Our 2022 list of the Top 25 Online MBA Programs on the East Coast. We define the East Coast as Virginia, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
|1||Pennsylvania State University||Pennsylvania|
|2||University of Maryland||Maryland|
|3||University of Massachusetts-Amherst||Massachusetts|
|5||George Washington University||District of Columbia|
|6||Syracuse University||New York|
|7||Rutgers University||New Jersey|
|11||University of Pittsburgh||Pennsylvania|
|12||The College of William & Mary||Virginia|
|14||Rochester Institute of Technology||New York|
|15||University of Massachusetts-Lowell||Massachusetts|
|16||George Mason University||Virginia|
|17||Johns Hopkins University||Maryland|
|19||James Madison University||Virginia|
|20||Howard University||District of Columbia|
|21||American University||District of Columbia|
|22||University of Delaware||Delaware|
|23||Saint Joseph’s University||Pennsylvania|
|24||Old Dominion University||Virginia|
|25||Hofstra University||New York|
Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State or PSU) offers an MBA Program that can be completed online. Delivered through Penn State World Campus, the program provides access to Smeal’s more than 1300 internship and co-op opportunities annually, and over 300 career fairs and corporate recruiting events each year.
The AACSB-accredited Online MBA Program at Penn State also provides access to 27 concentrations including options such as Additive Manufacturing and Design, Business Sustainability Strategy, Cybersecurity Intelligence Leadership, Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management, Health Care Business, Homeland Security, International Affairs, Negotiation and Influence, Strategic Leadership, and Talent Diversity Leadership. The program runs on the Penn State semester system, so in addition to a declaring a concentration, students can take advantage of other Penn State online graduate degree and certificate courses and programs.
The Penn State Online MBA Program consists of 48 credit hours, including 39 core credits and nine credits of concentration work, delivered in an asynchronous format. Every course includes group projects to encourage peer interaction and build a learning community among students. Course projects simulate real-world business environments, where individuals frequently work in teams to solve problems. Course examples for the program include Managing in a Digital Economy, Corporate innovation and Entrepreneurship, Ethical and Responsible Business Leadership, Data Analysis for Decision Making, Managing and Leading People in Organizations, and Marketing in a Global Environment.
While coursework for the Penn State Online MBA may be completed entirely online, students will attend a three-day Orientation Residency at the start of the program. The residency provides the opportunity for students to meet program faculty and peers while completing Team Performance—the first core course in the program. Students will also attend other sessions during the residency that focus on online technology and professional development.
As part of the suite of Smeal MBA Programs, graduates of Online MBA Program enjoy a 94% placement rate within three months of graduation. Penn State MBAs have been recruited by companies such as Amazon, ExxonMobil, Dell, Deloitte consulting, Williams-Sonoma Inc., NBC Sports Group, Chrysler, Tyco International, The Walt Disney Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Michelin North America, Capital One Financial Corporation, DuPont, IBM, Apple, Procter & Gamble, Ford Motor Company, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, and The Dow Chemical Company.
Pennsylvania State University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded in 1855 as the Farmers’ High School, Penn State is Pennsylvania’s only land-grant university. The school serves close to 89,000 students enrolled in more than 575 undergraduate majors, graduate programs, and professional programs across 20 campuses, sixteen academic colleges, and several additional schools. With more than 17,000 faculty and staff, Pennsylvania State University is one of the state’s largest employers.
University of Maryland (UMD) houses the Robert H. Smith School of Business (Smith School or Maryland Smith). Established in 1920, the Smith School is one of the 12 colleges and schools at UMD, with notable alumni such as Richard Dickson—President/COO of Mattel, Carly Fiorina—former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, and Roy Schwartz—Axios Co-founder.
The Smith School at UMD has an AACSB-accredited MBA Program with Full-time, Flex, Executive, and Online options. The Online MBA attracts professionals with an average eight years of work experience in areas such as science, government, engineering, and business. Students in this AACSB-accredited program has five specializations including Accounting, Finance, Information Systems & Business Analytics, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. A General Track is also available.
The Smith School Online MBA consists of 54 total credits completed over six 14-week terms. Course examples for the program include The Global Economic Environment, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Venturing, Sustainability: Economics and Strategy, Fraud Examination, Detection, and Deterrence in the Business Environment, Corporate Venturing, Data Mining and Predictive Analytics, Global Trade Logistics, Social Media and Web Analytics, Managing Digital Businesses and Platform, and Innovative Solutions to Supply Chain Challenges.
The Smith Online MBA is largely asynchronous, allowing students to continue to meet personal and professional obligations for the duration of the program. Other features include small class sizes, experiential learning opportunities, workshops, virtual career-coaching, mock interviews, leadership assessments, career development, networking opportunities, optional GMAT/GRE scores, and access to an online recruiting system and automated job search system.
The Maryland Smith Online MBA may be completed in as few as 24 months, with just two three-day required campus-based residencies worth two credits. Residencies take place at the beginning (Opening Residency) and end (Capstone Residency) of the program.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at University of Maryland are employed in industries such as Government/Civil Service, Healthcare, Investment Banking/Brokerage/Securities/Financial Services, Information Technology, Automotive/Transportation, Consulting, Educational Services, Construction, Electronic/Devices, Entertainment/Media, and Hospitality.
