Our 2023 list of the Top 50 Public Online MBA Programs in the US. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
|1||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||North Carolina||1%|
|2||Arizona State University||Arizona||2%|
|3||Indiana University, Bloomington||Indiana||2%|
|4||Pennsylvania State University||Pennsylvania||3%|
|5||University of Florida||Florida||3%|
|6||University of Washington||Washington||4%|
|7||University of Texas at Dallas||Texas||4%|
|9||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Michigan||5%|
|10||University of Arizona||Arizona||6%|
|11||University of Maryland||Maryland||6%|
|12||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Illinois||7%|
|13||Washington State University||Washington||7%|
|14||University of Massachusetts, Amherst||Massachusetts||8%|
|15||North Carolina State University||North Carolina||9%|
|16||University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium||Wisconsin||9%|
|17||University of Cincinnati||Ohio||10%|
|19||University of Nebraska, Lincoln||Nebraska||11%|
|20||Clemson University||South Carolina||11%|
|21||University of Utah||Utah||12%|
|22||University of California, Irvine||California||12%|
|23||Oregon State University||Oregon||13%|
|24||Rutgers University, Camden||New Jersey||13%|
|25||University of California, Davis||California||14%|
|26||Florida State University||Florida||14%|
|27||University of Kansas||Kansas||15%|
|28||Louisiana State University||Louisiana||16%|
|29||Colorado State University||Colorado||16%|
|30||Oklahoma State University||Oklahoma||17%|
|31||Ball State University||Indiana||17%|
|33||Kansas State University||Kansas||18%|
|34||Mississippi State University||Mississippi||19%|
|35||Kent State University||Ohio||19%|
|36||George Mason University||Virginia||20%|
|37||Florida International University||Florida||20%|
|38||Portland State University||Oregon||21%|
|39||The College of William & Mary||Virginia||21%|
|40||University of Pittsburgh||Pennsylvania||22%|
|41||University of Colorado, Denver||Colorado||22%|
|42||University of Wisconsin, Whitewater||Wisconsin||23%|
|43||University of Mississippi||Mississippi||24%|
|44||University of South Florida||Florida||24%|
|45||University of Alaska, Fairbanks||Alaska||25%|
|46||Old Dominion University||Virginia||25%|
|47||West Virginia University||West Virginia||26%|
|48||University of Tennessee at Martin||Tennessee||26%|
|49||Wright State University||Ohio||27%|
|50||University of Michigan, Dearborn||Michigan||27%|
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) is home to the AACSB-accredited Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC Kenan-Flagler), which has been serving students for more than 100 years. The School houses 1,200 undergraduates and 1,800 graduate students enrolled in more than a dozen programs. This includes a STEM-designated Online MBA known as the MBA@UNC.
Launched in 2011, this 62 credit hour program provides the opportunity to customize the curriculum to support students goals. Six concentration options are available including Data Analytics and Decision Making, Entrepreneurship, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Strategy and Consulting, and Finance. Students also have access to 36 electives through UNC Kenan-Flagler and electives from other disciplines to create a custom concentration.
Elective examples include Global Brand Strategy, Python for Business Analytics, Storytelling to Influence and Inspire, Managing Innovation, Technology Strategy and Business Innovation, Data Analytics, Design and Delivery of Healthcare Systems, Consulting Skills and Frameworks, Responsible Leadership, Economies, Global Finance and Emerging Markets, Derivatives, and Business Modeling.
Students in all established and custom concentration areas will take core courses such as Business Communication, Operations, Analytical Tools for Decision Making, Leading and Managing, and Strategic Economics.
Other MBA@UNC features include interactions with professors and peers during on-campus summits, live online class sessions, internships, and experiential learning programs in major business centers such as London, Johannesburg, Singapore, and Istanbul.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill houses other experiential learning programs such as 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 MBA@UNC can be completed in 18 to 36 months. Part-time and full-time schedules are available as well as GMAT waivers. With a 96% job placement rate within three months of graduation, MBA@UNC graduates land positions with more than 280 employers each year. Program alumni have been hired at places such as Amazon, Samsung, Nestle, Lenovo, Merck, Microsoft, Apple, Epic Games, Ernst & Young, Intel, IBM, Humana, Barclay’s, Ei Lily and Company, Google, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co., Walmart, US Military, Goldman Sachs, Kaiser Permanente, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential, Dell, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, Cognizant, Intuit, Lenovo, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Tesla, and DaVita.
Founded in 1789, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed its first students in 1795, becoming the only public university in the U.S. to award degrees in the 18th century. Today, UNC-Chapel Hill serves approximately 31,540 students enrolled more than 250 bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs across 15 colleges and schools. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Arizona State University (ASU) is home to W.P. Carey School of Business. Faculty come from six continents around the globe and students here represent more than 100 countries. Within W.P. Carey School of Business is the first fully online MBA program offered by an AACSB-accredited business school. With just one required in-person meeting at the beginning of the program, the W.P. Carey Online MBA consists of 17 courses (49 credit hours). This includes the required core (Ethical Issues for Managers); 43 credit hours of electives; and the culminating experience (Strategic Management) worth three credits.
Courses are five weeks each and students may take one class at a time. Course examples include Create and Deliver Customer Value: Marketing Management; Organizational Theory: Leading People, Teams and Organization; Decisions, Market Structure and Games: Managerial Economics; Financial Performance Reporting; and Finance: The Art of Managing Resources.
Elective examples include Advanced Corporate Finance, Global Business Environment, Project Management, Sustainability & Social Responsibility, and Management of Technology and Innovation. Online MBA students at ASU W.P. Carey also have the option to choose a concentration. Examples include International Business, Entrepreneurship, Business Data Analytics, Leadership, Supply Chain Management, Finance, and Marketing.
Other program features include small class sizes, case-based team projects, an inclusive online environment, and the option to earn two degrees in less time and at a lower cost. Dual online degree options include the MBA/MSE in Electrical Engineering, the MBA/Master of Legal Studies, and the MBA/MS in Industrial Engineering.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at Arizona State University are prepared for careers in industries such as Business, STEM and Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, and Communications. Program alumni are routinely hired by major companies such as Northrop Grumman, Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, the United States Postal Service, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Bayer, FedEx, Honeywell, Apple, Michelin North America, Bank of America, Intel, American Express, Nestle, Capital One Financial Corporation, Walmart, CVS Health, and Dell.
Arizona State University opened on Feb. 8, 1886 as Territorial Normal School (TNS)—the state’s first higher education institution. On the first day of class, the TNS welcomed 33 students to a four-classroom building in Tempe. Today, ASU serves approximately 142,635 students enrolled in more than 800 degree programs across four campuses, 16 colleges and schools, and ASU Online. Arizona State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Indiana University Bloomington (IU Bloomington or IUB) is home to Kelley School of Business (Kelley). Established in 1921 as the School of Commerce and Finance, Kelley opened with just 70 students. Today, this AACSB accredited business school serves approximately 13,540 enrolled in more than 30 majors, minors, and programs. Among Kelly’s programs is an Online MBA program that attracts students from all 50 states and more than 25 countries. Known as the Kelley Direct Online MBA, the program is also popular among working professionals with an average nine years of experience.
With the Kelly Online MBA, students will feel like they are in a classroom, thanks to Jellison Studios. During live classes, students can interact with faculty and peers. Other program features includes an average of two live 75-minute class sessions each week; seven majors to choose from; 50% core curriculum and 50% globally-focused open electives for greater customization; in-person experiences; and optional global and domestic immersion programs.
Past trip locations include Dublin, Ireland; Silicon Valley; Rio de Janeiro; Washington, D.C.; Athens, Greece; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Bangkok Thailand. Majors include Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation; Business Analytics; Supply Chain and Operations; Marketing; Digital Technology Management; Finance; and Strategy and Leadership.
In addition to the opportunity to select a major, in-person immersion, and specialize through focused electives, Kelley Online MBA students may complete an internship with major corporation such as Deloitte, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Owens Corning, Ecolab, and 3M.
Graduates of the Kelly Direct Online MBA at Indiana University Bloomington are prepared to pursue advancement opportunities and leadership positions within major organizations and top corporations. Approximately 85% of Kelly Direct students report starting a new job or receiving a promotion or raise before graduation.
More than 900 companies recruit Kelley students. Examples include Deloitte, Bank of America-Merrill, Morgan Stanley, Grant Thornton, PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Google, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Barclays, Target, Accenture, Bain & Company, and IU Health.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of Indiana University’s seven campuses and two regional centers. Indiana University serves more than 90,000 students, with approximately 45,330 enrolled at the Bloomington campus. This makes IUB the largest campus in the IU System. More than 300 programs are provided across 16 degree-granting colleges and schools, and the Hutton Honors College. Indiana University Bloomington is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Pennsylvania State University (Penn State or PSU) houses Penn State World Campus, which provides more than 175 degrees and certificates that can be completed online. Among the division’s programs is an Online MBA with zero residency requirements. Instead, students will attend a three-day virtual residency with synchronous sessions during the day.
As part of the AACSB-accredited Smeal College of Business, the Online MBA provides access to global immersion trips; specialized career coaching and personal advising; networking opportunities; more than 1300 internship and co-op opportunities each year; and over 300 career fairs and corporate recruiting events annually.
Students also have access to more than 25 concentrations including options such as Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management, Business Sustainability Strategy, Cybersecurity Intelligence Leadership, Negotiation and Influence, Additive Manufacturing and Design, Strategic Leadership, and Talent Diversity Leadership. Because the program runs on the Penn State semester system, in addition to a declaring a concentration, students can take advantage of other Penn State online graduate degrees, certificate courses, and programs.
The Penn State Online MBA Program consists of 48 credit hours, including 39 core credits and nine credits of concentration work, delivered in an asynchronous format. Every course includes group projects to encourage peer interaction and build a learning community among students. Course projects simulate real-world business environments, where individuals frequently work in teams to solve problems.
Sample core courses for the program include Leadership Communications and Change Management; Marketing in a Global Environment; Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Managing in the Digital Economy; Data Analysis for Decision-Making; and Ethical and Responsible Business Leadership. Across concentrations, examples of available courses include Homeland Security; Real Estate Law and Valuation; Community and Economic Development; Additive Manufacturing Design; and Negotiation and Influence.
As part of the suite of Smeal MBA Programs, graduates of Online MBA Program at Pennsylvania State University enjoy a 94% placement rate within three months of graduation. Program alumni are prepared to pursue leadership positions across all industries.
Penn State MBA graduates have been recruited by companies such as Capital One Financial Corporation, Dow, Apple, ExxonMobil, Dell, Ford Motor Company, Deloitte, Williams-Sonoma Inc., AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, IBM, DuPont, The Walt Disney Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Michelin North America, Johnson & Johnson, NBC Sports Group, Chrysler, and Tyco International.
Pennsylvania State University is the state’s only land-grant university. Chartered in 1855 as one of the nation’s first colleges of agricultural science, the school serves approximately to 88,115 students enrolled in more than 275 undergraduate majors and 300+ graduate and professional programs, including medical and legal studies. Programs at Penn State are offered across 24 campuses, sixteen academic colleges, and several schools. Penn State is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 1921.
