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
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
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.
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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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