Editors’ Choice Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2019

Editors' Choice Online MBA Programs 2019

A new report at BusinessStudent.com ranks the top online MBA programs in the country this year.

The rankings were determined by analyzing tuition, accreditation, acceptance rate, student support and engagement.

To determine the methodology, more than 100 MBA students and professionals were surveyed, some which were currently enrolled in an Online MBA program. 83 percent ranked tuition price as their No. 1 consideration when choosing a program.

BusinessStudent.com is the fastest growing social community for students and professionals around the world! 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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Cost Legend:  $ = up to $20,000,  $$ = 21k - 40k,  $$$   = $41k - 80k,  $$$$ = over $81k

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    • Auburn University
      Raymond J. Harbert College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $875

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 78%

    The Harbert School of Business at Auburn University ensures students receive an innovative and practical education that focuses on their career readiness in many MBA specialties. The School has grown 50% in the last seven years, and its innovative online degree programs in business, accountancy, business analytics and supply chain management lead the country. The online MBA program boast seven specialization options in finance, marketing, management, information systems, supply chain, business analytics and HR management. Show Details »

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    • University of Nebraska--Lincoln
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $630

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 79%

    The online and campus-based MBA program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been ranked as a best value for the money according to The Financial Times. That publiciation also ranks the oniline MBA program as #1 on earth for alumni salary increases. On average, University of Nebraska graduates earn 40% more after getting their business graduate degree. The program also has a very fair tuition rate of only $630 per credit hour, which is almost $18,000 less compared to similarly-ranked programs. Students can choose from many specializations based on their career passions: international business, marketing, finance, business analytics, supply chain management, and more. Show Details »

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    • University of Colorado--Colorado Springs
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $834

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 78%

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers one of the oldest online MBA programs in the country and was among the first to have an AACSB-accredited MBA program online. The two year, online MBA curriculum offers a general MBA or a choice of 10 different specializations. Some students may be able to waive the GRE or GMAT requirement based upon their previous graduate school experience and/or work experience. In addition, this program offers a high level of flexibility with the ability to complete in as little as 18 months or up to five years. This online MBA program has been ranked as one of the top 50 in the US and the best in Colorado. Show Details »

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    • Oklahoma State University
      Spears School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $695

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 82%

    The Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University features an MBA program that is seen as one of the top values in the country. It also offer's several business related graduate programs in accounting, ecnomics, finance, general business, international business, management, marketing, and management information systems. The School is ranked as the #1 online college for entrepreneurship according to OnlineColleges, and achieved the 36th best value online business degree b Discover Business. Show Details »

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    • Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $857

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 80%

    The MBA program at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale College of Business prepares students for upper level management positions in business and government. Students learn vital business leadership skills and learn how to strengthen their business brand with a program that includes core business courses with several concentration options. The major concentrations offered are finance, with courses in Advanced Financial Management; Financial Institutions and Markets; Investment Concepts; Financial Analysis and Security Valuation; and International Finance; and marketing, with couress in Brand Managemenbt; Product Strategy and Management; Promotional Strategy and Management; and Global Marketing. Show Details »

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    • Cleveland State University
      Monte Ahuja College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,029

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 79%

    Cleveland State University and the Monte Ahuja College of Business offer a unique, one year, online MBA that is accredited by the AACSB. Students receive access to their course materials online so they have the ability to study anywhere they wish. If you have at least 10 years of business experience, you also may choose the Executive MBA program that is built to accomodate the active personal and professional schedules of executives and managers. Required courses in the Executive MBA program include Ethical Perspectives in Business; Accounting for Managers; Leading Organizational Change; Strategic Human Resources and Labor Relations; Marketing Strategy; Management Information Systems and Finance for Manager. Show Details »

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    • Lehigh University
      College of Business and Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,075

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 77%

    Lehigh University and the College of Business and Economics offers a flex/online MBA program at a part time pace that is designed for working professionals who want to earn their degree at their own pace. The Flex MBA provides students with a high level of flexibility and efficiency. Students may participate on campus in courses or online every day with the ClassroomLIVE experience, depending on their daily schedule. Some students take some classes on campus so they can network with students and professors, and then take the online classes when they need to travel for business. The program is accredited by the AACSB, and has a reputation for preparing dynamic business leaders who are business savvy and globally aware, as well as environmentally and economically conscious. Show Details »

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    • East Carolina University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $841

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 77%

    East Carolina University College of Business offers both an online and on campus MBA program that is designed for business and non-business graduates. The degree is self-contained and there are no prerequisite business classes required. The two year program is designed to fit you based on your performance and experience. There is no cohort and the program is entirely self paced. Students may take from one to five classes per semester. There are seven foundation courses, eight common body of knowledge courses and three elective courses. This program has been AACSB accredit for more than 40 years, which indicates the high quality of the MBA curriculum. Show Details »

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    • Boise State University
      College of Business and Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $750

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%

    Boise State University College of Business and Economics features an online MBA program with 49 credits that can be finished in two years on a full time basis. To be admitted, students need to have two or more years of management experience where you have been in charge of management of people, customer accounts or budgets. The focus of the degree program is on project management, team work, business skills and real world application. This is one of the few business programs in Idaho that is accredited by the AACSB, so you can be ensured you are earning a program that is highly respected throughout the business world. Students with enough prior experience and coursework in business may complete the program in one year. Show Details »

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    • Ohio University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,047

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 81%

    Ohio University College of Business offers a highly-respected online MBA that has been ranked as the third-best value MBA according to Fortune magazine. Also, Fiske's Guide to Colleges 2015 ranked Ohio University as the 14th best buy university based upon academic quality related to cost of tuition. Also, the online MBA program is accredited by the AACSB, ensuring that your degree is recognized throughout the world of business as the highest quality degree. US News and World Report has also ranked the program as one of the country's best online programs for 2019. All coursework is online, no GMAT is required and eight concentrations are available. Show Details »

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    • University of Cincinnati
      Lindner College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $905

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%

    University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business offers a high quality online and on campus MBA that will help you to develop skills and talents in a way that will open doors for your business career. It is a small, personalized, immersive and customized program. It is uniquely designed to fit every student's needs and has 48 credit hours, 10 of which are foundation classes; 26 credit hours of core classes and 12 hours of electives. For recent business graduates, the 10 credits of foundation classes can be waived. The online and on campus MBA program is ranked #34 in the country for public school MBAs and #1 in alumni satisfaction in Ohio. According to US News and World Report, it is the #45 best public MBA program in the US. Show Details »

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    • Florida Atlantic University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $800