In 1999, Warrington College of Business at University of Florida (UF) became one of the first schools to offer a fully AACSB-accredited, 100% online MBA program. Today, students have two options: the Accelerated 16-month Online MBA and the Traditional 24-month Online MBA. The Accelerated UF 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 the University of Florida Outreach Engineering Management (OEM) Master’s program. 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 specializations. Examples include Human Capital, Strategy, Real Estate, Marketing, Business Analytics, Supply Chain, and Finance. Specializations are provided through Hough Graduate School of Business.
The UF Warrington Online MBA provides additional opportunities to specialize in different areas through the programs required 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.
All Online MBA students will complete one experiential learning course. A few options include The Washington Campus, the online business simulation, a Global Immersion Experience (GIE), or an on-campus elective.
Graduates of the Online MBA program at University of Florida receive employment offers within three months of graduation and more than 90% accept offers before graduation. Program alumni are recruited by companies in sectors such as Financial Services, Consumer Packaged Goods, Technology, Manufacturing, and Retail. Some top hiring companies for graduates across all UF MBA programs include Lockheed Martin, Accenture, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Amazon, Merck, 3M, Home Depot, IBM, ExxonMobil, UPS, Lowe’s, General Mills, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Owens Corning, Porsche Consulting, Walmart, and Hewlett-Packard (HP).
Founded in 1858 as Gainesville Academy, University of Florida opened with just over 100 students. Today, UF is a top 10 public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university that serves 60,795 students enrolled in more than 300 programs across 16+ colleges and schools. University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
University of Washington (UW) is home to Michael G. Foster School of Business, which serves more than 2,500 students. This AACSB-accredited school has a Hybrid MBA Program that allows students to complete 95% of the curriculum online through synchronous and asynchronous learning. Consisting of 62 credit hours, the Hybrid MBA is the first program of its kind at UW Forter.
The in-person component for the program includes a three- to five-day intensive, on-campus immersion at the beginning of each quarter. During immersions and other activities, students will have opportunities to network, participate in workshops, attend speaker events and networking events with employers, and engage in one-on-one coaching sessions.
The online component for the program consists of a combination of guided independent work supplemented with virtual teamwork, Foster Live sessions (60-90 minute interactive sessions with Foster faculty and Hybrid classmates for weekly class), and optional Thursday evening online review sessions.
Students have the opportunity to complete 12 credits of electives that are exclusive to the Foster Hybrid MBA program. Examples include Digital Strategies & Systems; Sustainable Design of Global Supply Chains; Foundations of Entrepreneurship; Marketing Analytics; Leading Organizational Change; Successful Negotiations; Product Management; Real Estate Finance; Building Effective Teams; and the International Study Tour (IST).
Students that choose the International Study Tour will travel to places such as Singapore, Munich, and Dubai to meet with companies ranging from General Electric to BMW. The UW Foster IST course is worth two credits and offered Quarter 4 or Quarter 6, depending on the year and travel advisories/restrictions.
The Hybrid MBA at University of Washington can be completed in just two years. Graduates are prepared to pursue leadership roles in areas such as General Management, Marketing and Sales, Consulting, Operations and Logistics, Finance, and Accounting.
Recent hiring companies for Foster MBA graduates include Apple, Deloitte, Verizon, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Liberty Mutual, Nike, PwC, BMO, Ecolab, Starbucks, eBay, Accenture, Walmart, Dell, Cisco, Abbott Laboratories, and Zillow.
Founded in 1861 as the Territorial University of Washington, University of Washington is one of the oldest post-secondary institutions on the West Coast. The school serves approximately 60,080 students enrolled in more than 550 programs across three campuses (Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma), and 15 academic colleges and schools. University of Washington is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The school is also a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is home to Naveen Jindal School of Management. With more than 11,000 students and 60+ student organizations, Jindal is the largest of UT Dallas’ eight schools. Within Jindal School of Management is an AACSB-accredited MBA Program with multiple delivery options. For students seeking the most flexible option, Jindal has an Online Professional MBA (PMBA) Program that can be completed in as few as 16 months or up to 72 months.
Students in this program have access to nine concentrations, 59 elective course options, and five MS/MBA combinations. Some MS options are STEM-designated. Students in these programs are eligible for three years of (OPT) Optional Practical Training after graduation. Online PMBA concentrations require 12 credit hours and include options such as Business Analytics, Information Technology Management, Marketing, Internal Audit, and Healthcare Leadership Management.
The Online MBA Program at University of Texas at Dallas allows students to pursue an academic certificates through the Executive Education area. Options include Executive and Professional Coaching, Strategic HR, Organizational Consulting, Transformational Leadership, and Project Management. Courses completed as part of an academic certificate can be used as elective coursework toward the MBA degree.
While the UT Dallas Online PMBA does not require campus visits, students are encouraged to participate in the school's International Study Program. Options include semester-long, summer, or 10-day experiences in places such as the Middle East, Asia, Central America, Europe, and South America.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at UT Dallas enjoy a 90% placement rate within 90 days of graduation. Program alumni have been hired at places such as Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Proctor & Gamble, Amazon, Toyota, Dell J.P. Morgan, FedEx, Nestle, Verizon, Hewlett Packard, Intel, SpaceX, Texas Instruments, and Fossil.
University of Texas at Dallas opened in the 1960s as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest. Established by the owners of Texas Instruments, UT Dallas is an official member of the University of Texas System. The school serves 31,570 students enrolled in more than 140 degree programs across eight schools. University of Texas at Dallas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Auburn University (AU) is home to the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, which serves 6,500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from more than 35 countries. The College has an MBA with four options including On-Campus, Online, Executive, and Physicians Executive.
One of oldest distance MBAs in the nation, 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), and it takes an average of 31 months to complete the required 13 courses, with the option to take up to six years.
Courses for the Auburn Online MBA 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. Course examples for the program include Strategic Analysis & the Competitive Environment; Tech Aspects of Big Data; Operations Excellence through Supply Chain and Quality; Global Financial Markets; Information Technology for Competitive Advantage; Organizational Leadership & Change; Project Management; and Information Technology Auditing.
The final semester of the Online MBA at Auburn University includes a Capstone Course, where groups of MBA students provide consultation to a number of real businesses on various topics.
In addition to optional concentrations in Information Systems, Finance, or Business Analytics, this AACSB-accredited program offers dual degrees (MBA/MS) in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Finance, and Information Systems. Students may also enroll in a graduate certificate to complement the Online MBA. Certificates range from nine to 24 credit hours. Examples include Cybersecurity Management, Supply Chain Management Innovation, Management Information Systems, Supply Chain Operations, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Planning, and Accountancy.
Auburn University welcomes more than 400 corporate partners to campus each year. Across programs, graduates are usually 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 business alumni include Apple CEO Tim Cook; Don Logan Former Chairman of Time Warner Cable; Joe Forehand, former Chaiman and CEO of Accenture; Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity; and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.
Chartered in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, Auburn University is the first land-grant college in the South in 1872. Today, AU serves a diverse population of approximately 31,765 students, making it one of the largest universities in the region. Auburn University offers 150 majors and programs across more than a dozen colleges and schools. Auburn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Stephen M. Ross School of Business (Michigan Ross) at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (U-M Ann Arbor) has a part-time, AACSB-accredited MBA Program that provides the option to complete coursework 100% online. Three residencies worth nine credit hours (total) are required at the beginning of each term and they last three to five days. Residencies may also take place in overseas locations such as Berlin, Italy, and Chile. Current available residencies include Global Business Strategy (International), Business Leadership (on campus) Business Innovation (on campus), and Business Transformation (on campus).
Other Michigan Ross Online MBA features include additional opportunities to travel abroad to places such as China and Israel; the semester-long Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course, which allows students to work in teams to solve a problem for a real-world company or organization; live, interactive classes + self-guided modules; and learning business by doing business through REAL (Ross Experiences in Action-Learning).
Students in the Michigan Ross Online MBA also have opportunity to customize a specialization through 18 required credit hours of electives. Popular electives include Communicating in a Virtual World, LBLE (Living Business Leadership Experience), Healthcare Markets and Public Policies, Leading Diverse Teams and Organizations, and Strategies for Growth. LBLE provides the opportunity to establish and manage a team within an operational business unit, working directly with executives of the sponsoring company, and learning under the supervision of faculty advisors.
Graduates of the MBA Program at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor enjoy a 98% recruitment rate within three months of graduation. Top employers of include Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company, Amazon, PepsiCo, and Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Established in 1817 in Detroit, Michigan, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is one of the first public universities in the nation. The school serves close to 50,000 students, making it the largest of the three U-M Campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint). U-M Ann Arbor provides more than 200 degree programs across 18 colleges and schools. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
University of Arizona (UA) is home to Eller College of Management. One of the 20 colleges at UA, Eller serves approximately 6,600 students enrolled in 26 academic programs, including a flexible 100% Online MBA (OMBA). Known as the Eller OMBA, this program provides 24/7 access to coursework and assignments, allowing students to complete the program on their own time.
With six starts per year (every eight weeks), the AACSB-accredited Eller OMBA has seven concentrations including Entrepreneurship, Health Care Management, Marketing, Management and Organizations, Finance, Privacy and Security, and Healthcare Informatics. The program requires 45 credits, including 28 core units and 17 elective units. Courses are completed across two sessions per semester. In general, each session offers two core courses and a minimum of two electives.
Students in the UA Eller Online MBA can decide how many courses to take at a time, so the program may be completed in as few as 14 months or up to 48. Course examples for the program include Marketing of Innovations, Applied Business Statistics, Communication Management, Leadership in Organizations, Managing Ethics in Organizations, Business Strategy, and Strategic Management of Information Systems.
To enhance the degree, Eller provides the opportunity for Online MBA students to participate in a Global Experience with Full-time or Evening MBA students. Experiences take place in business environments from Brazil and Chile to Singapore.
Graduates of the Eller OMBA Program at University of Arizona enjoy an 86% employment rate within 90 days of graduation. Top employer’s include Microsoft, American Express, T-Mobile, Procter & Gamble, Intel, Becton, Dickinson & Co. (BD), Republic Services, and Gore.
University of Arizona was established in 1885, making it the first university in the state. A land-grant institution, UA opened with just a few students. Today, the school serves approximately 51,135 students, making it one of Arizona’s largest post-secondary institutions. UArizona provides more than 300 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in 150+ areas of study. Programs are housed across 20 colleges and nearly two dozen specialized schools. University of Arizona is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
University of Maryland (UMD) is home to Robert H. Smith School of Business. Established in 1920 and known Maryland Smith, the school boasts notable alumni such as Richard Dickson, former President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Mattel, and Axios Co-founder Roy Schwartz.
Within Maryland Smith is an AACSB-accredited Online MBA that requires just two three-day campus-based residencies worth two credits. The Opening Residency: Introduction to Fundamentals of Business, takes place at the beginning of the program. The Capstone Residency: Integrative Business Simulation, is the culminating experience for the program.
While two residencies are required to complete the Maryland Smith Online MBA, the program is mostly asynchronous, so students can continue to meet personal and professional obligations while earning their degree.
Other UMD Online MBA features include small class sizes; experiential learning opportunities; workshops; virtual career-coaching; mock interviews; leadership assessments; career development; networking opportunities; optional GMAT/GRE scores; and access to an online recruiting and automated job search systems.
Consisting of 54-56 credit hours, the Online MBA program at University of Maryland has a General Track and five career-focused specializations. Options include Information Systems and Business Analytics; Finance; Supply Chain Management; Marketing; and Accounting. A General Track is also available.
