Our 2022 list of the Top 25 Private Online MBA Programs in the US. For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.
|Ranking||School||State||% of Schools Considered|
|1||University of Southern California||California||1%|
|5||George Washington University||District of Columbia||3%|
|6||Syracuse University||New York||3%|
|7||Santa Clara University||California||4%|
|8||University of Miami||Florida||4%|
|13||Rochester Institute of Technology||New York||6%|
|15||University of Denver||Colorado||7%|
|17||Johns Hopkins University||Maryland||8%|
|18||Loyola University New Orleans||Louisiana||9%|
|21||University of Dayton||Ohio||10%|
|22||Howard University||District of Columbia||10%|
|23||American University||District of Columbia||11%|
|24||Hawai'i Pacific University||Hawaii||11%|
|25||Saint Joseph’s University||Pennsylvania||11%|
University of Southern California (USC) houses Marshall School of Business (USC Marshall or Marshall). Established in 1920 as USC College of Commerce and Business Administration, Marshall is Southern California’s oldest AACSB-accredited business school.
USC Marshall has a No GMAT Required Online MBA Program that can be completed in an accelerated format in just 21 months. Serving more than 300 students with an average of 10 years of work experience, the USC Online MBA (USC OMBA) program features two live class sessions per week, cross-disciplinary coursework, virtual learning exercises such as interactive games and self-assessment exercises, case studies and simulations of real-world business scenarios, collaborative virtual activities and assessments such as facilitated team meetings, moderated discussion boards, and one-on-one faculty sessions via webcam.
The USC OMBA requires a one-week, on-campus residency. Otherwise, all coursework and activities take place online. Courses for the program include Role of the Manager (three units), Fundamentals of Business (10 units), Opportunity Recognition and Implementation (9.5 units), Managing Inside the Firm (9.5 units), Managing Outside the Firm (9.5 units), and Business Environment & Leadership (9.5 units).
To enhance the degree, students may enroll in any number of electives, a certificate program, or a dual degree program. Electives cover subject areas such as entrepreneurship, project management, and Lean Six Sigma. Certificate programs are 11 credit hours and include options such as Optimization and Supply Chain Management, Financial Analysis and Valuation, Technology Commercialization, Business Analytics, and Library and Information Management. Recommended dual degree programs include the MBA/MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, MBA/MS in Gerontology, MBA/MS in Systems Architecting and Engineering, or MBA/Master of Social Work.
Upon completion of the Online MBA Program at University of Southern California students will have an extensive portfolio to attract employers in their chosen field. USC Marshall graduates are often recruited by companies such as Apple, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, HSBC, Google, Accenture, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, NASDAQ, Goldman Sachs, and PwC.
University of Southern California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Established in 1880 and employing more than 28,000 people, USC is the largest private sector employer in the City of Los Angeles and one of the world’s largest private research universities. Serving 49,500 students, University of Southern California is the largest university in California and among the top 20 largest universities in the U.S. More than 600 graduate and professional programs are offered at USC across 23 schools and divisions.
The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University offers an AACSB-accredited Online MBA program known as the [email protected]. Entrepreneurship is integrated throughout the curriculum and includes access to the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which hosts workshops, classes, competitions, and networking events. [email protected] students will also have opportunities to pitch to investors and advance their startups at the Rice Business Plan Competition—the world’s largest intercollegiate startup event.
Other program features include Global Field Experiences (GFE), which allow students to connect with peers, faculty, and mentors in locations around the world; 100% online assignments that include real-world case studies, video simulations, and collaborative projects; meetings with faculty members and peers each week for live, face-to-face class sessions over Zoom; small class sizes allowing for more one-on-one attention from professors; and seven focus areas including Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Investment Management, and Marketing.
[email protected] students will complete 54 total credits including 36 core credits, 12 elective credits, three credits of Residential Intensive Learning Experiences (ILEs), and three additional credits of electives or ILEs. ILEs consist of a variety of simulations, immersions, seminars, intersessions, 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.
Exams for the [email protected] are held during the final week of each semester and the program can be completed in 24 months. Graduates of the MBA Program at Rice University enjoy a 97% employment rate within three months of graduation. Graduates are often hired in the Consulting, Financial, technology, and Petroleum/Energy sectors. Top employer’s include Top employers include Amazon, BCG, HP, McKinsey & Company, Accenture, Citigroup, Dell, EDP Renewables, EY, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.
Rice University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The school was chartered on May 18, 1891 as the William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art. When the Rice Institute finally opened in 1912, it welcomed 77 students and a dozen instructors. Today, Rice University serves more than 7,500 students served by 900 instructional faculty members. More than 75 programs are offered across eight colleges and schools.
