives, and two immersions, and can be completed in as little as a year and a half. Students can apply their electives towards a concentration in Marketing, Finance, International Business, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, or Consulting. Students benefit from two face-to-face immersions, lasting three days each throughout their course of study. Upcoming immersion locations include Beijing, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Kenya, providing students with a variety of domestic and international experiences. U.S. News and World Report lists this program among the top 100 in the nation. Further, QS Global ranks the online MBA 27th in the world. The high rankings of the MBA program accelerated pace, and immersion experiences make it the choice program for students looking to advance their business careers!

American University is a four-year, private, not-for-profit higher education institution, established in 1893, that currently serves an annual student body enrollment of nearly 14,000 students. American University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers 71 bachelor’s degrees, 87 master’s degrees, and ten doctoral degrees through their eight academic schools and colleges. AU is ranked among the 100 most selective universities in the country. The Carnegie Foundation recognizes AU as a second tier research institution, and U.S. News and World Report ranks AU 78th nationally. Graduate students can pursue an online Master’s of Business Administration degree through Kogod School of Business. The admissions process is extremely competitive and includes an application, two essays, current resume, college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Students in this program that are returning to the classroom after an extended absence may be required to take a Bridge to Business course.

TMD Ranking Score: 29.28

#29 University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business – Colorado Springs, Colorado


Students at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs can earn a highly regarded online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This online MBA program is recognized for its quality education by leaders in the business industry.

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers an exceptional online Master’s of Business Administration through the College of Business Administration. The program is accredited by AACSB and gives students extreme flexibility and a customizable curriculum. Students can complete this 36 credit-hour program in as little as 18 months or take as long as five years. This degree has received recognition from some of the leading online MBA ranking systems, listed as #54 by US News and World Report and #34 with Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. In this personalized program, students can choose from eight specialization areas in Finance, General Business, Health Care Administration, Innovation Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, or Project Management. Online MBA programs have been offered through the College of Business since 1996. Students will have assistance landing their dream job with excellent career and placement services, as well as an extensive network of successful alumni.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a four-year, public university with a student body population approaching 13,000. Students benefit from a small 16 to 1 student to faculty ratio. The University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers 46 undergraduate degrees, 22 master’s degrees, and five doctoral programs through six innovative academic schools and colleges. UCCS has a robust military presence, with approximately 20 percent of the student body being military affiliated. UCCS also embraces diversity, and 31 percent of the campus is comprised of minority students. The online MBA offered through UCCS’s distinguished College of Business is a well-known program, taught by nationally-recognized professors, and offers small class sizes to meet the individual needs of students from both business and non-business backgrounds. Prospective applicants need to submit an online application, goal statement, an up-to-date resume, GMAT/GRE scores, and official transcripts.

TMD Ranking Score: 29.17

#30 University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics – Newark, Delaware


Graduate students can earn a premier online Master’s of Business Administration at the University of Delaware. This online MBA is accelerated, accessible, and accredited.

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An online Master’s of Business Administration is offered through the highly acclaimed Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware. Lerner College of Business is accredited by the elite Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The online MBA program at the University of Delaware has been the recipient of many awards and rankings including being ranked 22nd in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and 43rd by Quacquarelli Symonds Global Online MBA Ranking. This highly customizable online MBA can be completed in as few as 16 months, or students can take classes at a pace that works for their schedule. All courses are offered in an intensive seven-week format. Students can choose from five areas of emphasis: Business Analytics, Healthcare, Finance, Strategic Leadership, and International Business. Students can also select two or more concentrations to be more marketable in the business world.

The University of Delaware is a four-year, public institution of higher education, regionally accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. UD was founded in 1743, making it one of the oldest universities in the nation. Delaware is home to nearly 24,000 students, making it one of the largest in the state. Students can choose from more than 135 undergraduate degrees, 142 master’s degrees, and 67 doctoral programs through seven academic colleges. UD offered America’s first study abroad program, and more than 30 percent of students participate in over 100 study abroad programs spanning 40 countries every year. Times Higher Education World University Rankings places UD 63rd in the nation and among the top 250 universities in the world. Students can earn an online MBA through Lerner College of Business. Applicants must submit an online application, official transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, and should have two years of professional work experience. Students are sometimes offered a GMAT/GRE waiver based on GPA, work experience, and prior math education.

TMD Ranking Score: 27.69

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


Graduate students can earn a top-ranked online Master’s of Business Administration at the University of Arizona. This online MBA offers quality business education in a convenient format.

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The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona offers a fully online Master’s of Business Administration degree that holds elite accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Eller Online MBA is ranked 33rd by U.S. News and World Report and 21st by The Princeton Review. This convenient 45 credit-hour program offers six start dates per year, with new classes offered every eight weeks, and can be completed in as few as 14 months or at a pace that works well with the students’ demanding professional life. There are two sessions per fall, spring, and summer semesters, with at least two core courses and two electives offered during each session. Students can select a concentration in Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Finance, Management and Organizations, Management Information Systems, or Marketing to enhance their resume. Students are taught by the same highly-regarded faculty and receive the same prestigious diploma as on-campus students.