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 68%

    Florida Atlantic University College of Business offers several flexible MBA options for students based upon where they are in their professional and educational journey. The online MBA can be completed online entirely in 23 months, with no GRE or GMAT required, while you must have four years of work experience. The executive MBA is a part time, on campus program that is 23 months long with no GMAT or GRE required, with five years of professional management experience required. The professional MBA is a part time, on campus program that is 23 months long with no GMAT or GRE required, with four years of work experience needed. All MBA programs are highly ranked by US News and World Report for 2019. Show Details »

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    • Washington State University
      Carson College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $813

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 66%

    Washington State University Carson College of Business offers an online MBA that develops confident business leaders as it delivers a strong business curriculum with a focus on global business and entrepreneurship, as well as a high degree of student engagement. WSU currently is ranked #13 among the best online MBA programs according to US News and World Report for 2019. All MBA programs are accredited by the AASCB, and WSU also has been honored as a military friendly school for 2019, with a highly coveted ranking as a best online program for veterans from US News and World Report. Show Details »

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    • Louisiana Tech University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,057

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%

    Louisiana Tech University College of Business offers several MBA options, including a professional, online MBA that makes learning convenient for people who are unable to attend a regular class schedule on campus. This two year, online program recently was ranked #! for best value for online MBAs according to Online MBA Today. Required courses are the same as the on campus program and include Accounting Analysis for Decision Making; Information Resource Management; Financial Management; Marketing Management; Organizational Behavior; Managerial Economics and Global Perspective in Management. Show Details »

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    • Robert Morris University
      School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $925

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%

    Robert Morris University School of Business offers a 30 credit online MBA that has team teaching offered in every class. Each class has two expert faculty from various disciplines to reinforce the importance of interrelation of finance, marketing, management and other vital business skills. As you are taking the MBA coursework, you also have the option of earning a 12 credit hour, online certificate in business analytics, project management or supply chain and logistics management. All 10 of the eight work courses can be finished in two years, and class sizes are kept small so that professors are able to communicate often with each student online. Each business degreee at Robert Morris University is accredited by the AACSB. Show Details »

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    • Columbus State University
      D. Abbott Turner College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $981

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%

    Columbus State University D. Abbott Turner College of Business features an online MBA that is offered via the Georgia WebMBA, which is a consortium of schools accredited by the AACSB. This online program provides each student with an AACSB-accredited and accelerated MBA program that can be completed in less than two years for some students. Emphasis in the online MBA is on global business, organizational behavior, accounting, operations, marketing, finance, management information systems, and how they affect managerial decision making. The program has three cohorts that open each fall and spring, and students take two courses every semester for five straight semesters. Show Details »

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    • University of Massachusetts--Amherst
      Isenberg School of Management | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $900

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 85%

    University of Massachusetts--Amherst's Isenberg School of Management offers an online MBA that is a the ideal program for business professionals who want to become leaders in their company and industry. The online MBA offers high quality learning opportunities that are tailored to your timetable and schedule. Student may complete their classes entirely online or can take some of their classes at the campuses in Springfield, Shrewsbury and Boston. Students can choose to focus on business analytics, finance, entrepreneurship, healthcare, marketing and sport management. Show Details »

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    • Texas Southern University
      Jesse H. Jones School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,000

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%

    Texas Southern University Jesse H. Jones School of Business offers an executive, online MBA program that intends to provide the modern business executive with an integrated and advanced curriculum that explores contemporary business issues and challenges that executives face daily at the mid and upper level management levels. This two year, online program covers such advanced business concepts as leadership, strategy, accountability and managerial decision making. The executive MBA program is accredited by the AACSB and is recognized as one of the most practical and innovative MBA programs in the area. Students who are interested in the energy sector can earn their executive MBA with a focus on energy finance. Show Details »

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    • The University of Kansas
      School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $865

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 73%

    University of Kansas School of Business is a good choice for your online MBA program; it is ranked #26 overall in the US and #20 among public universities per US News and World Report. The accredited, online program takes 2.5 years to complete on average, has 14 courses and 42 credit hours. The program offers collaborative group topics that provide you with the opportunity to connect with and learn from your experienced business professional peers. The online learning environment includes many helpful, interactive learning tools, such as embedded media including curated educational videos and lectures from faculty. Required courses include Finance, Statistics, Managing People, Marketing, Business Law and Ethics, Managerial Economics, and Operations and Supply Management. Show Details »

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    • Kent State University
      College of Business Administration | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $830

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 77%

    Kent State University College of Business Administration offers a two year, online MBA that is AACSB-accredited, so you will have confidence that the rigor of your MBA program is unparalleled and will be respected by any prospective employers. All of its accounting programs also are so accredited, if you are interested in a dual MBA/MACC program. Major concentrations are international business and supply chain management, as well as the general MBA. The program's accelerated, eight week modules allow each student to get involved in the application of business subjects faster with the use of case studies. Show Details »

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    • Morgan State University
      Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $833

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Considered

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%

    Morgan State University Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management offers a two year, AACSB-accredited MBA program that has seven core classes and four electives with 33 credit hours overall. Possible concentrations are accounting, finance, project management, supply chain management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Some students who already hold a master's degree may be exempt from taking the GMAT or GRE. Students who come into the MBA program without a background in business may need to take up to eight pre-MBA classes. Required courses are Fundamentals of Risk Management; Principles of Real Estate; Business Law and Entrepreneurship. Show Details »

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    • University of Tennessee--Chattanooga
      Gary W. Rollins College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $688

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 80%

    University of Tennessee--Chattanooga Gary W. Rollins College of Business offers an online MBA that offers you a high quality business education that features well rounded theoretical knowledge, practical application and understanding, and valuable experiential business management knowledge. You will gain practical and strategic business skills with seven core classes and a capstone course. Major topic areas in this two year program are organizational behavior, marketing, accounting, decision analysis, finance, information systems, economics and entrepreneurship. Available concentrations are business analytics and healthcare administration. This degree is accredited by the AACSB and can be completed in as few as 24 months. Show Details »

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    • Wright State University
      Raj Soin College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,125

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 85%

    Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business offers the advanced business education and competitive edge that will help you to stand out in the global economy today. WSU's business school offerings are ranked in the top 2% of the nation by the AACSB. The MBA program has been accredited by that esteemed body since 1974. All core classes are offered online each semester, and three of the concentration courses are offered each term. Concentration options are business economics; finance; healthcare management; international business; investments; management, innovation and change; marketing; new venture creation and project management. Show Details »

