Our 2015 list of the Top 20 Online MBA Programs in the South. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill offers a 66-credit-hour online MBA program. Students in the program interact with faculty regularly using a face-to-face online platform. Other important components of the program are the MBA@UNC Global Immersions and quarterly three-day immersions. Students are required to attend at least two immersions. Participation in Global Immersions will take students to major business centers around the world such as Singapore, Johannesburg, Istanbul, London, and others.
Our 2015 list of the Top 10 Online MBA Programs on the West Coast. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
1. Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Washington State University is home to the Carson College of Business that offers a 36-credit-hour online MBA and a 44-credit-hour online Executive MBA (EMBA). The online MBA program offers three concentrations – Marketing, Finance, and International Business, and may completed in as little as 22 months. Students without a bachelor’s degree in business may have to take up to 17 additional credit hours, which will increase their completion time.
Our 2015 list of the Top 20 Faith-Based Online MBA Programs in the US. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
1. Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
Pepperdine University is home to the Graziadio School of Business and Management which offers an MBA program with four elective concentrations. Options include Finance, General Management, Leadership and Managing Organizational Change, and Marketing. Accredited by AACSB International, this 52-credit-hour online MBA program takes as little as two years to complete.
Our 2015 list of the Top 10 "Catholic" Online MBA Programs. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
1. Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
The Villanova School of Business at Villanova University offers a 21-course MBA that can be completed over six 14-week semesters. The program requires “one intensive residency” in the first or second semester of the program. The “Leadership Challenge” is a three-day, campus-based residency that “provides an environment for students to engage in group work and begin to develop a learning community with their classmates.”
Our 2015 list of the Top 20 Online MBA Programs in the Midwest. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
1. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University offers a flexible online MBA program that allows students to customize their experience. Also known as “Kelley Direct Online,” the program features 12 credit hours of electives that can be used to create a specialized area.
The program also offers the opportunity for students to complete a dual MBA/MS degree with an MS in Business Analytics, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Marketing or Strategic Management. Other unique opportunities for students include AGILE—Accelerating Global Immersion Leadership Education, which allows students to gain international business experience while pursuing their online degree.
Our 2015 list of the Top 20 Online MBA Programs on the East Coast. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
1. Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Fox School of Business at Temple University offers a 48-credit-hour MBA program with coursework that may be completed entirely online. Called the “Fox OMBA,” the program utilizes “cutting-edge social technologies,” HD video presentations, and web conferencing technology that allows students to engage in course activities in any environment and at their own pace. While coursework is available entirely online, students must attend one week-long residency, which is held at the school’s main campus. Students must also “attend” live weekly classes held through WebEx. This gives students the opportunity to meet classmates and faculty in an environment that allows them to “speak with and see one another.”
Our 2015 list of the Top 10 Online MBA Programs in the Southwest. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
1. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
The online MBA at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business allows students to customize their program by declaring an area of emphasis in Finance, International Business, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management. Students also have the option to earn two degrees in less time and at a lower cost. Concurrent online degree options include the MBA/Master of Legal Studies, the MBA/MSE Electrical Engineering, and the MBA/MS Industrial Engineering.
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Earning an MBA can lead to better job opportunities, promotions, and a higher salary. The MBA is America’s most popular business degree after all, and just about every business school offers it. While the MBA is America’s most sought after business degree, it’s not the only degree path for students seeking a lucrative position in the corporate world. In fact, there are at least three other advanced business degrees that have grown in popularity over the years. They include the Master of Science (MS) in Finance, the MS in Management, and the MS in Marketing.
Just about every MBA program has an international component or two that allow students to gain the global experience and perspective today’s companies are looking for. Some of these experiences may last a few weeks, while others may last an entire semester. While any international experience is a valuable asset, imagine what a year or two in France, Germany or England would do for your career. Well, this is the path that many MBA students choose to take today and one of the most popular locations is Europe.