Online Business School Profiles

MBA programs can offer graduates an expanded professional network, high-level business knowledge, and improved leadership skills. However, program essentials such as content delivery, coursework options, and faculty interactions are what differentiate programs from one another.

BSchools.org’s meticulously researched profiles show how specific distance-based online MBA programs operate. All information not readily available on school websites has been verified directly with program representatives.

Prospective students can look up general online MBA programs or those in concentrations such as consulting, cybersecurity, digital marketing, enterprise resource planning (ERP), entrepreneurship, healthcare informatics, international business, project management, sports management, and sustainability, among many others.

Each profile offers information on essential program details such as accreditation, admissions requirements, program format, coursework, campus attendance requirements, specialization tracks, capstone requirements, distinguishing school features, and tuition. Explore BSchools.org’s A-Z list of featured universities.

A-Z List of Business Schools with Online MBA Programs

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The MBA@American curricula focus on hands-on projects, applied learning and in person immersion experiences. Throughout the program, students are taught about finance, marketing, business analytics, international business, management principles, ethics, and strategic decision-making, among other subjects.

Although ASU is a large university, the WP Carey School of Business strives to create a personal learning environment by using team-based learning, keeping classes small, and giving MBA students individualized attention. An online MBA can offer the flexibility needed for busy working professionals, while still fostering a close-knit community during the program.

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Babson College, located in Miami, Florida, combines online learning with face-to-face immersions in a cohort-based learning environment to prepare MBA students for the business environment. Courses focus on analysis, communication, marketing, financial management, global business, technology, and entrepreneurship. With twelve three- to five-day immersions at the downtown Miami campus, students create relationships, collaborate with faculty and peers and get the best of both online and in-person instruction.

Benedictine University prides itself on providing one of the best online MBA programs in the nation, offering students the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in business leadership. Students gain exposure to technological advances, business and leadership skills, and hands-on learning through business simulations and mini capstone experiences.

Boston University’s Metropolitan College offers seven 100 percent online, AACSB-accredited, masters-level business programs in the following areas: applied business analytics, enterprise risk management, financial management with international finance or investment analysis concentrations, global marketing management, insurance management, project management, and supply chain management.

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The School of Business and Technology at Capella University offers a 100 percent online MBA program with a self-designed path or one of three specializations: health care management, human resource management, and project management. The degree can be completed in as little as one year.

Carlow University offers an online master of business administration (MBA) with five specializations, dual MSN-MBA and MSW-MBA pathways, and an executive MBA. No campus visits are required and the clinicals for the dual degrees are completed locally to the student. Carlow University is a Catholic university focusing on the tenets of mercy, compassion, and ethical leadership.

The Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP) online MBA offers a general track as well as two healthcare specializations that allow students to follow their desired career path. This 100 percent online program offers maximum flexibility through asynchronous eight-week courses. The MBA mentorship and managerial application portfolio (MAP) program offers students a personal business coach throughout their program.

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The MBA@Dayton focuses on experiential learning and building a community with faculty and peers. The online experience includes weekly, live, face-to-face classes and group assignments, as well as in-person immersions to foster a sense of community.

The online MBA@Denver integrates ethics, environment, and social aspects into the degree, helping students see issues from various angles while delivering a foundational business education in finance, management, economics, data analytics, and entrepreneurship. In addition, soft skills such as teamwork, effective communication, and problem-solving are incorporated into the program to produce effective, well-rounded business leaders.

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Fordham University Gabelli School of Business offers three online MS programs: global finance, strategic marketing communications, and management. The degrees are offered with fully online coursework and at least one required 3-day campus residency. Students can complete the programs in as little as 12 months. Global finance students also complete an internship.

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The George Mason online MBA offers the flexibility of a part-time MBA for working professionals. The primary focus areas of the program include analytical decision-making, contemporary business issues, functional business disciplines, and collaborative leadership and communication.

GW’s healthcare MBA program seeks to combine skills business management, leadership, decision-making, and strategic thinking skills that apply directly to the healthcare industry. Courses are designed to bring real-world problems into the online classroom as well as into practicum and study-abroad opportunities.

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The Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University offers an online master of business administration (MBA) that delivers exceptional value rooted in tradition and integrity with online flexibility and diverse concentrations. Students can build on their business knowledge and experience while developing leadership skills.