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    • University of Delaware
      Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $900

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%

    University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics offers an online MBA that allows you to devise a business degree that fits the goals of your career. At the core of the program are the foundational business classes that will give you a strong foundation in business management and techniques across vital business functions. Through various events and internships, students can gain experience with such world class businesses as JPMorgan Chase, Bloomberg and KPMG. As a Lerner MBA graduate, you will have a network of more than 30,000 alumni around the world to tap into. This program is AACSB-accredited and the median salary for all graduates is $75,000. Show Details »

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    • Troy University
      Sorrell College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $988

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 60%

    Troy University Sorrell College of Business offers an online MBA that is constructed within the context of a global business setting. Students are able to position themselves as leaders in their fields by obtaining a high degree of efficiency and proficiency in the technical, analytical and behavioral tools they need to develop and fully execute their strategic business efforts in any industry. Students who have a bachelor's degree in business may qualify to complete this program in as little as one year. Students will improve their ability to solve complex business problems that they need to better understand and cope with major challenges that businesses and organizations face. Show Details »

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    • University of Maryland--College Park
      Robert H. Smith School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,998

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 74%

    University of Maryland--College Park Robert H. Smith School of Business offers an online MBA as well as a full time and executive MBA. The online MBA can be completed in as few as 24 months, with concentrations in accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, supply chain management and business analytics. The online program is ranked #8 in the nation by US News and World Report. Whether you attend the online program or the on campus MBA offerings, you will develop sophisticated leadership and analytical skills and a deep knowledge of how important business functions interact, including, marketing, finance and operations. Show Details »

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    • Samford University
      Brock School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $837

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 55%

    Samford University Brock School of Business offers an online MBA that is made to prepare you to be successful manager and leader so you can excel in a global business environment. Concentrations in this two year program are entrepreneurship, finance and marketing. The program requires 36 to 45 credits to graduate, depending on your previous academic experience. Required courses are Financial Accounting for Managers; Foundations for Economics and Statistics; Corporate Finance; Accounting for Decision Making; Managerial Finance; Marketing Strategy; and Operations Management. Show Details »

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    • Rutgers University
      School of Business - Camden | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,117

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 66%

    Rutgers University School of Business - Camden offers an online MBA that delivers a world-renowned business degree to you in your home. The online MBA is accredited by the AACSB and you can complete it at your own pace as your schedule allows. This two year degree program offers specialties in business analytics, digital marketing, investments and private wealth management and strategic leadership. This program also has an optional international opportunity that satisfies one of your three credit elective requirements. A professional MBA also is offered for the experienced business professional with at least 10 years of managerial work experience. Show Details »

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    • Colorado State University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $974

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 86%

    Colorado State University College of Business offers an online MBA that is ranked the top such program in Colorado, and is also among the top 15 around the world, according to Financial Times. Core functional areas of business you will learn are accounting, finance, information systems, leadership, human resources, supply chain, strategy and marketing. This program is 21 months long and consists of 42 credit hours, with 36 core and six electives. Required courses are Business Systems and Processes; Quantitative Business Analysis; Accounting Concepts; Managerial Accounting; Financial Reporting and Analysis; Leadership and Teams; and Managing Human Capital. Show Details »

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    • Ashland University
      College of Business and Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $815

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: ACBSP
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%

    Ashland University College of Business and Economics offers an online MBA program that can be completed in as little as one year, but there also are options to finish this MBA in 18 months, two and three years. Available concentrations are Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Global Management, Healthcare Management and Leadership, HR Management, and Management Information Systems. This program is accredited by the ACBSP and is ranked #1 for private universities in Ohio by the ACBSP. It also is ranked #5 for online MBA programs in the state. Show Details »

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    • University of Texas--Tyler
      Soules College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,288

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%

    University of Texas--Tyler Soules College of Business offers an online MBA that can be completed in less than two years, depending on your academic background. There are GMAT and GRE waivers available for students with a high GPA and significant business experience. Available concentrations for the 16 week term program are Quality Management, Organizational Development, Engineering Management, and Oil, Gas and Energy. For the seven week term online MBA, you can choose from Healthcare Management, Marketing and Cybersecurity. Show Details »

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    • Florida International University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,000

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 62%

    Florida International University College of Business offers a professional MBA online. This two year program features a fully online curriculum, eight week courses, with three different pacing tracks - 18, 21 or 33 months. GMAT and GRE waivers are available for people with at least four years of professional experience. This online MBA is currently ranked #18 in the world by Financial Times. Required courses are Competitive Strategy, Accounting for Managers, Corporate Finance, Business Analysis for Decision Making, and Business Process and Operations Analysis. Show Details »

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    • University of Arizona
      Eller College of Management | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,000

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 85%

    University of Arizona Eller College of Management offers an online MBA that is ranked in the top 50 in the United States, with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Finance, Management and Organizations, Management Information Systems and Marketing. The program has 45 total credit hours, 28 core credits and 17 elective credits. Required courses include Financial Accounting; Managerial Accounting; Communication for Managers; Economics for Managers; Business Strategy; Survey of Finance as Analyst; Leadership in Organizations; and Applied Business Statistics. Show Details »

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    • North Carolina State University
      Poole College of Management | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,977

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 64%

    North Carolina State University Poole College of Management offers a professional, online MBA that allows students to complete their degree in as little as 21 months but up to six years as well. The program can be started in fall or spring, and two residencies are required at the Raleigh campus that are three days in length. This program consists of 40 credit hours with a focus on technology, business processes and practical applications. Core classes are Financial Accounting for Decision Makers; Managerial Accounting for Decision Makers; Accounting for Managers; Statistics and Quantitative Methods; and Essential Economics for Managers. Show Details »

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    • Longwood University
      College of Business & Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,183

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 88%

    Longwood University College of Business & Economics offers an online MBA that consists of 36 credit hours and has both full time and part time options. Courses are offered in seven week terms, with a general and real estate concentration offered. On campus residencies are required for each concentration, with students coming to campus for an extended weekend for each summer they are in the program. The program can be completed in two years, 15 months or 18 months. Required courses are Financial Management, Managing Data fro Strategic Decision Making, Information Technology, Strategic Marketing and Managerial Economics. Show Details »

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    • Quinnipiac University
      School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $935

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%

    Quinnipiac University School of Business has a two year online MBA that is ranked by US News and World Report as the #34 online MBA program, and the top online MBA program in Connecticut. This program teaches vital business fundamentals such as accounting, marketing and finance, with a focus on interpersonal and professional skills, including collaboration, communication, ethical reasoning and creative problem solving. This program is accredited by the AACSB with concentrations in Finance, Healthcare Management and Supply Chain Management. Show Details »

