Whether you are seeking a new career in business or are simply eager to climb the ladder in an already established career, earning an MBA may make good career and financial sense.
Our list of the best online MBAs for 2014 is the place to begin that investigation. While no ranking is able to substitute for personal judgment about what is best for an individual student, we offer a well researched and up-to-date listing of the best in online MBA offerings. We’ve analyzed and ranked programs according to their perceived prestige (awards, rankings, reputation), academic quality, and affordability.
Students begin the Temple University online MBA program with a one-week residency at the school’s main campus in Philadelphia. They go on to complete the bulk of their credits remotely, one course at a time. Each course is a four-week session focused on discussion and collaboration in the online classroom, and students can complete their online MBA in as few as 20 months. The program begins with business foundation courses such as leadership development and quantitative methods for business (statistics).
Northcentral University offers two online Master of Business Administration programs: the standard track, a two year degree program, and the accelerated track, a one year degree program. The standard MBA requires completion of 30 credit hours above the bachelor’s degree. Students take 15 credit hours in foundational courses and 15 in a specialization.
Ohio Christian University
Ohio Christian’s online MBAs are delivered in an asynchronous format. Students are placed into cohort groups and complete the program with each other. Twelve courses are required, which include marketing and advertising for managers, managerial finance and analysis, managing and leading operations. Students also complete a capstone course that allows them to solve real business problems with the business administration practices they have learned.
Colorado Christian University
Colorado Christian offers an online MBA with five specializations: general business with a focus on leadership, advanced accounting, corporate training, information security, and project management. Students must complete 39 credit hours to earn this degree. Required courses vary depending on a student’s chosen specialization; each course takes seven weeks to complete.
At Herzing University, students can choose from eight concentrations: accounting, business management, healthcare management, human resources, project management, public safety leadership, technology management, or a dual concentration option. Course requirements vary depending on a student’s chosen concentration.