The University of Maryland, College Park is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded in 1856, UMD College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. The original land-grant institution in the state and one of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities, University of Maryland serves 41,200+ students enrolled in more than 300 undergraduate majors, master’s degrees, and doctoral programs.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass Amherst) houses Isenberg School of Management, which opened in 1947 with just 10 faculty members and 15 students. By 1953, the school awarded its first MBA degrees. Today, this AACSB-accredited business school employs more than 250 educators and staff that serve around 5,300 students. The Isenberg Online MBA at UMass Amherst launched in 2001.
The program enrolls around 1,400 professionals averaging 12 years of work experience. While students can complete the program entirely online, student who would like to learn in a hybrid format can enroll in the Online MBA with In-Person Option for face-to-face interaction with peers and professors. Formerly known as the Part-Time MBA, this option is available at the University’s Massachusetts satellite locations in Boston and Shrewsberry. Whichever delivery option students choose, they must complete 45 credit hours of study.
The Isenberg Online MBA has five focus areas including Finance, Marketing, Business Analytics, Healthcare Administration, and Entrepreneurship. Focus areas are nine credit hours and may include courses such as Artificial Intelligence in Business, Value Investing, Corporate Real Estate, Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement, and Web Analytics for Digital Marketing.
All focus areas allow students to substitute up to three credits of electives with a “flex” designated elective. Flex electives are applicable to all industries and can be applied to all focus areas. Survey Development and Analysis, Negotiations Theory & Practice, Project Management, Data Management for Business Leaders, and Business Intelligence & Analytics are a few examples.
Isenberg School of Management graduates (undergraduate and graduate) enjoy a 95% employment rate (or graduate school) within six months of graduation. Top employers for graduates include PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Citigroup, Ernst & Young, Dell, Grant Thornton, Raytheon, Oracle, Fidelity Investments, Deloitte, Amazon, Techtronic Industries, Bose Corp, KPMG, and TJX Companies Inc.
University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Founded in 1863 as Massachusetts Agricultural College (MAC), the school opened with just 56 students and four faculty members. Today, UMass Amherst employs more than 1,300 faculty members that serve 32,135 students, making it the oldest and largest school in the University of Massachusetts System. More than 90 undergraduate and 120+ graduate program options are available across ten colleges and schools.
Fox School of Business at Temple University (Temple) has been continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1934. The School is home to the Fox MBA, which has four flexible delivery options. For working professionals seeking the most convenience and flexibility, the Fox Online MBA is 99.9% virtual, with just one residency at the beginning of the program. Forty-eight credit hours are required to graduate, with the flexibility to complete the program in just two years or up to six.
Courses for the Fox Online MBA are delivered online over five weeks. One night a week, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET, students will engage in live and collaborative web conferencing sessions with peers and faculty. Students have access to 100% online concentrations such as Real Estate, Sport Business, and Travel & Tourism. Other concentration options include Innovation Management, Business Analytics, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain Management, among others.
Temple University offers dual degree options for all MBA students. Online options include the MBA + Specialized MS Degrees in Business Analytics, Human Resource Management, and Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. Other program features include experiential learning opportunities and access to programs such as weeklong Global Immersions on six continents. Fox Online MBA students have been to Rome, Parma and Milan, Italy; Morocco, North Africa; Budapest, Hungary; Stockholm, Sweden; Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, India; London, England; and Santiago, Chile. Past local immersions have taken place in Silicon Valley, California.
For MBA students who prefer not to travel, Temple University recently launched Fox Without Borders Virtual Immersions. Consisting of four-week immersions, the program allows students to experience the culture and business environment of another country without leaving their home. Although the program is noncredit, students can earn a Global Business Professional Certificate. Past virtual immersion destinations include China, Egypt, and Colombia.
The Fox Online MBA at Temple University culminates with an Enterprise Consulting Practicum (Capstone), worth three credits. Temple University business graduates have gone on to work for a variety of employers such as JP Morgan Chase, Aramark , Vanguard, New York Life, TD Bank, Enterprise Holdings, Temple University Hospital, and Defense Logistics Agency.
Temple University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS). Founded in 1884 as a night school, Temple serves 37,365 students, making it the largest university in Philadelphia. Temple University offers more than 500 academic programs across 17 colleges and schools.
The School of Business at George Washington University (GWSB) has two flexible MBA Programs—one may be completed 100% online (Traditional Online MBA), the other can be completed in a hybrid format or entirely online (Healthcare MBA). Both programs provide optional in-person global and experiential opportunities, an optional four-day residency course in DC, class projects, live learning opportunities, and digital course materials. Global experiences may take students to places such as Israel, Mexico or Denmark. Both program options are AACSB-accredited with three start times including August, January, and May.
The GWSB Online and Hybrid Online MBA Programs require 46.5 credits, including 34.5 credits in required core courses and 12 credits in elective courses. Examples of required courses include Technology for Business in DC, Business Essentials for Dynamic Markets, Organizations and Human Capital, Business Ethics and Public Policy, and Competition in the Global Economy. Students are required to select courses from the Analytics/Technology focused areas. Examples include Social Network Analytics, Technology Skills for Managers, Visualization for Analytics, Business Process Simulation, and Machine Learning for Managers.