Founded in 1969, the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University serves more than 2,000 students from the U.S. and around the world. With 47 partner universities in 25 countries, students in all programs at Graziadio have the opportunity to participate in one-week, multi-week, and trimester study abroad experiences in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, or South America. Other Graziadio School features include small class sizes, a variety of experiential learning opportunities, executive-style classroom, technology support, and reference facilities.
The Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine consists of 18 institutes and centers, five MBA programs, nine certificate programs, six master’s programs, one doctorate program, and one degree completion program. Among the School’s five AACSB-accredited MBA programs is an online option that can be completed in as few as 24 months or up to 48 months part-time. THE GMAT is not required and students will attend just one weekend immersion in Los Angeles.
Seven concentrations are available and include Digital Innovation and Information Systems, Global Business, Marketing, Leadership and Managing Organizational Change, Finance, Business Analytics, and Entrepreneurship. A General Track is also available as well as the opportunity to participate in the Education to Business Program, which provides the opportunity to work with brands such as Adobe and Coca-Cola. Other program features include access to one-on-one coaching, additional career resources, and faculty mentors.
The Online MBA Program at Pepperdine University can be completed in as few and 24 months and the GMAT is not required for admission. Around 50% of Pepperdine Online MBA graduates have accepted a job before graduating. Roughly 68% accept job offers three months after graduation. Top hiring companies include IBM, Boeing, Ernst & Young, Northrop Grumman, AT&T, Kimberly-Clarke, Amgen, and Bank of America.
Pepperdine University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges—Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Established in 1937 by entrepreneur George Pepperdine the school, enrolls close to 10,500 students served by more than 700 faculty members across the Malibu, West LA, Calabasas, Irvine, and Online campuses. Pepperdine University offers more than 100 majors, minors, and graduate programs organized across one college and four schools including Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Caruso School of Law, Graziadio Business School, the School of Public Policy, and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University (BU) has an AACSB-accredited accelerated MBA program that can be completed in just 12 months. This fully online program has four in-demand concentration options including Global Trade and Supply Chain Management, Cybersecurity, Marketing, and Executive Communication. To graduate, students must complete 48-60 credit hours of study. The number of credits will depend on the student’s academic background.
Course examples for the program include Management Communication, Business Intelligence, Strategic Management and Business Policy, Business Analytics for Decision Making, Business Frameworks, Data Warehousing, Management Information Systems, Corporate Finance, Management of Organizational Behavior, and Business Intelligence.
Employers represented in the BU Online MBA Program include Amazon, Dell, Google, Pepsi, Meta Platforms, Inc., (formerly Facebook), Bank of America, and AT&T. Recent graduates of the program enjoyed a 65% employment rate at graduation and an 80% employment rate within 90 days of graduation. Top employers for BU business graduates include GE, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Dell, H-E-B, Textron, Capital One, BASF, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), USAA, Atos, PwC, AT&T, Nasdaq, ExxonMobil, McLane, HCA Healthcare, SAS Software, and Baylor Scott & White Health.
Baylor University is accredited by the by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Chartered in 1845, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Serving close to 20,630 students, Baylor University offers more than 250 degree programs across 12 academic divisions.
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 [email protected].
The program, which features the same content as the on-campus program, blends hands-on residency experiences with live, online classes. [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.
The Leavey School of Business (LSB) at Santa Clara University (SCU) has been educating business students since 1923. The School achieved AACSB accreditation in 1953, becoming one of the first professional schools of business to be awarded this recognition. The LSB MBA program was recognized with accreditation in 1959, the Executive MBA was accredited in 1999, and the Accelerated MBA received recognition in 2007—the same year that the program launched.
Among LSB’s accredited MBA Programs is the Leavey Online MBA with a mobile app for on-the-go access from anywhere in the world. With the exception of two on-campus intensives, the program can be completed entirely online. Students have access to four concentrations including Finance, Leading Innovative Organizations, Marketing, and Data Science and Business Analytics.
The curriculum for the Leavey Online MBA Program is designed to help students become a Silicon Valley Professional (SVP). Course examples include Doing Business in Silicon Valley, Marketing is Everything, Leading People and Organizations, Analytical Decision Making, Ethics for Managers, Analysis, Design, and Management of Enterprise Platforms, Business Analytics, and Challenges in Leading and Managing Strategic Change. Just a few online elective options include Global Business Perspective, Strategic Talent Management, and Alternative Investments: Partnerships and Venture Capital.
The Leavey Online MBA at Santa Clara University has four quarterly start dates (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer), and the program may be completed in as few as two years.
Leavey Online MBA alumni hold or have held positions at Adobe, Tesla, eBay Amazon, Google, Apple, Cisco, GoPro, Mozilla, Comerica Bank, LinkedIn, Dolby, IBM, and KQED Broadcasting, among others.
