Our 2023 rankings of the Top Online MBA Programs in New York. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

Top Online MBA Programs in New York - 2023 College Rankings
1Syracuse UniversitySyracuse
2Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochester
3Marist CollegePoughkeepsie
1. Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Syracuse University

Syracuse University (SU) is home to the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Established in 1919 as the College of Business Administration, Martin is the 16th collegiate business school in the U.S. to be accredited by AACSB International. The MBA Program launched in 1965, and the distance MBA launched in 1977. Today the program is known as the MBA@Syracuse.

In partnership with Syracuse University College of Law, the Whitman School of Management has launched the nation’s first online joint JD/MBA degree program. Accredited by the American Bar Association, the program is known as JDinteractive. Students must complete 114 credits to graduate.

Featuring the same content as the on campus program, the MBA@Syracuse features live, online classes; three mandatory three-day residencies including hands-on experiences, interactive panels, speakers, and networking opportunities; global experiences; and six optional specializations. Examples of local and global residency locations include New York City, NY; Denver, Colorado; Hong Kong, China; Munich, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Nairobi, Kenya; Dublin, Ireland; and Dubai, UAE.

Specializations include Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Marketing Management, and Accounting. Schedules are flexible, with classes taking place six days a week, including weekends, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. All students will have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one career coaching, a self-directed career development course, and a resume review. The MBA@Syracuse can be completed in as few as 24 months.

Graduates of the Online MBA Program at Syracuse University are prepared for advancement opportunities with their current employers and for leadership roles with others. MBA@Syracuse alumni have been promoted at (or accepted job offers with) Lockheed Martin, KPMG, Apple, JPMorgan Chase, Amazon, Boeing, ESPN, Accenture, Marriott, and Google.

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University serves approximately 22,670 students from all 50 states and 120 countries. More than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs, are provided across SU’s 13 colleges and schools. In addition to campuses in Syracuse, Manhattan, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, Syracuse University operates overseas centers in France, Italy, London, Poland, Chile, and Spain. Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

2. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is home to Saunders School of Business, which has a flexible MBA program for experienced professionals. The program is interdisciplinary and accelerated, with one three-day on-campus orientation and one International Seminar that takes place over 8-10 days every October to coincide with coursework. All arrangements are made by RIT, and airfare and lodging are provided by the program.

Destinations are announced each Spring, five months in advance. Past locations include Santiago, Milan, Johannesburg, Istanbul & Budapest, Prague, Beijing & Shanghai, Warsaw & Krakow, Munich, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, and Taipei, Taiwan.

Known as the Executive MBA (EMBA), the program requires 24 courses completed over 17 months (four semesters). Classes are delivered through weekly synchronous sessions. Course examples include Valuation and Capital Budgeting, Leadership Development, Managing New Product Commercialization, Strategic Thinking, Business Simulation, Negotiations and Decision-Making, and Statistical Analysis for Managers.

Other RIT EMBA features include the two starts each year (late August and January); AACSB accreditation; and participation in the Capstone Consulting Project, where students work in teams to analyze specific problems and improvement opportunities in client organizations. This is the culminating experience for the EMBA program.

Rochester Institute of Technology was founded in 1829 as the Rochester Athenaeum. With global campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, this research university serves more than 19,000 students, making it one of the largest private universities in the U.S. RIT provides 200+ academic programs across 11 colleges and institutes. Rochester Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

3. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Marist College

The School of Management at Marist College has an AACSB-accredited MBA that can be completed 100% online. Students have the option to add an Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics; and/or a Concentration in Ethical Leadership, Financial Management or Health Care Administration; and/or electives that match their goals. For example, if a student wants to gain experience that applies to business at the international level, electives such as International Economics, Financial Markets and Institutions, and International Marketing are available.

Other program features include projects, readings, discussions; hands-on industry-related experiences; and two Tracks (Accelerated and Part-Time). The Accelerated Track takes just 14 months to complete and the Part-Time Track can be completed in just three years or up to seven. Accelerated MBA students may start the program in the Summer (June), Fall (August), or Spring (January). Part-Time MBA students can begin their studies in any of Marist College’s five start terms. Around 90% of Part-Time MBA students have a full-time career while completing their studies.

Graduates of the Online MBA Program at Marist College are prepared for advancement opportunities in their current careers or for leadership roles in across industries. Marist MBA alumni have been recruited by companies such as Fidelity, IBM, Aetna, JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer, Adobe, Cisco, Canon, Garnet Health, and Toll Brothers.

Marist College offered its first college-level courses in 1929. Today, the school offers more than 90 programs of study across seven schools. Marist serves 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students across campuses in New York and Florence, Italy. Marist College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).