Our 2021 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) was established in 1743 after a petition, led the Rev. Dr. Francis Alison and the Presbytery of Lewes, expressed the need for an educated clergy to open a school in New London, Pennsylvania. Today, UD is a land-, sea- and space-grant university that serves just over 23,600 students enrolled in more than 400 majors, minors and graduate programs in 10 colleges and schools.
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, seven-week courses, access to a personal career coach and career workshops, GMAT and fee waivers for qualified applicants, and six start dates per year. Lerner Online MBA students also benefit from partnerships with Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and KPMG, among others, along with a network of more than 30,000 alumni around the country and across the world.
Graduates of the UD Lerner Online MBA Program typically earn more than their peers do at other business schools. The Class of 2019 earned around $8,500 more in their starting salaries and an average salary increase of $16,381.