The University of Arizona is a four-year public university, founded in 1885, with a large student body of nearly 44,000 students. Arizona holds regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the Association of American Universities. Students can select from a range of 130 bachelor’s degrees, 143 master’s degrees, and 93 doctorate degrees. Arizona has received numerous recognitions in the field of research and is ranked No. 52 in the world and No. 34 nationally according to the Center for University World Rankings. Among the many distinct programs offered is the online MBA through the Eller College of Management. This fully online program is an excellent choice for students looking for a schedule flexible enough to allow them to obtain the knowledge and skills to succeed in business management careers, while still maintaining full-time work responsibilities. Students wishing to apply to the Eller College of Management’s online MBA program must submit an online application, GMAT scores, all official transcripts, professional resume, three recommendations, and one essay.

TMD Ranking Score: 27.14

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


The University of Michigan-Dearborn offers a highly-ranked, 100% online MBA through the College of Business. This online MBA offers flexibility, as well as prestigious accreditation.

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The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Business is a well-established business school that offers a prestigious Online Master’s of Business Administration. U of M’s MBA program holds accreditation through the distinguished Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks this online MBA one of the highest in the nation. This program currently sits as the #2 online MBA in Michigan and 68th in the country. The Princeton Review recognizes The College of Business as a “Best Business School.s” Additionally, the program is ranked 38th by Quacquarelli Symonds Global Online MBA Ranking, and 7th in the U.S. by Poets & Quants. This 36-48 credit-hour program can typically be completed within two-and-a-half years by part-time students, and at an accelerated pace by full-time students. Concentrations are optional and may require students to attend on-campus classes. Optional concentrations are offered in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Information Systems Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is a four-year, public university that is regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, with an enrollment of over 9,000 students annually. UM-Dearborn offers 75 bachelor’s degrees, 36 master’s degrees, and eight doctoral/specialist degree programs through four academic colleges. UM-Dearborn has received recognition spanning many programs from leading education ranking programs. U.S. News and World Report ranks UM-Dearborn sixth among master’s level universities in the Midwest and #1 Safest Public University in Michigan. Additionally, The Carnegie Foundation awarded UM-Dearborn the designation of Community Engagement Classification. UM-Dearborn is also recognized as a veteran-friendly school at the gold level by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Among a myriad of programs offered at the university is the online MBA through the College of Business. Students wishing to apply to this intensive program should complete an online application, and submit GMAT or GRE scores, a statement of purpose, current CV or resume’, official college transcripts, and one letter of recommendation.

TMD Ranking Score: 26.95

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


Students can earn an accelerated online MBA through the College of Business at the University of North Texas. This online MBA is a great choice for students due to its well respected business curriculum.

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The College of Business at the University of North Texas offers an accelerated online MBA that has been highly accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for more than 50 years. This established online MBA is frequently seen among the leading ranking systems. In fact, the Princeton Review lists the online MBA as 22nd in the nation, and U.S. News and World Reports ranks it 28th. This 36 credit-hour program offers ultimate flexibility with five start dates throughout the year. Courses offered in an eight-week format allow students to graduate in as few as 14 months by taking two classes per session. Students in this dynamic program can select a concentration in Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Supply Chain Analytics, or Supply Chain Management. The accelerated format, flexibility, and multiple concentrations will fit seamlessly with the schedule of high-performance business professionals seeking to advance their careers.

The University of North Texas is a four-year, public university, founded in 1890, with regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. UNT offers 103 bachelor’s degrees, 86 master’s degrees, and 38 doctoral degree programs through 12 schools and colleges to a student body of over 38,000 each year. UNT is one of the nation’s largest research universities and is ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification. U.S. News and World Report ranks 15 academic programs among the Top 100 in the nation, and The Princeton Review lists UNT in its “Best in the West” University category. UNT’s College of Business offers an elite, accredited online MBA program designed for business professionals who aspire to become more influential leaders. Applicants must submit an online application, GMAT/GRE scores, current professional resume, one essay, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.

TMD Ranking Score: 26.80

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


Students can pursue a top-notch online Master’s of Business Administration degree from Washington State University. This MBA sits in this ranking because of their prestigious presence in the MBA community.

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The Carson College of Business at Washington State University offers students an academically rigorous, online Master’s of Business Administration degree. The Washington State MBA is highly accredited by the Association to Advance Schools of Business. This prestigious online MBA is ranked 12th by U.S. News and World Report, and 20th by The Financial Times. Carson is a veteran-friendly business school and is ranked 8th Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report. Students will complete a core curriculum in Functional Business Tools, Strategic Leadership, Global Business, Managing Efficient and Innovative Businesses, and a Capstone Project/Final Presentation. Students in the online MBA can also choose to participate in a weeklong international field study experience in China and Vietnam. The numerous awards earned by Carson College of Business demonstrates this online MBA will give business professionals the executive edge to move into C-Suite positions, and become a leader among leaders.