Santa Clara University is accredited by The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Established in 1851, SCU is a Jesuit university situated in the heart of Silicon Valley. The school serves around 8,550 students enrolled in more than 50 majors, minors, and programs across six schools and colleges.
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.
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.
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.
Creighton University’s Heider College of Business has an MBA Program with three delivery options: Online, On-Campus, and Hybrid. While all options are designed for working professionals, the Heider Online MBA offers the most flexibility. This fully online, AACSB-accredited program consists of 33 credit hours and six MBA concentrations including Finance, Leadership, Personal Financial Planning, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Accounting, and Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance.
Students may also add a graduate certificate or a second degree. Dual degree options include the MBA/MS Business Intelligence Analytics, MBA/MS Organizational Leadership, MBA/MS Finance, and MBA/Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA). Certificates are 12-18 credit hours and include options such as Enterprise Risk Management, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Organizational Leadership, Healthcare Management, Sports Leadership, Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management, and Leadership and Well-Being. The Heider Online MBA Program, with or without a concentration or certificate, can be completed in less than 2.5 years.
Graduates of the Heider Online MBA Program at Creighton University are CEOs, Project Managers, Operations Managers, Finance Managers, Marketing Managers, and company Presidents and Vice Presidents. Graduates have been recruited by companies such as Mutual of Omaha, Union Pacific, TD Ameritrade, and ConAgra Foods, among others.
Creighton University has been awarded Regional Accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The school opened in September 2, 1878, with five Jesuits, two teachers, and 120 students. Today Creighton University serves more than 8,700 students and it is one of just 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S. More than 100 degree programs and majors are available across nine colleges and schools.
Established in 1908 and continuously accredited by the AACSB since 1923, the Daniels College of Business at University of Denver (DU) is the nation’s eighth oldest business school. All programs at Daniels combine business fundamentals with hands-on experiences via practicum projects, simulations, and interactions with local business leaders and professionals around the globe.
Known as the [email protected], the Online MBA Program offers GMAT waivers, convenient January, March, June, and September start dates, and opportunities to network with more than 37,000 Daniels alumni through mentoring, company tours, and informational interviews. Other program features include live online classes, self-paced coursework, optional in-person domestic and global immersions, LinkedIn Premium benefits, and career support.
The [email protected] is 60 credit hours and consists of 13 required foundation courses, 16 elective course options, and one real-world capstone course. Four concentrations consisting of four courses each are part of the program and include Executive Leadership, Marketing, Executive Healthcare Administration, and Finance. Students living in close proximity to DU may explore on-ground concentrations such as Real Estate, Business Analytics, and Accounting.
Course examples for the [email protected] include Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset, Leading with Integrity, Supply Chain Management, Marketing for Social Impact, Business Data and Analytics, and Financial Planning and Analysis. Students can expect to complete the Online MBA program at University of Denver in as few as 21 months.
[email protected] students and graduates work the Energy, Government and Military, Health, Transportation, Banking, and Consumer Goods and Services sectors, among others. Within these industries, students have worked in roles such as Director, Analyst, Vice President of Finance, C-Suite Executive (CEO, CFO, COO), Marketing and Sales Manager, and Program Manager.
University of Denver is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Founded in 1864 as the Colorado Seminary, DU is the oldest independent higher education institution in the Rocky Mountain West. The school serves 12,000 students enrolled in more than 220 programs across 12 colleges and schools.
The Graduate School of Management at Marquette University has a 100% Online MBA with zero on-campus or in-person requirements. Program features include Concentrations in Leadership and Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, and Information Systems, collaborative projects, and a dedicated Student Success Coordinator.
Students in the Marquette Online MBA will interact with peers, view lectures, and complete assignments on the learning management system D2L. Courses are seven or eight weeks, allowing students to complete the curriculum quickly and with little stress. Course examples for the program include Leading Innovation and Creativity, Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Concepts for Ethical Business practice, and Leading People and Change.
Regardless of specialization and course load, students will have the opportunity to take 15 credit hours of electives. This will help tailor the curriculum to the student’s chosen industry and personal career goals. Elective examples include Organizational Development, Corporate Advocacy, NCAA; Exploring Current Issues, Negotiations, Global Marketing Strategy, Character-Driven Leadership, Design and Management of Database Systems, Human Capital Strategy, and FinTech: Foundation & Applications.
With three start dates annually, the Marquette Online MBA can be completed in as little as two years. Graduates of the program are prepared for leadership roles in Health and Medical Services, Business Operations, Finance, Marketing, Purchasing, Business Intelligence, Higher Education, Food and Beverage Business, Spors, Fashion Entertainment, and Consulting. Baird, Uline, Aldi, Direct Supply, and Northwestern Mutual are just a few employer’s that recruit Marquette MBA graduates.
