With the passing of August, the fall semester begins. It is an exciting time for students, professors, and administration alike. Schools are opening their doors and students are dreaming of what the semester will hold. This past month has seen multiple online MBA programs expanding or starting, and with the ever increasing number of programs available, Online MBA Today has published new rankings to help prospective students in their search for the right online MBA: the Top Online MBA Programs in Virginia Ranking, the Top Online MBA Programs in Wisconsin Ranking, and our annual Top 50 Online MBA Programs 2019 Ranking.
Over the past month, there has been a new Online MBA programs announced from the University of Michigan, Clayton State University, and Drake University, as well as an expanded program from the Jack Welch Management Institute. Enjoy the latest news for Online MBAs!
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business will add a part-time online MBA program to its stable of MBA programs, which currently include full-time, evening, weekend, executive, and global formats. The first students for this new part-time program will begin in the fall of 2019. The new program, while online, will include three on-campus residences. The entire part-time program can be completed in as little as two and half years but is set up for on a three-year timeline. Courses will be set up so that students will work on self-guided modules at their own pace in time for a synchronous learning period. The program requires 57 credit hours to graduate with 27 coming from core curriculum, 18 from electives, nine from the on-campus residencies, and three from an "action-based learning project."
The University of Michigan is a public research university with its flagship campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The university was founded in 1817, and it currently has a student body of over 44, 700 students. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Clayton State University – Morrow, Georgia
Clayton State University now offers an MBA program entirely online. The program is 33-credit hours and can be completed in one year. It offers specializations in accounting, human resource leadership, international business, supply chain management and digital marketing (beginning in fall 2019).
Clayton State is a public university in Morrow, Georgia, which is part of Metro Atlanta. It is part of the University System of Georgia and has just over 7,000 students. The online MBA is offered through the AACSB-accredited College of Business. Clayton State is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Drake University – Des Moines, Iowa
In addition to their current hybrid MBA offering, Drake University has launched a new, online MBA program to begin this month. This 39-credit hour program can be completed in as little as two years on a part-time track. Students may choose an emphasis in healthcare, data analytics leadership, or an individualized emphasis with combined courses from the MBA program, the Master's of Public Administration program, and the Master's of Communication program.
Drake is a private university in Des Moines, Iowa, which is home to over 5,000 students across its six colleges. Drake's College of Business is the only higher education institution in Iowa to hold accreditation from the AACSB for a fully online MBA program. The university is also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Jack Welch Management Institute – Herndon, Virginia
The Jack Welch Management Institute has launched a human resources leadership concentration for its online MBA program. Says business leader and founder of JWMI, Jack Welch, "Human Resources is the most critical function within any organization. What could possibly be more important than who gets hired, developed, promoted, or moved out the door?"
The Jack Welch Management Institute become part of Strayer University in 2012 and has a student body of 1,800 students. It is a for-profit, online higher education institute founded by Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric. It offers an MBA program and executive certificates. The institute is accredited by the ACBSP and Strayer holds a regional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.