Featured Business Management Degree Programs

  1. Bachelors in Business Administration from Walden University
  2. Bachelors in Administration and Business Development from Colorado Technical University
  3. Bachelors in Business Administration from Capella University

In obtaining a Master’s degree, most applicants have not only completed their Bachelor’s degree, but already have several years of professional work experience under their belt. The choice to receive your Master’s in Business Management or Administration (commonly called an MBA) is a personal one, but the achievement can bring great rewards.

Featured Online Masters Programs

Of course, working full-time and getting your MBA at the same time is not an easy task, but with the addition of online options popping up in colleges and universities nationwide, it is certainly obtainable.  Most of the schools listed below require zero on-campus attendance and are asynchronous allowing you to schedule your studies around your busy lifestyle.

With an AACSB accreditation, you can be certain that you are attending a top notch school as this accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education with only 20% of the business schools in the world receiving this honor.

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (CAREY)

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Consistently ranked high among prestigious online university’s rankings, the W. P. Carey School of Business is taught by a world renowned faculty, the same teachers that instruct the brick and mortar students. Students admitted to Arizona State’s School of Business generally have worked an average of 4.8 years before applying to business school.

Campus Location: Tempe, AZ

Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, AACSB

Tuition: There is a reservation fee/deposit of $500.00 that is non-refundable and tuition for the graduate class of 2015 is $54,600.00.  Be certain to ask about any additional fees, materials’ costs, etc. There is also an application fee of $70.00.

Financial Aid: Available to you are student loans, the ability to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), scholarships, and veterans benefits, if applicable, but there are specific deadlines so make sure you meet those. There are also federal unsubsidized loans and private education loans obtained from private lenders available as well.

Acceptance rate: 31.9%

Pre-requisites:  You will need to take a 30 minute online application after submitting your GMAT scores (they will accept GRE, but prefer GMAT), transcripts, two online letters of recommendations, resume, personal references, and essay questions, along with extra curricular activities.

Course flexibility: W.P. Carey School of Business has a One-Course-At-A-Time format meaning that you take only one course to obtain your MBA at a time allowing for your personal and business life to coexist with your studies and at the most, a semester will include up to three classes taken in 5 week periods per course with an exam week and a short break. Starts dates are in January and July of each year.

For more information, please go to http://wpcarey.asu.edu/mba-programs/online

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ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY – JONESBORO

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Arkansas State University Online MBA offers a high powered flexible MBA program geared especially for busy hard working professionals. The faculty works diligently to provide the best education possible for their students. With an action based learning style, students will get the experience they need to succeed in today’s demanding business world.

Campus Location: Jonesboro, AR

Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, AACSB accredited

Tuition:  The MBA program’s tuition is $467.00 per credit hour for both in-state and out of state residencies.

Admission considerations: Complete the online application, send in your official transcripts, GMAT scores no more than 5 years old, and submission of the GRE is allowed under certain circumstances as there are conditional admission allowances regarding GPA and GRE/GMAT scores (please see website for details).

Course flexibility: The Arkansas state online MBA program is as flexible as it gets when it comes to traditional online courses. It allows those who work full time to study on their own time.

For more information, please go to http://www.astate.edu/business/onlinemba/

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY

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The Robert J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University is the same quality education you would receive attending its brick and mortar counterpart. This top-ranked MBA online program will provide you with a competitive advantage in order to achieve success in your future business endeavors.

Campus Location: Auburn, AL

Accreditation:  AASCB, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Tuition: Online Distance MBA students pay $775 per semester credit hour

Financial Aid: Student loans and scholarships are available

Admission considerations: After completing the online e-application, then send the MBA paper application form, with your official transcripts, three recommendations, three required essays, GMAT scores and a current resume.

Course flexibility: Whether you choose Auburn’s DVD, online, or live streaming options in order to “attend” class, you are being taught by the same award winning faculty as the on campus students. Classes can be viewed on your time. Students can complete the program in 21 months for the Executive MBA.

For more information, please go to http://business.auburn.edu/academics/online-programs/mba-online

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BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (MILLER)

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At Miller College of Business at Ball State University, experience plays a major role in their curriculum. They have adapted hands-on training into the learning environment for the students. Students also have the ability to interact with business professionals and interact with real life business scenarios and problem solving.