Course examples for the program include Data Mining and Predictive Analytics, Innovative Solutions to Supply Chain Management, Strategic Information Systems, Leadership and Teamwork, Managing Digital Businesses and Platforms, Operations Management, Corporate Venturing, Entrepreneurship, Business Communications, Executive Powers and Negotiation, Ethical Leadership, Social Media and Web Analytics, and The Global Economic Environment.
Students have the option to complete the Global Study selective (four credits) or the International Business course(two credits).
The Online MBA at University of Maryland can be completed in as few as 24 months. Graduates are prepared for leadership roles in a variety of areas. Examples include work in areas such as General Management, Consulting, Investment Banking, Marketing, Operations, Healthcare, Entertainment, Hospitality, Information Technology, Educational Services, and Transportation.
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. This public research university employs more than 14,000 faculty and staff members that serve approximately 40,710 students. UMD provides more than 250 academic programs across 12 colleges. University of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC or Illinois) houses Gies College of Business (GCB or Gies). Founded in 1915, GCB serves more than 6,000, with half enrolled in graduate programs. Among the college’s advanced degree programs is a fully Online MBA known as the iMBA. This AACSB-accredited program attracts more than 3,300 applicants each year, with an average 10 years of work experience.
Learning for the iMBA Program takes place through Coursera and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The part of the curriculum delivered through the Coursera platform is on demand, so students can complete it at their own pace. Other program features include hands-on faculty, interactive classes and projects, and weekly live class sessions. Because iMBA students live and work in more than 50 different countries, class sessions cover multiple time zones around the world.
All iMBA students will complete four Core Specializations: Strategic Leadership and Management; Value Chain Management; Managerial Economics and Business Analysis; and Financial Management. Students may then choose one focus area plus an elective path or two focus areas from five options. This includes Digital Marketing; Entrepreneurship and Strategic Innovation; Global Challenges in Business; Mergers and Acquisitions; and Business Analytics.
Three capstones (group-based projects) are required, including two specialization capstones and one program capstone, each culminating with a final case presentation.
The Gies iMBA can be completed in two years or up to five. The program has a 61% promotion or job offer rate, and an average 22% pay increase before graduation.
Graduates of the Gies iMBA at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are routinely recruited by major corporations and organizations such as JP Morgan Chase and Co., Microsoft, Deloitte, Amazon, and Google. UIUC graduates have also been hired by Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, Pfizer, Dell, IBM Caterpillar, Tesla, Comcast, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, USAA, Oracle, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Cisco Systems, Caterpillar, Walmart, Verizon, Humana, Intel, Liberty Mutual, and Kroger.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was established in 1867 as Illinois Industrial University. The second oldest public school in the state, UIUC serves 55,000 students from 50 U.S. states and 126 countries. More than 150 undergraduate programs and over 100 graduate and professional programs are offered across 16 colleges and instructional units. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Washington State University (WSU) is home to Carson College of Business, which has five AACSB-accredited MBA options for professionals seeking a flexible graduate business program. Students may enroll in the General, Hospitality & Tourism, International Business, Marketing, or Financing Track. All options require 36 credit hours for students with a Bachelor’s degree. The GMAT is not required for qualified applicants and the programs may be completed entirely online in as few as 22 months.
The WSU Carson Online MBA features several in-person events throughout the year, in which all students have the option to participate. An optional international field study is also part of the program. This study abroad experience allows student to engage with local professors and experts, meet classmates in person, and network with business professionals. During a recent field study in the Czech Republic, the experience covered a wide range of topics specific to Prague, with tours of cultural landmarks.
In addition to earning an MBA, Carson students will receive a Graduate Certificate upon completion of their specialization area. Graduates of the program are prepared for leadership roles such as Operations Manager, Financial analyst, Public Relations Manager, Marketing Manager, Human Resources Manager, and Sales Manager.
Some of the top hiring companies for graduates of the MBA programs at Washington State University include Goldman Sachs, Google, Apple, and Amazon. Program alumni have also been hired at Marriott International, Inc., Boeing, The Vanguard Group, Intel, The Ritz-Carlton (Dubai), Bank of America, Hitachi Data Systems, MGM Resorts International-Bellagio Resort Las Vegas, Hyatt, Nordstrom, and Silver Creek Capital Management.
Established in 1890, Washington State University began as Washington State Agricultural College and School of Sciences. In 1905, the name changed to State College of Washington, and finally to Washington State University in 1959. Serving approximately 27,540 students, Washington State provides more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and nearly 150 graduate and professional degree programs across six campuses and 11 academic colleges. Washington State University WSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass Amherst) is home to Isenberg School of Management. Founded in 1947, the school opened with just 10 faculty members and 15 students. By 1953, Isenberg awarded its first MBA degrees. Today, this AACSB-accredited business school employs more than 250 educators and staff that serve approximately 5,300 students.
Within the UMass Isenberg School of Management is an MBA program that can be completed entirely online. Launched in 2001, the Isenberg Online MBA enrolls around 1,400 professionals with an average 12 years of work experience. While students can complete the program entirely online, those who prefer a hybrid format can enroll in the Online MBA with In-Person Option for face-to-face interaction with peers and professors. Formerly known as the Part-Time MBA, this program is available at UMass satellite locations in Boston and Shrewsberry.
Both the 100% online and hybrid MBA programs require 45 credit hours of study. Course examples include Strategic Information Management, Corporate Finance, Leadership and Organization Behavior, Operations Management, and Economic Analysis for Managers.
Six focus areas are available. Each requires an additional nine credit hours of study. Focus areas include Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Marketing, Sport Management, and Finance. Across areas, course examples include Artificial Intelligence in Business, Value Investing, Corporate Real Estate, Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement, and Web Analytics for Digital Marketing.
All focus areas allow students to substitute up to three credits of electives with a “flex” designated elective. Flex electives are applicable to all industries. Sample course titles include Project Management, Data Management for Business Leaders, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Survey Development and Analysis, and Negotiations Theory & Practice.
The UMass Amherst Online MBA does not require a thesis or capstone and GMAT/GRE waivers are available. Students can complete the program in as few as two years.
Isenberg School of Management graduates enjoy a 95% employment rate) within six months of graduation. Top employers include Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, Dell, Oracle, Deloitte, Fidelity Investments, Amazon, Citigroup, Grant Thornton, PwC, Raytheon, Marriot International, KPMG, Techtronic Industries, TJX Companies, Liberty Mutual, and Wayfair.
Founded in 1863 and serving 32,135 students, University of Massachusetts Amherst is the largest and oldest school in the University of Massachusetts System. Approximately 110 undergraduate majors are available and close to 130 graduate and doctoral program options are available across twelve colleges and schools. University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Established in 1992, Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University (NC State) serves more than 3,500 students. Of this, approximately 100 students are enrolled in the college’s Professional Online MBA. Known as the Jenkins MBA and AACSB-accredited, the program attracts professionals with an average eight years of experience with degrees in fields such as Business, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering, and Math & Science.
Consisting of 40 credit hours, the Jenkins Online MBA requires just two three-day residencies at NC State’s main campus in Raleigh. Otherwise all coursework for this STEM-designated program 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.
Courses for the Jenkins Online MBA are accessible through WolfWare—NC State’s online learning management system. This learning platform utilizes tools such as Zoom, streaming video files, Moodle, and discussion boards. In addition, students will connecting with peers, professors, and guest speakers through online presentations, live video, and podcasts.
Outside of the class, students will have opportunities to work in virtual teams on group projects and meet with professors through online chat, email, a virtual collaborative space, and by phone. Jenkins online students receive technical support through the NC State DELTA Department and they have access to the Jenkins Career Management Center.
Other program features include internship opportunities; required practicums with corporate partners; the opportunity to specialize in an area through required electives; optional participation in the Study Abroad Program, which includes global experiences designed for MBA students in places such as Brazil, South Africa, and Germany; and access to seven Certificate programs.
Options include the SAP University Alliance (UA) Program; Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization; Business Analytics; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Marketing; Business Leadership; and Finance.
Graduates of the Jenkins MBA Program at North Carolina State University are prepared for advancement opportunities with their current employer or new leadership positions across industries. Program alumni enjoy a near 100% employment rate within three months of graduation.
Some of the top hiring companies for Jenkins MBA graduates include IBM, Lowe’s, and Bank of America. Graduates have also been recruited by Apple, Hanesbrands Inc., Chevron, American Airlines, Bayer, and Nestle Purina.
North Carolina State University employs 9,000+ faculty and staff members that serve more than 36,000 students, making it the largest university in the University of North Carolina System. Established in 1887 as a land-grant institution focusing in agriculture and engineering, NC State offers more than 300 degree programs across 11 colleges, 68 departments, and The Graduate School. North Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium is a partnership between three AACSB accredited business schools within the UW System. Partners include UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, and UW Oshkosh. This is the only offering among UW’s peer consortial programs to grant the degree from the MBA Consortium Program rather than from one of the partner schools. Consisting of 36 credit hours, the program can be completed 100% online in 2.5 to three years.
The UW MBA Consortium attracts students from more than 35 states, with an average 12 years of professional work experience. The program also attracts active military members and Veterans, thanks to its standing as one of the nation’s top Online MBAs for Veterans.
Other program features include small class sizes; the option to add a 12-credit Certificate in Healthcare Management; collaborative projects with peers; access to trained advising experts and career coaches; and one-on-one support.
In addition to the option to enroll in the General Management or the Healthcare Management MBA, electives that allow students to focus in one or more specific areas without officially declaring an emphasis/concentration. Elective examples include Communicating for Success: Writing for Results; Sustainability and Organizational Management; Managing Technology in Turbulent Times; Selling Ideas at Work; Strategies and Tactics of Pricing; Corporate Venturing; and Quantitative Business Analysis.
The UW MBA Consortium Program culminates with the MBA Program Capstone course. This one credit hour course consists of a final project, polishing resumes, personal branding, and establishing a professional network. Total length of the course is seven weeks.
Graduates of the UW MBA Consortium are prepared for advancement opportunities in their current careers or leadership positions across industries. Organizations where graduates work include Amazon, AT&T, Boeing, FedEx, GE, IBM, John Deere, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Verizon Wireless, Wells Fargo, and many more.
The University of Wisconsin System consists of 13 universities across 26 campuses and a statewide extension. Serving approximately 161,000 students, the UW System was established in a 1971 merger combining all of the state's public colleges and universities into a single entity. Today, the UW System is one of the nation’s largest systems of public higher education. Through statewide extension and outreach programs, the UW System also serves more than one million citizens. The University of Wisconsin System is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
University of Cincinnati (UC) is home to one of the nation’s top three Cooperative (Co-op) Programs. Participating students earn a combined $75 million a year working for Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Apple, Nike, and Disney. The Co-op Programs at UC are open to all students. This includes students in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.
Within the College of Business are also a number of business programs that can be completed entirely online, including an AACSB-accredited Online MBA. Consisting of 35-48 credit hours, the UC Linder Online MBA is research-intensive, with a required 12 credit hours of electives. This allows students to concentrate in a specific area or earn a certificate. Online certificate/concentration options include: Digital Marketing, Health Care Administration, Individual Taxation, Health Care Finance, Marketing, Health Care Operations, Data Analytics, Health Care Policy and Regulation, Investment Management, and Corporate Taxation.
