Editors’ Choice Online MBA Programs 2019

Editors' Choice Online MBA Programs 2019

Students seeking to earn their MBA degree online can have the opportunity to continue to work part or full time, while completing their graduate degree at home and at their own pace. As a busy professional, you can earn your MBA in as little as two years; some programs allow you to earn your advanced degree online in as little as a single year. Get started by reviewing our exclusive selection of online MBA programs to consider for 2019. PLEASE NOTE: While this list is ranked, all programs should be equally considered based on your requirements and location. See The Methodology

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National Online MBA Picks

Credit Cost Legend: $ = up to $500, $$ = $900, $$$ = $1,300, $$$$ = over $1,301
Rank College/University Per Credit Cost Accreditation Acceptance Rate Details
1
Auburn University
Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
2
University of Colorado--Colorado Springs
College of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
3
Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
College of Business
$$ AACSB 80%
4
University of North Dakota
College of Business & Public Administration
$$$ AACSB 79%
5
East Carolina University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 77%
6
University of Wisconsin
MBA Consortium
$$ AACSB 82%
7
Florida Atlantic University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 68%
8
SUNY--Oswego
School of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
9
Boise State University
College of Business and Economics
$$ AACSB 76%
10
Washington State University
Carson College of Business
$$ AACSB 66%
11
University of Cincinnati
Lindner College of Business
$$$ AACSB 76%
12
University of Kansas
School of Business
$$ AACSB 73%
13
Robert Morris University
School of Business
$$$ AACSB 84%
14
Cleveland State University
Monte Ahuja College of Business
$$$ AACSB 79%
15
University of Massachusetts--Amherst's
Isenberg School of Management
$$ AACSB 85%
16
Kent State University
College of Business Administration
$$ AACSB 77%
17
Kennesaw State University
Coles College of Business
$$ AACSB 67%
18
Southern Utah University
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business
$$ AACSB 89%
19
Lehigh University
College of Business and Economics
$$$ AACSB 77%
20
Florida State University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 57%
21
Morgan State University
Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management
$$ AACSB 75%
22
Walsh University
The DeVille School of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
23
University of Delaware
Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
$$ AACSB 63%
24
Columbus State University
D. Abbott Turner College of Business
$$$ AACSB 84%
25
University of Tennessee--Chattanooga
Gary W. Rollins College of Business
$$ AACSB 80%
26
Salisbury University
Perdue School of Business
$$ AACSB 80%
27
La Salle University
School of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
28
Ohio University
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 81%
29
Texas Southern University
Jesse H. Jones School of Business
$$$ AACSB 75%
30
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saunders College of Business
$$$ AACSB 74%
31
Samford University
Brock School of Business
$$ AACSB 55%
32
St. Joseph's University
Haub School of Business
$$$ AACSB 82%
33
Ashland University
College of Business and Economics
$$ ACBSP 76%
34
Quinnipiac University
School of Business
$$$ AACSB 63%
35
University of Baltimore
Merrick School of Business
$$ AACSB 89%
36
Louisiana Tech University
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 75%
37
University of Arizona
Eller College of Management
$$$ AACSB 85%
38
Colorado State University
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 86%
39
Florida International University
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 62%
40
University of Wisconsin--Whitewater
College of Business and Economics
$$ AACSB 73%
41
University of Nebraska--Lincoln
College of Business
$$ AACSB 79%
42
Mercer University--Atlanta
Stetson School of Business and Economics
$$ AACSB 57%
43
Western New England University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 66%
44
Oklahoma State University
Spears School of Business
$$ AACSB 82%
45
Georgia College
J. Whitney Bunting College of Business
$$ AACSB 91%
46
California State University--San Bernardino
Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration
$$ AACSB 90%
47
Baylor University
Hankamer School of Business
$$$ AACSB 69%
48
University of Mississippi
School of Business Administration
$$ AACSB 45%
49
Tennessee Technological University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 54%
50
Pennsylvania State University
Smeal College of Business
$$$ AACSB 83%
51
Marist College
School of Management
$$ AACSB 42%
52
Arkansas State University--Jonesboro
Neil Griffin College of Business
$$ AACSB 83%
53
Western Kentucky University
Gordon Ford College of Business
$$ AACSB 96%
54
Montclair State University
Feliciano School of Business
$$ AACSB 65%
55
California State University--Stanislaus
College of Business Administration
$$$ AACSB 90%
56
Georgia Southern University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 92%
57
Rutgers University
School of Businessâ??Camden
$$$ AACSB 66%
58
University of Hartford
Barney School of Business
$$ AACSB 67%
59
University of Utah