Campus Location: Muncie, IN

Accreditation: AACSB, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Tuition: Most students enroll in an average of two courses per semester and graduate in five to six. $398.00 per credit hour for Indiana residents and $773.00 per credit hour for the MBA online program which if the same as the brick and mortar education.

Financial Aid: Graduate students are not eligible for Federal or State grant programs. You must be enrolled at least half time (5 hours) to receive Stafford loan funding.

Acceptance rate: 95.4%

Admission considerations: Undergraduate transcripts to be submitted along with the application, previous academic record, GMAT scores or GRE as long as they are within the last six years, a one to two page resume, along with two professional and two personal letters of recommendations.

Course flexibility: Most of the online classes are asynchronous and can be taken at your own convenience, but there are some that synchronous and on Webcast and requires your participation with the class.

For more information, please visit https://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/mba/academics/coursedelivery/online

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY

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Boston University Online MBA program is designed for the working adult in mind. No matter where you are or what hours that are most convenient for you, you will still be able to complete course assignments. Students gain all the advantages online as they would in a classroom setting. Boston University offers many master’s programs that are offered throughout the year.

With an award winning online program, Boston University’s School of Business – Distance Education, offers students an up to-date, unique education experience.  Boston is ranked among the best for having an unrivaled online program due to innovation in course development and a faculty that is known worldwide.

Campus Location: Boston, MA

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, AACSB

Tuition: In-state and out-of-state tuition are the same at $42,400 plus a non-refundable $60.00 student registration fee

Financial Aid: See university’s website for more information

Acceptance rate: (2013) 27%

Admission considerations: Completing the online application ($125 app fee), 3 essays, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, official university-level transcripts, GMAT OR GRE results…they accept either one.

Course flexibility: Most of Boston University online courses are on a seven week schedule. Though you will need to finish work in a manageable time. Most students commonly start and finish two courses per semester. Students are given the opportunity for tech support 16 hours a day (8 am-Midnight).

For more information, please go to http://www.bu.edu/online/programs/graduate-degree/master-management/

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CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

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Prior to starting Central Michigan University’s MBA program you must meet all NINE pre-requisite courses before being accepted.  Be aware that you must apply at least six weeks prior to the start of the new semester.

Campus Location: Mt Pleasant, MI

Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, AACSB

Tuition: 31 to 43 credit hours required (2013-2014) $600 per credit hour …. $1,000 per credit hour for ERP Concentration Courses …. $550 per credit hour for MBA Active Duty Military

Fees: $50.00 application fee

Financial Aid: Federal Direct Subsidized Loans and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans.

Acceptance rate: 34%

Admission considerations: In addition to the required courses, you must submit:

  • application fee
  • all undergraduate transcripts
  • personal statement
  • resume
  • GMAT scores

GMAT scores ARE REQUIRED at this school

Course flexibility: Minimum time requirement is 30 months. Students enrolled in the online MBA degree programs have seven years to complete the program and, at least, two courses per semester are required. Each semester, spring, summer and fall, are all eight weeks long.

At Central Michigan University, work experience and credit hours from another institution could be accepted upon certain conditions.

For more information, please go to http://global.cmich.edu/onlinemba/Default.aspx?dc=MBA

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GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY

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The Georgia College online MBA is an awarded program that is designed to challenge its students to ready them for a rigorous business industry. A two day orientation is required at the beginning of the program. The program has qualified faculty to lead the students into a sound future in business and their WebMBA is ranked in the top 20 AACSB-accredited distance-learning MBA programs for tuition rates well below the national average.

Campus Location: Milledgeville, GA

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, AACSB

Tuition:  Tuition for the program is the same for in-state and for out-in state students. Cost per semester hour is $700 and the orientation is $600.00.

Acceptance rate: 39%

Admission considerations: You must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in addition to two years of professional work experience. Your GMAT scores will determine your eligibility for the program BUT if you have taken the GRE within the last three years you may be able to substitute the GMAT with your GRE score.

You may request that your “significant” professional work experience be a replacement for a GMAT/GRE score but there are certain guidelines in order to do this, including 8 to 10 years of full-time professional employment AFTER receiving your bachelor’s degree.

Course flexibility: The Georgia College online MBA is completely online, therefore, there are zero on campus requirements, along with no residencies. Students will work together in a team format. All courses are asynchronous for students to work on their own time.

