Our 2022 list of the Top 25 Online MBA Programs in the South. We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas. For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.
|1||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||North Carolina|
|2||University of Florida||Florida|
|4||North Carolina State University||North Carolina|
|5||Clemson University||South Carolina|
|6||University of Miami||Florida|
|7||Florida State University||Florida|
|8||Florida International University||Florida|
|9||Louisiana State University||Louisiana|
|10||University of Mississippi||Mississippi|
|11||West Virginia University||West Virginia|
|12||Mississippi State University||Mississippi|
|13||Loyola University New Orleans||Louisiana|
|14||University of Memphis||Tennessee|
|15||University of South Florida||Florida|
|16||Arkansas State University||Arkansas|
|17||University of Tennessee Chattanooga||Tennessee|
|18||University of Tennessee at Martin||Tennessee|
|19||The Citadel||South Carolina|
|20||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University||Florida|
|23||Morehead State University||Kentucky|
|24||East Carolina University||North Carolina|
|25||Florida Atlantic University||Florida|
Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) has been educating business students for more than 100 years. Serving nearly 3,500 students, the school has five MBA programs, including a STEM-designated Online MBA known as the [email protected]. Consisting of 66 credit hours, this program allows students to tailor their studies, with 40 ways to earn elective credit in five concentration areas including Data Analytics and Decision Making, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Consulting, Finance, and Marketing.
Coursework for the [email protected] Program is delivered via video content, lectures, and roundtable discussions that are accessible 24/7 from the online platform. Course and elective examples include The Business of Energy Consulting, Strategy of Project Finance, Leading in the Middle: Organization and Culture, Sustainability Reporting & Certification, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies, Python for Business Analytics, Technology Strategy and Business Innovation, and Global Brand Strategy.
[email protected] students will have opportunities to interact with professors and peers during on-campus summits and live online class sessions. Experiential learning programs provide additional opportunities to interact with professors and peers, and with corporations around the world through travel to major business centers such as London, Johannesburg, Singapore, and Istanbul.
Other experiential learning programs include Student Teams Achieving Results (STAR) and Doing Business In (DBI). STAR students will work in teams, with one student serving as Project manager, on projects for real companies. Just a few STAR partners include Coca-Cola, NASCAR, UnitedHealthcare, Lenovo, KIND, and Procter & Gamble. DBI provides the opportunity to study abroad at a UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA exchange partner school. DBI students will spend one to three weeks exploring how business is conducted in a global setting.
Examples of DBI topics and locations include: Sustainability in Copenhagen, Denmark; Innovation Week in Vienna, Austria; Digital Marketing in Helsinki, Finland; General Management in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Tel Aviv, Israel; and Doing Business in China at Peking University.
The [email protected] Program can be completed in 21 months through the Accelerated Track, in 24 months (Standard Track) or 27 months (extended Track). Note that the program can also be completed in as few as 18 months or as many as 36, depending on the student’s schedule. However, on average, students will complete the program in 24 months. The [email protected] Program is AACSB-accredited.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1789, UNC-Chapel Hill welcomed its first students in 1795, becoming the first and only public university in the U.S. to award degrees in the 18th century. Today, UNC-Chapel Hill serves more than 31,500 students enrolled in over 250 bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs across 14 colleges and schools.
Warrington College of Business at University of Florida (UF) became one of the first schools to offer a fully accredited (AACSB), 100% online MBA program in 1999. Two options are available: Accelerated 16-month and the Traditional 24-month. The Accelerated Online MBA is designed for students who have earned an undergraduate degree in business within seven years before applying for the program. This option is also open to students in UF’s Outreach Engineering Management (OEM). Both options require at least two years of full-time, professional work experience, and there are no required campus visits.
Courses for the UF Warrington Online MBA are organized across four Modules and students have the option to expand their studies through career-focused concentrations such as Marketing, Business Analytics, Human Capital, Strategy, and Supply Chain. Concentration options are offered by the Hough Graduate School of Business.
The UF Warrington Online MBA provides additional opportunities to specialize in different areas through the required nine elective courses. In the first year of the Traditional program, students will take three elective courses. In the second year, students will complete six elective courses. Note that available elective courses will vary.
Examples of required business classes and core courses for the UF Warrington Online MBA include Strategic Management; Law, Ethics, and Organizations; Asset Valuation, Risk & Return; Production & Operations Management; Capital Structure & Risk Management; Professional Communication; Developing leadership Skills; and Global Macro Economics.
While the Online MBA at University of Florida may be completed entirely online, students are encouraged to take advantage of the Global Immersion Experience (GIE), which takes place during the Fall or Spring break in year two of the program. The two-credit GIE course meets in person and online and includes a seven- to 10-day experience in China, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Argentina, Ireland, Brazil, and others destinations. During the GIE, students will meet with business executives from various industries, observe how international companies work, and visit cultural monuments such as the Great Wall of China and the mosques of UAE.
