SEATTLE, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Comprehensive guide to online MBA programs, Online MBA Today (http://www.onlinembatoday.com/) has published a new ranking of the 30 best online MBA programs in Business Analytics (http://www.onlinembatoday.com/rankings/best-online-mba-business-analytics/).
A list of 380 online MBA school programs was obtained and each was vetted according to whether or not it had a good business management foundation as well as an extended offering of business analytics courses. Then each program was ranked based on the following five factors: estimated online MBA tuition cost, regional and business accreditation, estimated early career salary, prestige, and overall graduation rate. The data for this ranking was derived from the most recent and publicly available sources, including PayScale, US News and World Report, the Princeton Review, the Financial Times, Quacquarelli Symonds, and the National Center for Education Statistics. Data was gathered for each online MBA program, weighted equally, and then averaged to find the top online MBA programs in business analytics.
Placing first in this ranking is Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business in Stillwater, Oklahoma, followed by Villanova University's School of Business in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and Babson College's F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Other schools making the ranking include (alphabetically ordered):
Abilene Christian University College of Business Administration - Abilene, Texas
American Public University School of Business - Charles Town, West Virginia
American University Kogod School of Business - Washington, District of Columbia
DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management
Drexel University Bennett S. Lebow College of Business - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nova Southeastern University Huizenga College of Business - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Ohio University College of Business - Athens, Ohio
Oregon State University College of Business - Corvallis, Oregon
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Smeal College of Business - University Park, Pennsylvania
Regent University School of Business & Leadership - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Saint Joseph's University Erivan K. Haub School of Business - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Graduate School of Business and Technology - Winona, Minnesota
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business - Edwardsville, Illinois
Southern New Hampshire University School of Business - Manchester, New Hampshire
Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business - Hoboken, New Jersey
Syracuse University Whitman School of Management - Syracuse, New York
University of Bridgeport Ernest C. Trefz School of Business - Bridgeport, Connecticut
University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business - Irving, Texas
University of Maryland-College Park Robert H. Smith School of Business - College Park, Maryland
University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration - Lincoln, Nebraska
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business - Vermillion, South Dakota
University of St. Francis College of Business and Health Administration - Joliet, Illinois
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga College of Business Administration - Chattanooga, Tennessee
University of the Incarnate Word H-E-B School of Business & Administration - San Antonio, Texas
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business and Economics - Whitewater, Wisconsin
West Chester University of Pennsylvania College of Business and Public Management - West Chester, Pennsylvania
"Business in our global economy has become increasingly dependent upon data collection and forecasting," says Tammie Cagle, editor at Online MBA Today. "Buying habits, public opinion, and website clicks result in a massive amount of data that requires not only collection, but interpretation. Business professionals need this expertise to help their organization attain success." Online MBA programs that specifically focus on Business Analytics give business professionals precisely these types of tools and skills for success. This ranking from Online MBA of Top 30 Online MBA programs in Business Analytics is intended to help online MBA students find the best programs in this exciting field and help students gain a competitive edge in the job market.
Online MBA Today is an online comprehensive resource for information about online MBA degrees. The site publishes news updates, in depth school profiles, interviews, rankings, scholarship opportunities, success stories, and more.
Tammie Cagle, editor
Online MBA Today
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