OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Poets&Quants, the definitive online publication for business education news, unveiled its inaugural ranking of The Best Online MBA Programs. Considered the standard for business programs, the data revealed the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business as the #1 online business school in the country.
This ranking is the cornerstone feature of Poets&Quants' launch of a comprehensive Online MBA Hub. Launched with the premier support of the #2 ranked Indiana Kelley School of Business, this hub includes what will be a complete, searchable directory of programs, video interviews, podcast discussions and in-depth articles and analyses that readers have come to expect from Poets&Quants.
"As the leading resource for all things MBA, developing a significant fully-developed resource for the Online MBA programs and what they offer MBA prospects was a natural move for us," said John A. Byrne, founder and editor-in-chief, Poets&Quants. "Since pioneering the first ever business school ranking with Businessweek in the early 1980s, MBA options have evolved into various technology and delivery mechanisms. Students need help navigating what can be a difficult set of options. We feel that developing a new ranking at this time and creating a place where students can see different programs, weigh thoughtful analysis and review the most complete Online MBA resources available is a critical service to our readers."
The top 10 online business school programs are:
1. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)
2. Indiana University (Kelley)
3. University of Florida (Hough)
4. Texas-Dallas (Jindal)
5. North Dakota
6. Lehigh University
8. Massachusetts-Amherst (Isenburg)
9. Arizona State (Carey)
Poets&Quants based its rankings on three core dimensions of the programs:
1) the quality of the incoming students
2) an assessment by graduates of the MBA experience, both the academic and the extracurricular activities
3) the career outcomes of a program's graduates
Data was gathered from both school and alumni surveys. The school survey asked for a wide variety of statistics from admission standards to global immersion trips. The alumni survey, sent to MBA graduates who were two years removed from the program, sought their impressions on a wide range of topics, from whether the program fulfilled their expectations to whether they would recommend the program to others.
Visit https://poetsandquants.com/2018/02/14/tepper-kelley-hough-jindal-top-our-debut-online-mba-ranking/ to learn more about the 2018 Rankings, the methodology and to locate a specific school.
Poets&Quants is the leading resource for complete coverage of graduate business education. We feature multiple tools and authoritative content, including: consolidated B-school rankings, news and in-depth features, videos, podcasts, two searchable directories and events, empowering our community with information needed to make decisions along their journey from pre- to post-MBA.
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