Other UC Linder Online MBA features include optional study abroad experiences in more than 50 countries; the option to take courses in-person at UC’s Uptown West Campus; and career services, including immersive two-day leadership and team-building experiences, along with intensive communication workshops.
The Online MBA at University of Cincinnati can be completed in as few as 12 months. Graduates of the program are often hired for full-time positions within three months of graduation. Top hiring companies include Ernst & Young, Fifth Third Bank, Procter & Gamble (P&G), AstraZeneca, PwC Switzerland,
Nielsen Holdings, Shell Oil Company, KPMG US, Honda, BMO Financial Group, BP, Morgan Stanley, Dow Chemical Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Kroger, Toyota, GE Aviation, HSBC, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation.
Founded in 1819, University of Cincinnati is an urban research university that serves approximately 47,915 students. The school provides more than 400 academic programs across 14 colleges and a graduate school. University of Cincinnati has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1919. Accreditation includes all regional campuses. In addition, as an Ohio Public Institution, every program at UC is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).
Fox School of Business at Temple University (Temple) has been continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1934. The School houses the Fox MBA, which has an online option with just one residency at the beginning of the program. Courses for the Fox Online MBA are delivered online over five weeks. On one night each week (8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET), students will engage in live and collaborative web conferencing sessions with peers and faculty.
To enhance this forty-eight credit hour program, Fox Online MBA students have access to concentrations such as Innovation Management, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Sport Business, Travel & Tourism, Strategic Management, Real Estate, and Supply Chain Management. Temple University also provides dual degree options for all MBA students.
Online options include the MBA + Specialized MS Degrees in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, and Human Resource Management. Other program features include experiential learning opportunities and access to weeklong Global Immersions on six continents. Fox Online MBA students have been to Rome, Parma, and Milan, Italy; Morocco, North Africa; Budapest, Hungary; Stockholm, Sweden; Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi, India; London, England; and Santiago, Chile. Past local immersions have taken place in Silicon Valley, California.
Temple University recently launched Fox Without Borders Virtual Immersions. Ideal for students who cannot complete a Global Immersion, Virtual Immersions are four weeks and allow students to experience the culture and business environment of another country without leaving their home. Although this is a noncredit option, Virtual Immersion students can earn a Global Business Professional Certificate. Past virtual immersion destinations include Colombia, Egypt, and China.
The Fox Online MBA at Temple University culminates with an Enterprise Consulting Practicum (Capstone) worth three credits. Students can expect to complete the program in as few as two years.
Temple University business graduates have gone on to work for a variety of employers across the U.S. Examples include JP Morgan Chase, Temple University Hospital, Aramark , Vanguard, Defense Logistics Agency, New York Life, Enterprise Holdings, and TD Bank.
Founded in 1884 as a night school, Temple University serves approximately 33,600 students, making it the largest university in Philadelphia. Temple University offers more than 500 academic programs across 17 colleges and schools. Temple University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS).
The College of Business at University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) serves approximately 4,350 students enrolled in more than 45 degree, minor, and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students in the UNL College of Business have access to the school’s academies, centers and institutes. Examples include the Center for Entrepreneurship, Nebraska Business Honors Academy, the Clifton Strengths Institute, and the Center for Sales Excellence.
The College of Business also provides access to Business Learning Communities, where students can live and study together, and the Business Abroad Program, which provides the opportunity for students to study and intern abroad during the summer or for a full semester. Career Expeditions, Employer Partners Day, Networking Events, and daily Employer in Residence booths are other UNL College of Business features.
For students seeking a flexible graduate business program, the College of Business at University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an Online MBA known as the MBA@Nebraska. This AACSB accredited program consists of 10 core courses and six electives that take place during eight-week sessions. This allows students the flexibility to take multiple classes per semester or one course at a time. There are no required campus visits, and students may choose a formal specialization, graduate certificate, or create their own focus area through 18 required credit hours of electives.
Specializations include Business Analytics, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance, and Supply Chain Management. Examples of available graduate certificates include Strategic Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Analytics, Sales Excellence, Marketing Analytics, Supply Chain Management, and Business Analytics.
More than 25 elective options are available and include courses such as Multinational Financial Analysis, Entrepreneurship: Business Plan and Decision Making, Talent Acquisition, Market and Globalization, Advanced Enterprise Systems, Data Mining and Descriptive Analytics, Information Technologies for Operations and Innovation, and Leadership in a Global Context.
While specializations and graduate certificates are optional, MBA@Nebraska students are expected to participate in an internship. Students can participate in a maximum of two internships and earn three hours of elective credit for each, for a maximum of six hours.
The Online MBA Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln has five start times including January, March, June, August, and October of each year. The average completion time for the MBA@Nebraska Program is three years, but it is possible to finish in 1.5 years. Students also have the option to take up to 10 years to complete the program.
Graduates are prepared to pursue leadership roles across in-demand industries for MBAs such as Consulting, Digital Marketing, Finance and Banking, Consumer Products and Services, Human Resources, and Information Technology. Popular roles include Management Consultant, Computer and Information Systems Manager, Financial Analyst, Financial Manager, Training and Development Manager, and Digital Marketing Manager.
Founded in 1869 and serving approximately 23,805 students, UNL is the state's oldest university and the largest in the University of Nebraska System. The school provides more than 70 doctoral programs and over 150 majors, 70+ master's degree programs, and more than 30 graduate certificates. Programs at UNL are housed across nine colleges. University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Clemson University (Clemson) has an Online MBA designed specifically for professionals with 2+ years of work experience who are looking to change careers or earn more with their current employer. Launched in 2019, the Online MBA at Clemson is provided through the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business and students can complete the program on a flexible part-time schedule.
The Clemson Online MBA is AACSB-accredited and features opportunities to earn a certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, or Reliability Engineering; access to technology training, including workshops in Google Analytics, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite; participation in career services workshops ranging from mock interviews to resume reviews; and the Innovative Leadership Series, featuring local and national business leaders covering topics related innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, analytics, and leadership.
Clemson Online MBA students will also attend conferences and seminars such as MBA Seminar: Managing Your Career; they will participate in networking events; and study abroad in places such as Rome, Paris, and the UK. Participation in the Clemson Study Abroad Program is optional.
Graduates of the Online MBA program at Clemson University enjoy a 95% job placement rate. Some of the top hiring companies for Clemson MBA alumni include Lockheed Martin, Accenture, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Bank of America, Ally Financial, and Medtronic.
Founded in 1889, Clemson University opened in 1893 as Clemson Agricultural College. On the first day of classes, the school welcomed 446 students. Today, Clemson serves approximately 27,340 students enrolled in more than 80 majors, 90+ minors, and more than 130 graduate degree programs. Clemson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Founded in 1917, David Eccles School of Business at University of Utah (The U) provides access to 10 institutes, centers, and initiatives, more than 40 undergraduate, specialized master’s, MBA, PhD, minor, and certificate programs, and a network of more than 42,000 alumni worldwide. Among the school’s programs is an AACSB-accredited Online MBA that can be completed in 24-46 months.
Program features include 24/7 access to courses and lectures through a customized mobile-optimized platform; degree customization through 15 elective credits; access to corporate partners such as Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, L3 Technologies, Celtic Bank, Inflash, and University of Utah Health; GMAT/GRE waivers; and opportunities to interact with faculty and peers in a weekly live web-conferencing session. Students may also interact with others during one three-day on-campus residency. Online forums and multimedia are also part of the program as well as the option to select a mix of online and on-campus classes at any time.
Consisting of 48 credit hours, the Online MBA at University of Utah features elective courses across Operations and Information, Finance, Management and Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Operations and Information, Accounting, and Marketing. Elective examples include Cybersecurity Management, Lassonde Venture Programs, Cases in Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, Brand Management, SQL Intensive, Competitive Advantage Through People, Digital Marketing and Analytics, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Python Programming, and Machine Learning for Business Applications.
Online MBA students may also choose the International Trip Elective that explores current issues in international business. Past destinations include Johannesburg, South Africa; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Shanghai, China; Seoul, South Korea; Beijing and Tianjin, China; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Eccles Online MBA students may specialize in several other areas by adding a graduate certificate. Options include Cybersecurity Management, Business Analytics, Operations & Supply Chain Management, and Information Systems. The option to complete a concurrent degree is also available. Options include MBA/Masters of Healthcare Administration/ MBA/Information Systems MS; and MBA/Finance MS.
More than 60% of Eccles Online MBA students report receiving a promotion while in the program (with an average 98% salary increase), 15% receive a salary increase before graduating, and graduates enjoy a near 88% employment rate within three months of graduating. While program alumni are prepared to pursue leadership positions in all industries, many graduates go on to work in Technology, Finance, Healthcare, Consulting, and Consumer Packed Goods.
Founded in 1850, The U is Utah’s public flagship institution and a top-tier research university. University of Utah serves approximately 34,425 students, enrolled in more than 200 programs across 18 colleges and school, and nearly 100 departments. University of Utah has maintained its accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) continuously since 1933.
Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine (UCI) has an MBA program designed for working professionals. The Flex MBA (formerly known as the Fully Employed MBA) allows students to customize the program to their lifestyle and goals. The curriculum includes a combination of live (synchronous) classes online, four Saturdays per quarter, and asynchronous coursework delivered through videos, chats, and lectures. Asynchronous coursework can be accessed on the students own time. Weekly deliverables are also part of the program and students have the option to choose the delivery method for any remaining core classes on a quarterly basis. Students can continue to take all online courses or switch to on-campus courses.
Other program features include networking opportunities; connections to researchers and innovators through Merage’s Centers of Excellence; the Consulting Projects Course (CPC); and access to Merage workshops, competitions, and the Merage Career Center, which provides training, education, and resources to help students advance their careers.
The CPC provides the opportunity for students to complete a project over 10 weeks for credit. A number of companies participate in course. Examples include Deloitte, PepsiCo, Connexion by Boeing, Verizon, Northwestern Mutual, Mazda, The Gallup Organization, and the Altos Group.
The UCI Merage Online MBA program consists of 19 courses, including nine core courses, seven electives (with 50-60 options annually), and three offsite experiential residentials. This includes one international residential trip. Electives are provided in 10 areas, allowing students to create a specialization. Sample areas include Information Systems, Real Estate, Organization and Management, Strategy, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Elective examples include Strategy in a Digital Age; Applied Real Estate Security Analysis and Portfolio Management; Negotiations; Networks, Platforms, and Ecosystems in Business Strategy; Applied Game Theory, Brand Management Simulation, Technologies & Analytics Consulting, Analyzing Organizations from the Inside, and Python for Management.
During the Online MBA program at UCI, students are routinely promoted or receive salary increases. Other Merage alumni have been hired at places such as PwC, Apple, EY, Deloitte, AT&T, Mattel, BDO, CoreLogic, KPMG, JPMorgan Chase, SAP, Applied Medical, Amazon, and Moss Adams.
With more than 1,200 faculty members and 10,000 staff, University of California, Irvine is the largest employer in Orange County California. Established in 1965, the school serves approximately 37,245 students enrolled in more than 220 programs across 18 colleges, schools, and divisions. University of California, Irvine is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
The College of Business at Oregon State University (OSU) has an AACSB-accredited MBA Program with four Tracks. All options can be completed entirely online or in a hybrid format (online and in-person/evenings). Tracks include Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Business Analytics, Organizational Leadership, and Marketing. All students will complete 45-60 credit hours, with an accelerated 21 month option or the traditional 30 month option.
