U.S. News’ 2017 Ranking Of The Best Online MBAs

For the third consecutive year, the online MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business today (Jan. 10) won the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report‘s ranking of the best MBAs delivered via the Internet. Among the top 24 ranked schools, there are some notable changes.

Has The Online MBA Finally Come Of Age?

Demand for online MBA programs continues to grow, so why do so few of the world’s leading business schools offer an online MBA?

An MBA for less than $1,000

Laurie Pickard stands to be the first person to cobble together an entire business program’s worth of classes from massive open online course platforms.

The online MBA comes of age

As top schools continue to move into the online market, the quality of the students opting to earn degrees on the web is increasing as well.

Wharton Puts First-Year MBA Courses Online for Free

Wharton is now offering four core courses from its highly ranked full-time MBA program on the online learning platform Coursera.

OnlineMBA Guide

OnlineMBA.com offers this guide, which explains what an MBA is and whether or not it is the right degree for your goals. Learn about the reasons why you need to pick an accredited school and program, and how much an online MBA typically costs as well as what financial aid options are available. In addition, you may visit our degree guides that break down and … [ Read more ]

Employers Warm Up to Online MBAs

Online MBA programs may be losing some of the stigma they have in the marketplace, as more employers say they are increasingly open to hiring graduates of these programs.

UNC Makes Risky Online Bet

Top-20 business school aims to extend its global reach with Internet M.B.A.

Can a dog still earn an MBA?

Rochville University was made famous for granting an online MBA to a dog named Chester two years ago. Has the institution cleaned up its act?

Business school unveils ‘Facebook MBA’

A business school is opening its MBA course to the masses by making its lectures and course materials freely available on Facebook.

The London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) will put all lectures, discussion groups and other learning materials on the social networking site. Learners follow the course free of charge and only pay if they decide to go forward for formal accreditation in an … [ Read more ]

Hybrid M.B.A.s Offer Flexible Option

M.B.A. programs that mix online instruction with limited on-campus time are becoming a popular option for prospective business school students who want to attend brand-name schools without giving up their jobs or relocating.

Which MBA?: Distance-learning special

Distance-learning MBA programs are resoundingly successful. The Economist takes an in-depth look at the sector.
* Should an MBA be open to anyone?
* How a distance-learning MBA works
* Distance-learning diary
* Reader debate: Should distance-learning MBAs be considered inferior?
* Download the full report, including a rating of selected programmes

The Evidence on Online Education

Online learning has definite advantages over face-to-face instruction when it comes to teaching and learning, according to a new meta-analysis released Friday by the U.S. Department of Education.

The study found that students who took all or part of their instruction online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through face-to-face instruction. Further, those who took “blended” courses — those that combine elements … [ Read more ]

P2Peer Education: Bringing Elite Education to the Masses

About a year ago, a friend posed to me the following question: ”Why do students plunk down $150,000 for a 4-year education at MIT when virtually all of the courseware is available free of charge online?” Not only was it a great question, but answering it is critical to bringing elite levels of higher education to the online masses.

What’s an Online MBA Worth?

A lot more than you probably think. But if you plan to get one, you have to finesse the degree’s lingering image problem.

The Jack Welch MBA Coming to Web

Business Icon Lends His Name to New Online University Program; ‘It’s a Real Education,’ He Says.

MBA Learners Go the Distance

A troubled economy bolsters growth in online business programs.

Internet Gives M.B.A. Schools Global Reach

Business schools are moving quickly to harness the power of cyberspace chats to tap students from around the world. Many M.B.A programs are setting up their own social-networking sites and blogs, making it easy for prospective applicants to contact both current students and graduates.

Q&A: How valuable are online MBAs?

The number of schools offering online MBAs has risen sharply in recent years. But do these distance learning programmes carry the weight of their full-time counterparts and how are they perceived by potential recruiters?

The following panel of experts answered your questions about online and distance learning MBAs: Clive Holtham, professor of information management and director of Cass Learning Laboratory, Cass Business School, London; Matty … [ Read more ]

The Economist Distance Learning Ranking

The Economist Intelligence Unit has produced a ranking of the world’s top distance-learning MBA programs. Ranking distance-learning programs is not straightforward. Many of the quantitative data used to rank full-time MBA programs are of little use when it comes to distance learning.

However, if you are to study much of the program in isolation, a sense of connection to the school and good virtual learning materials … [ Read more ]