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EDsmart Super Rankings: Top MBA Programs

top_mba_programsAccording to Fortune, Payscale, and Forbes, the Master of Business Administration is one of the most popular post-graduate degrees in the U.S.

Graduate alumni agree that much of their career success is a result of their graduate management education. The majority laud the value of their education. Prospective students consider graduate management education as a catalyst to bring about success in their careers. Career progression and job opportunities are rated highly as reasons to pursue an MBA degree. Most employers indicate that hiring business school graduates is an imperative priority for their staffing plans.

Whether you are looking to enhance or switch your career, an MBA degree will provide ample opportunity. If you are part of the growing entrepreneurial generation, business school will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to innovate, set direction, effect change and much more.

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Quick Facts

According to the 2015 MBA.com Prospective Students Survey Report

MBA programs remain the predominant program type that prospective business school students considered in 2014: 52% of candidates considered only MBA programs, compared with 22% who considered only specialized business master’s programs. Twenty-six percent of candidates considered both program types.

Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers differ in programs considered, preferred course delivery and school culture, motivations, and more. Millennials, those born after 1980, represent 88% of all survey respondents, globally.

The majority of respondents (65%) pursue a graduate business degree to increase their job opportunities. Segmenting prospective students by career goals reveals three distinct groups: career switchers (38% of respondents), career enhancers (34%),  and aspiring entrepreneurs (28%).

More than half (52%) of prospective students seek to study outside their country of citizenship, up from 40 percent in 2010. The United States still remains the top desired study destination for prospective students.

EDsmart MBA Ranking Methodology

The EDsmart Top MBA Rankings consist of an aggregate score from 10 of the most influential business school and MBA rankings across the globe.

The EDsmart Top MBA Programs rankings provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to ranking MBA programs. Each ranking from the publications above are weighted equally to provide an objective vs subjective ranking. The initial list began with 159 schools extracted from the publications above. In order for a business school to be considered for the EDsmart rankings, they must have shown up in at least 4 of the 10 publications.

EDsmart rankings are not intended to be used as a final say for which program prospective students should choose. The rankings below are a point of reference for the budding MBA student.

TOP MBA PROGRAMS

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#1 Harvard University

Harvard University Best Online MBA

There are more than 100,000 graduates of HBS, scores of whom have gone on to lead major corporations. Some of the particularly notable alumni include James Dimon, president and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard; and Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric.

Harvard University ranks #2 by US News in the National Universities category. HBS recently began operating an online learning platform named HBX Live to connect students worldwide.

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5/10

The Business School at Harvard University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, arts administration, consulting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public administration, public policy, real estate, sports business, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $58,875 per year. At graduation, 76.9 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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Harvard School of Business

#26 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#2 U.S. News Business Schools

#1 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#1 EdUniversal Business Schools
#4 The Economist Full time MBA
#1 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#2 University of Chicago

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Booth’s notable alumni include Scott Griffith, former chairman and CEO of Zipcar, Inc., a car-sharing service, and Bill Conway, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm.

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5/10

The Booth School of Business at University of Chicago offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, public policy, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $61,520 per year. At graduation, 87.4 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed. The University of Chicago offers an online MBA no GMAT program.

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Booth School of Business

#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#4 U.S. News Business Schools

#2 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#10 EdUniversal Business Schools
#1 The Economist Full time MBA
#9 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#3 Stanford University

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Notable alumni of the school include Richard Kovacevich, former chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo & Co.; John Donahoe, president and CEO of eBay; and Ellen Siminoff, founding executive of Yahoo!

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20

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5/10

The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public administration, public policy, real estate, sports business, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $61,875 per year. At graduation, 73.6 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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Stanford Graduate School of Business

#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#1 U.S. News Business Schools

#7 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#3 EdUniversal Business Schools
#13 The Economist Full time MBA
#3 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#4 University of Pennsylvania

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There are close to 90,000 alumni worldwide, and some of the most notable graduates are John Sculley, former CEO of Apple Inc.; Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn; and J.D. Power III, founder of J.D. Power and Associates, a global marketing information firm.

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20

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5/10

The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, actuarial science, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, insurance, international business, marketing, production/operations management, public policy, real estate, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $62,424 per year and executive: $97,500 per year. At graduation, 84.3 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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Wharton School of Business

#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#3 U.S. News Business Schools

#5 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#11 EdUniversal Business Schools
#10 The Economist Full time MBA
#2 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Sloan Best Online MBA Programs

Close to a quarter of Sloan graduates have gone on to become company presidents and CEOs, and some of the most notable alumni include Carly Fiorina, former president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co.; John Reed, former chairman of Citicorp; and Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel.