Washington State University is a four-year, public university, established in 1890, with regional accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Washington State is home to nearly 31,000 students, making it the second largest institution of higher education in Washington State. WSU offers 95 academic majors and 86 minors at the undergraduate level, 79 master’s degrees, 63 doctoral degree programs, and four disciplines with professional degree programs spanning 11 academic schools and colleges. Students can participate in over 400 student organizations and more than 600 study abroad programs in over 70 countries in the world. Among the many award-winning programs on campus is the online MBA offered through Carson College of Business. Enrollment requirements into this academically rigorous online MBA program include a letter of organizational support, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume demonstrating seven years of business experience, organizational summary, organizational chart, official transcripts, and an interview.

TMD Ranking Score: 25.76

#35 Marist College School of Management – Poughkeepsie, New York


Students can pursue an online Master’s of Business Administration degree from Marist College. This online MBA program stands as highly prestigious with its numerous awards and accolades.

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Marist College’s respected School of Management is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is frequently recognized for their online education programs. The online MBA is ranked 76th by U.S. News and World Report and currently ranked 40th on the Quacquarelli Symonds Global Distance Online MBA Ranking. The School of Management is also consistently listed in the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Business Schools. Marist has been offering online programs for 15 years, so students can rest assured the classes run smoothly and they will still have countless opportunities for highly interactive discussions with professors and classmates. In fact, Marist is so confident working professionals will find the format convenient and easy to use, that they allow students to take a sample class on the iLearn platform before enrolling in courses. Students will see this MBA fits their specific needs, with concentration options in Ethical Leadership, Financial Management, and Healthcare Administration.

Marist College is a four-year, private, not-for-profit university that holds regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The main campus is located in New York, but there’s also an international campus in Florence, Italy. Marist offers 47 bachelor’s programs, 14 master’s degrees, one doctoral program, and 14 certificate programs through seven academic schools and colleges to a selective student body of approximately 6,700 students each year. Marist is recognized for educational excellence by many prominent publishers. For example, The Princeton Review identifies Marist on its “Colleges that Create Futures” list, and U.S. News and World Report ranks Marist 8th Best Regional University in the North category. Students engage in multiple learning opportunities outside of the classroom, and an astounding 50 percent partake in study abroad programs. The School of Management at Marist College offers a competitive and 100% online MBA program. Students wishing to apply should submit an online application, university-level transcripts, current resume, personal statement, and official GMAT or GRE scores.

TMD Ranking Score: 25.58

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


Students can earn a reputable online Master’s of Business Administration at the University of South Dakota. The Beacom MBA is a high-quality degree and regarded as one of the best by the business ranking community.

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The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota offers an online MBA that is highly accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This MBA is widely seen as a top-ranked program among the leading ranking systems. It is listed within the top 100 online MBA programs by U.S. News and World Report, and The Princeton Review ranks this program 19th in the nation. Students can pursue a General MBA track, or a specialization in Business Analytics, Finance, Health Services Administration, Marketing, or Operations and Supply Chain Management. The online MBA consists of 18 hours of foundation courses and 33 hours of advanced level courses. Students with an undergraduate business degree may be able to waive the foundation courses, bringing the total program to only 33 credit hours. Students in this online MBA will develop the skills and knowledge needed to make a significant impact in the business world!

The University of South Dakota is a four-year, public university, founded in 1862, and is the state’s oldest public university. USD holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, and offers 205 undergraduate and 75 graduate programs through seven academic schools and colleges, and is home to the state’s only medical school, law school, and accredited business school. USD maintains a small community feel with just over 10,300 students, and a 17:1 student to faculty ratio. U.S. News and World Report lists USD in its “Best National Universities” ranking, and The Princeton Review recognizes the University amongst the “Best 382 Colleges.” Additionally, Forbes ranks USD as one of “America’s Top Colleges,” as well as a Top Research University and Best in the West. Beacom School of Business offers an elite, online MBA program. Students interested in this competitive, online MBA program must submit a completed graduate application, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, resume, statement of purpose, and GMAT scores.

TMD Ranking Score: 25.24

#37 University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business – Cincinnati, Ohio


Students can earn a vigorous online Master’s of Business Administration degree through the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. This online MBA was selected for our ranking because of its reputation as a leader in business education.

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The Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati offers many exceptional degrees, including a dynamic and comprehensive online MBA. This prestigious program receives its accreditation through the AACSB and is known for combining research-intensive learning with real-life learning experiences. Cincinnati’s online MBA program is ranked 61st with U.S. News and World Report. They are additionally ranked 47th by the Quacquarelli Symonds Global Online MBA Ranking and ranked as one of the best business school by The Princeton Review. This 38-credit hour MBA program offers classes in a flexible seven-week format, and students can graduate in as few as 12 months. The program begins with business foundation courses, proceeds to concentration courses, and culminates with a capstone project. Students may select a concentration in Health Care Operations, Marketing, Health Care Administration, Health Care Finance, Corporate Taxation, Health Care Policy and Regulation, or Individual Taxation.