The flexible online MBA is designed to meet working professionals where they’re at allowing part-time attendance and up to 6 years to complete the degree. The MBA is designed to graduate business leaders who can address the most difficult problems in society in the areas of healthcare management, financial businesses, real estate and infrastructure, and enterprise risk management.

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The main focus of the King University MBA is to prepare graduates to manage for quality results. As such, the curriculum is fully integrated and is delivered in a team-based learning model. In addition, King University is a Christian entity and prepares students to serve God, the Church, and the world with a focus on responsibility, thoughtfulness, and resourcefulness.

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The Maryville online MBA stands out with its focus on real-world problems; its passionate, knowledgeable, active business professionals who serve as faculty; and its hands-on curriculum that can be completed in about one year. Because the program focuses so heavily on advancing student careers, Maryville works hard to create a network of business connections through partnerships with businesses from around the globe.

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The Martin Tuchman School of Management at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) offers an online MBA with three specializations: management information systems, marketing, and finance. The school's mission is to prepare global leaders of diverse backgrounds, integrate ethical and innovative business practices with technology, advance interdisciplinary research in the field, and promote economic and community development in the region.

NEU prides itself on outstanding innovation, excellence in research and teaching, and experiential learning. In order to combine world-class academics and meaningful business experience, the online MBA program uses real-world case studies in many of the courses to help students merge these two worlds.

The online MBA core courses focus on strategic management of organizations including human motivation, measurement of performance, quality leadership, and organizational culture; managerial finance, including financial planning, analysis, budgeting, and risk analysis; and strategic marketing and operations management, including the product lifecycle model which integrates the two concepts.

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Ohio University’s online MBA program has four key areas of instruction: entrepreneurship, strategic leadership, innovation, and professional development. This school’s MBA learning objectives include developing an integrated understanding of business across several disciplines, skills in evaluating and solving business problems, effective leadership abilities, and a grasp of ethical business practices, among others.

Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) offers an online MBA with a general track or one of two specializations: management and healthcare management. A focus on international business sets this ACBSP-accredited online MBA apart.

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Pepperdine University believes that in order to become a business leader, a student must first develop individually. To that end, the MBA program fosters self-awareness while engaging students in a challenging, interactive, and transformational MBA experience. The program is designed to produce a holistic-minded individual with a broader perspective on business, including values of stewardship, integrity, compassion, and courage.

Point University offers an online MBA program with a general track or an MBA in business transformation that can be completed in about two years. Point University is a Christian institution, weaving the tenets of servant leadership, faith-based principles, and professional ethics into their online business programs.

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The online MBA at Queens University follows a team-based learning approach where groups of five to six students are formed at the first campus immersion who stay together for the duration of the program. This creates a collaborative online learning environment, develops relationships, and helps students contribute unique perspectives to other students.

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The MBA@Rice prepares business professionals to work collaboratively in teams through live online courses, residential intensive learning experiences, and a cohort-based program format. Students learn core business principles such as marketing strategies, data analytics, financial accounting, leadership, finance, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and managerial economics.

Rasmussen University’s School of Business offers a fully online competency-based MBA that can be completed in as little as 18 months for under $10,000. Up to 20 percent of the program can be transferred in from prior learning and experience. The Rasmussen online MBA offers four start dates, low tuition, and dedicated faculty support.

The Rider University online MBA focuses on a broad understanding of business operations that takes into account the complex landscape of today’s businesses. Students can complete the degree in less than two years. Topics of focus include supply chain management, multicultural marketing, international growth, and ethical decision-making.

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Located in Winona, Minnesota, Saint Mary’s University offers one of the most affordable online MBAs in the country. The program focuses on real-world issues to provide learning that can be directly applied in the workplace. The accelerated pace allows professionals to earn their MBA in as little as 18 months.

The Stillman MBA focuses on ethically centered leadership with purpose. This creates unique business leaders who stand out among colleagues. Students develop a functional knowledge of business enterprises and skills in effective communication, global management, technology, and analytical and critical thinking.

SNHU’s MBA can be completed in just over one year and is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation. It is designed to create business leaders who are able to reshape organizations for the better, become successful entrepreneurs, and understand the global economy. With such a variety of concentrations available, business professionals can tailor their degree to their specific career path.