The online components for both the OSU MBA are delivered through OSU Ecampus. Components include recorded lectures, case studies, and group projects. Course examples for the program include Service Operations Management, Leadership and Teams in Organizations, Business Analysis, Financial Supply and Sourcing Management, Markets and Institutions, Corporate Finance, and Supply Chain and Logistics Management.
Graduates of the Oregon State University Online MBA Program are prepared to pursue leadership roles in all industries. Many OSU College of Business alumni are hired at (or promoted within) companies across the country. Examples include Boeing, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Nike, Deloitte, Enterprise, Target, Adidas, Intel, Oracle, KPMG, PwC, Columbia, and Mass Mutual.
Founded in 1856 as Corvallis Academy, Oregon State University is one of just three land-, sea-, space-, and sun-grant universities in the U.S. The school serves approximately 35,240 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Students at OSU have access to nearly 200 degree programs across two campuses and 11 colleges. The school also has Extension programs across all 36 Oregon counties, along with a dozen experiment stations. Oregon State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
The School of Business at Rutgers University-Camden serves more than 2,000 students. Around 300 students are enrolled in the Rutgers Online MBA. Consisting of 42 credit hours, this rigorous program attracts students with an average 11 years of work experience. Full- and part-time schedules are available as well as three start times (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Course examples for the program include Foundations of Leadership & Teamwork, Financial Management, Information Technology Strategy & Project Management, Fundamentals of Talent Management, and Managing in the Global Economy.
Other program features include small class sizes with close online interaction; the option to work-at-your-own pace; collaborative projects with staff and peers; and the optional International Business Environment Course and International Residency. This opportunity features a nine-day trip overseas to countries such as Panama, Cuba, South Korea, South Africa, China, Portugal, and Brazil. Throughout the course and residency, students will have opportunities to meet with executives from international corporations, visit famous sites, and immerse in the culture of the country.
The Online MBA at Rutgers University-Camden allows students to add a certificate to enhance the degree. Options include Modern Financial Technology (FinTech), Digital Marketing, Business Analytics, Forensic Accounting, Strategic Leadership, Investment & Private Wealth Management, and Accounting Analytics.
Graduates of Rutgers University-Camden enjoy a 96% employment (or graduate school) rate within six months of earning their degree. Graduates of the Rutgers-Camden Online MBA Program have been recruited by top companies, firms, and organizations such as the U.S. Navy, State of New Jersey, U.S. Bancorp, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank Securities, Christie’s, J.P. Morgan, Prudential, Ernst & Young, Lockheed Martin, Shell Oil, Verizon, Aramark, Comcast, Novo Nordisk, Easterseals, Westinghouse Lighting, and Subaru.
The Camden Campus of Rutgers University was founded in 1926 as South Jersey Law School and the College of South Jersey. The campus merged with Rutgers University in 1950. Serving 6,075 students, Rutgers University-Camden provides more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs across four colleges and schools. Rutgers University-Camden is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
The Graduate School of Management at University of California Davis (UC Davis) has a STEM-designated MBA program that can be completed entirely online. Known as the MBA@UCDavis, this AACSB-accredited, program features live collaborative assignments and projects; connections to corporate partners across Northern California and UC’s global alumni network; and live online classes that utilize a state-of-the-art technology learning management system known as The Digital Campus.
During online sessions, students will have opportunities to interact in small groups with professors and peers. Collaborative projects are part of the program as well as case studies and self-paced coursework. Weekly video lectures are easily accesses 24/7 and course content can be searched and viewed at a variety of speeds.
The MBA@UCDavis requires 72 units with core courses that provide a foundation in functional areas of business such as Accounting, Strategy, Economics, Finance, and Marketing. Electives such as Organizational Behavior, Technology Management, and Entrepreneurship allow students to cover broad areas of interests or focus in a specific area. Course examples for the program include Management Information Systems, Management of Innovation, Markets and the Firm, Digital Marketing, Data Analysis for Managers, The Individual and Group Dynamics, and New and Small Business Ventures.
MBA@UCDavis students will participate in two In-Person Residentials, where they will Have the opportunity to interact with peers, professors, and business leaders in Silicon Valley, Napa Valley, and Davis, CA. During these face-to-face experiences, students will complete collaborative team assignments; participate in guest speaker events and presentations; and engage in simulated case studies and leadership scenarios.
Start dates for the MBA@UCDavis include January, April, June, and September. GMAT waivers are available to qualified applicants and the program may be completed in 24-36 months.
Graduates of the Online MBA program at University of California Davis enjoy an 84% job placement rate within six months of graduation. Alumni go on to launch their own start-ups, they get promoted to C-suite positions, and they are leaders in a variety of industries. Graduate School of Management alumni have been hired at places such as Google, Meta, Tesla, Amazon, LinkedIn, Williams Sonoma, Uber Sephora, American Eagle Outfitters, Expedia, Zendesk, Nordstrom, HubSpot, AppFolio, Sumo Logic, and Instacart.
University of California Davis opened in 1908 as the research and science-based instruction extension of UC Berkeley known as University Farm. Today, UC Davis is one of the nation’s top 10 public universities, and the largest in area of the 10-campus UC system. Serving approximately 38,350 students, the school is also the third largest university in the UC System. More than 200 majors and graduate degree programs are provided across 11 colleges and schools. University of California Davis is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Florida State University (FSU) houses the College of Business (COB). Founded in 1950, the COB is one of the nation’s youngest business schools. The College serves close to 7,000 students enrolled in 16 academic degrees across five departments, and eight research centers and institutes. More than 1,000 students are enrolled in the COB’s master’s degree programs, with hundreds enrolled in the MBA Program. Six formats are available, including Accelerated, Evening Part-Time, JD/MBA, MSW/MBA, Part-Time Online, and Part-Time Online/Real Estate Specialization.
The Online MBAs require 39 credit hours of study, including 27 credit hours in the core. Course examples include Marketing Strategy in the Global Environment, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Financial Reporting and Managerial Control, Strategy and Business Policy, Information and Technology Management, and Business Conditions Analysis.
Students in the Real Estate Specialization will also take Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate Investment. Real Estate students will also choose an additional course from a list of MBA options offered each semester. Examples include Risk Management and Insurance, Business Analytics, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.
The Part-Time Online MBA (without the Real Estate Specialization) provides the option to specialize in a number of other areas. This includes Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing, Risk Management and Insurance (RMI), Business Analytics, and Healthcare Management. Students who choose the RMI Specialization will choose between two Tracks: Financial Planning and Risk Management.
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 Samsung Electronics, Kia, Hyundai, and LG. The Online MBA also features several cultural excursions.
Graduates of Florida State University have an overall placement rate of 96%. Some of the top employers of FSU graduates include BDO USA, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, PwC, Walt Disney Company, KPMG, PepsiCo, Target Corporation, Enterprise Holdings, L3Harris Technologies, ALDI, inc., Techtronic Industries (TTI), Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Publix, Insight Global, the Florida Department of Health, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Founded in 1851 and serving approximately 44,600 students, Florida State University is one of the oldest and largest universities in Florida. The school provides 276 degree programs across 16 colleges and schools. With more than 100 campuses, centers, and institutes across the state and around the world, Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The School of Business at University of Kansas (KU) is home to an AACSB-accredited MBA program with a flexible online option. There are zero residency requirements and the program may be completed in just 2.5 years, with students taking one course at a time for eight weeks each.
Forty-two credit hours (13 courses) are required and three focus areas are available including Finance, Management & Leadership, and Marketing. Management & Leadership student will take courses such as Strategic Organizational Design and Change Management; Managing Internationally; Leadership Philosophy and Practice; and Developing Effective Management and Team Skills.
Finance includes courses such as Financial Institutions and Markets; Corporate Finance; and Investments. The Marketing consists of course selections such as Managing Brands, Digital and Social Media Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Customer Relationship Management, Integrated Marketing Communications, and Global Marketing.
Other program features include participation in the Study Abroad Program and the annual Business Career Fair, which attracts more than 100 companies from across the country.
Graduates of the Online MBA Program at University of Kansas are frequently promoted to a higher-level position within a year of graduating. Around 30% of alumni who receive a promotion experience a salary increase of 30%, and one in four KU MBA alumni saw salary increases of more than 25% within three years of graduation.
KU Business graduates have been recruited by major corporations such as Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, and AT&T.
Established in 1865, University of Kansas opened its doors on September 12, 1866 with one building and 55 students. Today, the school serves 28,500 students across five campuses including Lawrence, Overland Park, Kansas City, Wichita, and Salina, Kansas. Students at KU have access to more than 400 degree and certificate programs across 13 academic schools. University of Kansas Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Louisiana State University (LSU) is home to E.J. Ourso College of Business, which has a 100% Online MBA with three in-demand specializations. Students can select one option from the following: Emerging Technology, Data Analytics, and Healthcare Management. Students pursuing Data Analytics or Emerging Technology can also earn a graduate certificate without taking any additional courses.
Known as the Flores Online MBA, this 36 credit hour AACSB-accredited program features a project-based curriculum, with students engaging with peers and faculty through LSU’s Distance Learning Platform. Course examples include Strategic Management, Operations Management, Information Systems, Managerial Statistics, Leadership, Business Law, Cost Accounting, and Marketing Management.
Other program features include STEM designation; six start dates annually; and opportunities to engage with LSU partners such as Amazon, Turner Industries, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Quality Matters (QM), Guild, the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and Penhall Company.
Students may complete the Flores Online MBA at Louisiana State University in as few as 18 months. Graduate are prepared to pursue leadership roles across industries or advancement opportunities in their current careers.
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 approximately 37,355 students enrolled in more than 330 programs across 18 colleges, schools, centers, and LSU Online. Louisiana State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Established in 1960, Colorado State University’s (CSU) College of Business pioneered MBA distance work through the mail and via VHS tape. In the 1990s, the College began offering Online MBA courses. Today, CSU College of Business has an MBA Program that can be completed 100% online in the evenings via Mosaic (CSU’s Online Learning Platform) or anytime of the day or night through lecture capture videos. The Online MBA with Mosaic requires just one two-day, face-to-face orientation, while the video option does not require any campus visits.
The Online MBA Program at CSU focuses on management and leadership. Course examples for the program include Dynamic Decision Making, Supply Chain Management, Building and Leading Exceptional Teams, Project Management: Information Technology, International Business, Self-Leadership in Organizations, Information Management, Ethical Leadership Symposium, and Corporate Risk Management.
The Online MBA at Colorado State University also explores innovation, finance, data analytics, and using business for a better world. Forty-two credits are required, with 40% dedicated to electives. This allows students to customize the program to meet their individual goals. For additional credentials, students may add a certificate in an area such as IT Project Management or Marketing Management. In addition, a Marketing Data Analytics Specialization is available via streamed digital media.
While the CSU Online MBA is provided in a flexible, distance format, all students have the opportunity to participate in the International Business Experience. This five- to 10-day, one-credit elective can be completed in the summer or winter in places such as Chile, Greece, India, Croatia, Portugal, or Spain.