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    • Creighton University
      Heider College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,128

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 56%

    Creighton University Heider College of Business offers an online MBA with 33 credit hours that can be completed in a little over 24 months. Required courses are Leadership and Organizational Behavior; Business Policy and Managerial Action; Business Ethics and Society; Financial Reporting; Managerial Finance; Economic Analysis for Managers; and Marketing Management. Concentrations are in Finance, Leadership, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Accounting, Financial Psychology and Personal Financial Planning. Show Details »

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    • Western New England University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $849

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 66%

    Western New England University College of Business has a 12 course MBA program that can be finished totally online in two years. All MBA programs at this university are accredited by the AACSB, so you can be confident that you are earning a degree that is highly regarded and respected by potential employers. Concentrations are available in Accounting, Business Law, Leadership and Public Relations. Students will gain knowledge in vital areas of business so they can develop solutions to major organizational and management challenges. There are 36 credit hours required with 27 core credits and nine elective credits. Show Details »

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    • University of Wisconsin
      MBA Consortium | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $775

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 82%

    University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium has a two year, online MBA program that is ranked #9 in the country by US News and World Report. The program features 30 credit hours and may be completed in 2.5 to three years. The program is accredited by the AACSB and students average eight years of work experience. A GMAT and GRE waiver is available for students with advanced degrees and those with 15 or more years of work experience with at least 10 in upper management. Show Details »

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    • SUNY--Oswego
      School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $619

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 78%

    SUNY--Oswego School of Business has a two year, online MBA that is ranked as the top such program among all SUNY schools by US News and World Report. It also is ranked #40 in the US among online MBA programs. This online MBA is accredited by the AACSB and is recognized by US News as a top five program in the country for the enrollment of women as of 2018. Credit hours vary from 36 to 57, depending on your business and educational background. Required courses are Managerial Finance, Management Information Systems, Marketing Management, Management Science and International Business. Show Details »

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    • St. Joseph's University
      Haub School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,043

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 82%

    St. Joseph's University Haub School of Business online MBA can be completed in as little as one year with courses in Accounting and Business Analysis; Managerial Economics; Financial Management; Managing Work Organizations and Marketing Concepts. The focus in this MBA program is on corporate social responsibility, business ethics, cross functional topics and flexibility. Students with have their leadership skills tested and will learn excellent oral, written and team communication skills. Show Details »

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    • Pennsylvania State University
      Smeal College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,185

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 83%

    Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business two year online MBA is accredited by the AACSB and focuses on business strategies, collaborative teamwork, strategic leadership and features an integrative and interactive curriculum across all functional business areas. Concentrations are available in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, HR Management, Project Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship. Show Details »

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    • California State University--San Bernardino
      Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $750

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 90%

    California State University--San Bernardino Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration offers a fully online MBA that can be completed in as few as 18 months. It is accredited by the AACSB, and has concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Information Management, Supply Chain Management, Management and Marketing. Required courses are in Data Driven Decision Making, Advanced Managerial Communication, Accounting for Managerial Decision Making, Financial Theory and Corporate Finance, and Information Systems and Technology Management. Show Details »

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    • Suffolk University
      Sawyer Business School | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,466

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 85%

    Suffolk University Sawyer Business School online MBA program is accredited by the AACSB, and is ranked among the best programs and business schools for 2018 according to The Princeton Review. The program is 100% online, and even at a distance, students benefit from the university being located in Boston, which is the heart of finance, biotechnology, technology and healthcare. Students will develop strategic agility, use analytical reasoning, manage change, gain global awareness and improve their business foundation in areas including communications, operations management, business law, economics, statistics and IT. Show Details »

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    • University of Wisconsin--Whitewater
      College of Business and Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $637

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 73%

    University of Wisconsin--Whitewater College of Business and Economics online MBA program is ranked #21 in the nation by US News and World Report for 2019. There are 36 credit hours required and the program is accredited by the AACSB. Available concentrations are Data Analytics, Environmental Safety and Health, Finance, HR Management, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management, Marketing and Project Management. Show Details »

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    • Hofstra University
      Frank G. Zarb School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,375

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%

    Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business online MBA consists of 38 credit hours and is accredited by the AACSB. It is ranked among the top 25 online MBA programs by Princeton Review, and is in the top 100 according to US News and World Report. Students enter the MBA program each September and can complete the program in 20 months. There also is a non-cohort option that can be completed in up to five years. The two concentrations available are Strategic Business Management and Strategic Healthcare Management. Waivers for the GMAT and GRE are available for students with many years of managerial work experience. Show Details »

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    • Lawrence Technological University
      College of Business and Information Technology | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,150

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 60%

    Lawrence Technological University College of Business and Information Technology online MBA can be completed in two years, and is ideal for business professionals in manufacturing, engineering, healthcare and technology. Concentrations are available in Cybersecurity, Project Management, Information Technology, and Finance. The program is accredited by the AACSB. Thirty-six credit hours are required to complete the program with courses in Managerial Economics, Fundamentals of Marketing, Fundamentals of Finance, Legal Environment of Business and Financial Accounting and Financial Statements. Show Details »

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    • Mercer University--Atlanta
      Stetson School of Business and Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $740

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 57%

    Mercer University -- Atlanta Stetson School of Business and Economics offers an online MBA that can be completed in 18 months. It is a rich academic expeirence that offers interactive technology that facilitates a dynamic business learning environment. The program is designed to meet the complex needs of busy working professionals that already work in the business sector who want to enhance their leadership and management skills. The program is accredited by the AACSB and puts it among the top 5% of business schools around the world. Concentrations are available in Marketing, Finance, Economics, General Business, HR and Healthcare Management. Show Details »

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    • University of South Florida--St. Petersburg
      Kate Tiedemann College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $972

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 48%

    University of South Florida--St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business offers a two year online MBA program with concentrations in Business Analytics, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Healthcare Analytics, Information Systems Management, International Business, Management and Marketing Strategy. All MBA programs are accredited by the AACSB. Core classes include Financial Statement Analysis, Managerial Analysis, Organizational Behavior, Regulatory and Reporting Requirements, Global Business Environment and Organizational Strategies for the 21st Century. Show Details »

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    • Florida State University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,111

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 57%

    Florida State University College of Business online MBA program is ranked #21 in the US according to US News and World Report. It also is ranked #16 among public school online MBA programs. Students have the flexibility to hone their business skills in this two year program from their home or office and to collaborate with business professionals in an environment that rewards problem solving and fosters creativity. The schools MBA programs are accredited by the AACSB, and there is a Real Estate Finance and Analysis concentration offered. Show Details »