All Online MBA Programs at George Washington University carry the same AACSB accreditation as the school’s on-campus programs. All GWSB MBA students have access to the career center, career fairs, and other opportunities to network and apply for positions.
George Washington University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS). Founded in 1821, GW serves more than 26,000 students, making it the largest institution of higher education in Washington, DC. George Washington University offers hundreds of programs (including more than 100 online programs) in 14 colleges and schools, and 100 research centers.
Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU) was established in 1919 as the College of Business Administration. In 1920, the school became the 16th collegiate business school in the U.S. to be accredited AACSB International. The MBA Program was launched in 1965. The distance MBA launched in 1977 and today it is known as the MBA@Syracuse.
The program, which features the same content as the on-campus program, blends hands-on residency experiences with live, online classes. MBA@Syracuse students will complete 36 credits of core business courses, 15 credits of specialization-focused electives, and three credits of U.S. and global residencies. In 2018, students traveled to Dublin, Ireland and in 2019, residencies took place in Hong Kong and Syracuse.
Six optional specializations are available and include Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Business Analytics, Marketing Management, and Finance. Schedules are flexible, with classes taking place six days a week, including weekends, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. All students will have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one career coaching, a self-directed career development course, and a resume review. The MBA@Syracuse can be completed in as few as 24 months.
Graduates of the Whitman Online MBA Program at Syracuse University have been promoted at or accepted job offers with Apple, Marriott, Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Amazon, ESPN, Accenture, Google, KPMG, and many other top companies.
Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded in 1870, the school serves around 21,330 students from all 50 states and 120 countries. More than 200 majors and minors, and 200 advanced degree programs, are offered across SU’s 13 colleges and schools. In addition to campuses in Syracuse, and Manhattan, New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, Syracuse University operates overseas centers in France, Italy, London, Poland, Chile, and Spain.
Rutgers University-Camden houses the School of Business. Serving more than 2,000 students, the School has an MBA Program that can be completed 100% online. Around 300 students are enrolled in the program, with an average 11 years of work experience.
Students in the program must complete 42 credit hours of study (14 courses), and a certificate may be added to enhance the degree. Options include Digital Marketing, Strategic Leadership, Forensic Accounting, Investment & Private Wealth Management, Business Analytics, Modern Financial Technology (FinTech), and Accounting Analytics.
Though optional, a major component of the Rutgers-Camden Online MBA is the optional International Business Environment Course and International Residency. This opportunity features a nine-day trip overseas to countries such as Panama, Cuba, South Korea, South Africa, China, Portugal, and Brazil. During the course of the course and residency, students will have the opportunity to meet with executives from international corporations, immerse in the culture of the country, and visit famous sites.
Graduates of the Rutgers-Camden Online MBA Program have been recruited by top companies, firms, and organizations such as the U.S. Navy, Deutsche Bank Securities, Christie’s, Ernst & Young, Lockheed Martin, Shell USA, Verizon, Aramark, Westinghouse Lighting, Comcast, Easterseals, J.P. Morgan, Prudential, Subaru, U.S. Bancorp, and Morgan Stanley.
Rutgers University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded in 1766 as Queen's College, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, is the eighth oldest university in the U.S. With campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick serving more than 71,000 students, Rutgers is also the largest university in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The Camden campus was established in 1926 as South Jersey Law School. Serving around 7,230 students, Rutgers-Camden offers nearly 70 degree programs in six colleges and schools.
The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson University has an MBA Program in Entrepreneurship that can be completed entirely online. If students choose to, they may register for any on-campus classes. The program requires 45 total credits, with a full two-thirds devoted to electives. This allows students to tailor their degree to their personal goals. Students may also add up to two concentrations. Options include Business Analytics, Business Analytics and Machine Learning (STEM), Entrepreneurship, Global Management, Finance, Quantitative Finance (STEM), and Marketing. Concentrations consist of 9-12 credits.
Other Olin Online MBA features include the opportunity to participate in student consulting projects across more than 80 partner organizations each year, experiential learning opportunities, and AACSB accreditation.
Graduates of the Olin Online MBA Program at Babson College enjoy an 81% employment rate within three months of graduating. Across all programs at Babson College, graduates have been hired at companies such as Google, KPMG, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Amazon, PwC, Dell, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, Morgan Stanley, Cognizant, Bose, Unilever, Alibaba, The Kraft Heinz Company, Aetna/CVS Health, Moody’s, Moen, Johnson & Johnson, American Express, Charles Schwab, Accenture, HSBC, Cigna, The TJX Companies, Nike, AmeriCorps VISTA, Saatchi & Saatchi, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Raytheon Missiles and Defense.
Babson College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Established in 1919, this independent, not-for-profit institution opened with just 27 students. Today, Babson serves 3,350 students from more than 80 countries. More than 50 degree programs, minors and concentrations are available across dozens of academic divisions and departments.