With five start dates each year, the CSU Online MBA requires professional work experience. The GMAT and GRE scores are not required for admission and the program. Students can complete the program in as few as 21 months up to five years.
More than 80% of Colorado State University Online MBA graduates report at least a $10,000 raise after completing the program. Examples of career opportunities include Chief Executive Officer (CEO), VP of Supply Chain, Information Technology Director, Operations Director, Health Services Manager, Business Intelligence and Analytics Director, Marketing Director, Nonprofit Executive Director, Investment Banker, High-End Management Consultant, and Business Owner.
Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is a public Tier 1 Research university and part of the three-school Colorado State University System. With a five-year average enrollment of more than 33,400 students, CSU provides over 250 programs across eight colleges and the Graduate School. Colorado State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Watson Graduate School of Management at Oklahoma State University (OSU) is home to Spears School of Business. Accredited by AACSB International since 1958, Spears houses the Department of Business Administration, which has a flexible, part-time MBA Program for full-time working professionals. Available 100% online, the program can be completed in as few as 16 months.
Consisting of 33 credit hours, the Spears Online MBA allows students to customize a General MBA through electives or add a Graduate Certificate. More than a dozen certificate options are available 100% online. Examples include Business Analytics and Data Science, Business Sustainability, Human Resource Management, Health Analytics, and Nonprofit Management.
Elective examples include the Study Abroad Entrepreneurship; Ideation, Creativity & Innovation; Designing, Prototyping, and Testing Creative Products; Entrepreneurship and The Arts; Data Mining and Customer Relationship Management Applications; Social Media Strategies; Growing Small and Family Ventures Advanced SAS Programming for Marketing Analytics; Global Competitive Environment; Sport Management; Energy Finance; and Launching a Business: The First 100 Days.
Graduates of Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University enjoy a 96% employment rate within six months of graduation. Examples of companies that have hired Spears graduates include Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, Apex Systems, Ernst & Young (EY), Amazon, Verizon, ConocoPhillips, PwC, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, HP, Apple, Love’s Travel Stops, Uline, Alaska Airlines, Wells Fargo, General Motors, Walmart Corporate, Dell, American Airlines, Enterprise, PepsiCo, and T-Mobile.
Established on December 25, 1890, Oklahoma State University is a five-campus system that houses seven academic colleges, a veterinary school, an osteopathic medical school, and several centers and institutes. This land-grant university serves more than 35,000 students enrolled in approximately 325 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. Programs at OSU are housed across seven academic colleges, a veterinary school, and an osteopathic medical school.
Miller College of Business at Ball State University (Ball State) has an MBA program that can be completed online, on campus or a combination of the two (hybrid). The curriculum and faculty for all delivery formats are the same (professors hold doctorate degrees in their respective fields of business) and there are no residency requirements for the fully Online Miller MBA.
Miller Online MBA students with a business degree will complete 30-34 credit hours of study, while individuals without a business degree will complete up to 43. All students must complete 21 credits of core courses and nine credits of MBA electives that explore areas such as Leadership, Healthcare, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing.
Students have the opportunity to choose one of seven concentrations. Options include Artificial Intelligence; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Business Analytics; Information Technology Leadership; Construction Management; Finance; and Healthcare Administration. A General option is also available for students looking for a broader approach to the MBA. This option requires 30 credit hours of study.
Miller Online MBA students will complete coursework for the program through a combination of asynchronous (no specific sign-on time each week) and synchronous (specific time to watch and participate in live webcast lectures and discussions) formats. Students will correspond with instructors and classmates using e-mail, file sharing, discussion boards, web page posting, and chats.
The Miller Online MBA at Ball State University takes two years to complete when students enroll in two courses each semester. Graduates of the program have access to more than 300 companies that participate in Ball State’s Cardinal Job Fair each year.
Founded in 1918 as the Indiana State Normal School Eastern Division, Ball State University serves more than 20,000 students enrolled in 110 majors and 12 preprofessional options across seven colleges. Ball State also houses 357 student organizations and more than 150 study abroad programs. Ball State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The College of Business at Ohio University has a flexible, part-time MBA that can be completed 100% online. Accredited by the AACSB, this two-year program has nine concentrations consisting of nine credit hours each. Options include Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship, Finance, Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership, Project Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Executive Management, Business Analytics, and Health Care.
Graduate Certificates are available as well, allowing students to develop multiple areas of expertise. Some Graduate Certificate coursework can be applied to the Online MBA. Certificate options include Business Analytics, Advanced Business Analytics, and Business Analytics Leadership; Finance; Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship; Human Resources Management; Strategic Selling and Sales Leadership; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals; and Management and Leadership.
Other program features include case studies, class discussions and hands-on projects, a hybrid option, and the Graduate Career Acceleration Team (GradCAT).
GradCAT provides access to career coaches, branding experts, a career concierge, and job-search resources that include webinars, personal assessments, and new job openings. Online resources can be accessed 24/7/365 and live coaching takes place via video conference or phone. Coaches, branding experts, and the career concierge are available for four months. Annual career coaching sessions, unlimited access to job-search technology platform, or networking opportunities are accessible for life.
Graduates of the Online MBA at Ohio University go on to receive promotions and salary increases in their current careers or to establish successful careers in industries such as Information Technology, Consulting, Government, Finance, Healthcare, Supply Chain, Public Administration, Manufacturing, Retail Management, and E-commerce.
Established in 1804 as the state’s first university, Ohio University is a public research institution that serves over 28,000 students from across the state and online. More than 250 academic programs are provided across 25+ colleges and schools. Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The College of Business Administration at Kansas State University’s (K-State) has a Professional MBA (PMBA) program that may be completed online. The program has just one required two-day on-campus orientation that includes networking, professional development, and team building activities. An optional faculty-led international trip is part of the program as well as a Professional Development and Learning Seminar.
In addition to orientation, K-State provides professional development through meetings and other regular events hosted by the Graduate Studies Advisory Council (GSAC). Examples include Graduate Student Pro Con and data analytics workshops. Some past speakers and topics include Digital Transformation & Pandemic by Dr. Piyush Sarwal, VP of Product Management & Engineering at Oracle; AI and Business Applications; Amazon Web Services (AWS): Cloud Computing, SQL by Michael Bryant, Senior Technical Business Development Manager; Cybersecurity and Executives; and Data Wrangling and Processing Using SQL by Zach Button, HP.
The AACSB-accredited Online PMBA at Kansas State University requires 30-36 credit hours (10-12 courses) depending on previous undergraduate coursework. Classes are eight weeks, which allows students to focus on one course at a time. Course examples include Managing the Triple Bottom Line Business, Marketing Concepts and Research, Information Technology Strategy and Application, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Business Strategy, and Managing Organizational Behavior.
The K-State Online PMBA culminates with the Business Capstone. During this three credit hour course, students will apply what they’ve learned to a final project. Nearly all Kansas State University graduates are employed or promoted within six months of graduation.
Some top employers of K-State MBA alumni include Amazon, Honeywell, Cargill, Koch Industries, Textron, Burns and McDonnell, Kiewit, Cerner Corporation, Gramin, and Shamrock Trading Corp.
Founded in 1863 as Kansas State Agricultural College, Kansas State University is the nation's first operational land-grant university, and the only one in Kansas. Serving approximately 19,720 students, K-State provides more than 400 majors, degrees, and certificates across four campuses (Manhattan, Saline, Olathe, and Global), nine colleges, and The Graduate School. Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Established in 1915, the College of Business at Mississippi State University (MSU) is the oldest business school in the south. This AACSB-accredited College has more than 35,000 alumni from all 50 states and 142 countries. Within the College are more than 40 majors, minors, concentrations, and specialized programs across all areas of business. Among the College’s programs is an MBA that can be completed entirely online.
Consisting of 30 credit hours, the program explores areas such as Strategic Management in a Competitive Environment, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations Management, Leadership, Business Decision Analysis, Marketing, Accounting, and Management. Course examples include Strategic Marketing Management, Corporate Finance, Financial & Accounting Report Analysis, Leadership Skills, Strategic & Entrepreneurial Management, and Business Decision Analysis.
MSU Online MBA students have the option to enroll in Spring, Summer, or Fall. The program typically takes two years to complete, but students who have completed all undergraduate prerequisites can finish in as few as 18 months. Prerequisite courses are also available online.
Graduates of the Online MBA Program at Mississippi State University are prepared to pursue leadership roles across industries. Examples include Compliance Manager, Operations Manager, Administrative Services Manager, Financial Manager, Purchasing Manager, Business Intelligence Manager, Chief Executive, Business Manager, Management Analyst, and Regulatory Affairs Manager.
Mississippi State University was founded in 1878 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi. The school serves approximately 23,085 students enrolled in more than 175 programs leading to a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Programs at Mississippi State University are housed across eight academic colleges including Agriculture and Life Sciences; Architecture, Art, and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Bagley Engineering; Forest Resources; and Veterinary Medicine. Mississippi State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The Online MBA at Kent State University (Kent State) is an accelerated program that can be completed in as few as 12 months. Housed in the AACSB-accredited Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, the Kent State Online MBA does not require a business degree or professional experience for admittance.
Other program features include concentrations in International Business, Accounting, Business Analytics, and Human Resource Management; a modular case-based, self-paced curriculum; a blend of classroom instruction and experiential learning; optional study abroad experiences in places such as Prague, Czech Republic, Florence, Italy, and Geneva Switzerland; five start dates’ and access to a career coach and other career services.
The Kent State Online MBA requires 37 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of core courses, nine credits of electives, a Capstone worth three credits, and a one-credit Professional Development course. Course examples for the program include Global Technology Strategy; Law and Ethics; Operations, Service and Supply Chain Management; Managerial Economics; Analytics for Decision Making; and Global Conditions and Macroeconomics Policy.
For students who are considering an MBA, but are on the fence, Kent State University provides a Stackable Certificate Pathway to the Online MBA. This Pathway allows students to enroll in the Quantitative Business Management or Leadership and Management Certificate program. These stand-alone Certificates consist of five two-credit courses and classes for each are delivered 100% online. Students can complete one certificate, stack a second certificate, then complete Capstone requirements to graduate with an MBA.
All MBA pathways at Kent State University prepare students to pursue leadership roles across industries. Some of the top employers of Kent State MBA graduates include Grant Thornton, Rocket Mortgage, Progressive Insurance, EY, Sherwin Williams, Fastenal, KeyBank, Tom James Company, FirstEnergy, and Qualtrics.
Established in 1910 as a teacher training school, Kent State University comprises an eight-campus system that serves approximately 30,590 students from across the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Kent State University provides access to more than 300 programs across 40+ colleges, departments, and schools. Kent State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The Online MBA at George Mason University (GMU) provides the opportunity to participate in the Global Residency program, which consists of a week abroad in places such as Spain, London, Australia, Korea, Germany, and Sweden. Housed in the GMU School of Business, the program also allows students complete a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (BA).
Consisting of 48 credit hours, the GMU Online MBA covers four areas of study: Analytical Decision Making, Collaborative Communication and Leadership, Contemporary Issues in Business, and Knowledge of Functional Business Disciplines. Course and elective examples include Data Mining for Business Analytics, Global Business Perspectives, Management of Information Technology, Financial Reporting and Decision Making, Negotiations, Managerial Economics and Decisions of the Firm, International Business Strategy, Corporate Financial Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management.