The University of Cincinnati is a four-year, public university, founded in 1819, with a student population exceeding 37,000, making it the second largest university in Ohio and one of the 50 largest universities in the United States. The University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers 81 associate, 114 bachelor’s degrees, 105 master’s degrees, 66 doctoral programs, and three first professional degrees through 14 academic colleges and schools. Cincinnati has a reputation as an elite university, and is listed as a Tier One University and ranked by U.S. News and World Report 133rd among all national universities. Additionally, dozens of programs are ranked within the top 50 by U.S. News and World Report. Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business offers an exceptional online MBA program. To apply to this selective, online MBA program, students must submit an online application, GMAT or GRE scores, two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose essay, current resume or CV, and college transcripts.

TMD Ranking Score: 23.39

#38 Suffolk University Sawyer Business School – Boston, Massachusetts


Suffolk University offers students a flexible online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This online MBA carries an excellent reputation and offers a wide variety of specialization areas.

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Suffolk University offers students many exceptional business programs, including an online MBA through the Sawyer Business School. This elite, online MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is currently ranked in the top 165 with U.S. News and World Report. They are additionally ranked 32nd by Quacquarelli Symonds Global Online MBA Ranking, and listed as a “Best Business School” by The Princeton Review. Students in this program will have the unique opportunity to participate in live interactive learning sessions with guest professionals and leaders from premier companies in Boston and around the world. Students may also gain global business experience through optional travel seminars. Students can finish this program in approximately two years and can select from three concentrations. Concentration options include Accounting Principles, Finance, and Business Intelligence, which are all highly sought out areas by top corporations, preparing students for success beyond graduation.

Suffolk University is a four-year, private, not-for-profit university, founded in 1906, that is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and serves over 7,000 students each year. Suffolk offers liberal arts associates through doctoral degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, Sawyer Business School, and the University Law School. The prime location in the heart of Boston grants students access to numerous internship and co-op programs. Students are also committed to improving their community, as evidenced by their recognition from The Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement. Additionally, Suffolk has been named a “Best National University” by U.S. News and World Report, ranked among the “Top US Colleges” by Wall Street Journal, and listed in the publication of The Best 381 Colleges by The Princeton Review. Prospective Suffolk MBA students can rest assured of a highly interactive program that promotes upward mobility in their business careers. Students wishing to apply to the distinguished online MBA must submit an application form, GMAT/GRE scores, official transcripts, goal statement, current resume, and one letter of recommendation. Select students may be asked by the Admissions Committee to fulfill an interview requirement.

TMD Ranking Score: 23.26

#39 Florida Atlantic University College of Business – Boca Raton, Florida


Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business offers an elite online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This online program is acknowledged as one of the leading programs in the nation.

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Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business offers an online Master’s of Business Administration degree with an emphasis on international business. The program is highly accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and this year alone, and they are ranked in the top 50 with U.S. News and World Report and the Quacquarelli Symonds Global Online MBA Ranking. They can additionally be seen ranked 27th by Bloomberg Businessweek. The online MBA is a 23-month program that consists of 40-46 credit hours. Students will complete 28 hours of core curriculum, 12 hours towards the International Business specialization with a required global component, and 6 hours of foundation courses. The foundation courses can be waived for those with a business background. Caribbean and South American online MBA programs are offered specifically for students living in those countries. All online MBA programs are designed to equip students to pursue leadership roles in the global business arena.

Florida Atlantic University is a four-year, public university, with a diverse and growing student body population exceeding 30,000 students. Florida Atlantic’s first and main campus is located in picturesque Boca Raton, just minutes from the beach, and the University offers five additional satellite campuses throughout the sunny state of Florida. Florida Atlantic provides more than 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through 10 schools and colleges and holds regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The Carnegie Foundation classifies FAU as a research university with high research activity, and The Princeton Review lists FAU among “Best Southeastern Colleges.” Among the many programs offered at FAU is the top-ranked online MBA program through the College of Business. Students must only submit a completed application, official transcripts, and contact information for two recommenders.

TMD Ranking Score: 23.15

#40 University of Maryland, College Park Robert H. Smith School of Business – College Park, Maryland


University of Maryland, College Park offers a highly regarded online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This online MBA is convenient for working professionals.

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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business offers an outstanding, online MBA and holds prestigious accreditation through the AACSB. This degree is currently listed #9 by US News and World Report on their ranking of the Best Online MBA Programs in the country. Additionally, Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Smith School of Business 2nd overall for “Career Services.” Online students will receive these same beneficial career services, including networking, internship assistance, and career coaching throughout their studies, and access to an online recruiting system as they search for their career beyond graduation. Students can complete this 100% online MBA program in as few as 24 months. Though this program is entirely online, students have a highly interactive learning platform that includes audio and video messaging, integrated multimedia, and collaborative online workspaces. Students can focus their degree by choosing a specialization in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Information Systems, and Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, or may choose to follow the General Track.

The University of Maryland, College Park is a four-year, public university, established in 1856, and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. UM currently offers 127 undergraduate degrees and 112 graduate degrees through their 12 schools and colleges. The University of Maryland serves a student body of more than 40,500, making it the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington metropolitan area. Maryland is classified as a tier one research university by the Carnegie Classification, and considered a “Public Ivy.” Maryland is tied for 20th among public universities and tied for 63rd among national universities according to rankings by U.S. News and World Report. To apply to the prestigious, online MBA applicants must complete an online application, submit GMAT or GRE scores, a professional resume reflecting a minimum of two years work experience, one essay, one letter of recommendation, and official college transcripts.