Villanova School of Business (VSB) at Villanova University provides seven majors, three co-majors, 10 minors, seven master’s degree programs, a post-MBA certificate, and a joint JD/MBA with Charles Widger School of Law (CWSL). Programs are housed across five academic departments led by more than 120 faculty members. Villanova School of Business is AACSB accredited.
In addition to the JD/MBA, VSB has Executive and Professional MBA options. The Professional MBA can be completed on campus, online, hybrid or cohort format. Students in all programs may enroll in the General MBA Track or up to two Specializations. Options include Sustainability, Applied Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI/ML), International Business, Strategic Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, and Finance. Specializations consist of 7.5 elective credits and students will earn a Digital Credential Badge upon successful completion of the required courses.
Other VSB Online MBA features include one-on-one coaching, access to partnerships with business leaders, the MBA Mentoring Program, speakers and presentations, 24/7 access to online research tools and resources, and optional Global Travel experiences. More than 60% of MBA students participate.
VSB Online MBA students must complete three Capstones (Social Enterprise Consulting Practicum, Global Practicum, and Global Strategic Management) to graduate from the program.
Villanova University hosts recruiters from 375 companies and more than 30 career and professional development programs specifically tailored to graduate business students. Across programs, Villanova graduates have been recruited by NBCUniversal, Barclays, PwC, Johnson & Johnson, Ralph Lauren, American Express, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Comcast, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, 3M, Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company, and CITI, among others.
Villanova University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded by the Order of St. Augustine in 1842, Villanova serves 10,200 students from close to 50 countries. More than 100 programs are available across six colleges including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), Villanova School of Business (VSB), the College of Engineering (COE), the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN), the College of Professional Studies (CPS), and the Charles Widger School of Law (CWSL).
D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University serves around 5,700 students, including more than 1,300 graduate students, served by 165 faculty members. The school offers programs in areas from Accounting to Sustainable Business practices, with many options available online. This includes the Online MBA Program.
Known as the D’Amore OMBA, the program features optional focus areas in Business Analytics, Finance, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship, real-world business challenges, opportunities to complete a corporate residency, and an optional International Field Study Residency in China, Chile, or Greece, among other locations.
The D'Amore-McKim Online MBA requires 50 credit hours of study divided into two segments: 21 core credits and 29 elective credits. Courses are asynchronous with optional live sessions. The program utilizes interactive multimedia tools such as virtual class discussions, and discussion boards, as well as team projects and individual assignments. Students can expect to complete the D’Amore-McKim OMBA in as few as 18 months, part-time.
Nearly 80% of D'Amore-McKim OMBA graduates accept a job offer within three months of graduation. Some of the top hiring companies for MBA graduates include IBM, Procter & Gamble, Cigna, Accenture, Lego, Walmart, American Express, Dunkin Brands, PwC, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Oak Tree Capital Management, Raytheon Technologies, Seventh Generation, Aramark, First Aid Beauty, Hasbro, Innogy Consulting US., Alexion Pharmaceuticals, and The Federal Reserve bank of Boston.
Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Founded in 1898, the school serves around 33,700 students enrolled in more than 900 degree and certificate programs in nine colleges and schools, and at the recently launched campus in Vancouver, BC. Northeastern also offers select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina; Seattle, Washington; Silicon Valley, Northern California, and Toronto, Canada.
University of Pittsburg (Pitt) houses the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business (Katz School) and the College of Business Administration, collectively known as Pitt Business. Students here have access to global issues workshops, global consulting projects, global research practicums, and short-term study abroad opportunities at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany and Kedge Business School in France, among others.
In the Katz School, students also have access to five MBA options—Signature, Part-Time, Accelerated, Dual MBA/MS, and the Business Analytics MBA. The Part-Time Katz MBA may be completed entirely online. Coursework explores data programming fundamentals, research, and business communications. Students will engage in case competitions and community-based projects. Professional development programming is also a major component of the program.
Katz Online MBA students have the opportunity to complete a Katz Credential in a specific area of business and participate in the Business Disruption Series (BDS). Katz Credential options include Business Analytics, Finance, Marketing, Operations, and Technology Management. The BDS explores what business disruption is and how to promote change. The series allows students to select electives that are relevant to trends and current business issues. Courses such as Augmented Reality (AR) Marketing or Global Private Equity Investing are just a few examples.
The Part-Time Katz MBA can be completed within three years and all students, regardless of location, qualify for in-state tuition.
Around 88% of MBA graduates receive job offers at graduation and 94% have job offers 90 days post-graduation. Pitt Business graduates go on to work in leadership positions at companies and organizations in nearly 90 countries and in all 50 states.
University of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded in 1787 as Pittsburgh Academy, Pitt is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. The school is also home to one of the first federally funded centers for international business and research. University of Pittsburgh serves around 28,235 students from 50 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and 42 countries. More than 300 programs are offered at the Pittsburgh campus and regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville.
Raymond A. Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary (W&M) has an MBA Program with full-time, part-time, executive, and online options that focus primarily on real-world experiences. Students in the program have access to three centers: Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center, Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance, and the Center for Online Learning. Collectively, the Centers provide resources, career support, work and networking spaces, internship programs, workshops, and more.
