SEATTLE, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Comprehensive guide to online MBA programs, Online MBA Today (http://www.onlinembatoday.com/) has published a ranking of the 15 best executive online MBA degrees (http://www.onlinembatoday.com/rankings/top-executive-online-mbas/).
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, the Economist, and the National Center for Education Statistics. A list of over 350 school programs was obtained and then ranked based on the following five factors: estimated tuition cost, accreditation, early career salary, prestige, and overall graduation rates to find the top online executive MBA degrees.
The top three school in the ranking are: 1) Washington State University in Pullman, Washington; 2) James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia; and 3) Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Other schools making the list include (alphabetically ordered):
Duke University Fuqua School of Business - Durham, NC
Howard University School of Business - Washington, DC
Ohio University College of Business - Athens, OH
Pace University Lubin School of Business - New York, NY
Purdue University Krannert School of Management - West Lafayette, IN
Rochester Institute of Technology Saunders College of Business - Rochester, NY
St. Joseph's College - Brooklyn, NY
Texas Woman's University School of Management - Denton, TX
University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business - Fayetteville, AK
University of Nevada-Reno College of Business - Reno, NV
University of North Alabama College of Business - Florence, AL
University of Virginia Darden School of Business - Charlottesville, VA
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programs, simply put, are MBA programs with a specific focus on executive leadership for experienced professionals and managers. Both MBA and EMBA programs prepare professionals for a deeper understanding of business and management, but the EMBA goes beyond the fundamentals of a normal MBA program. MBA programs focus on a wide range of business skills, whereas EMBA programs hone in on specialized topics such as Strategy Formulation and Organizational Design, Managerial Leadership and Productivity, Leadership Through Big Data Analytics, and Managing Risks in Global Environments.
Tammie Cagle, editor of Online MBA Today, explains that an EMBA is helpful because it directly informs the kinds of decision making processes that business executives are likely to encounter. "Moreover," she explains, "an online EMBA is ideal for a business world saturated with virtual systems. These programs equip leaders to navigate virtual communication successfully." An online EMBA offers a curriculum targeted to business leaders in a flexible format, ideally suited for the busy schedule of a mid-to-high level manager. The ranking of the Top 15 Online Executive MBA degrees will help prospective online EMBA students narrow down their search and take the next step in their career.
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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