In 2021, 100% of students in the University of Florida Warrington MBA Programs received employment offers within three months of graduation. 91.3% accepted offers by graduation, and 97.8% accepted offers within three months of graduation. Graduates were recruited by 33 companies in the Financial Services, Consumer Packaged Goods, Technology, Manufacturing, and Retail sectors, among others. Top roles included Consulting, Marketing/Sales, Human Capital, and Finance. Top employers included Microsoft, Home Depot, Procter & Gamble, 3M, and Ryder.
University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1858 as Gainesville Academy, the school opened with 102 students. Today, UF is a top-10 public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university that serves nearly 58,000 students enrolled in more than 300 programs across 14 colleges and schools.
Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University serves more than 6,500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from 37 countries. The College has four MBA options: the On-Campus MBA, Online MBA, Executive MBA and Physicians Executive MBA. The Harbert College Online MBA consists of an optional three-day orientation at the beginning of the program and a three-day on campus residency on the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before graduation. Coursework for the program is delivered 100% online through CANVAS—Auburn’s distance learning platform.
Auburn Online MBA students use CANVAS to access course materials, hold discussions with professors and classmates, view lectures, work with team members on group assignments, ask questions, and submit homework. Learning formats include video capture of live full-time courses where students have a “seat” in the classroom or studio produced for online only delivery. Online students will view the same lectures, take the same tests, and communicate with the same professors as on-campus students, and can live-stream classes or choose to watch at the time most convenient for them.
Courses are taken at the student’s own pace, with most online participants taking one or two classes each semester. The curriculum includes a mix of core business classes and business electives and the final semester includes the Capstone Course, where groups of MBA students provide consultation to a number of real businesses on various topics.
In addition to optional concentrations in Business Analytics, Information Systems, or Finance, this AACSB-accredited program offers dual degrees (MBA/MS) in Finance, Information Systems, and Industrial and Systems Engineering, and graduate certificates that complement the Online MBA. Certificates range from nine to 24 credit hours. Options include Accountancy, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity Management, Management Information Systems, Supply Chain Management Innovation, Supply Chain Operations, and Supply Chain Planning.
Harbert College Online MBA students can complete this 36 credit hour program in 31 months or they have the option to take up to six years to finish.
Auburn University welcomes more than 400 corporate partners to campus each year and 82% of students are employed in their field or pursuing additional education within six months of graduation. Auburn University alumni have gone on to become CEOs, entrepreneurs, astronauts, actors, Supreme Court justices, and even governors. Just a few famous Auburn alumni include Apple CEO Tim Cook , Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer, Georgia Supreme Court Justice Harold Melton, former NASA astronaut Jim Voss, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, and Governor of Alabama Kay Ivey.
Auburn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Chartered in 1856 as East Alabama Male College (a Methodist Institution) and the first land-grant college in the South, the school launched in 1859 with 80 students and a faculty of six. Today, nearly 5,500 faculty and staff serve a diverse population of 31,500 students enrolled in more than 150 undergraduate majors and 160+ graduate programs across 15 colleges and schools.
Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University (NC State) was established in 1992. Serving more than 3,500 students Poole is fully accredited by AACSB. For students seeking a flexible MBA program, Poole College of Management has a Professional Online MBA that requires just two three-day residencies at NC State’s main campus in Raleigh. Otherwise all coursework for the program, known as the Jenkins MBA, may be completed entirely online. Active duty military personnel may waive the residency requirement and replace it with elective courses. Both accelerated and flexible program options are available, allowing students to complete the program in as few as 21 months or up to six years. Start times are in the fall or spring semester.
Jenkins MBA students will connect with peers, professors, and guest speakers, through online presentations, videos, and podcasts. They will have opportunities to work in virtual teams on group projects and meet with professors outside of class during office hours through online chat, email, a virtual collaborative space, and by phone.
Consisting of 40 credit hours, the Jenkins Online MBA provides access to courses through WolfWare—NC State’s online learning management system, which utilizes tools such as Zoom, streaming video files, Moodle, and discussion boards. Jenkins online students receive technical support through the NC State DELTA Department and they have access to the Jenkins Career Management Center.
Course examples for the program include Ethical Thinking for Managers, Creating Value in Organizations, Marketing Management and Strategy, Data Driven Managerial Decisions, Principles of Operations & Supply Chain Management, and Leading People. Jenkins MBA students may specialize in an area through 14 required elective credits. Elective examples include Innovation and the Internet of Things Marketplace, Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Digital Marketing, Experience Innovation and Strategic Design, Data Engineering, Management and Warehousing, Product Design and Development, and Operations Analysis.