For students seeking a flexible MBA, the William & Mary Online MBA requires just one on-campus residency. The school hosts several additional on-campus residencies that students have the option to waive or attend. Held Friday-Sunday, residencies provide the opportunity to explore topics such as marketing, finance, and leadership, while interacting with speakers, peers, and faculty. Students will also engage in team-building activities and networking sessions, and meet W&M Executive partners (EPs) who volunteer their time as mentors to all Mason students.
Other W&M Online MBA features include small class sizes (22 students per course), 12 courses with 7.5 weeks per course, the W&M Connect mobile app to access coursework and more on the go, and no GMA requirement. Students can expect to complete the AACSB-accredited W&M Online MBA in just two years. Graduates are recruited by Fortune Global 100 Companies, 94% of U.S. companies, 92% of start-ups, and more than 90% of the companies in the Consulting, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Technology, and Products & Services sectors. Most W&M Online MBA alumni enjoy salary increases and promotions within three years of graduation. Some of the most notable employers of W&M Online MBA graduates include BMO Harris, Target, Pepsi, Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, BB&T, and Mercer.
William & Mary (W&M) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established in 1693, W&M is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S. The school serves more than 8,900 students enrolled in more than 250 degree programs, majors, minors, and tracks across three campuses in Virginia and D.C., four schools, and the W&M Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).
The College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University has three MBA Programs—the One-year Full-Time MBA (1-MBA), the 1-MBA/Master of Public Health (MPH) Dual Degree, and the Part-Time Online MBA (FLEX MBA). All programs lead to promotions, salary increases, and other positive career changes for students.
The FLEX MBA is a 100% online program that utilizes ClassroomLIVE and Classroom Online. ClassroomLIVE allows students to interact live with professors and peers during class in real-time (synchronous learning). All classes in the FLEX MBA core curriculum are available to students through ClassroomLIVE each Fall and Spring Semester. Classroom Online provides a limited number of elective courses through streaming video that can be accessed anytime online. With Classroom Online, professors interact with students using web-conferencing, email, telephone, or discussion boards.
The Lehigh University FLEX MBA consists of 36 credit hours. Six concentration options are available including Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, International Business, Finance, Public Health, and Marketing. Classes for the program take place in the evenings Monday-Thursday, and three start dates are available in August, January, and May. The Lehigh FLEX MBA takes 24-72 months to complete, with an average completion time of 42 months.
Three out of four Lehigh MBA graduates secure employment within three months of graduation. Graduates have been recruited by companies such as Anheuser-Busch, ADP, AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Boeing, BP-China, Bridgestone Americas, Chevron, Cisco, Crayola LLC, HubSpot, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Motorola, Olympus Corporation, and Pfizer Inc., QVC, TESLA, The Hershey Company, and the United Nations.
Lehigh University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). This private research university serves nearly 7,300 students. Founded in 1865 by industrial pioneer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Asa Packer, Lehigh University offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs housed in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education; P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science; and the new College of Health.
Saunders School of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) offers an interdisciplinary, accelerated Online Executive MBA (EMBA) that requires one three-day on-campus orientation and one International Seminar that takes place over 8-10 days every October to coincide with coursework. All arrangements are made by RIT, and airfare and lodging are provided by the program. Destinations are announced each Spring, five months in advance. Past locations include Santiago, Milan, Johannesburg, Istanbul & Budapest, Prague, Beijing & Shanghai, Warsaw & Krakow, Munich, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, and Taipei, Taiwan.
The Online EMBA at RIT delivers 49 credit hours of study in just 17 months (four semesters). Foundational courses such as Accounting, Finance, and Leadership, are part of the program as well as unique courses such as Product Commercialization and Technology Management. Classes are delivered via weekly synchronous sessions.
Other program features include the Capstone Consulting Program where students serve as consultants to actual businesses, two starts each year (late August and January), and AACSB accreditation.
Rochester Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Dating back to 1829, the school serves more than 19,000 students, making it one of the largest private universities in the U.S. With additional campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, Rochester Institute of Technology offers more than 200 academic programs across 11 colleges and institutes.
The Online MBA Program at University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell or UML) is offered through the AACSB-accredited Robert J. Manning School of Business. The 42 credit hour has nine optional concentrations including Managerial Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, International Business, Accounting, Information Technology, Marketing, Business Analytics, and Finance. A General MBA is available for students seeking a broader degree.
Students in both options will complete 12 credit hours of prerequisites (six courses – two credits each – eight weeks), the required advanced core 21 credit hours (seven courses at three credit hours each), and nine credit hours of electives (three courses at three credit hours each). Course examples include Global Enterprise and Competition, Strategy Formulation and Implementation, Corporate Finance, Managing Organizational Change, Customers and Markets, and Accounting Information for Management Decisions.
The Manning Online MBA Program at University of Massachusetts Lowell can be completed in as few as 12 months, and a GMAT waiver is available. Graduates are prepared for a wide variety leadership positions in commercial, industrial, and nonprofit settings. Alumni of the MBA Program work at companies such as Microsoft, iRobot, State Street Corporation, and HP. Graduates have also launched their own companies, including Venture Enterprises.
