Best Online MBA Programs - BadgeOur top online MBA rankings are meant to provide a guide for prospective students on the best online MBA programs available, based on both quality and value.

We performed a meta-analysis of some of the most reputable rankings of online MBA programs, which rank colleges based on education quality, interviews with graduates, job placement rates, salary increase, and a number of other factors.

As cost is a leading concern for many prospective students, we also included the cost of the program, and provided a normalized score for each school based on both the quality and relative value presented by the program.

In all, these rankings represent a bang-for-the-buck comparison of accredited online MBA programs and a guide for prospective students interested in earning their MBA.

Top 30 Online MBA Programs

RankCollegeBusiness SchoolBased InCostScore (Normalized)
1Indiana UniversityKelley School of BusinessBloomington, IN$61,200100
2University of FloridaWarrington College of BusinessGainsville, FL$55,00097
3Arizona State UniversityWP Carey School of BusinessTempe, AZ$57,50084.7
4Northeastern UniversityD'Amore McKim School of BusinessBoston, MA$71,65074.2
5University of NebraskaCollege of BusinessLincoln, NE$25,48870.5
6Carnegie MellonTepper School of BusinessPittsburg, PA$43,56069.4
7University of North DakotaCollege of Business and Public AdministrationGrand Forks, ND$13,35268.2
8Temple UniversityFox School of Business and ManagementPhiladelphia, PA$62,20867.4
9University of North Carolina--Chapel HillKenan-Flagler Business SchoolChapel Hill, NC$99,66066.8
10Auburn UniversityRaymond J. Harbert College of BusinessAuburn, AL$29,25566.1
11University of South DakotaBeacom School of BusinessVermilion, SD$14,22365.6
12University of North TexasCollege of BusinessDenton, TX$24,94864.2
13University of MassachusettsIsenberg School of ManagementAmherst, MA$32,17561.2
14IE UniversityIE Business SchoolMadrid, Spain$59,75659.5
15James Madison UniversityCollege of BusinessHarrisonberg, VA$37,80059.2
16Ball State UniversityMiller College of BusinessMuncie, IN$12,24059
17University of ArizonaEller College of BusinessTucson, AZ$27,00058.5
18North Carolina State UniversityPoole College of ManagementRaleigh, NC$37,16757.6
19Mississippi StateCollege of BusinessMississippi State, MS$12,49557.3
20Pennsylvania State UniveristySmeal College of BusinessUniversity Park, PA$59,31257.1
21Arkansas StateCollege of BusinessJonesboro, AR$19,14056.1
22University of Wisconsin MBA ConsortiumCollege of BusinessEau Claire, WI$20,25055.2
23University of MississippiSchool of Business AdministrationUniversity, MS$19,03254.3
24SyracuseMartin J. Whitman School of ManagementSyracuse, NY$72,41453.7
25University of Tennessee--MartinCollege of Buisness and Global AffairsMartin, TN$20,29253.7
26Washington State UniversityCarson College of BusinessSpokane, WA$24,00052.9
27Georgia College & State UniversityJ. Whitney Bunting College of BusinessMilldgeville, GA$22,17052.8
28University of West GeorgiaRichards College of BusinessCarrollton, GA$22,17052.6
29University of Texas at DallasNaveen Jindal School of ManagementDallas, TX$75,32552.6
30University of NevadaNazir Ansari College of BusinessReno, NV$24,01252.5

Ranking Methodology

Online MBA programs were ranked based on a normalized analysis of their rankings in four reputable sources for online program reviews: U.S. News and World Report, Financial Times, Poets & Quants, and Princeton Review.

This score was then combined with a normalized score based on the relative cost of each program (based on full-time, out-of-state expenses, or calculated by cost per credit multiplied by the required number of credit hours).

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Author: Tyler Hakes

Tyler Hakes
Tyler Hakes is the Director of Marketing at College Raptor. He writes about topics related to the college search, admissions and financial aid. He's always looking to tell great stories about students discovering their perfect school.

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