David Eccles School of Business
$$$ AACSB 71%
60
Rowan University
Rohrer College of Business
$$$ AACSB 52%
61
City University of Seattle
School of Management
$$ ACBSP 75%
62
West Virginia University
College of Business and Economics
$$$ AACSB 93%
63
DeSales University
Division of Business
$$ ACBSP 87%
64
University of South Florida--St. Petersburg
Kate Tiedemann College of Business
$$$ AACSB 48%
65
Wright State University
Raj Soin College of Business
$$$ AACSB 85%
66
University of New Hampshire
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
$$$ AACSB 94%
67
Indiana University--Bloomington
Kelley School of Business
$$$$ AACSB 75%
68
California University of Pennsylvania
School of Business
$$ ACBSP 65%
69
James Madison University
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 92%
70
Northwest University
College of Business
$$ ACBSP 79%
71
St. Bonaventure University
School of Business
$$ AACSB 88%
72
Kansas State University
School of Business
$$ AACSB 97%
73
Villanova University
School of Business
$$$$ AACSB 75%
74
Missouri State University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 85%
75
Longwood University
College of Business & Economics
$$$ AACSB 88%
76
Hofstra University
Frank G. Zarb School of Business
$$$$ AACSB 75%
77
University of Nevada--Reno
College of Business
$$ AACSB 100%
78
Frostburg State University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 76%
79
Creighton University
Heider College of Business
$$$ AACSB 56%
80
University of Redlands
School of Business
$$ ACBSP 74%
81
Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge
EJ Ourso College of Business
$$$ AACSB,ACBSP 55%
82
Northwood University
School of Business
$$$ ACBSP 72%
83
University of Alabama--Birmingham
Collat School of Business
$$$ AACSB 89%
84
Widener University
School of Business Administration
$$$ AACSB 87%
85
University of Scranton
Kania School of Management
$$$ AACSB 95%
86
Abilene Christian University
College of Business Administration
$$ AACSB 92%
87
Texas A&M University--Commerce
College of Business Programs
$$ AACSB 61%
88
University of Texas--Tyler
Soules College of Business
$$$ AACSB 84%
89
University of Bridgeport
Ernest C. Trefz School of Business
$$ ACBSP 60%
90
University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth
Charlton College of Business
$$ AACSB 81%
91
University of Massachusetts--Lowell
Manning School of Business
$$ AACSB 92%
92
Arizona State University
WP Carey School of Business
$$$ AACSB 57%
93
University of Tennessee--Martin
College of Business and Global Affairs
$$ AACSB 92%
94
Mississippi College
School of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
95
Missouri University of Science & Technology
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 91%
96
Bethel University
Department of Business & Economics
$$ ACBSP 80%
97
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
College of Business Management
$$$ AACSB 95%
98
University of Maine
School of Business
$$ AACSB 72%
99
Valdosta State University
Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business
$$ AACSB 100%
100
Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business
$$ AACSB 49%
101
University of Dayton
School of Business Administration
$$$ AACSB 81%
102
University of North Carolina--Pembroke
School of Business
$$ AACSB 96%
103
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Foisie Business School
$$$$ AACSB 82%
104
Old Dominion University
Strome College of Business
$$ AACSB 63%
105
Fayetteville State University
College of Business and Economics
$$ AACSB 72%
106
Clarkson University
School of Business
$$$ AACSB 45%
107
Florida Southern College
Barney Barnett School of Business
$$ AACSB 38%
108
Cedarville University
School of Business Administration
$$ ACBSP 79%
109
Queens University of Charlotte
McColl School of Business
$$$ AACSB 95%
110
University of North Texas
College of Business
$$ AACSB 61%
111
University of St. Francis
College of Business & Health Administration
$$ ACBSP 43%
112
Troy University
Sorrell College of Business
$$$ ACBSP 60%
113
Sam Houston State University
College of Business
$ AACSB 82%
114
University of Memphis
Fogelman College of Business & Economics
$$ AACSB 95%
115
Webster University
Walker School of Business & Technology
$$ ACBSP 92%
116
Syracuse University
Whitman School of Management
$$$$ AACSB 77%
117
University of Louisiana--Monroe
College of Business and Social Sciences
$ AACSB 70%
118
Governors State University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 47%
119
University of Alaska--Fairbanks
School of Management
$$$ AACSB 100%
120
Mississippi State University
College of Business
$ AACSB 71%
121
Ball State University
The Miller College of Business
$$ AACSB 63%
122
Stevens Institute of Technology
School of Business
$$$$ AACSB 74%
123
West Texas A&M University
Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business
$ AACSB 76%
124
Texas Wesleyan University
School of Business Administration
$$$ AACSB 96%
125
Brenau University
College of Business & Communication
$$ ACBSP 56%
126
Lynchburg College
College of Business
$$ ACBSP 65%
127
Dallas Baptist University
College of Business
$$$ ACBSP 49%
128
Kettering University
School of Management
$$$ ACBSP 59%
129
University of Michigan--Dearborn
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 44%
130
Drexel University
LeBow College of Business
$$$$ AACSB 92%
131
Tarleton State University
College of Business Administration
$$ AACSB 56%
132
Wichita State University