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20

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5/10

The Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, industrial management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $63,454 per year. At graduation, 79.6 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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MIT Sloan School of Management

#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#5 U.S. News Business Schools

#4 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#4 EdUniversal Business Schools
#15 The Economist Full time MBA
#4 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#6 Northwestern University

There are more than 50,000 Kellogg graduates, including Ted Phillips, president and CEO of the Chicago Bears, and Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO of DuPont.

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5/10

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, public policy, real estate, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $61,596 per year; part-time: $5,969 per credit; and executive: $90,042 per year. At graduation, 80.7 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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Kellogg School of Management

#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#6 U.S. News Business Schools

#3 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#9 EdUniversal Business Schools
#7 The Economist Full time MBA
#7 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#7 University of California— Berkeley

haas school of business top online MBA

Notable alumni include John Riccitiello, former CEO of Electronic Arts; Cathie Lesjak, executive vice president and CFO of Hewlett-Packard; and Walter Haas, a former president of Levi Strauss & Co. and the namesake of the business school.

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20

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5/10

The Haas School of Business at University of California–Berkeley offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public administration, public policy, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $51,520 per year (in-state); full-time: $54,066 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $2,930 per credit (in-state); part-time: $2,930 per credit (out-of-state); executive: $159,900 total program (in-state); and executive: $159,900 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 72.9 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#7 U.S. News Business Schools

#9 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#7 EdUniversal Business Schools
#6 The Economist Full time MBA
#5 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#8 Columbia University

columbia university top online mba program

Notable alumni of the Columbia Business School include Gail J. McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross; Henry Kravis, founding partner of private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.; and Shelly Lazarus, chairman emeritus and former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.

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21

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5/10

The Columbia Business School at Columbia University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, portfolio management, real estate, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $63,148 per year and executive: $2,920 per credit. At graduation, 75.7 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#8 U.S. News Business Schools

#6 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#6 EdUniversal Business Schools
#12 The Economist Full time MBA
#6 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#9 Indiana University

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Alumni of the Kelley School include John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Harold Arthur Poling, former president and CEO of Ford Motor Co.; and Jimmy Wales, cofounder of Wikipedia.

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8/10

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University–Bloomington offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, marketing, production/operations management, and supply chain management/logistics. Its tuition is full-time: $25,500 per year (in-state); full-time: $44,460 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $728 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,400 per credit (out-of-state). At graduation, 77.5 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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Kelley School of Business Rankings

#2 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#2 U.S. News Online MBA
#21 U.S. News Business Schools

#28 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#3 QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#21 EdUniversal Business Schools
#29 The Economist Full time MBA
#37 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#10 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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There are more than 30,000 alumni worldwide, and some of the most notable graduates are Paul Clayton, former CEO of Jamba Juice; Helen Ding, senior vice president for Citigroup; and Brad Sparks, director of KPMG’s Global Citizenship.

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22

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7/10

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, leadership, marketing, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, real estate, and supply chain management/logistics. Its tuition is full-time: $34,015 per year (in-state) and full-time: $52,470 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 75.9 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#1 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#3 U.S. News Online MBA
#18 U.S. News Business Schools

#17 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#18 EdUniversal Business Schools
#33 The Economist Full time MBA
#35 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#11 Dartmouth College

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Outside of class, there are about 40 student organizations to check out, and Dartmouth’s campus has its own ski slope, equestrian center and golf course. Notable Tuck alumni include Christopher Sinclair, a former CEO of PepsiCo, and Peter Dolan, a former CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb, a global pharmaceutical company.

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5/10

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, industrial management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public policy, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $61,605 per year. At graduation, 83.8 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#9 U.S. News Business Schools

#14 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#14 EdUniversal Business Schools
#3 The Economist Full time MBA
#12 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#12 University of Virginia

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Notable alumni include John D. Shafer, Jr., former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts; Ned Hooper, former chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Cisco Systems Inc.; and Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina.

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22

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5/10

The Darden School of Business at University of Virginia offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, leadership, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $52,380 per year (in-state) and full-time: $54,698 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 86.8 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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Darden School of Business

#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#10 U.S. News Business Schools

#12 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#17 EdUniversal Business Schools
#2 The Economist Full time MBA
#13 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#13 Duke University

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The school reports that Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Deloitte LLP, and Bank of America Corp. are among the top hiring companies of Fuqua graduates, and some notable alumni include Mark Rosenbaum, former chief financial officer of MySpace, and Pamela Edwards, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Victoria’s Secret.

