Best Online MBA Programs in Nevada

Nevada is home to 25 recognized colleges and universities. A number of these schools offer programs for aspiring business professionals, but just one offers an Online MBA Program. The College of Business Administration at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) offers a 36 credit hour (12 course) Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) that may be completed entirely online. Offered as a two-year cohort program beginning Fall 2017, the MBA Program is divided into three semesters, each containing two courses: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Each class runs for 12 weeks, along with at least one proctored exam taken through ProctorU or in the 365 Learning Office. According to the school, “courses in the EMBA program are sequenced to assure continuity in learning.” 

Students in the UNR Online MBA Program can expect to take core courses such as Statistics for Decision Making, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Economics of the Firm, and Production/Operations Management, to name a few. Breadth courses (15 credits) include Personal Branding, Strategic Management for Executives, Managing Organizations in a Global Economy, Seminar Managerial Accounting, and Information and Communications Technology in Organizations. Because the Online EMBA is a rigorous two-year degree program, students should plan to spend at least 15 to 20 hours each week on course assignments, discussions, and research. 

All programs offered by the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In addition to maintaining AACSB accreditation, the UNR Online MBA ranked #31 Nationally by U.S. News & World Report (tied with Rochester Institute of Technology). 

As Nevada only offers one school with a fully Online MBA Program, students seeking a relatively local Online MBA option may want to consider the following ranked programs in the neighboring states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon and Utah:



Arizona State University, Tempe

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix

Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale

University of Arizona, Tucson

University of Phoenix, Tempe



Pepperdine University, Malibu

St. Mary's College of California, Moraga

California Baptist University, Riverside

California State University, San Bernardino

University of La Verne, La Verne

Brandman University, Irvine

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa

National University, La Jolla, San Diego

Ashford University, San Diego

California InterContinental University, Irvine

California National University for Advanced Studies, Torrance

California State University, Fresno

California State University-Monterey Bay, Marina

California State University-Stanislaus, Turlock

Golden Gate University, San Francisco

Hope International University, Fullerton

United States University, San Diego

University of Southern California, Los Angeles



Boise State University, Boise

Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa



Corban University, Salem

Eastern Oregon University, La Grande

Marylhurst University, Marylhurst

Portland State University, Portland



Southern Utah University, Cedar City

University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Western Governors University, Salt Lake City

Westminster College, Salt Lake City