2019 Online MBA Rankings
Top 25 Private Online MBA Programs in the U.S. – 2019 Rankings
RankingSchoolState% of Schools Considered
1University of Southern CaliforniaCalifornia1%
2Pepperdine UniversityCalifornia 2%
3George Washington UniversityDistrict of Columbia2%
4Syracuse UniversityNew York 3%
5Lehigh UniversityPennsylvania 4%
6Drexel UniversityPennsylvania 4%
7Rice UniversityTexas5%
8Northeastern UniversityMassachusetts 6%
9Creighton UniversityNebraska6%
10Villanova UniversityPennsylvania7%
11Clarkson UniversityNew York 8%
12Rochester Institute of TechnologyNew York 8%
13University of MiamiFlorida9%
14Hofstra UniversityNew York 10%
15Quinnipiac UniversityConnecticut 10%
16Baylor UniversityTexas 15%
17Marist CollegeNew York 15%
18Stevens Institute of TechnologyNew Jersey 15%
19Babson CollegeMassachusetts15%
20Samford UniversityAlabama15%
21Robert Morris UniversityPennsylvania 15%
22Mercer UniversityGeorgia15%
23University of ScrantonPennsylvania 20%
24Concordia UniversityMinnesota20%
25Santa Clara UniversityCalifornia 20%

Our 2019 list of the Top 25 Private Online MBA Programs in the US. For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.

University of Southern California1. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (top 1% of programs considered)

University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business (USC Marshall) is home to the oldest AACSB-accredited school of business in Southern California. The school offers an online MBA program that it says, “weaves the fundamental topics of business education – marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, and others – into hands-on exercises and real-world discussions.”

Students will complete the program via multiple delivery methods including interactive games, virtual learning exercises, group video conferences and class sessions led by instructors, and one-on-one faculty discussions via webcam. Video content and presentations produced at the USC Marshall dedicated studio are also highlighted, as well as case studies and dramatizations of real-world business scenarios, and collaborative video activities and assessments.

Pepperdine University2. Pepperdine University, Malibu, California (top 2% of programs considered)

The Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University offers an online MBA program that focuses on building “essential business knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, accounting, economics, quantitative analysis, law, human behavior, information systems, strategy, management, and leadership,” says the school. Students in this AACSB-accredited program will build “business intelligence” as they “examine business from a global perspective and address the impact of globalization, competition, technological innovation, and ethics in the workplace.” 

Students in this 52 credit hour program will “do more than read case studies about top brands, such as Disney, Starbucks, and Warner Bros.” Students “will actually work” with top executives on” live consulting projects” to “solve real-time challenges.” 

Other program highlights include the Personal and Leadership Development Workshop residency, which takes place at the schools’ coastal Malibu campus, Global Business Intensives, which cover relevant topics such as international economics, culture, marketing, finance, and business law, and five in-demand concentration options including Digital Innovation and Information Systems, Finance, General Management, Leadership and Managing Organizational Change, and Marketing. An optional international residency that allows students to explore global issues and work with international experts to understand foreign markets is also available. 

Graziadio Online MBA students can complete the program, with a concentration, in as few as 24 months. 

George Washington University3. George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (top 2% of programs considered)

The School of Business at George Washington University (GWU) offers an Online Healthcare MBA that may be completed in just two years and up to five, and a Traditional MBA that may be completed in two to five years. Both programs require 55.5 total credit hours of study including 28.5 credit hours of core courses and 27 credit hours of elective courses for the Traditional MBA, and 31.5 credit hours of core courses, 12 healthcare electives, and 12 general electives for the Healthcare MBA.

The Healthcare MBA is delivered 100% online (or hybrid) and features specialized electives such as Service Line and Project Management, Managing the Skilled Nursing Facility, and Physician Practice Management. Designed for professionals on the path to becoming Health Care Managers, Administrators, and Executives, the program also offers the option to complete one of seven graduate certificates offered by the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences as part of the curriculum. Clinical Research Administration, Integrative Medicine, and Regulatory Affairs are just a few options.