In addition to internship opportunities and required practicums with corporate partners, the Jenkins Online MBA encourages students to participate in the Study Abroad Program, which includes immersive experiences in places such as France, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
Graduates of the Jenkins MBA Program at North Carolina State University enjoy a 97% employment rate within three months of graduation. Some of the top hiring companies for Jenkins MBA graduates include IBM, Lowe’s, Bank of America, and NetApp. Graduates have also been recruited by companies such as Apple, Chevron, Nestle Purina, Belle and Howell, IBM, American Airlines, First Citizens Bank, Cinemark Holdings, Bayer, and Hanesbrands Inc.
North Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established in 1887 as a land-grant institution focusing in agriculture and engineering, the school held its first classes in the fall of 1889 with just 72 students, six faculty members, and one building. Today, NC State has more than 9,000 faculty and staff members that serve 37,555 students, making it the largest of the 16 higher-education institutions in the University of North Carolina System. More than 300 undergraduate majors, master’s degrees, and doctoral programs are offered across 11 colleges, 68 departments, and The Graduate School.
The Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University’s launched an Online MBA Program in 2019 designed for professionals with 2+ years of work experience. Provided on a part-time basis, this AACSB-accredited program provides the opportunity to earn a certificate in growing fields such as Business analytics, CyberSecure Business Practices, Technology Entrepreneurship and Reliability Engineering.
Other program features include access to technology training, including workshops in Google Analytics, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite, career services workshops ranging from mock interviews to resume reviews, and the Innovative Leadership Series, featuring local and national business leaders covering topics related to entrepreneurship, analytics, innovation, technology, and leadership. Students will also attend conferences and seminars such as “MBA Seminar: Managing Your Career,” they will participate in networking events, and have study abroad opportunities in places such as Rome, Paris, and the UK.
Graduates of the Clemson University Online MBA Program enjoy a 95% job placement rate. Some of the top hiring companies for Clemson University graduates include Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Ally Financial, Prisma Health, Lockheed Martin, Accenture, State Farm, Kimley-Horn, Bank of America, Atrium Health, and Medtronic.
Clemson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The school opened as Clemson Agricultural College in 1893 with 446 students. Today, Clemson University serves 26,400 students, making it the second largest university in South Carolina. The school offers more than 200 degree programs and 90+ minor options across 10 colleges and dozens of departments and schools.
University of Miami’s (UM) Herbert Business School has an Online MBA Program that can be completed in 20 months full-time or 28 months part-time. Program features include a collaborative online environment, participation in real-world international business case studies, a globally focused curriculum, and AACSB accreditation.
The curriculum for the UM Herbert Online MBA program consists of 42 credits and two campus immersion experiences. Students may choose from three focus areas including Financial Decision Making, Accounting Practice, and Corporate Finance. Financial Decision Making and Corporate Finance require an additional five credit hours, and Accounting Practice requires an additional nine credit hours.
The GMAT is not a requirement for admission to the UM Herbert Online MBA and students may start the program in September, January, or May. Graduates of the MBA Programs at University of Miami have gone on to work Norwegian Cruise Line, American Express, Viacom, Carnival, IBM, Amazon, Capital One, and the Miami Heat,
University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Chartered in 1925, this private research university comprises 12 schools and colleges serving more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students in nearly 350 majors and programs. University of Miami has three campuses across Miami-Dade County including Corl Gables (main), the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus near downtown Miami, and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, located on an 18-acre waterfront campus on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay.
Florida State University College of Business (FSU COB) was founded in 1950. One of the nation’s youngest business schools, COB FSU serves nearly 7,000 students enrolled in 16 academic degrees across five departments and eight research centers & institutes. Around 1,030 students are enrolled in the COB’s master’s degree programs, with hundreds enrolled in the MBA Program. Six formats are available, including two online options—the Part-Time Online MBA and Part-Time Online MBA/Real Estate Specialization.
Both programs require 39 credit hours of study, including 27 credit hours in the core. Course examples include Strategy and Business Policy, Information and Technology Management, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Financial Reporting and Managerial Control, Marketing Strategy in the Global Environment, and Business Conditions Analysis.
Students in the Real Estate Specialization will take Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate Investment. They will also choose an additional course from the list of MBA options offered each semester. Examples include Marketing, Risk Management and Insurance, Business Analytics, and Management Information Systems.
All FSU COB MBA students may participate in the Global Business Seminar for Graduate Students. This study abroad experience includes travel to Seoul, South Korea to explore major corporations such as LG, Hyundai, Samsung Electronics, and Kia. The program also features several cultural excursions.
Florida State University has a recent overall placement rate of 96%. Some of the top employers for FSU graduates include Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, PepsiCo, Target Corporation, Walt Disney Company, PwC, L3Harris Technologies, Enterprise Holdings, KPMG, Techtronic Industries, ALDI, inc., Florida Department of Health, BDO USA, Publix, Gallagher, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and Insight Global.
Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1851, FSU serves nearly 44,000 students enrolled in 276 degree programs at all levels. One of the largest and oldest universities in Florida, FSU houses 16 colleges and schools at campuses across the state.
The Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business at Florida International University (FIU) offers a fully Online MBA designed for busy, working professionals. Known as the Professional MBA (PMBA) Online, the program has three different pacing tracks, allowing students to choose a pace that fits their schedule. Three Professional Development Seminars (PDS) are required in the first 8-week term of the program and include Professional Development I – Presentation Skills Seminar, Professional Development II – Collaboration in the Virtual Age, and Professional Development III - Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Yellow Belt, Personal Branding & Career Readiness, or Data Visualization.
A Healthcare Option consisting of 42 credit hours of study (which may be completed in as few as 18 months) is available as well as 10 in-demand Specializations consisting of two courses out of the 14 total for the program. Specialization examples include Strategic Negotiations, International Business, Sports Management, Business Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Marketing Channel Strategy. Five term starts are offered and students have the option to attend the two-day MBA residency in Miami featuring expert speakers on current topics in business, team-building workshops, case-method analysis, networking events, and an etiquette luncheon. The Residency is included in tuition.
For seamless program delivery, the FIU Online PMBA utilizes discussion boards, email, and chat, academic coaches, and online e-advising and e-tutoring. This AACSB-accredited program requires 42 credit hours of study to graduate. Depending on whether the student attends full- or part-time, prerequisite requirements, and other factors, the FIU Online PMBA may be completed in as few as 18 months. Some of the top employers for graduates of the Florida International Online PMBA include Target and PwC.
Florida International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, FIU is Miami’s first and only four-year, public research university. Serving more than 56,000 students, Florida International University is also one of the top 10 largest universities in the nation. FIU offers more than 190 degree options across 11 colleges and schools.
Louisiana State University (LSU) houses E.J. Ourso College of Business—home to the Flores Online MBA. Designed for professionals with five years of work experience this AACSB-accredited program has three in-demand specializations options including Data Analytics, Healthcare Management, and Emerging Information Technologies for Business. The curriculum for the Flores Online MBA is project-based and students engage with peers and faculty through LSU’s Distance Learning Platform.
With six start dates annually, the Flores Online MBA consist of 36 hours, decreased from 42 hours. Course examples include Strategic Management, Operations Management, Information Systems, Managerial Statistics, Leadership, Business Law, Cost Accounting, and Marketing Management. Students in the program may have opportunities to engage with LSU partners such as Amazon, Guild, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Penhall Company, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Turner Industries, Quality Matters (QM), and the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
There are no residency requirements for the program, so the Flores Online MBA is truly 100% online. Students may complete the program in as few as 18 months.
Louisiana State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The three areas of concentration in the School of Art are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Louisiana State University was founded in 1860 as the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy. The flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, LSU serves nearly 36,000 students enrolled in more than 330 programs across 18 colleges, schools, and centers, and LSU Online.
The School of Business Administration at University of Mississippi (UM or Ole Miss) has an AACSB-accredited MBA Program with coursework that can be complete entirely online. Consisting of 36 credit hours, the Ole Miss Online MBA is designed to help students enhance their interpersonal, communication, strategic thinking, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills.
The curriculum for the online program is taught by the same faculty who teach on-campus. Course examples for the program include Management of Technology and Innovation, Leadership and Ethics, Business Planning and Entrepreneurship, Strategic Marketing Management, and Predictive Modeling and Analytics.
Students may start the Ole Miss Online MBA Program at any term and the program can be completed in just two years by taking two courses per term. Students can also complete the program at a slower pace by taking one course per term.
More than 80% of School of Business Administration graduates find employment after graduation. School of Business Administration alumni work on Wall Street, for NFL teams, and for companies such as Adobe, and Amazon, among others.
University of Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Chartered on February 24, 1844, UM is Mississippi's flagship university. The school opened its doors in 1848 to just 80 students. Today, University of Mississippi serves 18,800 students at the Oxford campus and regional campuses in Grenada, Southaven, and Tupelo. UM offers more than 200 programs in the College of Liberal Arts, nine schools, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.
The John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University (WVU) has an Online Hybrid MBA Program (OHMBA) that provides a Virtual Orientation, where students can introduce themselves to peers, faculty, and teammates, and two three-day residencies that allow students to work on projects and network. To be admitted to the Chambers OHMBA Program, students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and two years of professional work experience.
A typical schedule for this AACSB-accredited program consists of eight credit hours each fall and spring semester and 4-7 credit hours each summer semester. Many courses in the fall and spring semesters are a half semester in length, which results in students taking just 1-2 courses at a time. All coursework for this 37 credit hour program can be complete online, and qualified OHMBA students can add a certificate such as Business Data Analytics, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, and Business Cybersecurity Management.