W. Frank Barton School of Business
$ AACSB 76%
133
Suffolk University
Sawyer Business School
$$$$ AACSB 85%
134
Rider University
College of Business Administration
$$$ AACSB 93%
135
University of South Florida
Muma College of Business
$$ AACSB 31%
136
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
College of Business Administration
$$ AACSB 92%
137
Utica College
Department of Business and Economics
$$ ACBSP 88%
138
Angelo State University
College of Business
$$ ACBSP 95%
139
Central Michigan University
College of Business Administration
$$ AACSB 34%
140
University of West Georgia
Richards College of Business
$$ AACSB 90%
141
Lawrence Technological University
College of Business and Information Technology
$$$ ACBSP 60%
142
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
College of Business & Public Management
$$ AACSB 91%
143
New Jersey Institute of Technology
School of Management
$$$$ AACSB 70%
144
University of Florida
Hough Graduate School of Business
$$ AACSB 46%
145
Maryville University
John E. Simon School of Business
$$ ACBSP 96%
146
California Baptist University
School of Business
$$ ACBSP 92%
147
Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
$$$$ AACSB 67%
148
University of Findlay
College of Business
$$ ACBSP 88%
149
The Citadel
The Tommy & Victoria Baker School of Business
$$ AACSB 100%
150
Marymount University
School of Business and Technology
$$$ ACBSP 93%
151
Temple University
Fox School of Business
$$$ AACSB 46%
152
Southern Arkansas University
College of Business
$ AACSB 75%
153
Northeastern University
D'Amore-McKim School of Business
$$$$ AACSB 88%
154
Coastal Carolina University
Wall Center for Excellence
$$$ AACSB 100%
155
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
College of Business
$$ ACBSP 95%
156
American University
Kogod School of Business
$$$$ AACSB 85%
157
Florida A&M University
School of Business and Industry
$$ ACBSP 100%
158
University of North Alabama
College of Business
$ AACSB 88%
159
Lindenwood University
Robert W. Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship
$ ACBSP 67%
160
Emporia State University
School of Business
$ AACSB 93%
161
Eastern Illinois University
School of Business
$$ AACSB 100%
162
Jackson State University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 100%
163
University of Dallas
Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
$$$ AACSB 97%
164
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
John L. Grove College of Business
$$ AACSB 97%
165
Ohio Dominican University
School of Business
$$ ACBSP 93%
166
University of Houston--Clear Lake
College of Business
$ AACSB 41%
167
University of Maryland--College Park
Robert H. Smith School of Business
$$$$ AACSB 74%
168
Fontbonne University
Eckelkamp College of Global Business & Professional Studies
$$ ACBSP 100%
169
University of Southern Mississippi
College of Business and Economic Development
$$ AACSB 96%
170
George Washington University
School of Business
$$$$ AACSB 63%
171
Minnesota State University-- Moorhead
Paseka School of Business
$ AACSB 89%
172
University of Southern Indiana
Romain College of Business
$ AACSB 86%
173
Westminster College
Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
$$$$ ACBSP 90%
174
University of Central Missouri
Harmon College Of Business and Professional Studies
$ AACSB 48%
175
University of South Dakota
Beacom School of Business
$ AACSB 95%
176
Ferris State University
College of Business
$$ ACBSP 34%
177
Park University
College of Management
$$ ACBSP 93%
178
University of Texas--Dallas
Naveen Jindal School of Management
$$$$ AACSB 34%
179
Babson College
F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
$$$$ AACSB 90%
180
Edgewood College
School of Business
$$$ ACBSP 100%
181
New Mexico State University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 100%
182
Lamar University
College of Business
$ AACSB 87%
183
North Carolina State University
Poole College of Management
$$$$ AACSB 64%
184
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kenan-Flagler Business School
$$$$ AACSB 55%
185
Cardinal Stritch University
College of Business & Management
$$ ACBSP 100%
186
Cameron University
Department of Business
$ ACBSP 66%
187
McNeese State University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 100%
188
Jacksonville State University
School of Business & Industry
$ AACSB 50%
189
Lasell College
School of Business
$$ ACBSP 95%
190
University of Southern California
Marshall Business School
$$$$ AACSB 56%
191
Southeastern University
Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership
$$ ACBSP 90%
192
University of Central Arkansas
College of Business
$ AACSB 59%
193
Louisiana State University--Shreveport
School of Business
$ AACSB 90%
194
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
College of Business
$ AACSB 53%
195
University of Miami
School of Business
$$$$ AACSB 55%
196
Southeast Missouri State University
Harrison College of Business and Computing
$ AACSB 100%
197
Auburn University--Montgomery
College of Business
$ AACSB 100%
198
Anderson University
Falls School of Business
$$ ACBSP 100%
199
Western Illinois University
College of Business & Technology
$ AACSB 100%
200
Hardin-Simmons University
Kelley College of Business
$ ACBSP 100%
201
Northwest Missouri State University
Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business
$ ACBSP 96%
202
William Woods University
School of Business
$ ACBSP 100%
203
Dakota State University
College of Business and Information Systems
$ ACBSP 100%