The Traditional MBA Program may be completed 100% online or in hybrid format. The program offers optional concentrations in Consulting, Finance, Global Management, Government Contracts, Information Systems & Technology Management, and Project Management. Students may choose up to two concentrations or they may customize their electives to create their own focus area. Electives may be chosen from the schools of Business, Health Sciences, Public Health, Law, and more. Elective courses may also serve to add a graduate certificate to this Traditional MBA.

The GWU Online MBA curriculum also includes Business and Society (a required 1.5 credit on-site residency course in Washington, DC) and a 1.5 credit Information Systems and Technology Management selective course. Students are offered nine opportunities to complete the on-site course, which offers a firsthand look through visits to the Federal Reserve, the US Congress, and the World Bank.

Both AACSB-accredited programs offer three start times (August, January, or May), and optional short-term study abroad opportunities in places such as Denmark, Israel, Mexico, and many others.

Syracuse University4. Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York (top 3% of programs considered)

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management offers a 54 credit hour online MBA known as MBA@Syracuse. The program consists of 36 credits of core business courses, 15 credits of specialization-focused electives, and three credits of U.S. and global residencies. Students may choose from six optional specializations including Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing Management, or Supply Chain Management.

This AACSB-accredited program combines “live online classes led by Syracuse University faculty, self-paced coursework, and hands-on learning through domestic and international residencies,” says the school. While coursework for the MBA program may be completed entirely online, all students will participate in “three day-long residencies in cities around the world.” The school says that these hands-on experiences are structured like businesses conferences.

Students will listen to local speakers who host “relevant discussions and interactive panels,” meet with classmates for socializing, and engage with professor’s fact-to-face for workshops and networking. For 2019, residencies take place in Hong Kong and Syracuse. Last year, students traveled to Dublin, Ireland to study “the industry-leading innovation” taking place there.

The MBA@Syracuse, including residencies, can be completed in as few as two years.

Lehigh University5. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (top 4% of programs considered)

Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics offers two MBA programs—the 100% online Flex MBA and the MBA & E (Engineering). The 36 credit hour Flex MBA program highlights global business concepts and analysis, cultural intelligence, organizational leadership, sustainability, crisis management resolutions, social consciousness issues, ethical decision-making, and optional business consulting projects. While the program does not offer any concentrations, students may earn a Professional Certificate in Corporate Entrepreneurship in addition to the MBA. The certificate is offered through VENTURESeries, which the school describes as a “one-of-a-kind executive certificate program that focuses squarely on new venture creation.”

Offered through the College of Business and Economics and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the 45 credit hour MBA & E program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering. Classes for the program can be taken both on campus and online. MBA & E concentrations include Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Upon completion of the MBA & E Program, students receive an MBA degree with a concentration in their chosen area. Both programs are AACSB-accredited.

Drexel University6. Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (top 4% of programs considered)

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business offers an Online MBA that the school says is a “highly customizable degree designed to equip you with problem-solving and leadership skills that can be applied across a variety of different industries.” The 49 credit hour AACSB-accredited program “is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period.” Sample courses include Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise, Leading Dynamic Environments, Corporate Financial Management, Legal Options in Decision Making, and Business Problem Solving.

LeBow Online MBA students may customize their learning experience to their interests and career goals through concentrations, graduate minors, and dual degree programs. All students may take advantage of multiple networking opportunities and residency options, as well as portfolio projects and case simulations.

The Drexel LeBow Online MBA may be completed in few as 18 months or up to five years.

Rice University7. Rice University, Houston, Texas (top 5% of programs considered)

Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business offers an AACSB-accredited online MBA program known as MBA@Rice. Per the school, the program develops students’ understanding of “essential business principles such as financial accounting, business analytics, marketing strategy, leadership and finance.” Students will “learn to apply these larger concepts throughout an organization” as they hone their skills in a focused specialization of study.

In each 11-week term, students will take courses totaling up to six credits. The first year will consist of all core courses, and the second year features a combination of core and elective courses. Sample courses include Business-Government Relations, Competitive Strategy, Corporate Investment Policy, Corporate Responsibility, Economic Environment of Business, Geopolitics of Energy, Futures and Options, Leadership, and Negotiations. 