For more information, please go to http://www.gcsu.edu/business/georgiawebmba

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INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY – BLOOMINGTON

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Kelley’s School of Business online is called Kelley Direct MBA and offers you the opportunity to achieve the success of a dual masters degree with only twelve additional hours of course study. Indiana University – Bloomington is consistently one of the top ranked MBA programs available.

Campus Location: Bloomington, IN

Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, AACSB

Tuition: (2013-2014) $1,175/per credit hour ……. 51 credit hours are needed to graduate with an MBA and full time is considered 6 or more hours with 3 to 5 hours being a part-time enrolled student….

Financial Aid: Federal loan options, scholarships, military benefits, and third party sponsorships

Acceptance rate: (2013) 74.4%

Prerequisites: If you do not meet the requirements of this program, they do offer “primer” courses that costs $150.00 per course to fulfill the school’s requirements. Any student that wants to voluntarily enroll in the primer programs may JUST to be certain they are ready.

  • Accounting: College-level financial accounting course (200-level or above) or equivalent with a grade of B or better within the past 5 years, or demonstrate significant work experience in financial accounting.
  • Statistics: College-level course (200-level or above) or equivalent with a grade of B or better within the past 5 years, or demonstrate significant work experience in statistics.

They also are very selective about who enters the MBA program and also requires your academic record, GRE or GMAT scores, letter of recommendation, leadership abilities, work experience, and personal statement.

Course flexibility: The online courses are taught by the same award winning faculty as in their brick and mortar option and has available the most flexible online program as any other nationally ranked top 20 online MBA program. They offer 60 online courses to better individualize your career options. In addition, knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required to take these online courses and if you are not familiar they have a primer course for it as well.

For more information, please go to http://kelley.iu.edu/onlineMBA/Online/MBA/page36790.cfm

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JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

Campus Location: Harrisonburg, VA

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, Commission of Higher Education Accreditation, AACSB accredited

Tuition: The University’s Innovation MBA program’s tuition for 2012-2013 is $1245/course or $415.00 per credit hour

There is a $55 application fee.

Financial Aid: Scholarships, grants and loans are available to students including the FAFSA application to apply for aid.

Acceptance rate: 61%

Admission considerations: GMAT scores, overall grade point average, resume that includes work experience, two letters of recommendation and a minimum of 2 years full-time work experience. Keep in mind that their recent students’ average GPA is 3.2, the average GMAT score is 570 and 4 years of work experience

Course flexibility: The online MBA program at James Madison University consists of a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous courses. The deadline for application submission is June 1st. Every three weeks you are required to attend a face-to-face meeting with faculty on campus in Harrisonburg, VA, but all other weeks it will be during an online synchronous class. All students attending the online MBA program are generally already employed and will have access to all online classes via recorded and archived courses to accommodate your schedule.

For more information, please go to http://www.jmu.edu/cob/graduate/index.shtml

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PACE UNIVERSITY

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Lubin School of Business offers two unique programs, the Executive MBA and their regular MBA program, and both are also another highly ranked business program whose eMBA is regarded as one of the best.  Graduates of this program have a high percentage of employment with Pace University placing among the 2 percent of business schools with both accounting and business accreditation from the AACSB.

Campus Location: New York, NY

Accreditation: AACSB, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Tuition: Lubin School of Business Executive eMBA can be completed with 36 minimum credit hours at $2,166 per credit…entire program estimated to be approx. $78,000. The Lubin School of Business, excluding DPS, is $1,075 credit hours and approx. $34,302

“General Institution Fees” range from $132.00 to $365.00 depending on the amount of credits you take per semester.

Financial Aid: Several options are available for Pace University students. From scholarships and student loans to work-study programs and graduate assistantships.

Acceptance rate: 66.2%

Admission considerations: A personal statement, official transcripts, GMAT scores (required), letters of recommendation, and a personal statement in addition to a $70 non-refundable application fee. Extremely selective, Pace University requires, also, at least five years of work experience and an undergraduate degree from an accredited college.

Course flexibility: With a minimum time commitment of 19 months, you can complete this eMBA program.  There is a a required one-week orientation on-campus.

For more information, please go to  http://www.pace.edu/lubin/executive-mba-program

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PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY – WORLD CAMPUS

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The Penn State World Campus strongly engages students to be able to interact with faculty through various types of online communications. Students have the resources to interact with professionals from a wide range of business industries. There are many students who feel that the interaction with the faculty is as good if not better than sitting in a classroom. The faculty at Penn State World Campus are all full time graduate faculty with many years of combined experience in successful business industries and have also been specialty trained to teach online effectively.