TMD Ranking Score: 21.85

#41 Penn State World Campus Smeal College of Business – University Park, Pennsylvania


Penn State’s Smeal College of Business offers an internationally ranked online MBA. This program has been designed to offer students a customized experience and world-class education.

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The Smeal College of Business at Penn State is globally recognized and offers an online MBA that holds prestigious accreditation through the Associate to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Smeal online MBA program has received recognition from the leading ranking systems in the world and was recently ranked 10th by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs ranking. Students will complete a five-day residency at the beginning of the program, which will consist of workshops with keynote speakers, interaction with professors, and opportunities to network with peers. The remainder of this 48 credit hour program is offered entirely online. Students will complete many team-based projects in their core courses and have the option to customize their education with a nine-hour concentration. Concentrations are provided in Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Architecture, Business Sustainability Strategy, Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Analytics, Negotiation and Influence, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management.

In 1998, Penn State World Campus was launched as the online division of Penn State and currently enrolls over 14,000 distance education students annually. More than 150 online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs are offered to meet the needs of students who live outside of the state or need an option that allows them to maintain a balance between school, family, and professional obligations. Penn State World Campus holds regional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. According to The Wall Street Journal, Penn State is ranked the No. 1 institution for producing graduates who are able to succeed. Penn State also has the most extensive alumni network in the world, opening doors to many career opportunities for graduates. The well-established online MBA program offers technology-enhanced learning experiences, access to the same services as traditional on-campus students, and the convenience of being able to study anywhere in the world at any time. To apply to this distinguished online program students must complete an online application, submit GMAT or GRE scores, contact information for two references, a resume highlighting two years of professional experience, responses to six short answer essay questions, and may be requested to complete an online interview.

TMD Ranking Score: 21.59

#42 Arkansas State University College of Business – Jonesboro, Arkansas


Students can earn a top-notch online Master’s of Business Administration degree from Arkansas State University. This online MBA is competitive and known for its excellence in education and high academic standards.

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Arkansas State University offers students an exceptional, online Master’s of Business Administration through the College of Business. This program holds esteemed accreditation through the AACSB, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. U.S. News and World Report lists this program as the 12th best online MBA in the nation. This 33 credit hour program emphasizes leadership/values, international business, latest technology, decision tools, and social responsibility/ethics through action-based learning. Students also have an opportunity to personalize their degree with elective business and economics courses or areas of concentration in Supply Chain Management or Finance. The online, flexible MBA program offered through the College of Business is ideal for busy full-time professionals that are interested in pursuing an advanced business education without putting their career on hold. It is one of the oldest online programs in the state, with a proven academic reputation.

Arkansas State University is a four-year, public, university that holds regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. Arkansas serves approximately 14,000 students annually, making it the state’s second largest university. A-State was founded in 1909 and serves as the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System. Students are offered a variety of undergraduate and graduate level degrees through eleven academic schools and colleges. Arkansas State’s online Master’s of Business Administration is designed with full-time working students in mind. The program’s convenient format and focus on relevant management coursework gives students assurance that they are earning a degree that will provide them with an advantage for their future career. To apply, students will need to fill out an online application which will include GMAT or GRE scores and transcripts from all universities previously attended. Students must also have completed business foundation courses in Accounting, Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Law, Statistics, and Operations Management before enrolling in MBA courses.

TMD Ranking Score: 20.55

#43 (Tied) Ball State University Miller College of Business – Muncie, Indiana


Students can earn a highly accredited online Master’s of Business Administration degree from Ball State University. This flexible online MBA has a reputation for quality education both on-campus and in a convenient online format.

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A highly regarded, fully online Master’s of Business Administration degree is offered through the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. This flexible MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Schools of Business and is designed for students who have families, full-time occupations, and other responsibilities outside of the classroom. The program is ranked #16 by US News and World Report for online MBA programs. The 30 to 33-credit hour curriculum consists of core courses, elective courses, as well as, optional concentrations and certificate options. Students can select a General MBA or choose from five concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Economics-Policy and Administration, Sales Management, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Students can also earn a certificate in Business Essentials for Professionals, Health Economics-Policy and Administration, and Professional Sales Management. All certificates are 12-credit hours in length and can be applied towards the total requirements for the online MBA.

Ball State University is a four-year, public university that holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Ball State was founded in 1918 and celebrates one hundred years of success this year. The main campus is located in Muncie, with two satellite campuses in Fishers and Indianapolis. Ball State offers 190 undergraduate majors, and more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees through seven academic schools and colleges to over 22,500 students each year. The Princeton Review recognizes Ball State in its “Best Universities in the Midwest” category. Additionally, The Carnegie Foundation awarded Ball State the Community Engagement Classification, and The Carnegie Classification designates the campus as a doctoral university: higher research activity. Ball State University’s Miller College of Business offers students an online MBA. Applicants need to submit an online application, official GMAT or GRE scores, official transcripts, one or two-page professional resume or curriculum vitae, and four professional letters of recommendation.

