As we enter spring, those in the education world are busy preparing for programs in the summer and fall term. Students are busy working through their semester, looking into next steps for the summer and fall terms, and some looking into new programs. The world of online MBA degrees is bursting with new rankings, as well as new online MBA programs to meet those prospective students looking to further their horizons into the MBA world.
Two very prestigious organizations have announced their new online MBA rankings for 2016 to aid prospective students in finding a program. Both, Quacquarelli Symonds and The Financial Times published new rankings that list what they see as the best online MBA programs from around the world. These lists can be incredibly helpful because they can provide quantitative data associated with programs to help students make their next education choice.
Also, more universities are announcing new programs available for students. In the past month, three schools have announced brand new online MBA programs. These new programs are giving prospective students more choices and more flexibility as they pursue the next step in their career. New online MBA programs hail from Lee University, West Liberty University, and Manhattan College.
Enjoy the latest news for Online MBAs.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released their Online MBA ranking for 2016. This list ranks online MBA programs from business schools around the world. Out of this list of 30 programs, half are located in the US.
US schools from the top 15 on the list include:
QS ranked these programs based on the following criteria:
15%-established in online mba market
15%-faculty and teaching quality
QS is a medium sized, multinational company that strives to be the world's leading media, events and software company in the higher education field. Through a global career and education network, QS links prospective students with graduates, MBA and executive communities, business schools, and employers. They offer tools, organize business education events, offer extensive print and online publications, and technical solutions.
The Financial Times published their third Online MBA Ranking. Out of 18 programs that took part in the ranking, there are 15 schools included from around the world. Data was collected from schools and recent alumni within 18 different criterions, from return on investment to program quality and diversity to teaching quality. Each school is internationally accredited by AACSB and/or Equis, at least four consecutive years old, with at least 70% of the program delivered online.
US schools from the top 10 on the list include:
The Financial Times dates back to 1888 as the London Financial Guide. Today, they are a global news publisher with staff in over 40 countries. The Financial Times reports news on business, economics, politics, leisure, and finance and has a daily readership of 2.2 million people worldwide.
Lee University – Cleveland, Tennessee
Lee University's College of Arts and Sciences recently announced a new online Master of Business Administration. Lee has offered a hybrid MBA and just expanded to a 100% online program. This 36-credit hour program is designed to teach students the skills necessary for senior level leadership from a Christian worldview.
Lee University is a four-year, private, nonprofit, Christian college that was founded in 1918 as a small Church of God Bible Institute. Today, they bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs through five colleges and schools, to almost 5,000 students every year. The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
West Liberty University – West Liberty, West Virginia
West Liberty University's Gary E. West College of Business announced a new online MBA program that will start in this coming fall. This 30-credit hour program is offered in an accelerated format and offers students a choice to concentrate their studies in either management or entrepreneurship. The core curriculum consists of the following courses: Social Responsibility & Business Ethics, Information Technology Management, Global Economics, Managerial Accounting Decision Analysis, Financial Management & Theory, Integrative Marketing Management, and Strategic Human Resource Management.
West Liberty University is a four-year, public university that was established in 1837 as West Liberty Academy. They offer associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees to over 2,600 students annually. The university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Manhattan College – Riverdale, New York
Manhattan College's School of Business just announced their launch of a new online Master of Business Administration program. This 36-45-credit hour, AACSB-accredited program is designed for students with at least three years of professional experience. The curriculum consists of core courses in Analysis and Risk Management, Leadership and Social Justice, and Organizations and the Competitive Environment courses, capstone courses, and elective courses. Core courses include: Stock Market and Corporate Valuation, Decision Modeling with Spreadsheets, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Going Global: Business and Society, Supply Chain Analysis, and Innovation Management.
Manhattan College is a four-year, private, nonprofit, Catholic college that dates back to 1853. They offer a variety of bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs to over 3,900 students every year. The university is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.