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5/10

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, general management, health care administration, leadership, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, supply chain management/logistics, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $58,000 per year and executive: $162,000 total program. At graduation, 81.8 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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Fuqua School of Business

#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#16 U.S. News Business Schools

#8 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#5 EdUniversal Business Schools
#20 The Economist Full time MBA
#10 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#14 Yale University

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Notable alumni include Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, and Gail Harrity, chief operating officer and president of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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5/10

The tuition at the School of Management at Yale University is full-time: $58,975 per year and executive: $155,500 total program. At graduation, 69.4 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed. The Yale School of Management also offers an MBA for Executives, a program with a weekend format that offers several focus areas, including asset management and health care. There are also doctoral programs in accounting, finance, marketing, and organizations and management, among others.

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Yale School of Management

#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#16 U.S. News Business Schools

#8 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#5 EdUniversal Business Schools
#20 The Economist Full time MBA
#10 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#15 University of California Los Angeles

UCLA Anderson School of Management

There are more than 37,000 graduates in the UCLA Anderson alumni network, and some particularly notable graduates include Mitch Kupchak, general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers; Kelly Perdew, a winner on the reality TV series “The Apprentice;” and Richard Herzer, former CEO of the International House of Pancakes.

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23

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5/10

The Anderson School of Management at University of California–Los Angeles offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, human resources management, international business, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $51,159 per year (in-state); full-time: $56,159 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $39,540 per year (in-state); part-time: $39,540 per year (out-of-state); executive: $69,379 per year (in-state); and executive: $69,379 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 69.9 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#15 U.S. News Business Schools

#13 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#13 EdUniversal Business Schools
#9 The Economist Full time MBA
#8 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#16 Carnegie Mellon University

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Notable alumni of the Tepper School of Business include David Coulter, former chairman and CEO of Bank of America Corp., and Dina Dublon, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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6/10

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $58,300 per year and part-time: $1,815 per credit. At graduation, 75.5 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#6 U.S. News Online MBA
#20 U.S. News Business Schools

#18 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#15 EdUniversal Business Schools
#30 The Economist Full time MBA
#26 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#17 New York University

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Some Stern alumni have risen to the top of the makeup industry, including graduates Guillaume Jesel, a senior vice president for global marketing at MAC Cosmetics; Alan Ennis, former president and CEO of Revlon, Inc.; and John Demsey, group president of The Estée Lauder Companies. Other notable alumni of the Stern School of Business include Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations, and Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president and CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.

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5/10

The Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $60,744 per year; part-time: $1,930 per credit; and executive: $170,200 total program. At graduation, 74.9 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#11 U.S. News Business Schools

#24 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#12 EdUniversal Business Schools
#11 The Economist Full time MBA
#15 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#18 Cornell University

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management best online mba programs

There are more than 11,000 alumni, include notable graduates H. Fisk Johnson, CEO and chairman of household supply manufacturer S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.; Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Kraft Foods Inc.; and Terry Stewart, former president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

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5/10

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, hotel administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $58,192 per year. At graduation, 79.6 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#16 U.S. News Business Schools

#16 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#8 EdUniversal Business Schools
#23 The Economist Full time MBA
#11 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#19 University of Michigan— Ann Arbor

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management top online mba program

Notable alumni of the Ross School of Business include Stacey Stewart, U.S. president of United Way Worldwide, and Roger Frock, former general manager of FedEx.

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5/10

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at University of Michigan–Ann Arbor offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $54,450 per year (in-state); full-time: $59,450 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $1,796 per credit (in-state); part-time: $1,963 per credit (out-of-state); executive: $56,400 per year (in-state); and executive: $58,400 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 81.3 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#11 U.S. News Business Schools

#10 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#20 EdUniversal Business Schools
#27 The Economist Full time MBA
#19 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#20 Emory University

Emory University's Goizueta Business School

Notable alumni of the business school include Duncan  Niederauer, CEO of the securities exchange firm NYSE Euronext, Inc.; Lado Gurgenidze, former prime minister of Georgia; and Alan Lacy, former chairman and CEO of department store chain Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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5/10

The Goizueta Business School at Emory University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $48,100 per year; part-time: $73,600 total program; and executive: $110,000 total program. At graduation, 81.7 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#21 U.S. News Business Schools

#15 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#22 EdUniversal Business Schools
#25 The Economist Full time MBA
#17 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#21 Arizona State University

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The W.P. Carey School of Business has more than 60,000 graduates working around the world. Notable alumni include Kevin Hanigan, president and chief operating officer of Guaranty Financial Group; Martin Quintana, chief operating officer of nonprofit community development corporation Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.; and Larry Seay, chief financial officer and vice president of finance for real estate development company Meritage Homes Corp.