Campus Location: State College, PA

Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, AACSB

Tuition: 48 credits are required to obtain your MBA… Fall 2014 and Spring 2015: $7,414 per term (for each of the 8 terms); $59,312 for the 2-year program.

According to the school’s website, “The cost of the online MBA program covers ALL tuition, books, course materials, fees, and room and board during the residency experiences. The only cost not covered is the transportation to the residency experiences. There is no additional charge for non-Pennsylvania residents.” Great news that non-residents can choose and attend this online MBA program without additional costs involved!

Financial Aid: Students must complete the FAFSA to apply for financial aid and scholarships are available.

Acceptance rate:  52% admissions rate with a 31% enrollment rate

Admission considerations: After completing the school’s online application, two recommendations, resume, statement of intent, U.S. Bachelors degree, GMAT OR GRE scores is accepted but must be from within the last 5 years, and two official transcripts.

Course flexibility: The iMBA program allows you to study at your convenience.  For the most part, a course is separated into lessons with one lesson being assigned per week.  At times, you will be required to schedule your study during a team-based work activity which occurs during the week.

For more information, please go to http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/penn-state-online-mba-degree-program/overview

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QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY

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The Quinnipiac University MBA program offers in depth programs for working adults and full time students. The school strides for their students to be innovative in their studies and learning. Ethical standards and skill development are key for students during the curriculum since it is action oriented. The MBA program is 46 credit hours (34 core credits and 12 elective credits) but students have choices from a various group of electives for a more broad study of various areas in business.

Campus Location: Hamden, CT

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, AACSB, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Tuition: The MBA program requires 46 credits. Currently, tuition is $895.00 per credit hour and the registration fee is $25.00 per semester.

Acceptance rate: (2013) 63.1%

Admission requirements: You must submit an online application, official transcripts from all of the institutions you have attended, a current resume, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement, GMAT or GRE is required BUT can be substituted with certain criteria (see website)

Course flexibility: Quinnipiac offers asynchronous online classes, but all courses requires your participation in discussions using email and submitting assignments to the faculty via the Web. Textbooks are there primary source so you would need to purchase those books but you would receive all assignments and take tests and such over the Internet.

For more information, please go to https://quonline.quinnipiac.edu/online-programs/online-graduate-programs/online-mba/

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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

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“Experience the power of Fox!”  To succeed in today’s business world, you will need a top-of-the-line education that the Fox online MBA can offer. Beginning with a one week residency at Temple University and completing the leadership development course, students will have the opportunity to meet with fellow online classmates and their world renowned faculty. The online courses offer working professionals whom can not afford to take off time from work many starting points throughout the year to enter the MBA program. All classes are collaborative so each student can build off one another.

Campus Location: Philadelphia, PA

Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, AACSB

Tuition:  Beginning August 2013, tuition is $1,296 per credit hour and the program consists of a total of 48 credits and can be completed in as early as 20 months AND is all inclusive which means that all course materials, lodging and food for the residency, HD webcam and headset, special events and program activities are included in your tuition price.

There is a non-refundable $60.00 application fee.

Financial Aid: Recognized as a full-time program, Temple University students are eligible for up to $20,500 in Federal Financial Aid. There are also loan programs such as the Federal Stafford Loan, the Federal Graduate PLUS loan and alternative educational loans along with merit scholarships.

Acceptance rate:  45.2%

Admission considerations: Upon completing your application, required of you are your college transcripts, current resume, two letters of recommendation, two required essays on leadership and your statement of goals, along with one optional statement, GMAT scores if taken only within the last five years (There is a GMAT waiver policy and GRE scores are also accepted).  After your application has been submitted, interviews for admissions are held via invitation only.

Course flexibility: For most of the course, students will be able to focus on one class at a time lasting up to four weeks. During those weeks of study, the course will be comprised of video lectures (that can be viewed on your own schedule), assigned readings and discussion boards. Each week on Thursdays, there will be a scheduled live class online, which is optional to attend. There will be extra assignments for opting out of the synchronous class. Throughout the course, the faculty and students will endeavor in asynchronous networking.

For more information, please go to http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/mba-ms/online-mba/

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (HOUGH)

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The Hough School of Business at the University of Florida offers an online version that includes a two year program, 27 months, and a one year program which consists of 16 months of study. Their online MBA program is another consistently high ranking degree program.