Top Online MBA in the West

Credit Cost Legend: $ = up to $500, $$ = $900, $$$ = $1,300, $$$$ = over $1,301
Rank College/University Per Credit Cost Accreditation Acceptance Rate Details
1
University of Colorado--Colorado Springs
College of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
2
Boise State University
College of Business and Economics
$$ AACSB 76%
3
Washington State University
Carson College of Business
$$ AACSB 66%
4
Southern Utah University
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business
$$ AACSB 89%
5
Colorado State University
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 86%
6
California State University--San Bernardino
Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration
$$ AACSB 90%
7
California State University--Stanislaus
College of Business Administration
$$$ AACSB 90%
8
University of Utah
David Eccles School of Business
$$$ AACSB 71%
9
City University of Seattle
School of Management
$$ ACBSP 75%
10
Northwest University
College of Business
$$ ACBSP 79%
11
University of Nevada--Reno
College of Business
$$ AACSB 100%
12
University of Redlands
School of Business
$$ ACBSP 74%
13
Northwood University
School of Business
$$$ ACBSP 72%
14
Arizona State University
WP Carey School of Business
$$$ AACSB 57%
15
University of Alaska--Fairbanks
School of Management
$$$ AACSB 100%
16
California Baptist University
School of Business
$$ ACBSP 92%
17
Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
$$$$ AACSB 67%
18
Marymount University
School of Business and Technology
$$$ ACBSP 93%
19
Westminster College
Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
$$$$ ACBSP 90%
20
University of Southern California
Marshall Business School
$$$$ AACSB 56%