The Chambers OHMBA also offers an optional Integrated Marketing Communications Emphasis (AOE) consisting of four courses (12 credits): Audience Insight, Emerging Media and the Market, Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications, and Brand Equity Management.
Other WVU Chambers OHMBA Program features include access to academic life coaches, career services at the Center for Career Development (CCD), online tutoring, technology services, and virtual WVU library services.
Graduates of the WVU Chambers OHMBA are prepared for a variety of careers. Examples include Controller, Administrative Service Manager, Human Resource Specialist, Business Manager, Real Estate Manager, Business Continuity Planner, Financial Manager, and Business Intelligence Manager.
West Virginia University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This public, land-grant institution was founded in 1867 and Morgantown is the flagship campus of the West Virginia University System. The WVU Morgantown campus serves nearly 25,500 students enrolled in 355 majors across 13 colleges and schools.
The College of Business at Mississippi State University (MSU) is recognized as the oldest business school in the south. This AACSB-accredited College has an Online MBA Program that consists of 30-33 credit hours. Students in the General Management MBA will complete 30 credit hours and students in the MBA with Project Management Concentration will complete 33 credit hours. Courses for both programs emphasize Management, Accounting, Supply Chain & Operations Management, Business Decision Analysis, Strategic Management in a Competitive Environment, Finance, and Marketing.
MSU Online MBA students can enroll in Fall, Spring, or Summer. The program typically takes two years to complete, but students who have completed all undergraduate prerequisites can finish the program in as few as 18 months. Prerequisite courses are also available online.
Graduates of the Online MBA Program at Mississippi State University are prepared for careers as Chief Executives, Operations Managers, Sales Managers, Administrative Services Managers, Financial Managers, Purchasing Managers, Business Intelligence Managers, Regulatory Affairs Managers, Compliance Managers, Loss Prevention Managers, Business Managers, Management Analysts, and Business Continuity Planners, among others.
Mississippi State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1878 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi, MSU server more than 23,000 students enrolled in more than 175 programs leading to a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Programs at Mississippi State University are housed in eight academic colleges including Agriculture and Life Sciences; Architecture, Art, and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Bagley Engineering; Forest Resources; and Veterinary Medicine.
Loyola University New Orleans (Loyno), Loyola Online, and the College of Business provide several online options for professionals seeking an MBA or dual MBA degree. Options include the Online MBA, the Online Master of Pastoral Studies and MBA, the Online Master of Criminology & Justice and MBA, and the Online MSN/MBA.
Students in all programs must complete the MBA Program Curriculum, which consists of 36-39 credit hours including 3-6 credits of foundational coursework, 18 credits of functional core coursework, nine elective credits that can be applied toward an optional certificate, and six credit hours to complete the Dynamic Capstone. Certificates are awarded to students who complete a minimum of nine credits in Operations and Healthcare Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, or Marketing.
The Dynamic Capstone is a combination of an experiential learning practicum and final capstone project, where students have the opportunity to work with a startup, nonprofit, or corporation. Throughout the Capstone, students will collaborate with peers on the project and case analysis. Experiential consulting practicum options may include the Global Practicum (global immersion project), Non-Profit Consulting Practicum (live consulting experience with a non-profit organization), or IdeaCorps MBA Consulting Challenge (entrepreneurial-focused competition where students help advance startups through various stages of development).
Graduates of the Loyno Online MBA Programs (including dual degrees) are prepared for advancement opportunities with their current employer or to pursue positions such as Nonprofit Director, Health Services Manager, Operations Manager or Director, Faith-Based Healthcare Leader, Account Executive, Marketing Manager or Director, Non-Profit Executive, Business Consultant, VP for Mission Integration, Investment Fund Manager, Financial Manager, Agency Director, Public Policy Advocate, and Entrepreneur.
The MBA Programs at Loyola University New Orleans are AACSB accredited.
Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established in 1904, Loyno is a private, Jesuit university that serves around 4,550 students enrolled in nearly 150 programs across five colleges and through Loyola Online.
Fogelman College of Business and Economics (FCBE) at University of Memphis (U of M) has an MBA Program designed for working professionals with demanding schedules. This 36 credit hour, AACSB-accredited program is delivered 100% online in an asynchronous format, which allows students to learn from anywhere at any time. There are no required online meetings or campus visits, and the program can be completed in two years up to five or more.
Course examples for the FCBE Online MBA include Global Strategic Marketing, Business Analytics for Managers, Leadership and Negotiation, Global Financial Management, Information Systems in the Global Enterprise, and Supply Chain Operations Management. The Global Strategic Management Capstone will be completed in the last semester of the program.
Other FCBE Online MBA features include resume building resources, networking events, career training resources, and access to the FCBE Professional Development Center (PDC), which offers resources such as the Fogelman Internship and Career Network (FIN).
