Since online degree become the alternative method to pursue distance learning, all qualified institutions find their ways to compete to provide the best to attract interested students. But since they are too much availability, here are the selected top online degree programs in Master of Business Administration (MBA) based on reputation, structure, networking opportunities, gained skills and tuition investment.
Instituto de Empresa (IE) of Madrid is the top recommendation where it offers for English and Spanish speakers. Connection from every corner in the world can happen through virtual lectures and videoconferences and students are required for ‘blended sessions’ in different cities. Vast networking is allowed and students from 48 countries can exchange background and expertise in diverse fields.
Thunderbird School of Global Management and Duke University of USA ranked second and third respectively. Through global MBA and cross-continental MBA, the students are those who are employed in companies from Coca Cola to Boeing. However, the tuition investment ranged from 57,000 to 95,000 USD. Actually, Thunderbird School was given the top spot in International Programs by US News and World Report and number one rank in International Business by Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Manchester Business School of UK, which offers a flexible distance learning MBA program combined with self-to-self workshops, only costs 30,000 USD is ranked fourth. The fifth to ten ranked institution are from US, which are Indiana University (offers MBA on general administration), Pennsylvania State University, University of Florida (offers Internet MBA), Babson College (offers Fast Track MBA), University of Massachusetts-Amherst (ranked second on Best Overall Academic Experience) and The George Washington University (offers a new GWU Healthcare MBA for professionals involved in healthcare industry).
The next five rankings are Walden University (ranked among the top ten largest online graduate programs for business by US News and World Report and Financial Times), University of Phoenix (offers Master of Management focusing on leadership and management skills), Western Governers University, DeVry University and Jones International University.
Although the MBA programs are quite similar overall, we must know that the rankings are not tailored to individual needs and only accustomed for certain values against certain criteria.