Top 10 Online MBA in the West

Cost Legend:  $ = up to $20,000,  $$ = 21k - 40k,  $$$   = $41k - 80k,  $$$$ = over $81k

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    • University of Colorado--Colorado Springs
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $834

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 78%

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers one of the oldest online MBA programs in the country and was among the first to have an AACSB-accredited MBA program online. The two year, online MBA curriculum offers a general MBA or a choice of 10 different specializations. Some students may be able to waive the GRE or GMAT requirement based upon their previous graduate school experience and/or work experience. In addition, this program offers a high level of flexibility with the ability to complete in as little as 18 months or up to five years. This online MBA program has been ranked as one of the top 50 in the US and the best in Colorado. Show Details »

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    • Boise State University
      College of Business and Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $750

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%

    Boise State University College of Business and Economics features an online MBA program with 49 credits that can be finished in two years on a full time basis. To be admitted, students need to have two or more years of management experience where you have been in charge of management of people, customer accounts or budgets. The focus of the degree program is on project management, team work, business skills and real world application. This is one of the few business programs in Idaho that is accredited by the AACSB, so you can be ensured you are earning a program that is highly respected throughout the business world. Students with enough prior experience and coursework in business may complete the program in one year. Show Details »

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    • Washington State University
      Carson College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $813

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 66%

    Washington State University Carson College of Business offers an online MBA that develops confident business leaders as it delivers a strong business curriculum with a focus on global business and entrepreneurship, as well as a high degree of student engagement. WSU currently is ranked #13 among the best online MBA programs according to US News and World Report for 2019. All MBA programs are accredited by the AASCB, and WSU also has been honored as a military friendly school for 2019, with a highly coveted ranking as a best online program for veterans from US News and World Report. Show Details »

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    • Colorado State University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $974

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 86%

    Colorado State University College of Business offers an online MBA that is ranked the top such program in Colorado, and is also among the top 15 around the world, according to Financial Times. Core functional areas of business you will learn are accounting, finance, information systems, leadership, human resources, supply chain, strategy and marketing. This program is 21 months long and consists of 42 credit hours, with 36 core and six electives. Required courses are Business Systems and Processes; Quantitative Business Analysis; Accounting Concepts; Managerial Accounting; Financial Reporting and Analysis; Leadership and Teams; and Managing Human Capital. Show Details »

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    • California State University--San Bernardino
      Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $750

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 90%

    California State University--San Bernardino Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration offers a fully online MBA that can be completed in as few as 18 months. It is accredited by the AACSB, and has concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Information Management, Supply Chain Management, Management and Marketing. Required courses are in Data Driven Decision Making, Advanced Managerial Communication, Accounting for Managerial Decision Making, Financial Theory and Corporate Finance, and Information Systems and Technology Management. Show Details »

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    • California State University--Stanislaus
      College of Business Administration | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $920

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 90%

    California State University--Stanislaus offers Online MBA concentrations in General Business, Finance. Work experience was noted as Important. Overall it was ranked #50 with an overall score of 81.95. Show Details »

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    • University of Utah
      David Eccles School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,225

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 71%

    University of Utah offers Online MBA concentrations in General Business, Accounting, Finance, Health Care Administration, International Business, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Technology. Work experience was noted as Very Important. Overall it was ranked #52 with an overall score of 81.74. Show Details »

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    • Northwood University
      School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,030

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: ACBSP
    • Acceptance Rate: 72%

    An MBA from Northwood University allows students to complete their business education in as little as 12 months (via an accelerated MBA), though most students will complete their degrees in two years. Northwood's suite of MBAs includes the accelerated program as well as traditional, evening and online setups. On-campus programs are mostly hosted at Northwood's campus in Midland, Michigan, but the evening MBA also offers courses in Grand Rapids and Troy, Michigan, as well as Cedar Hill, Texas. Show Details »

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    • City University of Seattle
      School of Management | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $698

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Not Considered

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: ACBSP
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%

    With a modern curriculum that's delivered via small class sizes, City University of Seattle's MBA program consistently ranks among the top MBA programs in the nation. With flexible options that include CityU's popular online MBA as well as a traditional full-time program and weekend MBA, CityU permits MBA candidates to essentially create their own unique course of study. CityU's unique language-assisted MBA is specially designed for students whose first language is something other than English, and it helps students build their language skills right along with their business acumen. Show Details »

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    • Southern Utah University
      Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $799

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 89%

    Southern Utah University offers Online MBA concentrations in General Business. Work experience was noted as Very Important. Overall it was ranked #74 with an overall score of 78.08. Show Details »

Top 10 Online MBA in the Southwest

Cost Legend:  $ = up to $20,000,  $$ = 21k - 40k,  $$$   = $41k - 80k,  $$$$ = over $81k

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    • Oklahoma State University
      Spears School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $695

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 82%

    The Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University features an MBA program that is seen as one of the top values in the country. It also offer's several business related graduate programs in accounting, ecnomics, finance, general business, international business, management, marketing, and management information systems. The School is ranked as the #1 online college for entrepreneurship according to OnlineColleges, and achieved the 36th best value online business degree b Discover Business. Show Details »

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    • Texas Southern University
      Jesse H. Jones School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,000

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%

    Texas Southern University Jesse H. Jones School of Business offers an executive, online MBA program that intends to provide the modern business executive with an integrated and advanced curriculum that explores contemporary business issues and challenges that executives face daily at the mid and upper level management levels. This two year, online program covers such advanced business concepts as leadership, strategy, accountability and managerial decision making. The executive MBA program is accredited by the AACSB and is recognized as one of the most practical and innovative MBA programs in the area. Students who are interested in the energy sector can earn their executive MBA with a focus on energy finance. Show Details »

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    • University of Texas--Tyler
      Soules College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,288

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%

    University of Texas--Tyler Soules College of Business offers an online MBA that can be completed in less than two years, depending on your academic background. There are GMAT and GRE waivers available for students with a high GPA and significant business experience. Available concentrations for the 16 week term program are Quality Management, Organizational Development, Engineering Management, and Oil, Gas and Energy. For the seven week term online MBA, you can choose from Healthcare Management, Marketing and Cybersecurity. Show Details »

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    • University of Arizona
      Eller College of Management | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,000