Students must complete 54 total credits including 36 core credits, 12 elective credits, three credits of Residential Intensive Learning Experiences (ILEs) and three additional credits of either electives or ILEs. “ILEs consist of a variety of simulations, seminars, group projects and guided leadership exercises that bring students face to face with peers, faculty and industry leaders.” Domestic ILEs are often held on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas.

Optional International ILEs are part of the Jones Educational Global Experience (Jones EdGE) and include optional seminars, intersessions and study abroad opportunities hosted throughout the program. Students can take up to two additional ILEs in place of two 1.5-credit electives. Exams are held during the final week of each semester and the program can be completed in 24 months.

Northeastern University8. Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts (top 6% of programs considered)

Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business offers an AACSB-accredited online MBA program that can be completed 100% online in as few as two years. Coursework for the 50 credit hour program is divided into 13 core courses and five electives. Eight in-demand specialization options are offered including Finance, Healthcare Management, High Technology Management, Innovation Entrepreneurship, International Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainability.

D'Amore-McKim Online MBA students also have the option to earn a Dual Masters in Finance/MBA by taking "as few as four to seven additional finance electives," says the school. Both the single and dual online programs utilize interactive multimedia tools such as virtual class discussions, and discussion boards, as well as team projects and individual assignments for a well-rounded academic experience.

An optional residency is offered to online MBA students who have (or will have) completed at least three courses (nine credits). The campus-based residency is an intensive one-week course equivalent to a three-credit elective. An International Field Study Residency is offered to online MBA students in good standing who have (or will have) completed the first year core courses (26 credits) with a GPA of 3.0 prior to the start of the field study trip. Recent locations include China, Russia, Greece/Turkey, and Chile/Peru.

Creighton University9. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska (top 6% of programs considered)

Heider College of Business at Creighton University offers an MBA program that can be completed in just over two years. Three delivery options are available including completion of courses online, on campus, or a combination of the two. This 33 credit hour program offers several MBA concentrations, the option to add a graduate certificate or a dual degree in addition to the MBA. Concentrations include Accounting, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance (also a certificate), Finance, Leadership, and Personal Financial Planning (also a certificate).

Other certificate options include Business Analytics, Healthcare Management, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Organizational Leadership, and Project Management. Students can combine numerous degrees with the MBA. Just a few include MBA + Law, MBA + PharmD, MBA + MS in Investment Management & Financial Analysis.

Graduates of the AACSB-accredited Heider Online MBA Program have gone on to pursue careers at numerous Fortune 500 companies such as ConAgra Foods, Mutual of Omaha, TD Ameritrade, Union Pacific, and others. Job titles of recent graduates include CEO, Finance Manager, Marketing Manager, Operations Manager, President, Project Manager, and Vice President.

Villanova University10. Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania (top 7% of programs considered)

Villanova School of Business (VSB) offers an online MBA that it says is the “very same” program as the on-campus Villanova MBA. The curriculum includes courses that will expand students’ “essential business knowledge with a focus on innovative and applied concepts, real-world immersion experiences and peer-to-peer learning.” Program highlights include small classes, live weekly sessions, and two residency opportunities, which foster “a strong learning community among faculty and students.”

Students in the VSB Online MBA can begin the 48 credit hour (21 course) program in the fall, spring or summer semester. The curriculum is comprised of fundamental, core, pillar, elective and capstone classes, and students may choose up to two specializations from four areas including Analytics, Finance, Marketing and Strategic Management.

Semesters for this AACSB-accredited program are divided into two sessions, each of which is eight weeks in the fall and spring and seven weeks in the summer. Students progress through the curriculum, typically taking one or two courses per session. The VSB Online MBA can completed in just two years.

Clarkson University11. Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York (top 8% of programs considered)

Clarkson University’s David D. Reh School of Business offers an online MBA program that consists of 14 three-credit courses. Ten are core courses and four are electives. Core course highlights Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Corporate Ethical and Social Responsibility, Decision Analysis and Supply Chain Modeling, and Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making. Just a few elective options include Strategic Project Management, Negotiations and Relationship Management, High Performance Leadership, and Communicating Globally.

