When it comes to online MBA programs, they have increased by leaps and bounds. There are several online MBA programs which fail to address the major concerns of potential students.
One of this is that how good are the outcomes for an online student when it comes competition they have to face from students in traditional schools. For reasons like this, we have compiled a list of online MBA colleges that mostly address the problem of student outcomes. We have also explored on the query that whether or not the online MBA programs limit their students’ abilities when it comes to specialization. We have listed the best flexible programs along with their program specialization and best student outcomes.
1. Indiana University – Bloomington (Kelley)
Kelly School of Business from Indiana University is among the top business schools when it comes to online graduate business programs. The competition is quite tough, and it requires GMAT score of 636 to get into this program. A student can earn the graduation in between two and five years and can choose from total six specializations. It provides much-needed flexibility which makes it one of the best top-tier business programs. Its students on average see their salary rise between 33% and 66%. With over $104,000 average salary for graduates from Kelley Online, it promises a great future ahead.
2. University of Texas – Dallas
Naveen Jindal School of Management of University of Texas-Dallas online programs was first started back in 1999. It provides two tracks – the global leadership executive MBA and the track on project management. It also offers healthcare management for physicians specialization which is available for deserving students. UT Dallas ranks highly as its average MBA graduate starting salary is $81,037.
3. Arizona State University
Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business is one of the top rated business school which entered the online medium after Indiana University- Bloomington. When it comes to the outcome, its graduate’s average salary is $98,093. Its online program classes are taught by the same faculty who teach in the full-time and part-time MBA programs. It offers up to four specializations.
4. Thunderbird School of Global Management
The Thunderbird School of Global Management is considered to be the number 1 ranked school of international business. Its Global MBA program is quite blended which requires on-campus meet-ups which last for 19 months. It has international students who comprise about half of the class. Its average salary starts at $83,200. However, its admission standards are quite high as it requires GMAT score of 585 and this program has only 62% acceptance rate.
5. Syracuse University
Syracuse University Whitman School of Management’s online MBA was started back in 2001-2002. Its program provides a large variety of specializations which includes, entrepreneurship, accounting, marketing management, finance along with supply chain management. Its outcomes are quite good. Its average graduate starting salary is $90,000 in the case of the full-time two-year program. Average GMAT score is at 600. The student-faculty ratio is at 11 to 1.
6. University of Florida (Hough)
The Hough Graduate School of Business remains as a top online MBA program. The online MBA is under working professional MBA program, and it also offers two timeframes – one is for a two-year option which is open to any undergraduate degree holder, and one is a one-year accelerated option especially for business degree majors. Both options require one to have at least two years of work experience and its average GMAT score to get into this program is 584.
7. Ball State University
Ball State University’s online MBA was started back in 1990’s. It is part of the same program which has three versions namely, main campus, online or blended. Outcomes from this program is quite good and starting salary is at $100,000 at three months out. Its student-faculty ratio is six to one. It requires average GMAT score of 533. It offers five specializations which consist of entrepreneurship, sales management, finance, operations management along with health economics, policy and administration.
8. Norwich University
Being the oldest military college, it has transformed into one of the forefronts in the online education world. Its MBA program was founded back in 2000-2001. It offers five specializations: Finance, supply chain management and logistics, project management, and construction management. However, it does have lower acceptance rate with only 42% of applicants accepted.
9. Washington State University
Washington State University Carson College of Business’ online MBA is quite a new entry when it comes to Online MBA programs. Although the university has 20 years of experience in the online world with 50 years of teaching MBA programs. Average GMAT score required is at 567, and its acceptance rate is at 51%. It offers specialization in marketing, international business, and finance.
10. Georgia College and State University (Bunting)
The Georgia College and Stat University’s Georgia WebMBA provides highly rated online MBA program which is quite flexible and cheap. Its online program is quite small with having full-time professors. Its outcomes are better and starting salary on average is at $71,000. Average GMAT score for its entrants is at 544. However, its acceptance rate is quite good at 62%.