With the holiday season approaching, students are in full gear trying to finish out their semesters and quarters well. Professors and Administrators are doing a balancing act with two years in hand, finishing one and being prepared for the next. Even in this busy time of transition, new programs are being announced and more and more research is being done about the online MBA world.
This month, Online MBA Today released our newest ranking of the Top 100 Ranking of the Most Affordable Online MBA Programs. This list is a product of evaluating over 450 online MBA programs based upon their Accreditation and Estimated Tuition Cost. Each programs in this list is accredited by one of the six accrediting agencies recognized by the US Department of Education, and then 100% ranked upon their estimated base tuition price. For more information about other online MBA programs, check out our article on the top MBA specializations and explore our other Online MBA Rankings.
This month has seen the publication of many things for prospective and current Online MBA programs to review. The Princeton Review’s annual Online MBA Ranking has been released and AACSB International has accredited new programs to consider. Finally, Entrepreneur, Financial Advisor, and Find MBA published important articles about online MBA programs.
This News in Review is proud to highlight Marshall University, Northern Kentucky University, and Temple University.
Enjoy the latest news for Online MBAs!
Marshall University will begin offering an online MBA option in the spring of 2018. The program will take two years and will have the same requirements as the on-campus version. According to Dr. Marc Sollosy, director of the MBA program, “Marshall M.B.A. has always allowed professionals to advance their position, take on leadership roles, or improve upon business skills for today’s fast-paced industries…We believe an online M.B.A. program will help our students balance work, family and education more successfully.”
Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia, was founded in 1837. It has nine undergraduate colleges and three graduate colleges with a total of over 13,000 students. Its Lewis College of Business is only one of two AACSB-accredited institutions in the state.
Northern Kentucky University
Beginning in January 2018, Northern Kentucky University will begin to offer an accelerated online MBA program. The new accelerated program can be completed in as little as 12 months for 33 credit hours. Cost of tuition sits at $16,995. Students can choose two of three “stacks” to pursue: finance, leadership, and innovation through competitive intelligence.
NKU was established in 1968 and is a public university in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Total enrollment is over 15, 000 students. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It has been ranked among Forbes top colleges for nine years in a row.
The Richard J. Fox School of Business at Temple University will open a new location for its part-time distance MBA program in the fall of 2018. Conshohocken, a Philadelphia suburb, was chosen as the new location to help facilitate the process of obtaining a degree for students not in Philadelphia proper. It will be a hybrid, pilot curriculum with 40 students. They will complete the first year in-person in Conshohocken, electives and concentration-specific classes with the online MBA platform, and then complete their capstone in-person again. Said Fox School of Business Dean Moshe Porat about the program, “We can now provide access to our program for professionals who are working at companies and in corporate headquarters that are located in this vicinity.” [http://temple-news.com/news/fox-opens-masters-program-in-conshohocken/]
Located in Philadelphia, PA, Temple University has more than 39,000 students enrolled over 400 academic programs across seven campuses in the state. Established in 1884, it is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Fox School of Business was established in 1918 and currently has around 6,500 students. The MBA program was started in 1942.
The Princeton Review has published its 2018 Top 25 Online MBA Programs ranking. This list is made from surveying more than 4,700 online MBA students from more than 75 business schools offering online MBA programs. The surveys focused on the following five areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms, and career outcomes. IU Bloomington sits on top of this year’s list, with UNC Chapel Hill and Temple University at #2 and #3 respectively.
The Princeton Review is a leading test preparation, tutoring, and college admissions organization. This ranking is their third annual online MBA ranking. Check out our review of their first Online MBA ranking.
This past month, AACSB International has awarded accreditation to three new schools in Dubai and Seoul, as well as Texas’ Texas A&M University-Kingsville, which offers an online MBA program and is currently ranked #1 as this year’s most affordable Online MBA program. TAMU Kingsville was established in 1925. It has over 8,500 students across eight colleges. It offers over 50 undergraduate programs, more than 60 master’s programs, and six doctoral degree. It is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Entrepreneur published a post on “Making the Most of an Online MBA Degree” with some suggestions to help students connect and succeed in a program style that can often feel isolating. Suggestions include forming online study groups, participating in online speaker broadcasts, and going on student travel activities.
Financial Advisor published a piece entitled, “Want To Get an MBA Degree Online? These Schools May Be Your Ticket.” They synthesized the top, online MBA programs ranked by U.S. News and give readers the top ten programs. Arkansas State University comes in at number 10, while Temple University ranks at number one.
Find MBA’s recent article with Clair Osborn shines a light on what it’s really like in an online MBA program. In the interview, “5 Questions for an Online MBA Graduate,” Osborn, a recent graduate from Durham University Business Schools’ online MBA program discusses the pros and cons of an online MBA program.