World’s Best Schools For Online MBA Programs, 2017

The World's Best Schools For Online MBA Programs, 2017

Warwick Business School and Hough Graduate School of Business rank first and second in the CEOWORLD magazine’s world’s best schools for online MBA programs 2017, while Spain’s IE Business School takes third place. Of the top ten schools on the list, five are based in the U.S, with Hough Graduate School of Business at 2, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at 4, D’Amore-McKim School of Business at 7, Kelley School of Business at 8, and Chapman Graduate School of Business at 10.

Making up the rest of the top 10 schools for online MBA programs are three institutes from the U.K. and one each from Spain (IE Business School, 3rd) and Australia (UNSW Business School, 5ht). The three British institutes in the top 10 are Warwick Business School (1), Durham University Business School (6) and the University of Bradford School of Management (10).

For our annual ranking of the best schools for online MBA programs, we looked at 129 perennially top-rated institutes that offer online MBA programs and evaluated them based on the most recent data available on 7 indicators: admissions eligibility, job placement rate, faculty training and credentials, technological infrastructure, specialization, recruiter feedback, and global reputation (determined through our annual reader survey). We considered global reputation and career outcomes as the most telling factors of a school’s worth, and these two categories were weighted more heavily than the other five.

These are the world’s best schools for online MBA programs, 2017

RankSchoolCountryScore
1Warwick Business SchoolUK97
2Hough Graduate School of BusinessUS96.8
3IE Business SchoolSpain96.7
4F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business - Babson CollegeUS96.5
5AGSM Programs at UNSW Australia Business SchoolAustralia96.2
6Durham University Business SchoolUK95.7
7D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern UniversityUS95.5
8Kelley School of Business - Indiana UniversityUS95.4
9Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International UniversityUS95.1
10University of Bradford School of Management
UK94.8
11George Washington University School of BusinessUS94.6
12University of Nebraska LincolnUS94.3
13Open University Business SchoolUK94.1
14LeBow College of Business at Drexel UniversityUS93.7
15WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State UniversityUS93.6
16Isenberg School of Management at University of MassachusettsUS93.4
17Kenan–Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUS93.2
18Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of MarylandUS93.1
19Alliance Manchester Business SchoolUK92.9
20Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn UniversityUK92.8
21Arkansas State UniversityUS92.7
22Lehigh UniversityUK92.6
23Fox School of Business at Temple UniversityUS92.4
24Oxford Brookes UniversityUK92.3
25Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon UniversityUS90.8
26University of Wisconsin MBA ConsortiumUS90.5
27Marshall School of Business at University of Southern CaliforniaUS90.1
28Miller College of Business at Ball State UniversityUS88.7
29Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at DallasUS88.6
30Penn State World CampusUS88.4
31Mississippi State University/a>US88.3
32North Carolina State University (Jenkins)US88.1
33University of Wisconsin, WhitewaterUS86.8
34Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon UniversityUK86.7
35Aston Business School at Aston UniversityUK86.6
36Florida State UniversityUS86.3
37Kate Tiedemann College of Business at University of South FloridaUS86.1
38Deakin Business SchoolAustralia85.7
39Thunderbird School of Global ManagementUS85.6
40Rochester Institute of TechnologyUS85.4
41EU Business SchoolSwitzerland85.1
42OBS Business School, SpainOBS Business SchoolSpain84.8
43 Strathclyde Business SchoolUK84.7
44James Madison University US84.6
45IEBS Business SchoolSpain84.4
46Imperial College Business SchoolUK84.2
47Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota.US83.8
48EuroMBA consortiumNetherlands83.7
49Sawyer Business School at Suffolk UniversityUS83.5
50University of LiverpoolUK83.1
51Instituto Europeo de PosgradoSpain82.9
52London School of Business and FinanceUK82.4
53Nottingham Trent UniversityUK82.2

The World’s Best Schools For Online MBA Programs, 2017 by the CEOWORLD magazine is based on 7 major indicators of quality, overall Score (100%) is the sum of:

1) Academic reputation and influence
2) Admission eligibility
3) Job placement rate and career outcomes
4) Recruiter feedback
5) Specialization
6) Faculty training and credentials
7) Technological infrastructure

Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, university’s website, our research, and survey. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiters feedback, without relying on university data submissions. Students, industry professionals, and recruiters were asked to rate universities on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the universities above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s World’s Best Schools For Online MBA Programs, 2017,” there may be many other universities that offer excellent programs.

* This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a university, and are simply one element to consider.

* The top-ranked university receives 100 points.

* Universities within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.

* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.

* Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 96,000 individuals, across 6 data points.

* Surveys completed by 40,000 students, 34,000 industry professionals, and 22,000 recruiters around the world.

* Magazine surveyed 96,000 people in 52 countries between 12nd September and 16th December 2016.

*The overall score are numerical scores given to the universities based on students, industry professionals, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the university. Overall scores are out of 100.

More details about the “World’s Best Schools For Online MBA Programs, 2017” – Email info@ceoworld.biz

The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 96.000 respondents is plus or minus 1.4 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.

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