Campus Location: Gainesville, FL

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Tuition: Florida residents should expect to pay around $25,000 for the two-year program and out of state residents will pay close to $60,000 for the same MBA base program.

Financial Aid: You may apply for student aid even before admission into the MBA program. You may apply thru the FAFSA for federal student loan programs and they also offer scholarships and private sector loans as well.

Acceptance rate: 26%

Pre-requisites: Applicants are required to submit an application and provide detailed work history, essays and academic history as well and if you are applying for the one-year program you must have graduated within seven years from an undergraduate business program. Both the two-year and the one-year options require at least two, full-time years of professional work experience.

Course flexibility: The UF Internet MBA as it’s called is perfect for those professionals that may relocate during their pursuits to obtain an MBA or maybe your work or professional commitments won’t allow for you to attend the traditional option.  This online school does require you to come to the actual campus for a Saturday and Sunday once per term (about every four months) to take your final exam and give presentations to end one term and then also to meet the faculty teaching your following term’s classes.

Class sizes are limited to 65 students.

For more information, please go to http://floridamba.ufl.edu/workingprofessional/internet/

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN

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The MBA program offered at University of Nebraska at Lincoln allows you to complete the program in as little as two years or as many as ten years but most students complete the program in two to four years. The award winning staff will guide you just as they do the students attending classes in person.

Campus Location: Lincoln, NE

Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, AACSB

Tuition: 48 hours are required to complete the MBA program. There is a $50.00 online application fee. Tuition for Nebraska residents is $352.50 per credit hour and $978.75 per credit hour for non-residents.

Acceptance Rate: 34.1%

Admission considerations: A 3.0 GPA Bachelor’s degree is recommended, a GMAT score of 600 is recommended but a comparable GRE score will be considered. Two years of leadership/management work experience is recommended and three letters of recommendation, along with a professional resume. The GMAT score, the 3.0 GPA and the two years of work experience are RECOMMENDED but it will suffice to have areas of expertise to offset of one these by that highlights your abilities.

Course flexibility: At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln you are not required to visit the campus but are, of course, welcomed to anytime. Every situation is certainly different but you should expect to spend four hours on-line and eight to twelve hours off-line PER WEEK, PER COURSE. In addition, you may complete these hours anytime of the day or night and although the professors sometimes hold phone conferences or on-line chat rooms to interact with students, you are not required to attend.

For more information, please go to http://mba.unl.edu/program-information/online/

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 UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE – MARTIN

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University of Tennessee at Martin’s online MBA program is open to any student or working professional that holds a bachelor’s degree from any accredited four-year college or university. The UT Martin MBA program is young but has already received many awards for its accomplished track record. The online MBA program is geared more towards financial services, but is open to all fields. The online MBA is taught by the same dedicated faculty that teaches the brick and mortar counterpart.

Campus Location: Martin, TN

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, AACSB accredited

Tuition: 2012-2013 tuition: $3,825 (in-state), $4,221 (out-of-state) and the 2012-2014 tuition per credit is $451 (in-state) and $497 (out of state)

Acceptance rate: 85.7%

Admission considerations: Once you complete the online application, you must submit a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, past or current, GMAT score, official transcripts and current resume.  Potential students must have a minimum of 2 years professional work experience.

Course flexibility:  The Online MBA is completely online which is a great advantage for students that are working full time. Trips to campus are not required of you. All you need is a computer and internet to accomplish the assigned workload. The faculty uses a variety of tools accessible for students to view and listen to recorded lessons and lectures. Discussion boards and virtual classrooms are also open for interacting with faculty and other students.

For more information, please go to http://www.utm.edu/departments/mba/online_mba.php

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – DALLAS

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The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a variety of nationally ranked programs. The school requires 53 semester credit hours upon applying. The online program allows students to choose between full and part time courses. The Naveen Jindal School holds in high regards for the published work and contributions from its faculty towards research.

Campus Location: Richardson, TX

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges,

Tuition:  Tuition is based on number of credit hours per semester …. Attached is the link directly to the website’s Tuition and Fees section:

http://www.utdallas.edu/bursar/tuition/tables/?third=1/

There is an application fee of $100 (domestic) $150 (international)

Financial Aid: Please contact the school for more information regarding financial aid.