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 85%

    University of Arizona Eller College of Management offers an online MBA that is ranked in the top 50 in the United States, with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Finance, Management and Organizations, Management Information Systems and Marketing. The program has 45 total credit hours, 28 core credits and 17 elective credits. Required courses include Financial Accounting; Managerial Accounting; Communication for Managers; Economics for Managers; Business Strategy; Survey of Finance as Analyst; Leadership in Organizations; and Applied Business Statistics. Show Details »

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    • Baylor University
      Hankamer School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,068

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 69%

    With multiple program formats, Baylor's Hankamer School of Business provides a thorough business education for any type of student, from those who wish to attend full-time to those who need to fit their education around their jobs or families. Hankamer School of Business has been repeatedly recognized for its emphasis on innovation and in 2019 ranked among the top 2% of schools in the Global Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings. Baylor business specializations include cybersecurity and healthcare administration, two areas that are very likely to see explosive growth in the coming years. Show Details »

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    • Abilene Christian University
      College of Business Administration | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $721

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 92%

    Offered fully online, Abilene Christian University's MBA was designed to prepare working professionals for Christian leadership and service in the larger global marketplace. As an online degree, Abilene Christian's MBA is already designed for flexibility, but the program adds to its flexible nature by allowing students to select from six tracks if they choose, including analytics and healthcare management, and the degree can be completed in as little as 24 months. Show Details »

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    • Texas A&M University--Commerce
      College of Business Programs | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $625

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Considered

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 61%

    A&M Commerce offers its MBA both on-campus and online, ensuring students the utmost in flexibility so that working professionals don't need to put their careers on hold. A&M Commerce boasts the largest online MBA program in Texas, and students who already have a solid foundation in business can complete their degree in just 30 credit-hours. Students can add an MBA in minor in areas like accounting, agribusiness, cybersecurity or digital marketing, among many others. Show Details »

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    • Texas Wesleyan University
      School of Business Administration | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $956

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 96%

    Texas Wesleyan University offers Online MBA concentrations in General Business, Accounting, Health Care Administration, Supply Chain Management/Logistics. Work experience was noted as Very Important. Overall it was ranked #101 with an overall score of 73.46. Show Details »

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    • Dallas Baptist University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $906

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: ACBSP
    • Acceptance Rate: 49%

    Dallas Baptist University offers Online MBA concentrations in General Business, Finance, Health Care Administration, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing. Work experience was noted as Important. Overall it was ranked #109 with an overall score of 71.69. Show Details »

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    • University of North Texas
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $541

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 61%

    University of North Texas offers Online MBA concentrations in General Business, Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing. Work experience was noted as Very Important. Overall it was ranked #115 with an overall score of 70.60. Show Details »

Top 10 Online MBA in the Midwest

Cost Legend:  $ = up to $20,000,  $$ = 21k - 40k,  $$$   = $41k - 80k,  $$$$ = over $81k

    • 1
    • University of Nebraska--Lincoln
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $630

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 79%

    The online and campus-based MBA program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been ranked as a best value for the money according to The Financial Times. That publiciation also ranks the oniline MBA program as #1 on earth for alumni salary increases. On average, University of Nebraska graduates earn 40% more after getting their business graduate degree. The program also has a very fair tuition rate of only $630 per credit hour, which is almost $18,000 less compared to similarly-ranked programs. Students can choose from many specializations based on their career passions: international business, marketing, finance, business analytics, supply chain management, and more. Show Details »

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    • Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $857

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 80%

    The MBA program at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale College of Business prepares students for upper level management positions in business and government. Students learn vital business leadership skills and learn how to strengthen their business brand with a program that includes core business courses with several concentration options. The major concentrations offered are finance, with courses in Advanced Financial Management; Financial Institutions and Markets; Investment Concepts; Financial Analysis and Security Valuation; and International Finance; and marketing, with couress in Brand Managemenbt; Product Strategy and Management; Promotional Strategy and Management; and Global Marketing. Show Details »

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    • Cleveland State University
      Monte Ahuja College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,029

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 79%

    Cleveland State University and the Monte Ahuja College of Business offer a unique, one year, online MBA that is accredited by the AACSB. Students receive access to their course materials online so they have the ability to study anywhere they wish. If you have at least 10 years of business experience, you also may choose the Executive MBA program that is built to accomodate the active personal and professional schedules of executives and managers. Required courses in the Executive MBA program include Ethical Perspectives in Business; Accounting for Managers; Leading Organizational Change; Strategic Human Resources and Labor Relations; Marketing Strategy; Management Information Systems and Finance for Manager. Show Details »

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    • Ohio University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,047

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 81%

    Ohio University College of Business offers a highly-respected online MBA that has been ranked as the third-best value MBA according to Fortune magazine. Also, Fiske's Guide to Colleges 2015 ranked Ohio University as the 14th best buy university based upon academic quality related to cost of tuition. Also, the online MBA program is accredited by the AACSB, ensuring that your degree is recognized throughout the world of business as the highest quality degree. US News and World Report has also ranked the program as one of the country's best online programs for 2019. All coursework is online, no GMAT is required and eight concentrations are available. Show Details »

    • 5
    • University of Cincinnati
      Lindner College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $905

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%

    University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business offers a high quality online and on campus MBA that will help you to develop skills and talents in a way that will open doors for your business career. It is a small, personalized, immersive and customized program. It is uniquely designed to fit every student's needs and has 48 credit hours, 10 of which are foundation classes; 26 credit hours of core classes and 12 hours of electives. For recent business graduates, the 10 credits of foundation classes can be waived. The online and on campus MBA program is ranked #34 in the country for public school MBAs and #1 in alumni satisfaction in Ohio. According to US News and World Report, it is the #45 best public MBA program in the US. Show Details »

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    • The University of Kansas
      School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $865

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 73%

    University of Kansas School of Business is a good choice for your online MBA program; it is ranked #26 overall in the US and #20 among public universities per US News and World Report. The accredited, online program takes 2.5 years to complete on average, has 14 courses and 42 credit hours. The program offers collaborative group topics that provide you with the opportunity to connect with and learn from your experienced business professional peers. The online learning environment includes many helpful, interactive learning tools, such as embedded media including curated educational videos and lectures from faculty. Required courses include Finance, Statistics, Managing People, Marketing, Business Law and Ethics, Managerial Economics, and Operations and Supply Management. Show Details »

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    • Kent State University
      College of Business Administration | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $830