University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell or UML) is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Founded in 1894, UML is a top 200 national public research university and one of the largest employers in the region. Serving more than 18,000 students, UMass Lowell offers over 135 undergraduate majors, 50 master’s degree programs, 28 doctoral degrees, and 31 certificates in five colleges.
George Mason University’s (GMU) School of Business has an MBA Program that may be completed entirely online. Program features include the opportunity to earn a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (BA) and participation in the Global Residency program, which consists of a week abroad in places such as Korea, London, Spain, Australia, Sweden, and Germany.
The GMU Online MBA covers four areas of study: Analytical Decision Making, Collaborative Communication and Leadership, Contemporary Issues in Business, and Knowledge of Functional Business Disciplines. Courses for the GMU Online MBA are offered in a flexible, part-time asynchronous format. Students must complete 48 credit hours, including 30 credits of core courses, three credits of Global coursework, and 15 credits of elective courses.
Course examples for the program include International Business Strategy, Fraud Examination, People Analytics, Strategic Management, Global Business Perspectives, Management of Information Technology, Financial Reporting and Decision Making, Turning Ideas into Successful Companies, Governance and Ethics, and Real Estate Analysis and Valuation.
George Mason University graduates enjoy an 80% employment rate within six months of graduation. Mason Online MBA graduates go on to successful careers such as Project Manager, Senior Consultant, Analyst, Negotiator, Senior Analyst, Contract Specialist, Director, Logistics Analyst, Senior Financial Analyst, and Contracting Officer, among others.
George Mason University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1949 as a branch of the University of Virginia, GMU enrolls more than 39,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries, making it the largest public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. George Mason University offers 200 degree programs in 10 colleges and schools.
Johns Hopkins University (JHU) houses Carey Business School which has a number of online programs from executive education courses and certificates to advanced degrees. A flexible MBA for working professionals is available that takes two years to complete. Consisting of 54 credits, the program offers eight in-demand specializations including Entrepreneurial Marketing; Health Care Management, Innovation, and Technology; Business Analytics and Risk Management; Financial Management; Investments; Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology; Digital Marketing; and Public and Private Sector Leadership.
The JHU MBA has three annual start dates and fully interactive courses, allowing for asynchronous and/or fully synchronous learning styles. The GMAT and GRE scores are not required for admission, and exclusive Carey Business School scholarships are available for all qualified students.
An exceptional 100% of graduates of the JHU Carey Online MBA Program accept full-time job offers within 90 days of graduation. The top hiring companies for Class of 2021 graduates include Amazon, Zoom, IBM, Abbott, PayPal, Microsoft, Tuscany Strategy Consulting, AT&T, McKinsey & Company, Raytheon Technologies, and Morgan Stanley.
Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded in 1876, the school serves more than 32,000 students enrolled in more than 400 programs across nine academic divisions on four campuses in Baltimore; one in Washington, D.C.; facilities throughout the Baltimore-Washington region; and in China and Italy.
Drexel Online is one of the oldest providers of online degree programs in the U.S. Through Drexel Online and the LeBow College of Business, students can customize an MBA Program by selecting concentrations and graduate minors that match their career goals and interests. Online concentration options include Business Analytics, Finance (also offered as a minor), General Business/Customized, and Marketing (also offered as a minor).
Minor options consist of 3-4 courses that may be related or unrelated to the student’s program of study. Minors are offered in more than a dozen areas from Arts and Sciences to Sports. Minor examples include Communication, Business Analytics, Computational Data Science, Creativity & Innovation, Project Management, Retail Merchandising, Law, Quality, Safety, & Risk Management in Healthcare, Arts and Public Health, Athletic Administration, and Sport Management.
All Drexel University students have access to networking opportunities, local and international residency options, case simulations, and portfolio projects. In addition, any LeBow online business degree can be paired as a dual degree such as MS Business Analytics/MS Sport Management, MBA/MS Business Analytics, and MBA/MS Sport Management.
The Drexel LeBow Online MBA may be completed in few as 18 months or up to five years. Examples of employer’s that recruit at LeBow include Vanguard, NRG Energy, Deloitte, PwC, Johnson & Johnson, Cigna, SAP America, EY, KPMG, Exelon, and Susquehanna International Group.
Drexel University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Established in 1891 as Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, Drexel University houses one of the nation's oldest, largest, and best-known cooperative education programs. The school operates across three Philadelphia campuses and a number regional sites and it is home to The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University—the nation’s oldest major natural science museum and research organization. Drexel University also has international research partnerships, including China and Israel. Serving close to 23,600 students, Drexel offers more than 200 degree programs across 15 colleges and schools.
The College of Business (CoB) at James Madison University (JMU) has three MBA Programs that may be completed in the hybrid format. This means, students will complete coursework online and attend a number of 10-12 day in-person residencies throughout the program. MBA options include the Executive Leadership MBA, Information Security MBA, and the Innovation MBA.
All CoB MBA Programs feature three concentrations (Innovation, Executive Leadership, and Information Security), networking opportunities, professional workshops, and the opportunity participate in an international 10-12 day residency. Held in March, previous locations include Vietnam, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, and China, with visits to companies such as Maersk, Remi Martin, and Hyundai.