Top 10 Online MBA in the Southwest

Credit Cost Legend: $ = up to $500, $$ = $900, $$$ = $1,300, $$$$ = over $1,301
Rank College/University Per Credit Cost Accreditation Acceptance Rate Details
1
Texas Southern University
Jesse H. Jones School of Business
$$$ AACSB 75%
2
University of Arizona
Eller College of Management
$$$ AACSB 85%
3
Oklahoma State University
Spears School of Business
$$ AACSB 82%
4
Baylor University
Hankamer School of Business
$$$ AACSB 69%
5
Abilene Christian University
College of Business Administration
$$ AACSB 92%
6
Texas A&M University--Commerce
College of Business Programs
$$ AACSB 61%
7
University of Texas--Tyler
Soules College of Business
$$$ AACSB 84%
8
University of North Texas
College of Business
$$ AACSB 61%
9
Sam Houston State University
College of Business
$ AACSB 82%
10
West Texas A&M University
Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business
$ AACSB 76%

Top 10 Online MBA in the Midwest

Credit Cost Legend: $ = up to $500, $$ = $900, $$$ = $1,300, $$$$ = over $1,301
Rank College/University Per Credit Cost Accreditation Acceptance Rate Details
1
Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
College of Business
$$ AACSB 80%
2
University of North Dakota
College of Business & Public Administration
$$$ AACSB 79%
3
University of Wisconsin
MBA Consortium
$$ AACSB 82%
4
University of Cincinnati
Lindner College of Business
$$$ AACSB 76%
5
University of Kansas
School of Business
$$ AACSB 73%
6
Cleveland State University
Monte Ahuja College of Business
$$$ AACSB 79%
7
Kent State University
College of Business Administration
$$ AACSB 77%
8
Walsh University
The DeVille School of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
9
Ohio University
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 81%
10
Ashland University
College of Business and Economics
$$ ACBSP 76%

Top 10 Online MBA in the Southeast

Credit Cost Legend: $ = up to $500, $$ = $900, $$$ = $1,300, $$$$ = over $1,301
Rank College/University Per Credit Cost Accreditation Acceptance Rate Details
1
Auburn University
Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
2
East Carolina University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 77%
3
Florida Atlantic University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 68%
4
Kennesaw State University
Coles College of Business
$$ AACSB 67%
5
Florida State University
College of Business
$$ AACSB 57%
6
Columbus State University
D. Abbott Turner College of Business
$$$ AACSB 84%
7
University of Tennessee--Chattanooga
Gary W. Rollins College of Business
$$ AACSB 80%
8
Samford University
Brock School of Business
$$ AACSB 55%
9
Louisiana Tech University
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 75%
10
Florida International University
College of Business
$$$ AACSB 62%

Top 10 Online MBA in the Northeast

Credit Cost Legend: $ = up to $500, $$ = $900, $$$ = $1,300, $$$$ = over $1,301
Rank College/University Per Credit Cost Accreditation Acceptance Rate Details
1
SUNY--Oswego
School of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
2
Robert Morris University
School of Business
$$$ AACSB 84%
3
University of Massachusetts--Amherst's
Isenberg School of Management
$$ AACSB 85%
4
Lehigh University
College of Business and Economics
$$$ AACSB 77%
5
Morgan State University
Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management
$$ AACSB 75%
6
University of Delaware
Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
$$ AACSB 63%
7
Salisbury University
Perdue School of Business
$$ AACSB 80%
8
La Salle University
School of Business
$$ AACSB 78%
9
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saunders College of Business
$$$ AACSB 74%
10
St. Joseph's University
Haub School of Business
$$$ AACSB 82%

