Top 50 Online MBA Programs in the U.S. - 2015 - page 5
41. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
The Spears School of Business offers a full-time and part-time MBA program. The full-time MBA program is a 45 credit hour program and can be completed in as few as 18 months. Applicants must have earned a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university and have a competitive GMAT and GPA. MBA students can pursue specialization in the following emerging careers: Marketing Analytics, Energy Finance, Data Science, Entrepreneurship, Non-profit Management, Business Sustainability, Accounting, Risk Management, and Information Assurance.
The part-time MBA, offered face-to-face and online, is a 42 credit-hour program designed for individuals who wish to enroll on a part-time basis only. Applicants must have earned a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited university and have a competitive GMAT and GPA. Concentrations include: Entrepreneurship, Data Mining, Marketing Analytics, Business Sustainability, Non-profit Management, and Information Assurance.
The Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
42. Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Florida International University’s (FIU) Chapman Graduate School offers a Corporate MBA (CMBA) and a Professional MBA FLEX (PMBA). The CMBA may be completed 100% online via discussion boards, chats, and emails. The PMBA utilizes a "blended-learning” format that alternates online and in-person classes. The PMBA option requires students to meet in a classroom setting just once a week and it offers specializations in Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Management Information Systems, and Real Estate.
Both programs are AACSB International-accredited and require 42 credit hours of study to graduate. However, the PMBA may take 24 months (or more) to complete, while the CMBA takes just 18 months to complete.
43. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University offers two MBA programs—the MBA and the MBA&E (Engineering). Both programs may be completed 100% online. The 36-credit-hour MBA program is a general MBA that does not offer any concentrations. However, students may earn a Professional Certificate in Corporate Entrepreneurship in addition to the MBA.
Offered through the College of Business and Economics and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the 45-credit-hour MBA&E program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering. MBA&E concentrations include Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Upon completion of the program MBA&E program, students receive an MBA degree with a concentration in their chosen area. Both programs are AACSB International-accredited.
44. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University is home to the Flores MBA. The online program consists of 14 courses (42 credit hours) that may be completed in as little as 18 months. Although the program does not offer a concentration, students have several electives to choose from including Negotiation, Persuasion and Influence and Seminar in New Developments in Business Administration.
Accredited by AACSB International, the Flores MBA is designed for professionals with at least five years of work experience and it offers six start dates annually. There are no residency requirements for the program.
45. University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware (UD) offers a 48-credit-hour online MBA that may be completed in as little as 16 months. The AACSB International-accredited program has three concentrations including Finance, International Business (IB), and the Dual Finance and International Business concentration. Students may enter the online MBA program (+concentration) with any undergraduate background.
All students are required to complete “Experiences in Strategic Integration for Top Managers,” which is “designed to help future managers integrate concerns from multiple functions, including finance, marketing, and operations, in addressing complex problems in an uncertain environment.” According to program literature, the emphasis is on “experiential learning through actual and simulated cases.”
46. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
The College of Business at Colorado State University offers an online Professional MBA that dates back to 1975 when the first “distance” offering was introduced. Today, the 40-credit-hour program is offered 100% online and it features three specializations including Computer Information Systems, Finance, and Marketing. The AACSB International-accredited program also offers a Certificate in Federal Financial Management.
Students may participate in an optional International Seminar, which consists of an international business study trip. Even if a student opts for the International Seminar, the online MBA program may be completed in as little as 21 months. However, students are permitted to take up to five years to complete the program.
47. Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
The Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University is home to New York’s first distance learning programs in Strategic Healthcare Management and Strategic Business. Both 48-credit-hour programs may be completed entirely online. The AACSB International-accredited programs are open to both domestic and international students.
48. University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
The Beacom School of Business, Division of Continuing & Distance Education at the University of South Dakota offers a General Management MBA that may be completed 100% online. The program offers two specializations including Health Services Administration and Business Analytics. The General Management MBA and MBA with the Health Services Administration specialization (HSAD) consist of 18 credit hours of foundations courses and 33 hours of advanced coursework. The MBA with the Business Analytics (BA) specialization consists of 21 hours of foundations courses and 39 hours of advanced coursework.
The AACSB International-accredited program takes as few as 12 months to complete, full-time (including summer semester), or two to four years to complete, part-time. However, students are allowed up to seven years to complete the program.
49. Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University offers a 33-credit-hour MBA that allows students to complete foundation, gateway, core, and elective courses 100% online. The AACSB International-accredited program also offers eight and 15-week semesters. Students can expect to take courses such as Accounting Concepts, Business Analytics, Ethical Practices in Business, Marketing Strategy, and Shareholder Value Management. The online MBA also offers a focus in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing.
50. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
The School of Management at Marist College offers a 30-credit-hour online MBA with four concentration options. MBA concentrations include Ethical Leadership, Financial Management, Healthcare Administration, and International Business. Students in the program communicate with faculty and fellow classmates via telephone, email, video conferences, and through VoIP (Voice over IP). The program is offered in an asynchronous format, so there are no specific sign-on times each week. Accredited by AACSB International, the online MBA at Marist College may take as little as four years to complete (full-time) and up to seven years (part-time).