Accredited by the AACSB, the Clarkson Online Reh MBA program offers a number of concentrations, including Global Supply Chain Management, Data Analytics, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship. The Program also allows students to take courses part-time or full-time, and students may earn a Dual MBA/MS in Data Analytics by completing five online courses and a capstone project. Clarkson Online Reh MBA students may begin the program in any term, and since the program is on a quarter calendar students can take courses all year round.

Students can expect to complete the program in less than two years, even if they haven’t taken a business class.

Rochester Institute of Technology12. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York (top 8% of programs considered)

The Saunders School of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) offers an interdisciplinary, accelerated Online Executive MBA (EMBA) that requires just one three-day on-campus orientation. The program offers foundational courses such as Leadership, Accounting and Finance, as well as “distinctive” courses such as Product Commercialization and Technology Management. Classes are delivered via weekly synchronous sessions, “offering high-quality video and audio functionality for optimal interaction,” explains the school.

Other program highlights include a curriculum that is identical to the on-campus program, with many of the same faculty teaching both formats, a required International Immersion Experience (airfare and lodging is are provided by the program), and the Capstone Consulting Program where students serve as consultants to actual businesses.

Note that the RIT Saunders Online EMBA offers two starts each year (late August and January). Because it is a cohort-based program, “all students enter the program at the same time, take the same classes, and move through the program with their initial cohort,” explains the school. “Some courses will be taken with another cohort (i.e., dual-cohort) and students are assigned to teams at the start of the program and will remain with their team for the duration of the program.”

The RIT Saunders Online EMBA delivers 49 credit hours of study in just 17 months (four semesters) and it is AACSB-accredited.

University of Miami13. University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida (top 9% of programs considered)

The School of Business Administration at University of Miami offers an MBA Program known as the “UOnline MBA.” The 42 credit hour, AACSB-accredited program is “taught by the same high-caliber faculty members that also teach on-campus,” says the school. The program is also delivered 100% online and it takes 24-48 months to complete.

In addition to the UOnline MBA, an MBA with a Corporate Finance Focus is available, as well as Financial Decision Making and Accounting Practice. Corporate Finance and Financial Decision Making require an additional five credit hours, while Accounting Practice requires nine.

Though the MBA program is delivered entirely online, students may attend an optional, on campus residency and/or an optional on campus orientation and campus tour. The residency is a “week-long immersion session, during which you will take one full, accelerated course on campus.” The orientation allows students to meet faculty, University staff and fellow classmates before their studies begin.

Hofstra University14. Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York (top 10% of programs considered)

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University is home to New York’s first distance learning programs in Strategic Healthcare Management and Strategic Business. With the exception of two residency requirements, both 48 credit hour programs may be completed entirely online. Per the school, students will enjoy “small class sizes in a cohort-based format with a totally customized “digital classroom” environment that also allows for seamless interaction between faculty members and students.”

The two residencies allow students to meet other students that they will be working with, network, and build business relationships. Students will also meet faculty members and Zarb School administrators.

The first residency is an orientation that takes place mainly on the Hofstra campus. The second residency takes place at the end of the second year of this two-year program. It consists of “an intense 3-4 day on-campus learning of a business capstone project through an integrative course. There will be interaction with industry panels, graduation events and activities, and local visits to companies in the New York area.”

Both AACSB-accredited Zarb MBA Programs are open to domestic and international students. Students hail from 51 states and U.S. territories, and 73 countries.

Quinnipiac University15. Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut (top 10% of programs considered)

The School of Business at Quinnipiac University (QU) offers a 46 credit hour Online MBA Program that may be completed in as little as 2.5 years. The program allows students to “formulate customized concentrations that focus on specific professional interests.” Students may create a concentration by choosing electives from six areas including Computer Information Systems, Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Students may also choose between three tracks including Finance, Health Care Management, and the Supply Chain Management.

The AACSB-accredited QU Online MBA offers three start dates: Fall (late August), Spring (late January), and Summer (late May).