Top 25 Most Affordable Online MBA

Credit Cost Legend: $ = up to $500, $$ = $900, $$$ = $1,300, $$$$ = over $1,301
Rank College/University Per Credit Cost Accreditation Acceptance Rate Details
1
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
College of Business
$261 AACSB 53%
2
Dakota State University
College of Business and Information Systems
$301 ACBSP 100%
3
University of Central Arkansas
College of Business
$325 AACSB 59%
4
Southeast Missouri State University
Harrison College of Business and Computing
$334 AACSB 100%
5
Louisiana State University--Shreveport
School of Business
$350 AACSB 90%
6
William Woods University
School of Business
$350 ACBSP 100%
7
Western Illinois University
College of Business & Technology
$374 AACSB 100%
8
Lamar University
College of Business
$378 AACSB 87%
9
Jacksonville State University
School of Business & Industry
$382 AACSB 50%
10
Minnesota State University-- Moorhead
Paseka School of Business
$405 AACSB 89%
11
Northwest Missouri State University
Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business
$410 ACBSP 96%
12
West Texas A&M University
Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business
$420 AACSB 76%
13
University of North Alabama
College of Business
$425 AACSB 88%
14
Cameron University
Department of Business
$425 ACBSP 66%
15
University of Southern Indiana
Romain College of Business
$430 AACSB 86%
16
Southern Arkansas University
College of Business
$437 AACSB 75%
17
Auburn University--Montgomery
College of Business
$437 AACSB 100%
18
Wichita State University
W. Frank Barton School of Business
$447 AACSB 76%
19
University of South Dakota
Beacom School of Business
$451 AACSB 95%
20
University of Central Missouri
Harmon College Of Business and Professional Studies
$464 AACSB 48%
21
Mississippi State University
College of Business
$474 AACSB 71%
22
Emporia State University
School of Business
$480 AACSB 93%
23
University of Houston--Clear Lake
College of Business
$485 AACSB 41%
24
Sam Houston State University
College of Business
$490 AACSB 82%
25
Hardin-Simmons University
Kelley College of Business
$495 ACBSP 100%

Top 25 Highest Priced Online MBA

Credit Cost Legend: $ = up to $500, $$ = $900, $$$ = $1,300, $$$$ = over $1,301
Rank College/University Per Credit Cost Accreditation Acceptance Rate Details
1
University of Miami
School of Business
$2,030 AACSB 55%
2
University of Maryland--College Park
Robert H. Smith School of Business
$1,998 AACSB 74%
3
North Carolina State University
Poole College of Management
$1,977 AACSB 64%
4
University of Southern California
Marshall Business School
$1,955 AACSB 56%
5
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kenan-Flagler Business School
$1,884 AACSB 55%
6
George Washington University
School of Business
$1,825 AACSB 63%
7
Babson College
F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
$1,768 AACSB 90%
8
American University
Kogod School of Business
$1,708 AACSB 85%
9
Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
$1,670 AACSB 67%
10
Stevens Institute of Technology
School of Business
$1,620 AACSB 74%
11
Northeastern University
D'Amore-McKim School of Business
$1,600 AACSB 88%
12
New Jersey Institute of Technology
School of Management
$1,583 AACSB 70%
13
Syracuse University
Whitman School of Management
$1,559 AACSB 77%
14
University of Texas--Dallas
Naveen Jindal School of Management
$1,547 AACSB 34%
15
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Foisie Business School
$1,513 AACSB 82%
16
Suffolk University
Sawyer Business School
$1,466 AACSB 85%
17
Westminster College
Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
$1,400 ACBSP 90%
18
Hofstra University
Frank G. Zarb School of Business
$1,375 AACSB 75%
19
Villanova University
School of Business
$1,350 AACSB 75%
20
Indiana University--Bloomington
Kelley School of Business
$1,330 AACSB 75%
21
Drexel University
LeBow College of Business
$1,306 AACSB 92%
22
University of Dayton
School of Business Administration
$1,290 AACSB 81%
23
University of Texas--Tyler
Soules College of Business
$1,288 AACSB 84%
24
University of Dallas
Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
$1,250 AACSB 97%
25
Temple University
Fox School of Business
$1,245 AACSB 46%