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7/10

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, leadership, marketing, management information systems, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $25,610 per year (in-state); full-time: $41,044 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $25,860 per year (in-state); part-time: $25,860 per year (out-of-state); executive: $36,860 per year (in-state); and executive: $36,860 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 69.2 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#4 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#5 U.S. News Online MBA
#30 U.S. News Business Schools

#49 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#26 EdUniversal Business Schools
#47 The Economist Full time MBA
#12 The Financial Times Online MBA

#22 University of Texas— Austin

UT Austin McCombs School of Busines - Top MBA Program 2016

The McCombs alumni base is more than 84,000-strong (more than 17,000 of which are MBA graduates), and some of the most accomplished alums include James J. Mulva, former CEO of energy giant ConocoPhillips Co., and Red McCombs, namesake of the business school and co-founder of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. and McCombs Energy.

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5/10

The McCombs School of Business at University of Texas–Austin offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, portfolio management, public policy, real estate, and supply chain management/logistics. Its tuition is full-time: $32,298 per year (in-state); full-time: $48,832 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $99,000 total program (in-state); and executive: $99,500 total program (in-state). At graduation, 75.0 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NA Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NA U.S. News Online MBA
#17 U.S. News Business Schools

#21 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#19 EdUniversal Business Schools
#39 The Economist Full time MBA
#40 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#23 University of Washington

top mba program - foster UW

There are more than 45,000 Foster graduates working across the globe, and some of the notable alumni include William S. Ayer, president and CEO of Alaska Airlines; Andrew Brimmer, the first African American to serve as governor of the Federal Reserve System; and Yoshihiko Miyauchi, chairman and CEO of Japanese financial services group ORIX Corp.

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32

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5/10

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at University of Washington offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public administration, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and transportation. Its tuition is full-time: $29,250 per year (in-state); full-time: $43,086 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $22,080 per year (in-state); part-time: $22,080 per year (out-of-state); executive: $47,250 (in-state); and executive: $47,250 (out-of-state). At graduation, 83.1 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NA Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NA U.S. News Online MBA
#23 U.S. News Business Schools

#20 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#39 EdUniversal Business Schools
#37 The Economist Full time MBA
#30 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#24 Georgetown University

McDonough School of Business - top mba program

Alumni of the McDonough School of Business include Michael Chasen, president, CEO, and cofounder of Blackboard, Inc.; Timothy Tassopoulos, senior vice president of operations at fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A; and Stephanie Olson, general counsel for Fifth Avenue Financial.

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32

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5/10

The Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, public policy, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $52,200 per year; part-time: $1,618 per credit; and executive: $126,000 total program. At graduation, 70.3 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NA Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NA U.S. News Online MBA
#24 U.S. News Business Schools

#26 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#38 EdUniversal Business Schools
#40 The Economist Full time MBA
#21 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#25 Temple University

Temple University fox school of business - best mba program

Graduates from the Fox School of Business and Management join an alumni network that includes Larry Miller, president of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers; and Malgosia Majewska, former Miss World Canada.

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33

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6/10

The Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, actuarial science, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, insurance, international business, marketing, and management information systems. Its tuition is full-time: $29,079 per year (in-state); full-time: $40,797 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $1,077 per credit (in-state); part-time: $1,511 per credit (out-of-state); executive: $41,750 total program (in-state); and executive: $41,750 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 78.6 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#5 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#1 U.S. News Online MBA
#41 U.S. News Business Schools

#NR Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#6 QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#51 EdUniversal Business Schools
#53 The Economist Full time MBA
#126 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#26 University of Florida

Hough graduate school of business - top mba programs

Notable alumni of the Hough Graduate School of Business include Alan Cohen, owner of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, and Hal Steinbrenner, part owner of the MLB’s New York Yankees.

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7/10

The Hough Graduate School of Business at University of Florida offers these departments and concentrations: consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, human resources management, international business, marketing, management information systems, real estate, sports business, supply chain management/logistics, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $12,682 per year (in-state); full-time: $30,075 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $23,096 per year (in-state); part-time: $23,096 per year (out-of-state); executive: $51,160 total program (in-state); and executive: $51,160 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 79.6 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#6 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#4 U.S. News Online MBA
#37 U.S. News Business Schools

#41 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#20 QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#NR EdUniversal Business Schools
#58 The Economist Full time MBA
#74 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#27 Vanderbilt University

Owen Graduate School of Management

Notable alumni of the Owen Graduate School include Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways Group, Inc.; David Farr, CEO of the multinational Emerson Electric Co.; and David Ingram, chairman and president of home-entertainment product distributor Ingram Entertainment, Inc.