Acceptance rate: 53.4% school wide

Admission considerations: Complete an online application form, official transcripts, a sealed, certified copy of degree certificate, recommendation letters are options with a maximum of 3 if you feel the additional information will assist in the admission process, two essays on topics listed in the application, GMAT scores no more than five years old and a GRE score will be accepted with certain restrictions, resume, and interviews are by invitation only.

Course flexibility: The Naveen Jindal School of Management is a hassle free online program for students with a number of obstacles that may hinder them from attending on campus classes. No campus visits are required for JSOM’S programs, unless proctored exams at this location are scheduled. The online program allows students to take and compete courses at a part time student pace. Courses are offered each of the three semesters (fall, spring, and summer) also allowing students who are not able to attend campus courses due to relocation will not lose any credits from previous classes. The admission requirements are similar as on campus courses but have additional fees per credit hour for distance learning.

For more information, please go to http://jindal.utdallas.edu/academic-programs/mba-programs/professional-mba-program/professional-mba-online/

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UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA (RICHARDS)

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The Richard’s College of Business’ Masters of Business Administration is an 18 month/30 credit hour program that is designed for highly qualified students looking to deepen their knowledge base and extend their careers. They are a member of The Georgia WebMBA program which consists of highly educated faculty from six University System of Georgia institutions.

Campus Location: Carrollton, GA

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, AACSB

Tuition: The total program tuition for in-state AND out-of-state students currently is $21,000. You may split the cost of the program into five consecutive semesters. There is also an orientation fee of $600.00 that, at the time of acceptance, is required.

Financial Aid: FAFSA application is available, fellowships and scholarships are available, as well, for graduate students that can receive consideration for receiving this type of aid.

Acceptance rate: 58%

Admission considerations:  You will need to complete the online application form along with a $40 application fee, your GMAT/GRE scores, current resume, an official transcript from all universities and colleges you have attended, proof of your residency with either a valid driver’s license or other valid ID.

Course flexibility: Although a required two-day orientation on campus is required at the beginning of the program, afterwards all classes are held in an online format. And, yes, it is MANDATORY unless you live or are travelling outside of the continental United States.

For more information, please go to https://www.westga.edu/uwgonline/program_page.php?program_id=189

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – CONSORTIUM

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University of Wisconsin allows students that did not major in business to enter the MBA program through their Consortium Foundation Program which is consists of pre-requisite courses and are fully available online. Most courses are 8 weeks and are two credits each.

Campus Location: Madison, WI

Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, AASCB International

Tuition: (2011-2012) Tuition for residents and non-residents are the same at $675.00 per credit for a Consortium MBA course which consists of 30-credits. You should expect, at least, an additional $2,000 for books and materials depending on which elective you take.

There are additional fees that may apply in regards to any prerequisite courses, books and materials and the cost of the GMAT/GRE tests.

Financial Aid: Eligibility for financial aid depends on your enrollment.  You must be enrolled on at least a half time basis which consists of 4 credits during the spring or fall semesters. You can find the link to the FAFSA application on the school’s website.

Admission considerations: You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least a 2.75, submission of your GMAT OR GRE test scores, and for non-business majors, you must complete the MBA program course prerequisites.

Course flexibility: Traditional on-campus classes, with the professors, textbooks, assignments, etc. are very similar to your online class experience and allows you to coordinate all of your obligations, i.e. work, school, family AND school. You MAY participate in the courses if you wish to add to discussion and complete online assignments with other students.

For more information, please go to http://www.wisconsinonlinemba.org/

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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

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Washington State University’s online MBA prepares students for the real world business industry. Graduates from WSU are already equipped with the tools necessary to make important business decisions. The faculty at WSU has many combined years of experience in their respected fields of expertise. Most faculty members have published works and are among the best with their research. Students will have access to communicate with the faculty one on one throughout the program. The same faculty that teaches the online programs also teach these same program on campus at Washington State University. They offer an Executive MBA and MBA programs.

Campus Location: Pullman, WA

Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, AACSB

Tuition: Whether you live in state or out of state the tuition per credit hour for a masters of business management degree is $750.00 …

Acceptance rate: 76%

Admission considerations: No information could be found regarding admission requirements that was readily available.

Course flexibility:  Washington State University encourages instructors to be on a personal level with students. Courses are developed with your style of education in mind. All of their online classes are recorded and archived. They have 16 full-time and 6 part-time faculty teaching the online courses and you can complete your MBA in as little as 22 months.

For more information, please go to http://www.business.wsu.edu/Pages/index.aspx

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