As online degrees have become the alternative method to distance learning, all qualifying institutions are finding their ways to compete to offer the best to attract interested students. However, as they are too much available, here are the top selected online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs based on reputation, structure, networking opportunities, skills acquired, and study investment.
The Instituto de Empresa (IE) from Madrid is the top recommendation for English and Spanish speakers. The connection from all corners of the world can be done through virtual lectures and video conferencing, and the students are required for “blended sessions” in different cities. Extensive networking is allowed and students from 48 countries can exchange background and expertise in different fields.
The Thunderbird School of Global Management and Duke University of USA came in second and third. Through Global MBA and Cross-Continental MBA, students are those employed in companies from Coca Cola to Boeing. Tuition fees, however, ranged from $57,000 to $95,000. In fact, the Thunderbird School was ranked #1 in International Programs by US News and World Report and #1 in International Business by the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Manchester Business School of UK, which offers a flexible distance learning MBA program combined with self-to-self workshops, costs just $30,000 and ranks fourth. The institutions ranked fifth through ten are from the US, namely Indiana University (offers MBA in general administration), Pennsylvania State University, University of Florida (offers internet MBA), Babson College (offers fast track MBA ), the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (second place for best overall academic experience), and George Washington University (offering a new GWU Healthcare MBA for healthcare professionals).
The next five rankings are Walden University (ranked among the top ten largest online graduate programs for business by US News and World Report and Financial Times), University of Phoenix (offers Master of Management with a focus on leadership and managerial skills), Western Governers University , DeVry University and Jones International University.
While overall MBA programs are quite similar, we need to know that the rankings are not tailored to individual needs and are only accustomed for specific scores based on specific criteria.
Thanks to J.J. Yong