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34

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5/10

The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, marketing, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, and real estate. Its tuition is full-time: $47,950 per year and executive: $47,950 per year. At graduation, 77.1 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#27 U.S. News Business Schools

#34 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#43 EdUniversal Business Schools
#36 The Economist Full time MBA
#30 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#28 University of Notre Dame

Mendoza College of Business

Notable alumni of the Mendoza College of Business include Ted Phillips, president and CEO of the NFL’s Chicago Bears; Michael Kohlsdorf, president of technology solutions provider ADERANT Holdings, Inc.; and Paul Reilly, director and CEO of Raymond James Financial, Inc.

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34

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4/10

The Mendoza College of Business at University of Notre Dame offers these departments and concentrations: consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, leadership, and marketing. Its tuition is full-time: $46,800 per year and executive: $101,000 per year. At graduation, 71.7 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#25 U.S. News Business Schools

#31 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#NR EdUniversal Business Schools
#44 The Economist Full time MBA
#21 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#29 Texas A&M University— College Station

Texas A&M University-College Station Mays business school best mba program

Along with a full-time program, the university also offers an executive M.B.A. as well as Ph.D. programs in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Information and Operations Management. Texas A&M boasts more than 650 student organizations and many have been specifically created for M.B.A. students, including M.B.A. Students Helping Our Community and the M.B.A. Association.

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34

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5/10

The Mays Business School at Texas A&M University–College Station offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, human resources management, international business, leadership, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public administration, public policy, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $7,929 per year (in-state); full-time: $20,319 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $79,500 total program (in-state); part-time: $94,733 total program (out-of-state); executive: $79,500 total program (in-state); and executive: $94,733 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 78.4 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#27 U.S. News Business Schools

#22 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#3 GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#25 EdUniversal Business Schools
#NR The Economist Full time MBA
#47 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#30 University of Southern California

Marshall School of Business - best MBA Program

Notable graduates of USC Marshall include Bradford Duea, president of digital music service Napster, LLC; Chris DeWolfe, cofounder of social networking website MySpace; and Stephen Goodall, CEO and president of global marketing information firm J.D. Power & Associates.

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38

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4/10

The Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, real estate, sports business, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $51,786 per year; part-time: $1,644 per credit; and executive: $98,640 total program. At graduation, 64.4 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#25 U.S. News Business Schools

#25 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#34 EdUniversal Business Schools
#71 The Economist Full time MBA
#21 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#31 Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

There are several research centers on campus, including the Institute for Innovation and Growth and the Boeing Center for Technology, Information and Manufacturing, which is sponsored in part by Boeing Co. Each year, student teams can participate in the Olin Cup Competition, which has prizes of up to $50,000 for winning business ideas.

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35

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5/10

The Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, and supply chain management/logistics. Its tuition is full-time: $51,500 per year; part-time: $1,500 per credit; and executive: $112,500 total program. At graduation, 84.5 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#19 U.S. News Business Schools

#35 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#47 EdUniversal Business Schools
#41 The Economist Full time MBA
#37 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#32 The Ohio State University

Washington University in St. Louis

There are more than 60,000 alumni worldwide spanning six continents, and some of the most notable graduates are Jeffrey W. Montie, president of Kellogg North America; Clayton Daley, chief financial officer of The Procter & Gamble Co.; and Deven Sharma, president of Standard & Poor’s.

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35

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5/10

The Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University–Columbus offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources management, insurance, international business, leadership, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and transportation. Its tuition is full-time: $29,536 per year (in-state); full-time: $48,080 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $1,514 per credit (in-state); part-time: $2,544 per credit (out-of-state); executive: $94,500 total program (in-state); and executive: $94,500 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 68.0 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#30 U.S. News Business Schools

#39 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#30 EdUniversal Business Schools
#31 The Economist Full time MBA
#103 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#33 University of North Texas

niversity_of_North_Texas_September_2015_06_(Business_Leadership_Building) College of Business

The College of Business (CoB) at UNT is offers 10 MBA programs, two of which are 100% online. All MBA programs consist of 36 hours of coursework: 18 hours of MBA Core classes, consistent across all 10 MBA programs, and 18 hours of concentration specific coursework. Students may be assessed with up to 18 hours of background courses in addition to the 36 hours required for an MBA degree.

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35

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4/10

The College of Business at University of North Texas offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, supply chain management/logistics, and tax. Its tuition is full-time: $303 per credit (in-state); full-time: $665 per credit (out-of-state); part-time: $303 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $665 per credit (out-of-state).

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#14 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#15 U.S. News Online MBA
#18 U.S. News Business Schools

#NR Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#11 GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#NR EdUniversal Business Schools
#NR The Economist Full time MBA
#154 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#34 Rice University

Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Some of the notable alumni of the Jones Graduate School of Business include Mitch Bainwol, chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); James Turley, chairman and CEO of professional services firm Ernst & Young; and Douglas Foshee, chairman, president, and CEO of natural gas producer El Paso Corp.

