The online education market is a competitive domain, and more top business schools are seeing the extended reach their programs. IE Business School has displaced Warwick Business School to take first position in QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2017.
Spain’s IE Business School which tops the latest evaluation of the world’s best online MBA programs this year, ahead of the UK’s Warwick Business School and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in the US. The QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2017 feature the world’s top 40 online MBA programs, of which 75% are offered by business schools based either in the US or the UK.
The University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business has moved 11 places since the last edition of QS’s online MBA rankings and now at fourth position. Durham University Business School jumped up two spots, from ninth in 2016 to seventh in this Year’s list.
There are 10 new entries in this year’s online MBA rankings, a nod to the increasing array of established and reputable options available to prospective students. Two of these new entries jump straight into the top 10 – Thunderbird School of Global Management jets into sixth place and Temple University’s Fox School of Business takes eighth position.
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There is an entry from India, Amity Directorate of Distance and Online Education at position 39 in the top 40 online MBA rankings.
Open University Business School, UK and Aberdeen Business School, although both remain in the top 15 but couldnot retain the 2016 rankings. The program at the University of Texas at Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management falled from seventh to 22nd position in 2017’s standings.
Top Distance Online Business School/Program Rankings 2017
|Rank||Business School/Program Name||Country|
|1||IE Business School : Global MBA||Spain|
|2||Warwick Business School, University of Warwick : Warwick MBA by Distance Learning||United Kingdom|
|3||Kelley School of Business, Indiana University : Kelley Direct Programs, Online MBA||United States|
|4||Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida : Online MBA||United States|
|5||Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester : Manchester Part-Time MBA||United Kingdom|
|6||Thunderbird School of Global Management : Online Master of Global Management||United States|
|7||Durham University Business School : The Durham Online MBA||United Kingdom|
|8||Fox School of Business, Temple University : Fox Online MBA||United States|
|9||Oxford Brookes University Business School : Oxford Brookes Global MBA||United Kingdom|
|10||University of Strathclyde Business School : Flexible Learning MBA||United Kingdom|
|11||The Open University Business School : Master of Business Administration||International|
|12||Aston Business School, Aston University : The Aston Online MBA||United Kingdom|
|13||Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University : Master of Business Administration||United Kingdom|
|14||EU Business School : Online MBA||Europe|
|15||George Washington University School of Business : Online MBA||United States|
|16||Deakin Business School : Deakin MBA||Australia|
|17||D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University : Online MBA||United States|
|18||LeBow College of Business, Drexel University : Online Accelerated MBA and Online Flexible MBA||United States|
|19||EuroMBA Consortium : EuroMBA||Europe|
|20||Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst : Online / Part-Time MBA||United States|
|21||Chapman Graduate School of Business, Florida International University : Corporate MBA||United States|
|22||Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas : Professional MBA Online (PMBA)||United States|
|23||CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School : International Managerial MBA||Peru|
|24||University of Otago Business School : Otago Online MBA||New Zealand|
|25||Lehigh University College of Business and Economics : Flex MBA Program||United States|
|26||SBS Swiss Business School : Online Master of Business Administration||Switzerland|
|27||University of Bradford, Faculty of Management and Law: School of Management : Distance Learning MBA||United Kingdom|
|28||Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University : MBA@Syracuse||United States|
|29||University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium : Online MBA||United States|
|30||University of Houston-Victoria, School of Business Administration : Strategic MBA||United States|
|31||La Trobe University : La Trobe MBA Online||Australia|
|32||University of Colorado, Colorado Springs : Master of Business Administration (Online)||United States|
|33||Carson College of Business, Washington State University : Online MBA||United States|
|34||West Virginia University , College of Business and Economics : Online Hybrid MBA||United States|
|35||Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University : Suffok MBA – Online||Unted States|
|36||Mississippi State University, College of Business : Distance MBA||United States|
|37||Marist College : Online MBA||United States|
|38||David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah : MBA Online||United States|
|39||Amity Directorate Of Distance and Online education : MBA||India|
|40||(UNL) University of Nebraska–Lincoln : University of Nebraska–Lincoln MBA||United States|
The results of the QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2017 rate online MBA programs based on an analysis of six broad aspects of a program, including its reputation for Employability (30%), the profile of its participants students (15%) , its establishment in the online education market (15%), faculty and teaching (15%); class experience (15%); diversity (10%).
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