Courses for the GMU Online MBA are offered in a flexible, part-time asynchronous format. The program can be completed in 33 months or two years with an accelerated option.
George Mason University graduates enjoy an 80% employment rate within six months of graduation. Mason Online MBA graduates go on to secure leadership roles such as Business Operations Analyst, Program Manager, Senior Associate for Strategy and M&A, Project Manager, Market Research Specialist, Finance Manager, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Supply Chain Analyst, and Senior Manager for Government Compliance.
Some of employers of GMU graduates include NASA, Deloitte, IBM, World Bank, General Motors, KPMG, Capital One, Marriott, Accenture, Disney, the Special Olympics, and Peraton.
Founded in 1949 as a branch of the University of Virginia, George Mason University serves approximately 39,050 students from all 50 states and 130 countries, making it the largest public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. GMU offers more than 200 degree programs across 10 colleges and schools. George Mason University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Florida International University (FIU) is home to the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business, which has an Online MBA program with three options. All are designed for busy, working professionals and include the Online Healthcare MBA, the Professional MBA Online, and the Professional MBA Online with a Specialization in Sports Management.
The Professional Online MBA (PMBA Online) features an optional two-day residency in Miami, During this in-person event, students will have the opportunity to engage with expert speakers on current topics in business; participate in team-building workshops, case studies, and networking events; and attend an etiquette luncheon. The Residency is included in tuition.
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.
The Online Healthcare MBA is an 18-month program that focuses on the practical applications and theories of business and management within healthcare settings. The Professional MBA (PMBA) Online 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 eight-week term of the program. These 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.
The PMBA with a Sports Management Specialization is provides in partnership with FIU; Real Madrid C.F.; and Real Madrid Graduate School — Universidad Europea (EURM UE), This 17-month program brings together sports leaders, executives and faculty from around the world to provide the skills needed to manage sports organizations across the globe. Students in this program have the option to attend two residencies in Miami and Madrid.
All FIU Online MBA programs utilize discussion boards, email, and chat; academic coaches; and online e-advising and e-tutoring, for seamless program delivery. Five start dates are available and all options are AACSB accredited. Graduates are prepared for advancement opportunities with their current employer or for leadership roles across industries.
Founded in 1965, Florida International University is Miami’s first and only four-year, public research university. Serving more than 56,000 students, FIU is also one of the top 10 largest universities in the nation. This R1: Doctoral University provides more than 190 degree programs across 24 colleges and schools. Florida International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
In collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) - Division of Management, the School of Business at Portland State University (PSU) provides an MBA Program that can be completed 80% online and 20% in person. This AACSB-accredited program focuses on Healthcare. Other areas for this part-time, 21-month program include Leadership and Management; Finance, Marketing, and Strategy; Operations and Quality Management; and Understanding the Industry. In addition, students will complete a number of Capstone and Application Projects.
Consisting of 63 credit hours, the Healthcare MBA at Portland State University follows a cohort structure and includes courses such as Business Strategy in Healthcare; Design & Innovation; Skills for Healthcare Leadership; Executive Decision Making; Healthcare Economics; Business Intelligence; Operations and Quality Management; Healthcare Economics; Marketing & Strategic Communications; and Business Analytics.
The program culminates with a Capstone that addresses real-time business problems and needs in healthcare. The Capstone is worth five credits.
Graduates of the Healthcare and other MBA programs at Portland State University are often hired for positions within three months of graduation. Many are promoted and/or receive salary increases within four months of graduation. PSU MBA graduates have been recruited by companies, organizations, and agencies such as Cisco, Lockheed Martin, Nike, Amazon, Google, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Adidas, Thai Government IRS, Opendoor, SurveyMonkey, Technology Association of Oregon, SeQuential, United Nations, Vacasa, Universal Beijing Resort, and Opus Creative.
Portland State University opened in the summer of 1946 with 220 students. Today, the school serves approximately 22,015 students enrolled in more than 200 degree programs across nine colleges and schools. Portland State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
William & Mary (W&M) is home to Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Within the school is an AACSB-accredited Online MBA that requires just one on-campus residency. The program also hosts several additional in-person residencies that students may waive or attend. Held Friday-Sunday, residencies provide the opportunity to explore topics such as Leadership, Finance, and Marketing, while interacting with speakers, peers, and faculty. During these residencies, students also engage in team-building activities, networking sessions, and meetings with W&M Executive partners (EPs) who volunteer their time as mentors to all Mason students.
Other W&M Online MBA features include participation in real-world experiences; small class sizes; the W&M Connect mobile app to access coursework and more on the go; no GMA requirement and access to three centers. These include the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center, Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance, and the Center for Online Learning. Collectively, the Centers provide work and networking spaces, internship programs, workshops, and career support.
Students in the program may also complement their studies with an Online Foundations in Business Analytics Certificate. Consisting of 12 credit hours, the Certificate features hands-on technical experiences that students may add to their leadership skillset.
The Online MBA at William & Mary requires 49 credit hours to graduate. Each course is 7.5 weeks, and the program may be completed in as few as 24 months. Graduates of the program are recruited by Fortune Global 100 Companies, 94% of U.S. companies, 92% of start-ups, and more than 90% of the companies in the Technology, Consulting, Products & Services, Healthcare, and Pharmaceutical sectors.
Most W&M Online MBA alumni enjoy salary increases and promotions within three years of graduation. Leadership roles include Business Owner, CEO, President, Senior Director, Program Manager, Vice President, Senior Director, Technical Consultant, and Financial Analyst.
Notable employers include Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, Pepsi Co, Deloitte, Apple, Ernst & Young, U.S. House of Representatives, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, JP Morgan Chase, Charles Schwab, BMO Harris, and Discover.
Chartered in 1693, William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S. The school serves approximately 9,655 students from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and more than 65 foreign countries. The school provides 160+ majors, minors, certificate, and graduate programs across three campuses and five schools. William & Mary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
University of Pittsburg (Pitt) is home to Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business (Katz School) and the College of Business Administration. Collectively, these academic divisions are known as Pitt Business Enrolled students have access to global issues workshops, consulting projects, and research practicums; short-term study abroad opportunities at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) and Kedge Business School (France); and a Part-Time MBA that may be completed entirely online.
Coursework for the program explores business communications, data programming fundamentals, and research. Other program features include case competitions; community-based projects; professional development programming; the opportunity to complete a Katz Credential in a specific area of business; and participation in the Business Disruption Series (BDS).
Katz Credential options are stackable and may include options such as include Technology Management, Business Analytics, Marketing, Operations, and Finance. The BDS explores what business disruption is and how to promote change. The series allows students to select electives that are relevant to trends and current business issues. Courses such as Augmented Reality (AR) Marketing and Global Private Equity Investing are a few examples.
The Part-Time Online MBA at University of Pittsburgh can be completed within three years and all students, regardless of location, qualify for in-state tuition.
Pitt Business graduates go on to work in leadership positions at companies and organizations in all 50 states and nearly 90 countries. Pitt Katz alumni can be found in leadership roles with companies such as UPMC, FedEx, The Kraft Heinz Company, Philips, PNC, Westinghouse, PPG, Dick’s Sporting Goods, HighMark, American Eagle Outfitters, Mylan, Consol Energy, BNY Mellon, MSA, Arconic, EQT, and Covestro.
Founded in 1787 as Pittsburgh Academy, University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt is also home to one of the first federally funded centers for international business and research. The school serves approximately 34,285 students from 50 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and 42 countries. More than 650 degrees and certificate programs ae provided at the main campus in Pittsburgh, along with regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville.
University of Pittsburgh is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
The Business School at University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) has been providing business training to students for more than 30 years. This AACSB accredited school has an MBA Program that features access to 300+ business partners, more than 100 networking events, and the option to attend online, on-campus or a combination of the two (hybrid).
The hybrid MBA Programs require at least two in-person meetings per term, on weekends, and participation in one international immersion. The Online Professional MBA is CU Denver’s most flexible MBA Program. This 45 credit hour option features an optional Global Experience; more than 100 elective courses; career workshops and access to the Business Career Center team for life; Fall, Spring, and Summer starts; and 15 specializations, including six that are fully online.
Specialization examples include Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship, Business Intelligence, Sports and Entertainment, Managing for Sustainability, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Information Systems.
The GRE/GMAT is not required for admission to the Online Professional MBA Program and students can complete the program in as few as 16 months or as much as five years.
Graduates of the Business School at University of Colorado are prepared to pursue leadership positions in all industries. Across all graduate programs, students enjoy a near 80% employment rate within three months of graduation. Alumni have been recruited by companies such as Charles Schwab, KPMG, Arrow Electronics, S&P Global, Centura Health, First Bank, DaVita, Graebel, Plante Moran, Ball Corporation, and Marketo.
University of Colorado Denver opened in 1912 as an extension of the University of Colorado Boulder . The school became CU Denver in 1973, making it an independent campus. Organized into seven colleges and schools, University of Colorado Denver serves more than 15,000 students enrolled in approximately 115 degree programs. University of Colorado Denver is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
University of Wisconsin Whitewater (UW-Whitewater) is home to the state’s largest AACSB-accredited business school. Created in 1964 as the School of Business and Economics, The College of Business and Economics (CBE) also houses one of the few Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) programs in the nation, and it is the only business school in Wisconsin approved to offer this applied business degree.
In addition to the DBA, the UW-Whitewater CBE houses 15 bachelor’s degree programs, nine master’s degree programs, and more than a dozen graduate certificate programs. Among CBE’s graduate programs is the UW-Whitewater MBA. With both on-campus and online options, the program allows students to customize their degree with 12 emphasis areas.
In addition, if a student would like to focus in an area outside of the available emphasis areas, they can customize their own from graduate-level courses, courses from the emphasis areas, and more than 50 electives. Emphasis areas include Cybersecurity Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Supply Chain Management, Data Analytics, International Business, Project Management, Management, Marketing, and Accounting.
Graduates of the MBA Program at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater enjoy a perfect 100% job placement rate. Program alumni have been hired by some of the nation’s top corporations, financial institutions, and organizations. Examples include HP, Thermo Fischer Scientific, Mayo Clinic, Nestle, Amazon, KPMG, American Family Insurance, Burberry, UnitedHealth Group, Cargill, Oshkosh Corporation, Bose Corporation, Kraft-Heinz, Caterpillar, Bank of America, EY, Allstate Insurance, Kohler, 3M, US Cellular, BMO Harris Bank, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Founded in 1868 as Whitewater Normal School, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the first university in the state to earn Level II arboretum accreditation by ArbNet—the Interactive Community of Arboreta. Serving approximately 11,090 students at the Whitewater and Rock County campuses, the school provides more than 200 programs across six colleges and schools. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The School of Business Administration at University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) has an AACSB-accredited Online MBA program that can be completed through the Standard Track in two years. This option allows students to take two courses per term. For students seeking a slower pace, a one-course per term option is available. Students may start the Ole Miss Online MBA at any term and courses for the program are delivered by the same faculty who teach on-campus.
Consisting of 36 credit hours, the Online MBA at University of Mississippi helps students develop interpersonal, entrepreneurial, communication, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills. Course examples Management of Technology and Innovation; Supply Chain Management; Business Planning and Entrepreneurship; Strategic Marketing Management; Leadership and Ethics; Organizational Behavior; and Predictive Modeling and Analytics.