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36

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4/10

The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, and marketing. Its tuition is full-time: $50,400 per year; part-time: $95,500 total program; and executive: $109,000 total program. At graduation, 74.3 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed. Along with a full-time program, the Jones School offers an executive M.B.A., professional M.B.A., and Ph.D. programs in accounting, finance, marketing, and strategic management.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#33 U.S. News Business Schools

#19 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#46 EdUniversal Business Schools
#45 The Economist Full time MBA
#NR Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#35 Michigan State University

Eli Broad College of Business

Broad’s notable alumni include Craige L. Stout, CEO and managing director of Stout Risius Ross, a financial advisory firm; Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; and the late Robert Stempel, a former CEO at General Motors who helped develop the catalytic converter.

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37

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4/10

The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, hotel administration, human resources management, leadership, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, supply chain management/logistics, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $28,278 per year (in-state); full-time: $44,860 per year (out-of-state); executive: $63,000 total program (in-state); and executive: $63,000 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 76.5 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#37 U.S. News Business Schools

#30 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#43 EdUniversal Business Schools
#35 The Economist Full time MBA
#81 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#36 University of Texas at Dallas

Naveen Jindal School of Management - best MBA Program

Alumni from the School of Management at the University of Texas—Dallas include Sam Gilliland, chairman and CEO of Sabre Holdings, which includes the website Travelocity; and Dipak C. Jain, former dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and adviser to the Prime Minister of Thailand.

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37

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5/10

The Naveen Jindal School of Management at University of Texas–Dallas offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, leadership, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $15,242 per year (in-state); full-time: $30,866 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $12,714 per year (in-state); part-time: $21,759 per year (out-of-state); executive: $42,500 per year (in-state); and executive: $42,500 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 75.6 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#9 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#9 U.S. News Online MBA
#33 U.S. News Business Schools

#42 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#19 QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#NR EdUniversal Business Schools
#NR The Economist Full time MBA
#81 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#37 University of Minnesota—Twin Cities

Carlson School of Management

There are more than 50,000 alumni of the Carlson School of Management, and some of the notable alumni include William Grant Van Dyke, former chairman, president, and CEO of Donaldson Co., a worldwide provider of filtration systems and replacement parts, and Duane Burnham, former chairman, CEO, and president of Abbott Laboratories, a global pharmaceuticals company.

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39

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5/10

The Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota–Twin Cities offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public policy, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $35,260 per year (in-state); full-time: $45,000 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $1,270 per credit (in-state); part-time: $1,270 per credit (out-of-state); executive: $108,000 total program (in-state); and executive: $108,000 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 72.4 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#27 U.S. News Business Schools

#45 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#55 EdUniversal Business Schools
#NR The Economist Full time MBA
#40 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#38 The University of South Dakota

Beacom School of Business

Reputation, convenience, AACSB accreditation and price all figure prominently in students’ reasons for choosing an online MBA from the University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business.

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39

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4/10

The School of Business at University of South Dakota offers these departments and concentrations: general management and health care administration. Its tuition is full-time: $210 per credit (in-state); full-time: $445 per credit (out-of-state); part-time: $414 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $414 per credit (out-of-state). Students are slightly on the younger side of the MBA mean when they enter the program, with an average age of 32–33 and an average 8–9 years of work experience. They strongly believe their MBA will be a worthwhile short- and especially long-term investment, predicting an average 25% rise in their income.

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#16 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#52 U.S. News Online MBA
#NR U.S. News Business Schools

#NR Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#23 QS Online MBA
#13 GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#NR EdUniversal Business Schools
#NR The Economist Full time MBA
#NR Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#39 University of Wisconsin— Madison

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The Wisconsin School of Business has more than 37,000 alumni worldwide and some of the most notable include Donald Goerke, the inventor of SpaghettiOs; David Lesar, chairman, president, and CEO of Halliburton Energy Services; and Richard Notebaert, former chairman and CEO of telecommunications firms Qwest Communications, International, Inc., Tellabs, Inc., and Ameritech Corp.

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39

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5/10

The School of Business at University of Wisconsin–Madison offers these departments and concentrations: arts administration, finance, general management, human resources management, insurance, marketing, production/operations management, portfolio management, real estate, and supply chain management/logistics. Its tuition is full-time: $13,183 per year (in-state); full-time: $26,678 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $16,698 per year (in-state); part-time: $16,698 per year (out-of-state); executive: $33,447 per year (in-state); and executive: $33,447 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 71.8 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#33 U.S. News Business Schools

#46 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#35 EdUniversal Business Schools
#57 The Economist Full time MBA
#74 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#40 Boston University

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There are more than 45,000 BU business graduates around the world, and some of the notable alumni include Millard Drexler, chairman and CEO of J. Crew Group; Edward Zander, former chairman and CEO of Motorola Inc.; and the late Jerald Fishman, former CEO of Analog Devices Inc.