Graduates of the FCBE Online MBA Program at University of Memphis have been recruited by major companies and organizations such as Deloitte, Verizon, FedEx, Walmart Pharmacy, St. Jude, the United States Armed Forces, Toshiba, Nike, McDonald’s Corporation, GE Transportation, Hilton Worldwide, Methodist Hospitals, First Credit union, Terminix, AutoZone, and Wright Medical Technology.
University of Memphis is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This public research university was established in 1912 as West Tennessee State Normal School. Serving close to 21,625 students, U of M offers more than 375 areas of study, subjects, and disciplines leading to degrees and certificates at all levels. Programs at U of M are housed in 13 colleges and schools.
University of South Florida’s (USF) Muma College of Business has an Online MBA Program with just one residency requirement, optional in-person Immersion Courses, and short-term study abroad experiences in locations around the world. The required residency provides the opportunity to network with peers, meet faculty, and interact with industry leaders. Online workshops, webinars, and networking events are also part of the program.
Other program features include asynchronous courses, teambuilding projects, weekly discussions, collaboration sessions, and five concentrations including Finance, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Healthcare Analytics, and Compliance, Risk and Anti-Money Laundering.
Most Muma Online MBA students work full-time and complete the program in two to three years, part-time. Full-time students can complete the program in one year. Recent USF Muma MBA graduates have been recruited by a variety of international companies and some have secured positions at a number of top Florida corporations.
University of South Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1956, USF serves more than 50,000 students across three campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. Students at University of South Florida choose from 180 undergraduate majors and degree programs at the graduate, specialist, and doctoral levels. Programs are housed in 14 colleges.
Neil Griffin College of Business at Arkansas State University (Arkansas State or A-State) houses the Department of Management and Marketing, home to the MBA Program. Two delivery options are available: Traditional On-Campus and 100% Online. As part of Neil Griffin College of Business, both options are AACSB accredited.
The A-State Online MBA has Concentrations in Marketing, Agricultural Business, Supply Chain Management, and Financial Planning & Analysis. Students in all areas will take eight core courses for a total of 24 credit hours and three business electives for a total of nine credit hours. Core course examples include Strategic Management, Managerial Economics, Business Analytics, Fundamentals of Project Management, and Corporate Financial Management.
Electives can be selected from any concentration elective courses. Examples include Consumer Behavior and Food Marketing, International Financial Markets, Business Cycles and Forecasting, Data Mining, Global Supply Chain Management, Leadership Development, Service Marketing Strategy, Sourcing and Procurement, and Logistics Operations.
The A-State Online MBA can be completed in as few as 12 months up to two years. Graduates of the program are prepared for advancement into roles such as Director, General Manager, and Director of Operations, among others.
Arkansas State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Founded in 1909, A-State serves 14,085 students, including close to 900 international students. Arkansas State University offers more than 200 degrees, certificates, and minor programs across seven colleges representing all major academic disciplines.
The MBA Program at University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) is part of Gary W. Rollins College of Business, which serves nearly 2,500 students enrolled in close to 20 degree programs and minors. Housing five departments including Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance and Economics, Management, and Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Rollins College of Business offers the area's only AACSB accredited business graduate degree programs.
The UTC Rollins MBA Program may be completed entirely online (no need to set foot on campus) or in a flexible hybrid format that combines in-person and online classes. The program features experiential learning opportunities, cooperative education assignments, and three career-focused concentrations including Business Analytics, Finance, and Healthcare Administration. Students in the program may also enroll in the General Track and customize a focus area through electives.
For the 100% Rollins Online MBA, interaction with instructors and colleagues takes place virtually via Zoom, email, online chats, and phone calls. Hybrid students will choose from a variety of in-person and online asynchronous courses. Both options require 12 courses (36 credit hours), including eight core courses, three elective courses or three concentration courses, and one capstone course. Students in both programs have access to support services such as graduate career services and coaching, counseling services, and the UTC library.
Part-time and full-time study options are available for both programs with four start dates: Fall, Spring, Summer 1, and Summer 2. Full-time Online MBA students can complete the program in as little as 18 months, while part-time students can graduate in as little as 24 months.
Nearly 90% of UTC Rollins College of Business graduates find full-time employment following graduation. Close to 85% of these students are employed in positions related to their degree.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1886, UTC serves more than 10,000 students enrolled in 97 undergraduate programs, 88 graduate programs, and 50 minors in six colleges and schools.
The College of Business and Global Affairs at University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin or UTM) houses the AACSB-accredited MBA Program that has been educating business students since 1978. The UT Martin MBA has two delivery options: Hybrid and Online. Both options feature small class sizes, collaborative projects, and a curriculum that focuses on leadership and global management.
The Online MBA is cohort-based, there are no required campus visits, and students communicate with classmates and instructors through discussion boards, email, virtual classrooms, and virtual group meeting rooms. The Hybrid MBA requires five visits to campus per semester, All UTM MBA students have virtual access to the UT Martin Library, which features journal articles and a variety of other materials and periodicals. Assignments and exams for the Online MBA are completed and submitted online.