The St. John’s University MBA curriculum utilizes case studies, current technology, research, analytics, and real-world projects to convey current business concepts. Learning outcomes include skills in strategic decision-making, global perspectives, global finances, marketing management, risk management, and business analytics.

MBA@Syracuse students participate in weekly, live, face-to-face classes where they can interact with faculty and other students. The online program allows professionals to earn an MBA without moving, driving to a campus several times a week, or putting a career on hold. Students learn analytical and decision-making skills while studying accounting, data analysis, finance, organizational leadership, project management, marketing, and entrepreneurship, among other subjects.

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The Collat School of Business seeks to develop students skilled in innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship. The program is designed to give students the core fundamentals needed to succeed as business leaders, as well as a real-world focus on modern business and business technologies. Students learn through real-world experiential opportunities within the Birmingham community, whether on campus or online.

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) offers an online MBA with face-to-face virtual classes and in-person immersions. Given the location and reputation of the program and graduates, UC Davis boasts strong corporate connections in several areas of California including Silicon Valley.

During the Lerner MBA program, students participate in two workshop courses. These workshops set the program apart along with other factors such as the highly educated PhD professors with comprehensive business experience; the accelerated course format; personal career coaching services; and the flexibility to earn multiple concentrations.

Students attending the Smith online MBA program can enjoy an atmosphere of entrepreneurship that prepares them to assess the potential success of a business venture, as well as create one from the ground up. Innovation begins with the curriculum and extends through courses into real-world experiences that prepare students to tackle issues in all areas of the business world.

MBA@UNC is the elite MBA program delivered online by the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. UNC Kenan-Flagler’s executive leadership coaching, networking opportunities at global in-person immersions and reputation as a top-ranked business school make MBA@UNC an ideal choice for ambitious professionals and senior leaders who want to reach the next level.

The University of Saint Mary’s online MBA focuses on ethics, corporate responsibility, critical thinking, and awareness of how one person’s actions affect others in the workplace, community, and globally. The real-world experience of the faculty allows them to introduce discussions on these subjects into their online lessons, assignments, and class interactions.

The University of Scranton online MBA program prepares students to face today’s business challenges, creating proactive leaders who are able to make ethical business decisions. Students also learn sustainable business practices, effective decision-making skills, how to create delivery systems, and global perspectives.

The College of Business at the University of West Alabama offers an online DBA program with two tracks: rural entrepreneurship and innovation and rural and transformational leadership. The DBA program is designed for professionals who desire to advance their career in rural business, including globally.

Utica College offers one of the most affordable MBAs in the country at under $20,000 and the program is 100 percent online to provide flexibility for working professionals. MBA graduates can gain competency in the following areas: leadership and management philosophies, data-driven decision making, ethics in leadership, budgeting, cost analysis, forecasting, marketing, planning, global supply and demand, and strategic analysis.

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The Villanova University online MBA program offers real world experiences and immersions combined with solid academics to create a well-rounded, prepared business leader. The curriculum focuses on ethics, creative decision-making and problem-solving, management accounting, technology, a global perspective, corporate finance, strategic marketing, and 21st century business operations, among other areas.

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The Walden Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) offers the flexibility of 16 specializations. Two mandatory residencies allow students to set the course for the DBA experience, receive face-to-face instruction and support, build relationships and networks, and participate in peer reviews.

The Walden MBA curriculum is career-focused and includes an emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving skills, creativity, and best practices. It uses innovative learning modalities, real-world assignments, and online discussions. The variety of concentrations offers speaks to the flexibility of the MBA program and the ability to cater to individual business aspirations.

WSU’s Carson College of Business offers an online MBA with four concentrations: finance, hospitality business management, international business, and marketing. WSU also offers online executive MBA (EMBA). Both programs are offered part-time for busy professionals wishing to advance their education while still maintaining personal and professional commitments.

Widener University, located in Chester, Pennsylvania, combines theory, professional development, and hands-on activities to offer exceptional online MBA degrees. All students complete the required courses and electives in addition to five non-credit professional development workshops.

Learning outcomes for the Winthrop online MBA include the skills in ethics, leadership, critical thinking, strategic thinking, problem solving, communication, and marketing. Winthrop University, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is proud to be one of the 5 percent of MBA programs worldwide to secure AACSB accreditation.