Baylor University16. Baylor University, Waco, Texas (top 15% of programs considered)

The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University offers an online MBA program that

may be completed in as few as 12-16 months. This AACSB-accredited program highlights a “rigorous curriculum focused on principled leadership” as well as “faith-based learning,” and “powerful corporate business alliances.” Sample courses for this 48-60 credit hour program include Ethical Leadership, Managing for Higher Performance, Manufacturing and Service Operations, Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise, and Negotiations.

Besides an accelerated pace and a rigorous curriculum, the Hankamer Online MBA has an excellent placement rate. In 2018, 95% of MBA graduates landed positions within 90 days after graduation.

Marist College17. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York (top 15% of programs considered)

The School of Management at Marist College offers a 30 credit hour 100% Online MBA Program with three optional concentrations including Ethical Leadership, Finance, and Healthcare Administration. Per the school, “a Business Analytics focus is infused throughout each concentration.” The curriculum consists of nine core courses and three elective/concentration courses. Students in this AACSB-accredited program communicate with faculty and fellow classmates via telephone, email, video conferences, and VoIP (Voice over IP). The program is offered in an asynchronous format, so there are no specific sign-on times each week.

Full-time students may complete the Marist Online MBA in as few as four semesters, while part-time students may take up to seven years, depending on the number of courses they take each semester. Start times include the fall or spring semesters, with each semester having two rounds of eight-week classes.

Stevens Institute of Technology18. Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey (top 15% of programs considered)

The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology offers an online MBA program that, “emphasizes the potential of technology, data and analytics, with students learning how to interpret information and use it to make the best decisions for their enterprise,” says the school. Students will collaborate with one another through group projects and presentations, while developing creativity and critical thinking skills “through the incorporation of the latest faculty research in management, analytics, innovation and marketing.”

The Stevens Online MBA also highlights a Field Consulting Program that pairs students with a partner company to help solve a “real problem” or assess a potential opportunity for a partner company. Field Consulting Program projects “span a range of interests, from business process design, supply chain management and technology assessment to market research, innovation adoption and customer relationship management.”

The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology is AACSB-accredited.

Babson College19. Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts (top 15% of programs considered)

The F.W Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College offers a blended learning MBA that combines online classes, face-to-face sessions at Babson’s campus in either Wellesley, MA, Miami, San Francisco, or Dubai, and virtual collaboration with students from around the world.

Students in the program will develop the skills and knowledge needed to “understand how to take action, learn, and build in the ever-changing global business landscape,” says the school.

Students will also learn how to apply “classroom knowledge to real-world business problems in leading organizations of all types and sizes,” before they graduate.

The Olin Online MBA takes just 21 months to complete, full-time, and it is AACSB-accredited.

Samford University20. Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (top 15% of programs considered)

The Brock School of Business at Samford University offers an online MBA program that can be completed online, on-campus or a combination of the two. Concentrations are available in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Marketing and a number of joint degree options are also available. Sample joint degrees include MBA/MAcc (Master of Accountancy), MBA/MSEM (Master of Environmental Management), and MBA/MDiv (Master of Divinity).

The Brock Online MBA curriculum consists of 36-45 credits, depending on previous academic experiences. Students who choose a concentration will take 39-48 credits. Course highlights include Accounting for Decision Making, Economics of Competitive Strategy, HR and Organization Management, Managing Corporate Integrity, and MIS & Communication Technology.

The AACSB-accredited Brock Online MBA has three start dates including August, January, and May. Admission decisions for the program are made on a rolling basis, meaning admission decisions are made as applications are completed.

Robert Morris University21. Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (top 15% of programs considered)

The School of Business at Robert Morris University (SBUS at RMU) offers a fully online MBA program designed for professionals seeking a flexible MBA option. Known as the RMU MBA, the 30 credit hour program consists of 10 three-credit courses taught in an eight-week accelerated format. Per the school, “eight-week terms helps students focus on fewer classes at one time and “accelerate” degree completion.”

RMU MBA online courses are taught by the same quality faculty who teach in the on-ground program. Course highlights include Analytical Methods for Decision Making, Creating Customer Value in a Digital World, Examining the Channel Management and Logistics Interface, Global Operations & Supply Chain Management, Leading the Business Enterprise, and Strategic Knowledge Integration.