UT Martin MBA students may choose the General Business option or select from three concentrations including Agricultural Business, Human Resource Management, and Sports Business. The General MBA consists of 30 credit hours and the MBA with a Concentration consists of 33 credit hours. Students in both the Fully Online and Hybrid Programs will take courses such as Business Policy and Strategy, Corporate Finance, Analytics and Operations Management, Marketing Strategy, and Leadership and Organizational Behavior.
Both the Online MBA and Hybrid MBA can be completed in as few as 18 months. Graduates of the MBA Program at UT Martin work in leadership positions across the U.S.
University of Tennessee at Martin is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Serving approximately 6,700 students from 45 states and 15 countries, Ut Martin dates back to 1900, when the Hall-Moody Institute was founded. The school offers more than 100 academic areas of study within 18 undergraduate degree programs, and five graduate degrees with 22 specialized concentrations. Programs at University of Tennessee at Martin are housed across more than 25 colleges and departments.
The Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business (BSB) at The Citadel has an AACSB-accredited MBA Program that consists of two essentials courses, seven core courses, two electives, and a Capstone, for a total of 36 credit hours. All Citadel BSB MBA students are required to take and complete the Principled Leadership Seminar course in the first semester of the program. Students have the option to add the Technical Project Management Certificate or the Leadership Certificate to enhance the degree and all courses are delivered online using Canvas.
Core courses for the Citadel Online MBA Program include Managing Innovation, Ethical Leadership and Organization Behavior, Information technology Management, Accounting for Executives, Quantitative Methods for Operations Management, Corporate Financial Management, and Strategic Marketing. Students have three options for the Capstone: Global Business Strategy, Business Plan, or Strategic Consulting Experience. The Capstone is worth three credits.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at The Citadel are prepared for careers with the U.S. Military, corporations, non-profit organizations, medical systems, and more.
The Citadel is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1842, Citadel is a public senior military college comprised of the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business, the School of Engineering, Zucker Family School of Education, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Swain Family School of Education, and the Department of Leadership Studies.
Also known as the Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel serves 3,300 students enrolled in 31 undergraduate majors and 57 minors, pre-health and pre-law programs, and dozens of graduate degree programs.
The MBA Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU or Embry-Riddle) provides unique Specializations in Airport Management, Airline Management, and Aviation System Management. The program also offers Concentrations in Supply Chain Management and Finance, as well as a Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Financing in partnership with the International Society for Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT).
Housed in the David B. O'Maley College of Business, the ERAU Online MBA consists of 33 credit hours of study, including a first full year that focuses on courses in the Aviation Business Core. Examples include Advanced Aviation Economics, Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation, Operations Research, Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation, and Business Policy and Decision Making. The entire Aviation Business Core consists of 21 credit hours. For the remaining 12 credit hours, students may choose from a list of more than 20 special elective courses.
Examples include Lean Six Sigma in Aviation and Aerospace, Advanced Corporate Finance, Air Cargo Logistics Management, Aerospace Production and Operations Management, Electronic Commerce, Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems, Venture Creation - an Entrepreneurial Approach to Starting and Building a New Enterprise, International Management and Aviation Policy, Strategic Airport Planning, Airline Marketing, and Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations. An optional Thesis course is offered as well as a Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are prepared for positions in at major airlines, consulting firms, aviation/aerospace and commercial firms, and government agencies.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1925, ERAU is the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aerospace and aviation. With two campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, Embry-Riddle serves nearly 33,000 students enrolled in more than 100 degree programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. levels.
Brock School of Business at Samford University (SU) was established in 1965. This AACSB-accredited school serves more than 900 students and graduates enjoy a 99% job placement rate within six months of graduating.
Brock has an MBA Program with on-campus, online or hybrid (on-campus and online) options. Both programs have the same curriculum as the on-campus program and courses are led by the same instructors. Concentrations in Finance, Data Analytics, and Sports Business are available as well as seven joint degree options. Examples include the MBA/JD, MBA/Pharm.D., and the MBA/M.Div.
The curriculum for the Brock Online MBA consists of 36-45 credits depending on previous academic experience. To complete a concentration as a part of the degree, students will take 39-48 credits. Online MBA students must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to add a concentration and to graduate.
Graduates of the Brock Online MBA at Samford University are prepared for leadership positions in all industries.
Samford University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1841, SU serves around 5,760 students enrolled in more than 50 programs across 10 academic schools. Samford University has one of three accredited law schools and one of only two accredited pharmacy schools in the entire State of Alabama.
The Georgia WebMBA is jointly offered by seven University System of Georgia schools including Augusta University, Columbus State University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, University of West Georgia, and Valdosta State University. All schools are AACSB accredited.
