Thursday, April 15, 2010

World's best distance learning MBA programs

You won't find too many published rankings of online MBA programs. BusinessWeek lists online MBA programs, but they don't rank them. US News and World Report also lists distance learning MBA programs, but they also don't rank them. The Economist is willing to rate schools, but doesn't want to use the word "rank" since their list of schools is not exhaustive. In an online article titled, "Why distance-learning MBAs matter," the Economist says:
If, perhaps, the very top tier of universities are yet to offer distance programmes, still some very notable ones do: Carnegie Mellon or Thunderbird in America, Warwick or Insitito Empresas in Europe, for example.
You can view the complete report that includes ratings of selected distance-learning MBA programs by clicking here (PDF). Only 5 US business schools made it on that list and those were:
  • Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)
  • University of Florida (Hough)
  • Indiana University (Kelley)
  • Thunderbird School of Management
Two programs received a rating of "excellent" by the Economist: Florida’s Internet MBA and the International Executive MBA offered by IE Business School. Thunderbird School of Global Management, Indiana’s Kelly school, and the Euro MBA got honorable mentions and got "excellent" ratings for program content.

1 comment:

  1. No mention of the UMass Isenberg online MBA that is popular with physicians due its association with ACPE. Which criteria did UMass fail to meet for inclusion?