TMD Ranking Score: 20.03

#43 (Tied) Florida State University College of Business – Tallahassee, Florida


Students can earn a world-renowned online Master’s of Business Administration degree from Florida State University. This flexible online MBA program features an innovative curriculum and a strong alumni network.

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Florida State University’s College of Business offers students an online Master’s of Business Administration degree, accredited by the Association to Advance Schools of Business. This flexible program is currently ranked in the top 20 Online MBA Programs with US News and World Report. Additionally, U.S. News and World Report ranks the online MBA program for Veterans as one of the top in the nation. Students enrolled in this 39-credit hour online, part-time MBA program will complete 30 hours of core courses, before moving on to a nine-credit-hour concentration. Concentrations are offered in Real Estate, Business Analytics, Management Information Systems, and Risk Management and Insurance. Graduates of the MBA program go on to land successful careers with many top leaders in the Florida business industry such as Accenture, EY, Deutsche Bank, Gartner, CSX, and Harris Corp. Graduates have the competitive edge needed to advance in the fast-paced business world.

Florida State University is a four-year, public university, that was established in 1851, and is regionally accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The University stands as a senior member of the State University System of Florida and currently has a student body of over 41,000 students with more than 360 programs of study through 16 colleges. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Florida State as a Research University with Very High Research. Florida State is seen ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the 26th best public university and 70th overall among all national universities. Additionally, the Florida Legislature has officially designated FSU as one of only three preeminent research universities in the state. FSU’s College of Business offers a flexible, online MBA designed to accommodate the schedule of working professionals. The program requires prospective students to submit an applicant statement, GMAT or GRE scores, all official transcripts, current resume/CV, and two letters of recommendation.

TMD Ranking Score: 20.03

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


Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University offers an academically rigorous online Master’s of Business Administration. This online MBA is a top-ranked program for students who want to earn their MBA without the restrictions of traditional class schedules.

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The Kennesaw State University’s online Master’s in Business Administration is consistently recognized by the education community for high-quality online classes. The program is highly accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is currently listed as 19th by U.S. News and World Report on their Best Online MBA Programs ranking. Students enroll in two courses for five consecutive semesters and will graduate in 20 months. Students begin with a mandatory two-day on-campus orientation, with all remaining program components online. In this highly interactive program, virtual team-based learning is frequently utilized. Students in this 30-credit hour program will complete ten comprehensive business courses taught by the same award-winning faculty and using the same textbooks as on-campus students. Students can rest assured they’ve made a wise investment in their future, with 1-on-1 career coaching offered through the Alumni Career Services to help students advance in leadership business roles.

Kennesaw State University is a four-year, public university with a student body of over 35,000 students, making it the state’s third largest university and one of the top 50 largest universities in the United States. Kennesaw is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees through 13 academic colleges and schools. The main campus is located in Kennesaw, with an additional location in Marietta. Kennesaw State has earned the Elective Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation, an honor awarded to only the top 10 percent of institutions nationally. The Coles College of Business offers a highly acclaimed, fully online Master’s of Business Administration degree. Those applying to this competitive program must submit an online application, GMAT or GRE scores, official transcripts from all universities attended, and a professional resume.

TMD Ranking Score: 19.77

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


Students can earn an online Master’s of Business Administration through the College of Business at Mississippi State University. This distinguished online MBA stands out due to the program’s high rankings and accreditation.

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Mississippi State University is well known for offering a superior, online Master’s of Business Administration. This exemplary program holds esteemed accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This online MBA program is well recognized and holds the 22nd place on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs ranking. Additionally, U.S. News and World Report ranks the Online MBA Programs for Veterans 14th in the nation. Mississippi State is also recognized for its affordability, and the online MBA is rated 10th Best Buy by GetEducated.com. Mississippi State’s online MBA curriculum can be completed in 30-credit hours and emphasizes courses in management, marketing, finance, economics, business information systems, and quantitative analysis. Students can also choose from many interesting, and career-relevant electives such as Data Analytics, Real Estate Law, Internet Marketing, and Sales Management. Students can enroll in a unique program called MBA+, which includes online modules designed to enhance job skills and marketability.

Mississippi State University is a four-year, public university with regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Mississippi State was founded in 1878 and serves as one of the state’s flagship universities. Total student body enrollment is nearly 22,000 students, making it the state’s largest campus. The Carnegie Foundation designates MSU as “R2: Doctoral Universities- Higher Research Activity.” Mississippi State offers more than 175 programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees. Students can earn a distinctive and fully online Master’s of Business Administration degree through MSU’s well respected College of Business. Students wishing to apply for admission to this MBA program must submit an online application, competitive GMAT or GRE scores, official transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and a professional resume. Once students have been accepted into this program, they should sign up for the online orientation.

TMD Ranking Score: 19.51

#47 (Tied) University of Mississippi School of Business Administration – University, Mississippi


The University of Mississippi offers an elite online MBA program through the School of Business Administration. This online MBA is a great choice for students due to their outstanding accreditation and respect within the business world.