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 77%

    Kent State University College of Business Administration offers a two year, online MBA that is AACSB-accredited, so you will have confidence that the rigor of your MBA program is unparalleled and will be respected by any prospective employers. All of its accounting programs also are so accredited, if you are interested in a dual MBA/MACC program. Major concentrations are international business and supply chain management, as well as the general MBA. The program's accelerated, eight week modules allow each student to get involved in the application of business subjects faster with the use of case studies. Show Details »

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    • Wright State University
      Raj Soin College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,125

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 85%

    Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business offers the advanced business education and competitive edge that will help you to stand out in the global economy today. WSU's business school offerings are ranked in the top 2% of the nation by the AACSB. The MBA program has been accredited by that esteemed body since 1974. All core classes are offered online each semester, and three of the concentration courses are offered each term. Concentration options are business economics; finance; healthcare management; international business; investments; management, innovation and change; marketing; new venture creation and project management. Show Details »

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    • Ashland University
      College of Business and Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $815

      GMAT/GRE: None

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: ACBSP
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%

    Ashland University College of Business and Economics offers an online MBA program that can be completed in as little as one year, but there also are options to finish this MBA in 18 months, two and three years. Available concentrations are Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Global Management, Healthcare Management and Leadership, HR Management, and Management Information Systems. This program is accredited by the ACBSP and is ranked #1 for private universities in Ohio by the ACBSP. It also is ranked #5 for online MBA programs in the state. Show Details »

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    • Creighton University
      Heider College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,128

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 56%

    Creighton University Heider College of Business offers an online MBA with 33 credit hours that can be completed in a little over 24 months. Required courses are Leadership and Organizational Behavior; Business Policy and Managerial Action; Business Ethics and Society; Financial Reporting; Managerial Finance; Economic Analysis for Managers; and Marketing Management. Concentrations are in Finance, Leadership, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Accounting, Financial Psychology and Personal Financial Planning. Show Details »

Top 10 Online MBA in the Southeast

Cost Legend:  $ = up to $20,000,  $$ = 21k - 40k,  $$$   = $41k - 80k,  $$$$ = over $81k

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    • Auburn University
      Raymond J. Harbert College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $875

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 78%

    The Harbert School of Business at Auburn University ensures students receive an innovative and practical education that focuses on their career readiness in many MBA specialties. The School has grown 50% in the last seven years, and its innovative online degree programs in business, accountancy, business analytics and supply chain management lead the country. The online MBA program boast seven specialization options in finance, marketing, management, information systems, supply chain, business analytics and HR management. Show Details »

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    • East Carolina University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $841

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 77%

    East Carolina University College of Business offers both an online and on campus MBA program that is designed for business and non-business graduates. The degree is self-contained and there are no prerequisite business classes required. The two year program is designed to fit you based on your performance and experience. There is no cohort and the program is entirely self paced. Students may take from one to five classes per semester. There are seven foundation courses, eight common body of knowledge courses and three elective courses. This program has been AACSB accredit for more than 40 years, which indicates the high quality of the MBA curriculum. Show Details »

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    • Florida Atlantic University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $800

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 68%

    Florida Atlantic University College of Business offers several flexible MBA options for students based upon where they are in their professional and educational journey. The online MBA can be completed online entirely in 23 months, with no GRE or GMAT required, while you must have four years of work experience. The executive MBA is a part time, on campus program that is 23 months long with no GMAT or GRE required, with five years of professional management experience required. The professional MBA is a part time, on campus program that is 23 months long with no GMAT or GRE required, with four years of work experience needed. All MBA programs are highly ranked by US News and World Report for 2019. Show Details »

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    • Louisiana Tech University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,057

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%

    Louisiana Tech University College of Business offers several MBA options, including a professional, online MBA that makes learning convenient for people who are unable to attend a regular class schedule on campus. This two year, online program recently was ranked #! for best value for online MBAs according to Online MBA Today. Required courses are the same as the on campus program and include Accounting Analysis for Decision Making; Information Resource Management; Financial Management; Marketing Management; Organizational Behavior; Managerial Economics and Global Perspective in Management. Show Details »

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    • Columbus State University
      D. Abbott Turner College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $981

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%

    Columbus State University D. Abbott Turner College of Business features an online MBA that is offered via the Georgia WebMBA, which is a consortium of schools accredited by the AACSB. This online program provides each student with an AACSB-accredited and accelerated MBA program that can be completed in less than two years for some students. Emphasis in the online MBA is on global business, organizational behavior, accounting, operations, marketing, finance, management information systems, and how they affect managerial decision making. The program has three cohorts that open each fall and spring, and students take two courses every semester for five straight semesters. Show Details »

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    • University of Tennessee--Chattanooga
      Gary W. Rollins College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $688

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 80%

    University of Tennessee--Chattanooga Gary W. Rollins College of Business offers an online MBA that offers you a high quality business education that features well rounded theoretical knowledge, practical application and understanding, and valuable experiential business management knowledge. You will gain practical and strategic business skills with seven core classes and a capstone course. Major topic areas in this two year program are organizational behavior, marketing, accounting, decision analysis, finance, information systems, economics and entrepreneurship. Available concentrations are business analytics and healthcare administration. This degree is accredited by the AACSB and can be completed in as few as 24 months. Show Details »

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    • Troy University
      Sorrell College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $988

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 60%

    Troy University Sorrell College of Business offers an online MBA that is constructed within the context of a global business setting. Students are able to position themselves as leaders in their fields by obtaining a high degree of efficiency and proficiency in the technical, analytical and behavioral tools they need to develop and fully execute their strategic business efforts in any industry. Students who have a bachelor's degree in business may qualify to complete this program in as little as one year. Students will improve their ability to solve complex business problems that they need to better understand and cope with major challenges that businesses and organizations face. Show Details »

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    • Samford University
      Brock School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $837

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 55%

    Samford University Brock School of Business offers an online MBA that is made to prepare you to be successful manager and leader so you can excel in a global business environment. Concentrations in this two year program are entrepreneurship, finance and marketing. The program requires 36 to 45 credits to graduate, depending on your previous academic experience. Required courses are Financial Accounting for Managers; Foundations for Economics and Statistics; Corporate Finance; Accounting for Decision Making; Managerial Finance; Marketing Strategy; and Operations Management. Show Details »

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    • Florida International University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,000

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 62%

    Florida International University College of Business offers a professional MBA online. This two year program features a fully online curriculum, eight week courses, with three different pacing tracks - 18, 21 or 33 months. GMAT and GRE waivers are available for people with at least four years of professional experience. This online MBA is currently ranked #18 in the world by Financial Times. Required courses are Competitive Strategy, Accounting for Managers, Corporate Finance, Business Analysis for Decision Making, and Business Process and Operations Analysis. Show Details »