The curriculum for the program consists of 10 courses that can be completed at a rate of two courses each term over five consecutive terms. This means students can expect to complete the program within 18 months. Before beginning the program, students must attend the Georgia WebMBA Orientation in Atlanta. Over two days, students will interact with faculty and administrators, work on team building, and communicate with the GeorgiaMBA Interactive Alumni Panel.
Courses are delivered 100% online, so the Orientation is the only time students will have to meet in person. Courses for the program include Global and International Business, Managerial Finance, Business Strategic Management, Human Behavior in Organizations, Management Information Systems, Managerial Decision Analysis Using Business Intelligence, Managerial Accounting, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Strategic Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. There are no required electives for the Georgia WebMBA and new students can begin their studies in January or August.
Georgia WebMBA graduates go on to higher management positions within their current jobs and careers and they are often recruited for leadership positions in the public and private sectors including: large corporations, academia, government agencies, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and marketing, among others.
Morehead State University (MSU) houses the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology, home to School of Business and the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The MSU Elmer School of Business Administration (SBA) has a 30 credit hour General MBA Program that can be completed 100% online. This AACSB-accredited program has a Health Systems Management (HSM) Track and a Health Systems Management Certificate for students who are interested in a career in business and health care. The HSM Track requires 36 credit hours of study, including 12 in HSM, and the HSM Certificate requires 12 total credit hours.
Students in the HSM Track and Certificate Program will take required courses such as Healthcare Leadership and Ethics and Health IT and Clinical Transformation. Elective examples for both options include Trends in the Healthcare Industry, Directed Research in Health Systems Management, Healthcare Public Policy, Health Economics, and Community Partner Clinical Placements.
The MBA Core is the same for all programs—21 credit hours including Accounting Analysis for Decision Making, Managing Information Technology, Managerial Economics, Financial Management, Marketing Administration, Leadership and Ethics, and Business Policies and Procedures. Students in General MBA can focus their studies through nine required elective credits. Course examples include Innovation, Technology and Organizational Change, Financial Services Marketing, Investment Management, Global Information Systems, Business Cycles and Economic Forecasting, and Emerging Issues in Management Accounting.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at Morehead State University are prepared for careers in areas such as Accounting, Management, Health Care, Finance, and Marketing, among others.
Morehead State University was founded in 1887 as Morehead Normal School—a private, church-supported institution. MSU serves more than 9,300 students from 110 Kentucky counties, 46 states, and 18 countries. Morehead State University offers more than 230 degree programs and professional preparations across four colleges: Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Ernst & Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education; College of Science; and Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology.
In 2005, East Carolina University (ECU) became the first school in the state to offer a fully accredited 100% Online MBA. The on-campus program has been AACSB accredited since 1967 and a Hybrid MBA is available. Housed in the College of Business (COB), the Online MBA Program allows students to tailor the program with specialized business courses and graduate certificates. Students can choose from more than 30 different electives to create a focus area or add a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, Leadership in Organizations, or Health Care Management. Certificates require 4-5 courses.
The ECU Online MBA consists of 18 courses (54 semester hours). Course examples include Delivering Business Value through Information Systems, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Financial Management, Management Science, Accounting for Decision Making, Strategic Management, and Organizational Behavior. Electives cover in demand areas such as Social Media Marketing, Sustainability, Quality Management, Risk Management, Logistic Management, Project Management, and Fraud Examination.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at East Carolina University are prepared for advancement opportunities in their current career or for leadership positions in all industries.
East Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1907 as a teacher training school, ECU serves more than 26,700 students, enrolled in more than 300 degree, minor, and certificate programs housed in 12 colleges and schools.
The College of Business at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has an Online MBA Program that can be completed in 16-23 months. Courses for this AACSB-accredited program are taught by the same instructors that teach in the campus-based program. Because the program is 100% asynchronous, students can access courses on their own time from any location with an internet connection. FAU Online MBA students will have access to recorded online lectures and presentations, chats and discussions, and VIP Concierge Service and Support.
Consisting of 40-46 credit hours, including 28-34 Core MBA credits and 12 elective credits, the FAU Online MBA follows a team-based cohort format and eight-week terms. There are no GMAT or GRE requirements for admission and students may choose from more than 70 business elective courses to focus their studies OR purse a Concentration. Options include Management Information Systems, International Business, Finance, Health Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Accounting, Operations Management, Business Analytics, and Marketing.
Graduates of the FAU Online MBA Program are prepared for careers in all sectors. Florida Atlantic University alumni work at IBM, Microsoft, EY, Wells Fargo, ADT, Dell, UPS, General Motors, CBRE, Phillips Technologies,
Florida Atlantic University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established in 1961, FAU opened in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, Florida Atlantic University serves more than 30,000 students enrolled in 170+ programs across six campuses and 10 colleges.