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America’s Top 20 Best Online MBA Programs In 2018

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University’s Online Hybrid MBA program ranked No. 1 on the inaugural “top 25 online MBA programs in 2018” list by Poets&Quants, a leading resource for coverage of graduate business education. Only 25 programs across the U.S. were ranked.

Rounding out the top 5 in the 2018 ranking is the online programs at the University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business at No. 3, the University of Texas at Dallas’ Jindal School of Management at No. 4, and the University of North Dakota at No. 5.

Rankings were derived from 3 main criteria: the quality of incoming students, an assessment by graduates of the MBA experience in both academic and extracurricular areas, and career outcomes of the program’s graduates.

Most recently, Carnegie Mellon’s online-hybrid MBA also ranked was ranked second in America by the U.S. News 2018 Report and 25th globally in the best schools for online MBA programs by the CEOWORLD magazine.

America’s Top 25 Best Online MBA Programs In 2018:

RankBusiness SchoolScoreMBA Program Cost
1Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)100$128,000
2Indiana (Kelley)92.3$67,830
3Florida (Hough)91.2$58,000
4Texas-Dallas (Jindal)90.8$83,408
5North Dakota86.9$19,152
6Lehigh83.7$38,075
7Michigan-Dearborn82.7$66,048
8Massachusetts-Amherst (Isenburg)82.4$35,100
9Arizona State (Carey)80.9$59,584
10Auburn (Harbert)79.7$34,425
11Wisconsin MBA Consortium77.7$20,250
12Delaware (Lerner)77.6$35,750
13Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders)76.4$70,000
14Florida International75.7$42,000
15Ohio University75.6$35,805
16Northeastern (D'Amore-McKim)75.5$78,000
17Nebraska-Lincoln75.3$30,240
18Georgia Southern70.4$23,620
19North Carolina State (Jenkins)69.8$74,555
20UNC (Kenan-Flagler)69.3$114,048
21Maryland (Smith)69.2$83,970
22Drexel (Lebow)68.4$64,005
23Louisiana State (Ourso)67.6$42,462
24Southern Illinois-Carbondale66.2$35,868
25Tennessee-Chattanooga60.2$28,944

Have you read?

World’s Best Schools For Online MBA Programs, 2017 by the CEOWORLD magazine.
Top 15 Best Online MBA Programs in America For 2018: US News Report

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