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40

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5/10

The Questrom School of Business at Boston University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, leadership, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $45,686 per year; part-time: $1,428 per credit; and executive: $96,400 total program. At graduation, 65.3 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#43 U.S. News Business Schools

#48 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#24 EdUniversal Business Schools
#67 The Economist Full time MBA
#44 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#41 University of Maryland— College Park

Robert H. Smith School of Business

One famous alumna of the Robert H. Smith School of Business is Lorrie Norrington, on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2009. Norrington is the former president of eBay and sits on the board of directors for DirecTV; Lucasfilm Ltd.; and McAfee, Inc.

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40

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4/10

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland–College Park offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, leadership, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public policy, supply chain management/logistics, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $39,555 per year (in-state); full-time: $47,655 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $1,465 per credit (in-state); part-time: $1,765 per credit (out-of-state); executive: $114,500 total program (in-state); and executive: $114,500 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 68.5 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#41 U.S. News Business Schools

#NR Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#42 EdUniversal Business Schools
#42 The Economist Full time MBA
#50 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#42 Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University MBA Program

Notable alumni from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University include Thomas Horton, chairman, president, and CEO of AMR Corp. and American Airlines; and Eckhard Pfeiffer, former president and CEO at Compaq Computer Corporation.

AVERAGE RANK

40

TOTAL

4/10

The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, marketing, production/operations management, organizational behavior, and real estate. Its tuition is full-time: $44,200 per year; part-time: $40,896 per year; and executive: $108,000 total program. At graduation, 69.9 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#48 U.S. News Business Schools

#33 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#NR EdUniversal Business Schools
#82 The Economist Full time MBA
#24 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#43 Thunderbird

Thunderbird School of Global Management - Best MBA Program

Thunderbird graduates, often known as T-Birds, join more than 40,000 alumni and can take advantage of school events around the world, career workshops and travel opportunities. Thunderbird School of Global Management has graduated many successful alumni, such as Gordon Smith, consumer and community banking CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Bob Dudley, group chief executive of BP; Niels Marquardt, a former U.S. ambassador; and Philip Reeker, U.S. consul general in Milan.

AVERAGE RANK

42

TOTAL

4/10

The business school at Thunderbird School of Global Management offers these departments and concentrations: entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, and marketing. Its tuition is full-time: $1,436 per credit and executive: $91,500 total program. At graduation, 31.3 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed. Located in Glendale, Arizona, the Thunderbird School of Global Management is named after Thunderbird Field, the historic World War II airbase on which it’s built.

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#8 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#NR U.S. News Business Schools

#NR Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#5 QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#32 EdUniversal Business Schools
#NR The Economist Full time MBA
#50 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#44 University of Nebraska--Lincoln

University of Nebraska–Lincoln - top mba program

The College of Business Administration at UN-Lincoln offers a flexible AACSB accredited online MBA program has the same curriculum and faculty as the on-campus program. Courses are accelerated in 8 week terms to allow you to complete your degree faster.

The College of Business Administration at University of Nebraska–Lincoln offers these departments and concentrations: finance, international business, marketing, sports business, supply chain management/logistics, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is part-time: $353 per credit (in-state) and part-time: $1,008 per credit (out-of-state). Applicants may qualify to have their GMAT or GRE scored waived.

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#17 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#15 U.S. News Online MBA
#NR U.S. News Business Schools

#NR Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#44 GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#NR EdUniversal Business Schools
#10 The Financial Times Online MBA
#84 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#45 George Washington University

George Washington University School of Business - best MBA

Graduates from George Washington University’s School of Business will join an alumni network that includes Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Carolyn Schwab-Pomerantz, president of the Charles Schwab Foundation; George Wellde, former partner and vice chairman of Goldman Sachs; and Olympian Michelle D. Knox-Zaloom, who competed in women’s rowing in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

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42

TOTAL

7/10

The School of Business at George Washington University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, general management, health care administration, hotel administration, human resources management, international business, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public administration, public policy, real estate, sports business, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $1,545 per credit; part-time: $1,545 per credit; and executive: $108,000 total program. At graduation, 56.8 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#19 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#46 U.S. News Online MBA
#51 U.S. News Business Schools

#40 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#13 QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#49 EdUniversal Business Schools
#81 The Economist Full time MBA
#50 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#46 University of Pittsburgh

Katz Graduate School of Business - top MBA program

Notable alumni of the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business include Rick Santorum, former senator from Pennsylvania; Kevin March, CFO and senior vice president of Texas Instruments; and Susan Arnold, president of the Folgers Coffee Company.