The Executive Leadership and Information Security MBAs take 28 months to complete and the Innovation MBA takes 21 months to complete. All James Madison University MBA Programs are AACSB accredited.
Around 97% of graduates of the College of Business at James Madison University report being employed, continuing their education, or engaged in other career-related ventures within six months of graduation. Recent employers of JMU CoB graduates include Amazon, Nestle, EY, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte, Apple, Northrop Gruman, Target, Booz Allen Hamilton, GEICO, Oracle, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Chevron, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Pepsi Co., Grant Thornton, TEKSystem, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm Insurance, and Kohls.
James Madison University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The school was established in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. Today, JMU serves 21,500 students from all backgrounds. Programs offered include 76 undergraduate options, 53 master’s degrees, two education specialist programs, and eight doctoral degrees. Programs at James Madison University are offered in ten academic departments and schools.
Howard University’s (HU) School of Business has an Online MBA Program that attracts early to mid-career professionals seeking advancement opportunities. HU Online MBA students have at least two years of professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Coursework for this 100% online program consists of 48 credit hours, including 16 core courses. Students will take courses such as Global Management Consulting, E-Commerce in Supply Chain Management, Cyber Risk Management, Financial Modeling, Economics for Global Business, Productions and Operations Research, Entrepreneurship, and Principles of Information Systems.
The online classroom for the HU Online MBA features small class sizes, technologies such as Zoom, Canvas, Yellowdig, Qualtrics, and Turnitin, and asynchronous coursework and synchronous classes, which provides the flexibility to view classwork anytime and connect with faculty and peers during live, instructor-led discussion sections.
Other HU Online MBA features include the option to complete the 42 credit EMBA online, international immersion opportunities, access to an extensive alumni network, and recruitment programs that connect graduates to with corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
Howard University graduates enjoy a high recruitment rate. Some of the top employers for HU graduates include JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte, Procter & Gamble, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Co. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Meta (formerly Facebook), and Accenture.
Howard University is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded in 1867, HU serves approximately 11,000 students enrolled in more than 120 areas of study leading to undergraduate, graduate, joint, and professional degrees. Programs at Howard University are housed in 13 colleges and schools.
American University’s (AU) Kogod School of Business is home to the MBA@American. With the exception of two Business in Capitals Immersions, the program can be completed entirely online. At least one immersion a year will take place at the American University campus in Washington D.C. where students will interact with faculty and classmates, visit local companies, and network. The other immersion will take place in other domestic and international business hubs. Immersions are three-to four-day in-person experiences and they carry 1.5 credit hours.
The MBA@American Program consists of 48 credit hours and six focus areas including Cybersecurity, Marketing, Business Analytics, Legal Studies, Consulting, and Finance. An Analytics Certificate is also available as well as the opportunity to customize a focus area through dozens of electives. Other program features include access to the Entrepreneurship Incubator, which hosts pitch days and competitions, workshops, guest speakers, and networking events.
The MBA@American Program has an Accelerated Track that can be completed in just oner year. Other options include the 24-month course sequence, the 15-month Track and the 18-month Track. Graduates of the MBA@American Program go on to successful careers at some of the nation’s top companies and organizations. Examples include Microsoft, Deloitte, Verizon, CBRE, Freddie Mac, Kimberly Clark, Tegna Inc., and the National Women’s Law Center.
American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The school is also recognized by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1893, AU serves nearly 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and law students enrolled in close to 250 programs at all degree levels. Programs at American University are housed across eight colleges and schools.
University of Delaware (UD) houses Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, which has an AACSB-accredited MBA option that may be completed entirely online. A hybrid option is also available, there are no GMAT/GRE requirements, and students can complete both programs in as few as 16 months.
The Lerner Online MBA has five concentrations: Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, International Business, and Strategic Leadership. Students have the option to combine two or more concentrations. A customized option is available for students seeking a concentration outside of these areas. Students who choose this option may tailor the degree by selecting electives that match their personal career goals.
Elective examples include Customer Experience Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization, Leadership and Innovation in Population Health, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Globalization and Business, Leading Across Boundaries, The Future of Globalization: Issues, Agents, Decisions & You, Managing the Global Enterprise, and Optimization and Spreadsheet Modeling,
The UD Lerner Online MBA with one concentration consists of 44 credits, a dual concentration consists of 47 credits, and a triple concentration requires 53 credits. All students will take core online MBA courses such as Managing People, Teams and Organizations, Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments, and Corporate Strategy. Courses for the program are seven weeks, and the program has six start dates per year.
Other Lerner Online MBA program features include partnerships with Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and KPMG, a personal career coach, access to a network of more than 30,000 alumni around the world, and career workshops.
Graduates of the Business Programs at UD Lerner enjoy an 88% employment rate. Top employers for UD Lerner graduates include Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, Vanguard, Capital One, AstraZeneca, Cigna, PwC, UnitedHealth Group, Wells Fargo, Comcast NBCUniversal, DuPont, EY, AbbVie, The Walt Disney Company, Northrup Grumman, Barclays, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Morgan Stanley, Bank of China, KPMG, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, The U.S. Department of Defense, Merck, Northern Trust, PNC, UBS, The New York Times, and The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
University of Delaware is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded in 1743, UD began as a small private academy. Today, UD is a state-assisted and privately governed land-, sea-, and space-grant university that serves more than 23,600 students. University of Delaware provides more than 300 programs across 10 colleges and schools.
Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) has six departments—Accounting, Decision & System Sciences, Finance, Food, Pharma and Healthcare, Marketing, and Management. The Management Department houses an Online MBA Program that may be completed entirely online. The program is Philadelphia’s only Stackable MBA, meaning, students can build the MBA from 11 certificate options.
All Haub Online MBA students will take the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, which consists of courses such as Business Analytics & Intelligence, Management, and Marketing. Students can choose two additional certificates to fit their goals. Examples include Financial Applications in Real Estate, Data Science, Corporate Financial Management, Leadership, Healthcare Management, and Human Resources Management.
Courses for the Online MBA at SJU are offered 8-week, accelerates sessions, with most classes meeting one evening per week—live online. Students will complete 36 credit hours or study. Part-time MBA students can expect to complete the program in 2-2.5 years. Full-time students can complete the program in 1-2 years.
Saint Joseph’s University alumni have been recruited by PwC, Amazon, the NBA, Johnson & Johnson, and Main Line Health, among others.
Saint Joseph's University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus, SJU serves more than 7,000 students enrolled in 220 academic programs, including 130+ undergraduate majors and minors. Programs at Saint Joseph’s University are housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, Erivan K. Haub School of Business, the School of Health Professions, and the School of Education and Human Development.
Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University (ODU) serves nearly 3,500 students with access to 11 undergraduate degree programs, five graduate degrees, and seven centers and institutes. Accredited by AACSB International since 1974, Strome launched its MBA program in 1964. Today, the program has on-campus, online, and hybrid delivery options that can be completed on a full-time or part-time schedule. Full-time students can finish the program in as few as four semesters.
The ODU Strome Online MBA has six concentrations including Business Analytics, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Economic Analytics, Maritime and Ports Management, and Public Procurement and Contract Management. Students in the program can fulfill elective requirements by pursuing one of more than 50 graduate certificates. These standalone credentials require a minimum of nine credits up to a maximum of 24. Graduate certificate examples include Cybersecurity, Global Health, Public Sector Leadership, Project Management, Business Analytics & Big Data, and Engineering Management.
The 43 credit hour curriculum for the ODU Strome Online MBA is broken down into five areas including MBA Core Knowledge, Skills Development, Business Foundations, Depth Classes, and Electives. Courses follow an accelerated eight-week format and there are no scheduled meeting times. Course examples for the program include Marketing Strategy, Ethical Decision Making in Business, Financial Management, International Business Issues, Financial Accounting, Data Visualization & Exploration, Business Intelligence, Statistics for Managers, and Business Analytics/Big Data Applications.
The Online MBA Program at Old Dominion University culminates with a Capstone Experience course. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue roles in Banking and Finance, Human Resources, Nonprofit Management, Port and Maritime Management, Contract Management, Logistics Management, and IT Management, among others.
Old Dominion University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1930 by the College of William and Mary (William and Mary), ODU is a public doctoral research institution that serves close to 24,300 students enrolled in more than 175 on-campus programs and more than 100 online options. Programs at Old Dominion University are housed in seven academic colleges and three schools.
Hofstra University is home to the AACSB-accredited Frank G. Zarb School of Business. With five academic departments, the Zarb School provides dozens of graduate degree programs, undergraduate majors, dual-degree programs, and minors in all areas of business. For students seeking an MBA, the Zarb School has five options—the Traditional MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA), Co-Op MBA, Online MBA, and the New York City MBA. Dual options are available as well and include BBA/MBA, JD/MBA, and Sustainability Studies MA/MBA.
The Zarb School Online MBA at Hofstra University has three specializations: Strategic Business Management, Strategic Healthcare Management, and Finance. Consisting of 36 credit hours, the program features experiential opportunities, leadership assessment and executive coaching, and networking opportunities. The Online MBA also includes an optional global practicum and two four-day residencies that provide the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty, as well as industry executives, and notable Hofstra alumni through corporate visits in New York City.
Students in the program have 24/7 access to Hofstra Blackboard, where they can submit coursework, email professors and classmates, and check grades. Hofstra Blackboard is also used by MBA instructors to post documents, announcements, and other materials.
The Zarb School Online MBA at Hofstra University can be completed in just 16 months. Recent hiring companies and organizations include 1800flowers.com, Aetna, Apple, Bank of China, Citigroup, BDO USA, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, Grant Thronton, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Liberty Mutual, McKinsey Investments, National Guard, NY Presbyterian Hospital, PwC, Publisher’s Clearing House, Supreme Court of the State of New York, U.S. Air Force, Unilever, UPS, Viacom, and Zurich North America.
Hofstra University is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The school began in 1935 as an extension of New York University (NYU) and under the name Nassau College. Serving close to 10,250 students today, Hofstra is Long Island’s largest private university. Hofstra University offers 44 undergraduate, graduate, first professional, and dual degrees with more than 340 program options. Programs at Old Dominion University are housed across 14 colleges and schools, and the Academic Health Sciences Center.