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    • North Carolina State University
      Poole College of Management | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,977

      GMAT/GRE: Waiver Option

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 64%

    North Carolina State University Poole College of Management offers a professional, online MBA that allows students to complete their degree in as little as 21 months but up to six years as well. The program can be started in fall or spring, and two residencies are required at the Raleigh campus that are three days in length. This program consists of 40 credit hours with a focus on technology, business processes and practical applications. Core classes are Financial Accounting for Decision Makers; Managerial Accounting for Decision Makers; Accounting for Managers; Statistics and Quantitative Methods; and Essential Economics for Managers. Show Details »

Top 10 Online MBA in the Northeast

Cost Legend:  $ = up to $20,000,  $$ = 21k - 40k,  $$$   = $41k - 80k,  $$$$ = over $81k

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    • Lehigh University
      College of Business and Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,075

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 77%

    Lehigh University and the College of Business and Economics offers a flex/online MBA program at a part time pace that is designed for working professionals who want to earn their degree at their own pace. The Flex MBA provides students with a high level of flexibility and efficiency. Students may participate on campus in courses or online every day with the ClassroomLIVE experience, depending on their daily schedule. Some students take some classes on campus so they can network with students and professors, and then take the online classes when they need to travel for business. The program is accredited by the AACSB, and has a reputation for preparing dynamic business leaders who are business savvy and globally aware, as well as environmentally and economically conscious. Show Details »

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    • Robert Morris University
      School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $925

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%

    Robert Morris University School of Business offers a 30 credit online MBA that has team teaching offered in every class. Each class has two expert faculty from various disciplines to reinforce the importance of interrelation of finance, marketing, management and other vital business skills. As you are taking the MBA coursework, you also have the option of earning a 12 credit hour, online certificate in business analytics, project management or supply chain and logistics management. All 10 of the eight work courses can be finished in two years, and class sizes are kept small so that professors are able to communicate often with each student online. Each business degreee at Robert Morris University is accredited by the AACSB. Show Details »

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    • University of Massachusetts--Amherst
      Isenberg School of Management | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $900

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 85%

    University of Massachusetts--Amherst's Isenberg School of Management offers an online MBA that is a the ideal program for business professionals who want to become leaders in their company and industry. The online MBA offers high quality learning opportunities that are tailored to your timetable and schedule. Student may complete their classes entirely online or can take some of their classes at the campuses in Springfield, Shrewsbury and Boston. Students can choose to focus on business analytics, finance, entrepreneurship, healthcare, marketing and sport management. Show Details »

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    • Morgan State University
      Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $833

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Considered

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%

    Morgan State University Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management offers a two year, AACSB-accredited MBA program that has seven core classes and four electives with 33 credit hours overall. Possible concentrations are accounting, finance, project management, supply chain management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Some students who already hold a master's degree may be exempt from taking the GMAT or GRE. Students who come into the MBA program without a background in business may need to take up to eight pre-MBA classes. Required courses are Fundamentals of Risk Management; Principles of Real Estate; Business Law and Entrepreneurship. Show Details »

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    • University of Delaware
      Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $900

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%

    University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics offers an online MBA that allows you to devise a business degree that fits the goals of your career. At the core of the program are the foundational business classes that will give you a strong foundation in business management and techniques across vital business functions. Through various events and internships, students can gain experience with such world class businesses as JPMorgan Chase, Bloomberg and KPMG. As a Lerner MBA graduate, you will have a network of more than 30,000 alumni around the world to tap into. This program is AACSB-accredited and the median salary for all graduates is $75,000. Show Details »

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    • University of Maryland--College Park
      Robert H. Smith School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,998

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 74%

    University of Maryland--College Park Robert H. Smith School of Business offers an online MBA as well as a full time and executive MBA. The online MBA can be completed in as few as 24 months, with concentrations in accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, supply chain management and business analytics. The online program is ranked #8 in the nation by US News and World Report. Whether you attend the online program or the on campus MBA offerings, you will develop sophisticated leadership and analytical skills and a deep knowledge of how important business functions interact, including, marketing, finance and operations. Show Details »

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    • Rutgers University
      School of Business - Camden | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $1,117

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 66%

    Rutgers University School of Business - Camden offers an online MBA that delivers a world-renowned business degree to you in your home. The online MBA is accredited by the AACSB and you can complete it at your own pace as your schedule allows. This two year degree program offers specialties in business analytics, digital marketing, investments and private wealth management and strategic leadership. This program also has an optional international opportunity that satisfies one of your three credit elective requirements. A professional MBA also is offered for the experienced business professional with at least 10 years of managerial work experience. Show Details »

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    • Quinnipiac University
      School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $935

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%

    Quinnipiac University School of Business has a two year online MBA that is ranked by US News and World Report as the #34 online MBA program, and the top online MBA program in Connecticut. This program teaches vital business fundamentals such as accounting, marketing and finance, with a focus on interpersonal and professional skills, including collaboration, communication, ethical reasoning and creative problem solving. This program is accredited by the AACSB with concentrations in Finance, Healthcare Management and Supply Chain Management. Show Details »

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    • Western New England University
      College of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $849

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 66%

    Western New England University College of Business has a 12 course MBA program that can be finished totally online in two years. All MBA programs at this university are accredited by the AACSB, so you can be confident that you are earning a degree that is highly regarded and respected by potential employers. Concentrations are available in Accounting, Business Law, Leadership and Public Relations. Students will gain knowledge in vital areas of business so they can develop solutions to major organizational and management challenges. There are 36 credit hours required with 27 core credits and nine elective credits. Show Details »

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    • SUNY--Oswego
      School of Business | Visit School

      Cost Per Credit: $619

      GMAT/GRE: GMAT

      GPA: Very Important

    • Tuition/Cost: $$
    • Accreditation: AACSB
    • Acceptance Rate: 78%

    SUNY--Oswego School of Business has a two year, online MBA that is ranked as the top such program among all SUNY schools by US News and World Report. It also is ranked #40 in the US among online MBA programs. This online MBA is accredited by the AACSB and is recognized by US News as a top five program in the country for the enrollment of women as of 2018. Credit hours vary from 36 to 57, depending on your business and educational background. Required courses are Managerial Finance, Management Information Systems, Marketing Management, Management Science and International Business. Show Details »

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 business 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 methodology was broken down as follows:

Cost

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.

Accreditation

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.

Acceptance Rate

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 from the later half of 2018 year and validated by our staff.

Student Support

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.

Student Engagement

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