PELLA, Iowa, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TheBestSchools.org, a leading online publication for ranking schools and degree programs, has now published its ranking of "The 50 Best Online MBA Programs for 2017-18."
This list recognizes the outstanding achievements of faculty and administrators at colleges and universities across America, educators who have dedicated themselves making an online MBA feasible, affordable, and excellent for its distance learners.
"Online education has become more and more mainstream throughout America's colleges and universities. Yet doubts continue about its effectiveness in training students for practical fields such as business," notes James Barham, General Editor for TheBestSchools.org. "This ranking of America's 50 best online MBA programs gives the lie to that worry. Online business education, as this ranking shows, has come a long way, with online MBAs proving every bit as competitive in the business world as on-campus MBAs."
The MBA, or Master of Business Administration, is as practical degree as one can find. The skills gained from an MBA program serve one well throughout business, industry, and government. Covering a broad array of fields, including entrepreneurship, marketing, organization, finance, and accounting, an MBA prepares graduates to assume important leadership roles in the business world. The MBA is a terrific springboard for taking a career to the next level, and surveys indicate that most graduates with this degree are glad they got it.
TheBestSchools.org selected the degree programs for this ranking based on academic rigor, range of courses provided, faculty strength as well as school awards, reputation, and a proven track record of being able to deliver full-fledged online instruction. Because the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International) is committed to holding business programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level to the highest standards, all the schools in this ranking are accredited by the AACSB.
The schools with online MBA programs recognized in this ranking are listed alphabetically as follows:
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Drexel, University, Philadelphia, PA
Florida International University, University Park, FL
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Penn State World Campus, State College, PA
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
University System of Georgia, GA
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
TheBestSchools.org is delighted to spotlight the achievement of these schools in setting the standard for online business education, especially at the MBA level.
TheBestSchools.org is a leader in school rankings - K thru 12, college, post graduate, online and on-campus -- providing millions of prospective students with the information they need to find the right school for them. TheBestSchools.org is an independent educational website whose staff and advisory board believe learning transforms lives for the better and should be a lifelong pursuit.