Our Methodology

To determine our Editors’ Choice Picks for a top online MBA program for 2019, our panel of business professionals analyzed data from over 300 schools and assigned points to each school in five categories: cost, accreditation, acceptance rate, student support and student engagement. Those categories were heavily influenced by a survey of over 100 current, future and past business students and professionals. They were asked a series of questions on what they felt were important criteria if they were to choose an Online MBA program. Some of those surveyed were already enrolled in an Online MBA program. The resulting methodology is detailed below. NOTE: Nearly a third of Online MBA programs analyzed did not qualify to be included in this report.

The methodology was broken down as follows:

Cost (40)

For cost, we used the current published out of state per-credit tuition rate for the 2018-2019 year. Additional costs such as books and fees were not considered. While some online programs do offer the same rate to all students, most offer a reduced price to in-state or in-district students as well as for Military. Also note that many schools offer discounted rates to students with high GPA’s and financial need.

While cost is usually a factor in choosing an Online MBA program, there are many high quality Online MBA programs at a significant value that should be considered.  It should be noted that low dollar amount does not always equal low quality. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, cost of a graduate business degree and the need to take on student debt are the most likely reservations to impact prospective students’ pursuit of a MBA degree.

For this reason, we weighted the points for cost most heavily toward the median, with the economical and most expensive programs receiving the least points and those programs in the mid-range receiving the highest scores. The maximum score for cost was 40.

Accreditation (30)

There are two main accreditations for MBA programs: AACSB and ACBSP. Since AACSB is the more prestigious accreditation and considered the gold standard for business programs, we awarded 30 points (out of 30 possible) to programs with this accreditation. Programs with ACBSP accreditation received 20 points, and programs with neither accreditation received 0 points and therefore were not included in our final results. This data was compiled and validated by our staff.

Acceptance Rate (20)

The acceptance rate for each program is based on the percentage of qualified students who were admitted to the school.  It’s important to note some schools calculate their rates slightly different.

Since neither an extremely high or extremely low acceptance rate was viewed as ideal for our editors’ choice criteria, our staff decided to award the highest number of points for acceptance rate to programs at or near the median. This puts programs that accept just about everyone and those that are extremely selective at the low end of the point scale and programs with a more moderate approach (selective but not too selective) at the top. This data was compiled and validated by our staff. The maximum number of points for acceptance rate was 20.

Student Support (5)

Our score for student support rated schools based on the types of technology and support programs they have available to students. Device accessibility, software and tech support are all factors to consider for success with Online programs.  We also included the availability of services such as career guidance, postgraduate services and assistance with financial aid. This data was made publicly available by U.S. News & World Report. The maximum points for student services and technology was 5.

Student Engagement (5)

It’s important for schools with distance learning programs to provide opportunities for students to interact with each other and with their instructors. This enriches the learning experience and motivates students to continue with the program through completion. This data was made publicly available by U.S. News & World Report. We awarded a maximum of 5 points for student engagement.

Summary

Our panel of editors are confident in the programs listed as they offer the best potential experience for MBA students studying Online.  All programs at these schools have been vetted and have the qualifications to provide a high-quality Online MBA program at a fair cost. Similar to other rankings, it includes deciding factors such as concentrations and specializations, GMAT requirements, GPA importance and work experience.

Thank you for being part of our Editors’ Choice Awards for 2019

About the Data Sources

Most data used in this report was made by accessing publicly available data sources. Cost, accreditation and acceptance rates were verified directly with the university and or university website. Student Services and Technology and Student Engagement metrics were sourced from U.S. News & World Report MBA Rankings from 2018. Additional data was sourced from the College Navigator National Center for Education Statistics. If you found an error in any of the data for a particular institution, please submit for corrections here.

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