AVERAGE RANK

43

TOTAL

4/10

The Katz Graduate School of Business at University of Pittsburgh offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, finance, general management, human resources management, international business, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, supply chain management/logistics, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $41,364 total program (in-state); full-time: $56,032 total program (out-of-state); part-time: $1,189 per credit (in-state); part-time: $1,776 per credit (out-of-state); executive: $70,000 total program (in-state); and executive: $70,000 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 73.6 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#48 U.S. News Business Schools

#44 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#45 EdUniversal Business Schools
#69 The Economist Full time MBA
#64 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#47 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey--Newark and New Brunswick

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Students at the Rutgers Business School gain real-world experience through internships, consulting, mentoring, and case-study competitions. Additionally, M.B.A. students can take advantage of international study opportunities in China, Costa Rica, India, France, and Germany. Notable alumni from the Rutgers Business School include Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN; and Sheri McCoy, vice chairwoman of Johnson & Johnson.

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43

TOTAL

4/10

The Rutgers Business School at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey–Newark offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, general management, international business, leadership, marketing, management information systems, supply chain management/logistics, and tax. Its tuition is full-time: $27,385 per year (in-state); full-time: $45,232 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $1,034 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,778 per credit (out-of-state). At graduation, 75.8 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick

#NR Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#48 U.S. News Business Schools

#32 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#37 EdUniversal Business Schools
#NR The Economist Full time MBA
#44 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#48 Syracuse University

Martin J. Whitman School of Management_top_mba_school

Notable graduates from Syracuse’s Whitman School of Management include the school’s dean, Melvin Stith; Daniel D’Aniello, founder of global asset management group The Carlyle Group; and former New Hampshire Gov. Craig Benson.

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44

TOTAL

4/10

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, marketing, real estate, and supply chain management/logistics. Its tuition is full-time: $40,230 per year and part-time: $1,341 per credit. At graduation, 33.3 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in upstate New York works in tandem with the Department of Defense to train the comptrollers tasked with managing the finances of the country’s largest government agency. Graduates of the Defense Comptrollership program earn an M.B.A. and an executive master of public administration by taking courses such as government contracting, financial accounting, and business strategy and human capital.

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#18 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#44 U.S. News Online MBA
#90 U.S. News Business Schools

#NR Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#16 QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#8 The Financial Times Online MBA
#NR The Economist Full time MBA
#NR Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

#49 University of Rochester

simon business school - best mba schools 2016

Students can choose the traditional, two-year full-time MBA program, or accelerated, part-time and executive MBA options that are designed for working professionals. The school also offers full-time and part-time master’s programs in finance, marketing, business analytics and more.

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40

TOTAL

3/10

The Simon Business School at University of Rochester offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, and public policy. Its tuition is full-time: $51,667 per year; part-time: $1,694 per credit; and executive: $88,398 total program. At graduation, 79.0 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

The university provides the Rochester Alumni Exchange so that the more than 14,000 Simon graduates working around the globe can stay connected to the school.

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#10 Princeton Review Top Online MBA Programs
#NR U.S. News Online MBA
#37 U.S. News Business Schools

#36 Bloomberg Businessweek – Full-time MBA
#NR QS Online MBA
#NR GetEducated Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA

#NR EdUniversal Business Schools
#51 The Economist Full time MBA
#103 Payscale.com Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential


Does an MBA Pay off?

Average MBA graduates receive a salary increase of 36% from their employer, 70% through a new job offer, or 84% from their internship company, according to a 2012 survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council.

Top Salaries for MBA Graduates According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Finance

  • Financial Analyst $148,430
  • Financial Manager $187,200

Human Resources

  • HR Specialist $93,260
  • HR Manager $173,140

Marketing

  • Marketing Specialist $113,500
  • Marketing Manager $187,200

Administrative

  • Administrative Services Manager $143,070
  • Medical & Health Services Manager $150,560

Accounting

  • Accountants and Auditors $111,510

Career Outlook

Median Salary: $113,000
Projected Growth in Jobs by 2022: 20%
Highly Satisfied: 72%
Low Stress: 36%

According to Payscale, the highest mid-career paying MBA degrees are the following:

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) 2012 Survey:

Top 3 Reasons to Pursue an MBA:

1. Increase your job opportunities

2. Develop business knowledge, skills, and abilities

3. Increase your salary potential

Top Industries for MBA Graduates:

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Health Care or Pharmaceuticals
  • Consulting
  • Finance or Accounting
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Government or Nonprofit
  • Products and Services
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