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The School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi has frequently been in the spotlight for its fully online Master’s of Business Administration. This distinct MBA carries accreditation through the highly respected Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is currently listed as the 25th Best Online MBA Program by U.S. News and World Report. This 36-credit hour program is geared towards high-level business professionals and can be completed in as little as two years, or students have the flexibility to work at their own pace and finish the program within six years. This comprehensive program will leave students well-versed in numerous fields of business including Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management, and Project Analysis. The culmination of the program is when students demonstrate content mastery by completing a capstone course, where they must solve a real-world business problem. Ole Miss has a long tradition of providing quality education, and the challenging, flexible MBA program will exceed your expectations.

The University of Mississippi is a four-year, public university, founded in 1848 and holds regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Ole Miss is the state’s largest university and currently serves over 23,000 students annually through its main campus in Oxford and four satellite campuses throughout the state. Ole Miss offers a wide array of top-ranked bachelor’s, master’s, and professional degree programs through 11 degree-granting colleges and schools. Ole Miss is classified as an “R1: Doctoral University-Highest Research Activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. The brand recognition offered by the online MBA at Ole Miss’ School of Business Administration gives students a significant competitive advantage in the job market and will help them launch their dream business career. Students seeking admission into this highly selective program must submit a full online application, GMAT/GRE scores, official transcripts, professional resume, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose.

TMD Ranking Score: 19.25

#47 (Tied) Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robert A. Foisie Business School – Worcester, Massachusetts


The Robert A. Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers a highly recognized online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This program is designed for STEM professionals looking to advance their careers.

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The world-renowned Robert A. Foisie Business School provides Worcester Polytechnic students with a superior, online Master’s of Business Administration degree with a unique STEM education emphasis, combining technical and business issues. This online MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This elite program is currently ranked 25th on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Ranking. Many of the courses are technology-driven and draw upon the University’s rich foundation in engineering and science to meet the needs of cutting-edge 21st-century businesses. Students will take classes such as Organizing for Innovation, Strategy in Technology-based Businesses, Technology Commercialization, Innovating with Information Systems, and The Edge of Technology in STEM Industries. Students will also complete a required capstone project that demonstrates how business and technology are interconnected. This innovative, online MBA program gives students the business acumen and technical expertise to succeed in a broad range of business careers.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a four-year, private, not-for-profit university, regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Worcester was founded in 1865, and focuses on technical arts and applied sciences. Students can choose from over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to bachelor’s through doctoral degrees through 14 academic departments. WPI students are fully immersed in project-based learning at the undergraduate and graduate level including classroom projects, community-based projects, and study abroad projects. In fact, more engineering students study abroad than at any other U.S. college or university. Forbes recognizes WPI as a Top 25 STEM College, and The Princeton Review lists the University amongst Top 30 Colleges that Pay You Back. Applications for the Robert A. Foisie Business School’s competitive MBA must submit an online application, official transcripts from all institutions, three letters of professional recommendation, GMAT or GRE scores, a statement of purpose, and an online video interview component.

TMD Ranking Score:19.25

#49 University of Wisconsin-​Whitewater College of Business and Economics – Whitewater, Wisconsin


The College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers a highly accredited online Master’s of Business Administration degree. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater gives students an exceptional learning experience in an accessible online format.

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Students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater can earn an online Master’s of Business Administration degree through the College of Business and Economics. This exceptional online MBA holds elite accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This distinguished program is currently ranked #28 by US News and World Report in the Best Online MBA Programs category. The curriculum begins with advanced graduate courses in functional areas such as economics, management, technology, and marketing. Students then have the opportunity to choose a specialization in Data Analytics, Environmental Safety, and Health, Finance, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Operations and Management, Human Resources, Information Technology Management, International Business, Project Management, or customize their emphasis. Students will graduate prepared to take on real-world business challenges after making strategic decisions in cases and projects, learning to negotiate and persuade in project management scenarios, and developing leadership skills while working as a team.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a four-year, public college, founded in 1868. UW-Whitewater holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Over 12,000 students attend Whitewater and have the option to choose from more than 50 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate programs. Students can participate in a diverse offering of more than 200 student organizations, ranging from honor societies to sports teams, to cultural clubs. UW-Whitewater also helps students obtain internships and other employment opportunities during their studies to better shape their future identities. Among the many outstanding degrees offered at UW-Whitewater is the online MBA offered through the College of Business and Economics. Students interested in applying to this flexible program are encouraged to schedule a meeting via phone or in person to learn how this program can help them achieve their dreams of earning an advanced degree. Prospective applicants will need to complete the program’s online application, submit a professional resume, official college transcripts, and GMAT or GRE scores. Some students may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver based on work experience and GPA.

TMD Ranking Score: 18.99

#50 (Tied) Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business – Stillwater, Oklahoma


Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business features a well-respected online Master’s of Business Administration degree. OSU’s online MBA is highly valued in the business world.