The Ole Miss Online MBA also includes a Strategic Management Capstone. Students will complete this course after the first year to evaluate knowledge skills acquired as they relate to real business problems and decision environments.
Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue leadership roles in all areas of Business. School of Business Administration alumni work for companies such as Amazon and Adobe, on Wall Street, and for a number of NFL teams.
University of Mississippi was chartered on February 24, 1844. The school opened on November 6, 1848 as the state’s flagship university with a liberal arts curriculum, four faculty members, and 80 students. Today, Ole Miss serves approximately 19,870 students enrolled in hundreds of programs across 16 colleges and schools. University of Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
University of South Florida (USF) is home to Muma College of Business, which has an Online MBA Program with just one residency requirement. This provides the opportunity for students to network with peers, meet faculty, and interact with industry leaders. Students in the program also have the option to participate in Immersion Courses and/or short-term study abroad experiences in locations around the world.
Other program features include online workshops and webinars; additional networking events; asynchronous courses; teambuilding projects; weekly discussions; and collaboration sessions. To develop skills in a specific area, the USF MUMA Online MBA has Concentrations in Blue Economy; Compliance, Risk and Anti-Money Laundering; Cybersecurity; Healthcare Analytics; Finance; and Data Analytics.
The Online MBA at University of South Florida can be completed in as little as one year full-time, or two-three years part-time. Upon completion of this AACSB-accredited program, graduates are prepared for leadership roles in across all industries in the U.S. and around the world. Recent USF Muma MBA graduates have been recruited by a number of international companies and some have secured positions at a number of top Florida corporations.
University of South Florida was founded in 1956. The school serves approximately 49,765 students across campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. Students choose from 180 undergraduate majors and degree programs at the graduate, specialist, and doctoral levels. Programs at USF are housed across 14 colleges. University of South Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The College of Business and Security Management (CBSM) at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has been AACSB-accredited since 1988. Within CBSM is an MBA program that can be completed entirely online. A business background or GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission and the program can be completed in just one year, full-time. For working professionals, typical completion is 18-36 months.
Consisting of 30 credit hours, the UAF CBSM Online MBA has eight concentrations including Cybersecurity, BLUE (Marine Science), Health Care, One Health, Business Analytics, STEM, Business Continuity, and General Management. Concentrations consist of nine credits and students may also customize a specialization through electives.
Across concentrations, course examples include The Ocean and Global Change; Information Systems and Decision Making in Health Services; Storytelling with Data; Crisis Management; One Health Challenges in the Circumpolar North; Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities; Innovative Management; New Venture Development; and Project Management.
The Online MBA program at University of Alaska Fairbanks culminates with Corporate Strategy—a three-credit hour Capstone. Graduates are prepared for advancement opportunities or to pursue positions such as Business Analyst, Public Relations Manager, CPA, Marketing Consultant, Portfolio Manager, Financial Analyst, Project Manager, Director, Management Consultant, Operations Analyst, or Entrepreneur.
University of Alaska Fairbanks is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university and the flagship campus of the University of Alaska System. Founded in 1917 (42 years before Alaska became a state), the school opened in 1922 with a faculty of seven, six students, and 16 classes. The first graduating class of 1923 consisted of a single graduate. Today, UAF has approximately 2,665 faculty members and employees, that serve 8,500 students and more than 35,000 alumni. The school also provides 100+ programs across seven campuses, seven colleges, and two schools. University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
Old Dominion University (ODU) is home to Strome College of Business (SCB). Serving close to 3,500 students enrolled in 11 undergraduate degree programs and five graduate degrees across seven centers and institutes, SCB is the fourth largest college on the ODU campus.
The school launched its MBA program in 1964, and earned AACSB accreditation in 1974. Today, the AACSB accredited MBA program at ODU has on-campus, online, and hybrid delivery options that can be completed on a full-time or part-time schedule. Full-time students can finish the program in as few as four semesters.
In addition to being flexible, the ODU Strome Online MBA is highly customizable. Students can choose from more than 50 graduate certificate specializations and concentrations such as Finance; Information Technology/Supply Chain Management; Marketing; and Strategic Management.
Graduate certificates require a minimum of nine credits. Students can enroll in several certificates up to 24 credits. Graduate certificate examples include Modeling and Simulation - Business and Public Administration; Public Procurement and Contract Management; Business Analytics & Big Data; Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management; Public Administration and Policy; and Supply Chain Management.
The 43 credit hour curriculum for the ODU Strome Online MBA is broken down into five areas including MBA Core Knowledge, Skills Development, Business Foundations, Depth Classes, and Electives. Courses follow an accelerated eight-week format and there are no scheduled meeting times.
The Online MBA Program at Old Dominion University culminates with the Capstone Experience. Graduates are prepared to pursue leadership roles in areas such as Contract Management, Banking and Finance, Port and Maritime Management, Logistics Management, Nonprofit Management, IT Management, and Human Resources.
ODU MBA alumni have been hired at places such as Accenture, Ford Motor Company, Siemens, Wells Fargo, and The Virginian-Pilot.
Old Dominion University began in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of The College of William & Mary (known as William & Mary today). The school became an independent institution in 1962 and gained university status in 1969. Today, this public doctoral research institution serves approximately 23,495 students enrolled in more than 175 on-campus programs and 100+ online options. Programs at ODU are housed across seven academic colleges and three schools. Old Dominion University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
West Virginia University (WVU) is home to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. Named after former Cisco CEO, the Chambers College provides 22 degree programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate. Within the College is the Department of Business Administration, which houses an AACSB-accredited Online MBA.
Also available in a hybrid delivery format, the program consist of a Virtual Orientation, where students can introduce themselves to peers, faculty, and teammates. Two three-day residencies allow students to work on projects and network. A typical schedule includes eight credit hours each fall and spring semester and four to seven 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 one to two courses at a time. Course examples include Global Trade and Supply Chain; Management Information Systems; Decision Analysis for Executives; Managerial and Team Skills; Legal Environment and Ethics; Corporate Leadership; and Marketing Strategy.
All coursework for this 30 credit hour (10 course) program can be complete online, and qualified students may add a certificate such as Business Cybersecurity Management; Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination; or Business Data Analytics.
The WVU Chambers Online MBA also has an optional Integrated Marketing Communications Emphasis (AOE). This focus area consists of four courses (12 credits) including Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications; Brand Equity Management; Emerging Media and the Market; and Audience Insight.
Other program features include access to academic life coaches, technology services, virtual WVU library services, online tutoring, and career services at the Center for Career Development (CCD).
Graduates of the Online MBA at West Virginia University are prepared for leadership roles such as Business Intelligence Manager, Human Resource Specialist, Business Manager, Controller, Administrative Service Manager, Financial Manager, Real Estate Manager, and Business Continuity Planner.
Founded in 1867, West Virginia University (Morgantown) is the flagship campus of the West Virginia University System. The WVU Morgantown campus serves approximately 24,740 students enrolled in 355 majors at all levels. Programs are housed across 13 colleges and schools. A public, land-grant institution, West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The College of Business and Global Affairs (CBGA) at University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) houses the Department of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Political Science; and the Department of Management, Marketing, and Information Systems. Within the Departments are more than 30 programs leading to degrees at all levels. Among these programs is an AACSB-accredited MBA that has been educating business students since 1978.
The UT Martin MBA has two delivery options designed for working professionals including Hybrid and Online. Both programs feature a curriculum that focuses on leadership and global management. Students in the programs benefit from small class sizes, collaborative projects, and several concentrations. These include General, Agricultural Business, Sports Business, and Human Resource (HR) Management.
The General MBA consists of 30 credit hours. The Agricultural, Sports, and HR concentrations require 33 credit hours. Across all options and delivery methods, students will take courses such Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Corporate Finance, Analytics and Operations Management, Managerial Economics, Business Policy and Strategy, Managerial Accounting, and Marketing Strategy.
The Online MBA at UT Martin is cohort-based. There are no required campus visits, so 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.
Both the Online MBA and Hybrid MBA at UT Martin can be completed in as few as 18 months. Graduates are prepared to pursue management in areas such as Consulting, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Sports, Agriculture, Information Technology, Retail, and Entertainment.
University of Tennessee at Martin was founded as the Hall-Moody Institute in 1900. serving more than 6,800 students, the school provides more than 100 academic areas of study within 18 undergraduate degree programs, and eight graduate degrees with 22 specialized concentrations. Programs at University of Tennessee at Martin are housed across more than 25 colleges and departments. University of Tennessee at Martin is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Wright State University is home to Raj Soin College of Business. Named in honor of Entrepreneur, Business Leader, and Community Benefactor Rajesh K. Soin, this AACSB-accredited College houses six academic departments. These include Management and International Business; Accountancy; Information Systems and Supply Chain Management; Economics; Finance and Financial Services; and Marketing.
Within the Department of Management and International Business is a 33-46.5 credit hour MBA Program with three delivery options: on-campus, online, or a combination of the two (hybrid). The program has 10 three-course Concentrations. Examples include New Venture Creation; Management, Innovation and Change; Healthcare Management; International Business; and Project Management. Students may also Minor in Management or International Business. Graduate Certificates in Human Resource Management and Management are also available.
Core courses for the Wright State University Online MBA may be completed entirely online. Courses include Economics for Managers; Financial Analysis and Decision Making; International Business Management; Leadership and Ethics; and Strategic Cost Management; Marketing Strategy; and Supply Chain Management.
MBA students will also take the Developing and Implementing Competitive Strategies Capstone, worth three credits. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue advancement opportunities in their current careers or leadership roles across industries.
Wright State University opened in September 1964 with 3,203 registered students and 55 faculty members. Today, this public research university serves approximately 10,800 students enrolled in 325 programs at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree levels. Programs are housed across six colleges, three schools, and two campuses. Wright State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The College of Business (COB) at University of Michigan-Dearborn (COB) houses one of the oldest Online MBA programs in the U.S. Launched in 2001 and AACSB accredited, the program serves around 250 students and it requires 36 to 48 credit hours of study. Online dual degree options are also available and include the Finance MBA/MS and the MBA/MSE-Industrial Systems Engineering (MBA/MSE-ISE).
For all MBA students, the curriculum can also be completed in a hybrid (on campus and online) format. For online students, there are no required campus visits. Online concentrations are available and include International Business, Marketing, Information Systems Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Accounting.
For students looking to customize a focus area, the COB Online MBA has a large number of online business courses to match multiple interests. Students can select several to create a specialization. Course examples include Business Disruption in the Digital Age: Machine Learning, Platforms & the Crowd; Information Management; Organizational Dysfunction & Wealth Effects; Banking, Insurance & Fintech; Computer and Information Systems; Corporate Valuation and Strategy; and Product Development & Technology Management.
Admission for the Online MBA at University of Michigan-Dearborn is rolling, so students may begin the program in September or January. Part-time students may start the program in May.
Students can expect to complete their MBA within 2-2.5 years. Graduates are prepared for advancement opportunities with their current employer or to pursue leadership roles across all industries.
University of Michigan-Dearborn was founded in 1959 with a gift of $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company and just over 200 acres of land. The school opened with just 34 students. Today, UM-Dearborn serves approximately 8,225 students enrolled in 275 programs across four colleges. University of Michigan-Dearborn is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).