Our 2020 ranking of the Top Online MBA Program in Delaware. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
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University of Delaware (UD) traces its roots to 1743 when a petition by the Presbytery of Lewes expressing the need for an educated clergy led the Rev. Dr. Francis Alison to open a school in New London, Pennsylvania. In addition to being one of the oldest universities in the nation, UD has been named a Best Value School; it has the No. 1 Physical Therapy graduate program in the U.S., and more than 130 patents have been issued and 26 start-ups created through UD research since 2009.
Serving 24,120 students, University of Delaware offers hundreds of programs across eight colleges. The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics offers an AACSB-accredited MBA that may be completed entirely online in as few as 16 months. A hybrid option is also available. The program has five concentrations including Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, International Business, and Strategic Leadership. Students in the program may combine multiple concentrations (two or more) to “gain greater flexibility in the job market,” says the school and “stand out from the crowd.”
A customized option is also available for students seeking a concentration in another area. Students who choose this option may tailor the degree by selecting the electives that match their personal career needs. The MBA with one concentration consists of 44 credits, a dual concentration consists of 47 credits, and a triple concentration is 53 credits. All students will take core online MBA courses such as Corporate Strategy, Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments, and Managing People, Teams and Organizations.
Other Lerner MBA highlights include intensive, 7-week courses, access to a personal career coach and career workshops, GMAT and fee waivers for qualified applicants, and six start dates per year. Students also benefit from partnerships with JPMorgan Chase, Bloomberg and KPMG, among others, along with a network of 30,000 alumni across the country and around the world.