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The Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University holds prestigious accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Among the many elite programs offered is the online MBA, which is consistently recognized by the leading ranking systems and is currently tied for 30th on US News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs ranking. This 42-credit hour program, designed to be flexible enough for the full-time working professional, can typically be finished within three and one-half years. Upon completion of core business courses, students may pursue a concentration in an emerging business career field, including Business Sustainability, Data Science, Energy Business, Entrepreneurship, Global Marketing, Human Resource Management, Information Assurance, Marketing Analytics, or Nonprofit Management. These concentrations are viewed as a valuable asset to employers, and within three months of graduation, over 98% of Spears online MBA students have secured a career within the business field.

Oklahoma State University is a four-year, public university that maintains regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. OSU was founded in 1890 and is the flagship institution of the Oklahoma State University System. OSU is prestigiously classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. OSU currently serves over 25,000 students annually and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs through their six academic colleges. OSU has been deemed America’s Healthiest Campus, after receiving numerous awards from The American Heart Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and other leaders in healthcare. Additionally, OSU is the only university in Oklahoma to be recognized by The Wall Street Journal for its graduates ranking high with recruiters. Graduates of the part-time, online MBA offered through Spears School of Business are also highly sought out by recruiters. Applicants to this elite program are required to submit an application, official GMAT or GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, a professional resume, and a purpose statement.

TMD Ranking Score: 18.73

#50 (Tied) University of South Florida St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business – St. Petersburg, Florida


The Kate Tiedemann College of Business at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg offers a competitive online MBA degree. This flexible MBA allows students to choose the track and time-frame that is most beneficial to them.

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The University of South Florida-St. Petersburg’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business provides students with a flexible, online Master’s of Business Administration that holds an accredited in both business and accounting by the AACSB. The leading ranking systems frequently list this MBA among the top programs in the country. It is currently tied for 20th with US News and World Report on their Best Online MBA Programs ranking. Students can choose to enroll part-time or full-time based on their work schedules. Students begin the program with 18 hours of core business courses in finance, business law, strategic management, and ethical leadership. Students also can tailor their studies with one or more focus tracks. Focus tracks are available in Business Analytics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Healthcare Analytics, Information Systems Management, International Business, Management, or Marketing Strategy. This highly customizable online MBA is perfect for busy professionals.

The University of South Florida-St. Petersburg is a four-year, public, university that holds regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. USFSP was opened in 1965 as a satellite campus of the University of South Florida, and currently offers 35 undergraduate degree programs, as well as a variety of graduate and professional degrees through three academic colleges to almost 5,000 students each year. USFSP also provides business and education degree programs through their partnership with Pasco-Hernando Community College. Among the many outstanding programs offered is the online MBA through Tiedemann College of Business. Students wishing to apply to this elite program should submit a fully online graduate program application, a current resume, a statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts from all universities attended, and official GMAT or GRE score. Competitive applicants will be asked to participate in a phone interview.

TMD Ranking Score: 18.73

#50 (Tied) University of Tennessee at Martin College of Business and Global Affairs – Martin, Tennessee


The College of Business and Global Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Martin is well-known for offering a highly respected online Master’s of Business Administration degree. This online MBA is affordable, flexible, and convenient.

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The University of Tennessee at Martin’s College of Business and Global Affairs offers a superior online MBA program. This online Master’s of Business Administration holds esteemed accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and has frequently been recognized for being one of the top programs in the country. In fact, the online MBA is currently tied for 30th on U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of the top Online MBA Programs in the nation. This 20-month program utilizes various forms of engaging technology including recorded lectures, discussion boards, e-mail, virtual classrooms, and virtual group meeting rooms to ensure students can collaborate with peers and receive quality instruction from top-tier professors. All exams and other assignments are completed online as well, so students never have to step foot on campus. Students enter the program in cohorts of 20 and progress through a sequential series of six to eight-week-long courses.

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a four-year, public university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. UT Martin is a rural campus, that serves just over 6,500 students annually, and offers over 100 academic areas of study within 18 undergraduate degree programs and five graduate degrees with 17 areas of concentration through five schools and colleges. UT Martin has one of the highest graduation rates in the state. U.S. News and World Report places UT Martin as 14th among public schools in the South, and the Princeton Review recognizes UT Martin as a “Best College in the Southeast.” Students can earn a flexible and well-respected online Master’s of Business Administration degree through the College of Business and Global Affairs. Those wishing to apply to this dynamic program must supply a full application including official transcripts from all universities attended, a professional resume, and official GMAT scores.

TMD Ranking Score: 18.73

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This 2019 Online MBA Super Ranking examined over 300 Online MBA solely based on prestige and quality. Each school is ranked on their score in the four leading online MBA ranking systems today. Online MBA ranking scores were taken from the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global Online MBA Ranking, the Financial Times Global Online MBA Ranking, the Princeton Review Top 25 Online MBA Programs Ranking, and the US News Best Online MBA Ranking.

Each ranking system emphasizes specific criteria that it deems most important, to quantify which MBA program is best. Averaging all the scores allows this list to provide a more subjective rating without the distinctive elements of each ranking’s methodology. All data was compiled and placed on a 100 point scale, calculated with equal weight, and averaged to find the TMD Ranking Score. This score provides the ranking order for this list.

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