Marquette University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Founded in 1881, the school opened on August 28, 1881 as a small liberal arts college for men. Named after Reverend Jacques Marquette, S.J. Today, this Catholic, Jesuit university serves 11,320 students from all backgrounds, enrolled in more than 250 programs across is 12 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.
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.
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 Williams College of Business at Xavier University provides 11 undergraduate major options and four master’s degree programs to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. Among the College’s master’s degree programs is an MBA with part-time, full-time, and online options. All options are AACSB accredited and each requires 39-45 credit hours to graduate. For students who have already completed foundation courses, the Williams Online MBA can be completed in as few as 13 courses (39 credit hours).
Core classes for the Williams Online MBA at Xavier University consist of 27 credits across a variety of business disciplines from Business Information Systems to Marketing Strategy. Students in the program have the opportunity to concentrate their studies through nine required elective credits. Examples include Business Intelligence and Analytics, Values Based Leadership, Marketing, Innovation, Change and Entrepreneurship, Supply Chian Management, and Pricing. An optional Global Immersion Trip worth three credits is also part of the program.
Many courses for the Williams Online MBA require participation at set times. Each three-credit course requires an eight-week commitment with summer sessions condensed to six weeks. Two courses may be completed in a 16-week time period, allowing students to focus on one course at a time. Online courses for the program utilize a portal that includes email exchanges and video conferencing, discussion boards, and prerecorded audio and video files.
Recent graduates of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University enjoyed an 89% success rate. Top employers include Deloitte, Kroger, Fidelity, Arthur J Gallagher, Paycor, US Bank, Grant Thornton, Cintas, TQL, Nielsen Fifth Third Bank and Macy's.
Xavier University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This private institution is the sixth-oldest Catholic and fourth-oldest Jesuit university in the United States. Founded in 1831 as a men’s college, Xavier serves 7,000 students enrolled in 90+ undergraduate majors, 60+ minors, and 40+ graduate programs across four colleges.
University of Dayton houses the AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration, which provides several paths to earn an MBA. The On-Campus MBA has flexible evening classes for working professionals. The Online MBA provides the most flexibility and is offers a path for every experience level. The One-Year Online MBA is designed for students who have earned a Bachelor’s in Business within the last seven years. This path consists of 30-31.5 credits and it can be completed in 12 months.
The Accelerated Online MBA is for students with a Bachelor’s in Business earned more than seven years ago or those with at least eight years of related work experience. This path consists of 31.5-39 credits and it takes 15 months to complete. The Online Foundational MBA is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-business field. Consisting of 36-45 credits, this path takes 18 months to complete.
Known collectively as the [email protected], paths include in-person collaborative learning experiences, workshops, interactions with business leaders, and networking opportunities through required Immersions (students must attend at least two). Coursework is interactive and accessible 24/7, and includes video lectures and case studies. Live weekly classes allow students to develop relationships with professors and peers.
As part of University of Dayton, [email protected] students enjoy a high employment rate. Recent top UD employers include Fifth Third Bank, Sherwin-Williams, EY, PwC, the United States Army, Reynolds and Reynolds, TEKsystems, AmeriCorps, the United States Air Force, Parker Hannifin, RSM, Total Quality Logistics, and Centerville City Schools.
University of Dayton has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (Marianists) as St. Mary's School for Boys, the school opened in a frame building with just 14 students. Today, the University of Dayton sits on nearly 400 acres and it serves more than 12,000 students across five colleges and schools. UD offers 80 undergraduate and 50 graduate and doctoral programs, 100 minors, and nearly 50 certificates.
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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.
The College of Business at Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU COB) houses an AACSB-accredited MBA Program that can be completed entirely online. A hybrid delivery model is available for active military and veterans on a military base near Honolulu. Both programs consists of eight four-credit courses. Students take one course per 8-week term, allowing them to have full-time classification.
Courses for the program include Strategic Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Managing Across Borders in the 21st Century, Complex Financial Decision Making in the New Age of Technology, Leadership of Self and Others, Strategic Marketing in the Digital Age, Business Analytics for the Big Data Revolution, Financial Information for Managers in the 4th Industrial Revolution, and Economics of Global Competitiveness and Strategy.
The Online MBA Program at Hawai'i Pacific University can be completed in 16 months. Graduates of the program are prepared for leadership positions in all industries.
Hawai'i Pacific University has been accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1973. This private college located in Downtown Honolulu was established in 1965 as the Christian College of the Pacific. The school serves more than 4,000 students enrolled in over 100 programs housed in the School of Nursing and the Colleges of Liberal Arts; Health and Society; Business; Natural and Computational Sciences; and Professional Studies.
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.