Other program highlights include specialized certificates in Business Analytics, Project Management, and Supply Chain and Logistics Management that can be earned as part of the MBA, team-taught courses with a real world focus, small classes for enhanced interaction, and courses that can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The RMU MBA is AACSB-accredited.

Mercer University22. Mercer University, Macon, Mercer, Savannah, Georgia (top 15% of programs considered)

The Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University offers an online MBA that is says is “tailored to meet the needs of busy working professionals already employed in the business sector who wish to further develop management and leadership skills.” The program, which utilizes interactive technology to “facilitate a dynamic learning environment,” features classes that are moderated by the same “highly credentialed” faculty as the in-class MBA programs.

Course highlights for the 36-45 credit hour program include Ethical Leadership, Issues in Business Law and Corporate Responsibility, and Marketing Concepts and Practices. Students also have the opportunity to complete a dual degree. Options include MBA/MAcc, MBA/PharmD, MBA MDiv, and the MBA/DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy).

Students who progress through the program at the recommended pace can earn the Stetson Online MBA degree in as little as 18 months. Students also have the option to attend some classes in a traditional classroom setting (hybrid). Students are admitted to the program five times per year in August, October, January, March and May.

Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics is AACSB-accredited.

University of Scranton23. University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania (top 20% of programs considered)

The Kania School of Management (KSOM) at the University of Scranton offers a 36 credit hour Online MBA Program with optional specializations in Accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, International Business, and Operations Management. A General Management MBA is available for students seeking a broader degree and Online Certificates in Supply Chain Management, Health Administration, Health Informatics and ERP are available.

This AACSB-accredited program features one-on-one interaction with professors and classmates via email, online discussion, and virtual meetings. There are no required residencies, so the program and all of its components may be completed 100% online. Students can expect to complete the Online MBA Program in just two years “at a comfortable pace of one course per term.” Students also have the option to complete the program sooner by taking more than one course per term, with advisor approval.

The KSOM Online MBA Program requires just three years of professional or supervisory work experience for acceptance and does not require any entrance exams like the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Concordia University24. Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota (top 20% of programs considered)

Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota (CSP) offers an online MBA that consists of 42 credit hours of study. The program also offers a flexible hybrid option that allows students to complete the degree online and evening’s on-campus. Students in either program will become experts in their chosen industry through cross-curriculum education, the exploration of business trends and events (and how they affect the current business environment), and practical experience.

Also part of this program is the opportunity to participate in the Graduate Study Abroad Program (or Topics in Global Management) and the Concordia MBA Mentor and Managerial Application Portfolio (MAP). The 0-4 credit study abroad opportunity is an international travel course that supports students' program learning with first-hand experience. MAP consists of a one-credit Managerial Application Portfolio course taken in six consecutive terms for a total of six credits. Each MBA student “has a designated MBA faculty mentor to support and guide them through graduate school,” says the school. The faculty mentor acts as a personal business coach to help students develop networking strategies, polish interpersonal skills, and enhance their resume.

The Concordia MBA Mentor and Managerial Application Portfolio (MAP) has contributed to CSPs excellent job placement rate. Ninety-five percent of graduates land positions within one year of graduation.

Concordia University, St. Paul is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Santa Clara University25.  Santa Clara University, El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California (top 20% of programs considered)

Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University offers an online MBA program that can be completed in as few as two years. Designed to help students become “Silicon Valley Professionals (SVPs),” the program highlights a curriculum based in “innovation and responsibility,” says the school. Sample courses for the program include Doing Business in Silicon Valley, Leading People and Organizations, Ethics for Managers, Strategy, Analysis, Design, and Management of Enterprise Platforms, and Marketing is Everything. The program also highlights 28 units of free electives that allow students to focus in one or more areas.

The Leavey Online MBA requires two on-campus intensives, where students will meet their peers and experience Santa Clara University in person. These are the only two campus requirements. Otherwise, online students will take courses whenever and wherever, but they will learn from the same professors who teach the on-campus program. The program, including Leavey School of Business is AACSB-accredited and is currently in the process of seeking approval for the Online MBA program from its institutional accrediting body, the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).