The 10 best online MBA programs in the world 2017 – QS

IE Business School leads Warwick in the latest online MBA MBA rankings


The IE Business School of Spain has elevated the Warwick Business School to the first position in the latest online MBA rankings launched by QS today.

The QS Distance Online Annual MBA Rank qualifies 40 online MBA programs based on a variety of factors including the employability of graduates, the diversity of classes, the quality of students and faculty, and the level of interaction between the classmates and teachers.

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Among them, the employability of graduates is key: QS surveys global employers who identify the business schools they prefer to hire.

“We are honored, not only that we were able to achieve first place, but that global recruiters recognize the quality of our graduates,” says Martin Boehm, dean of IE Business School.

Launched in 2000, IE Business School was the first online MBA in Europe. However, the market is dominated by US business schools. UU And the United Kingdom. IE is the only online MBA provider outside the US. UU Or the United Kingdom in the TOP 10 of QS.

55% of the top 40 QS online MBA programs are offered by schools based in the United States. 20% for schools in the United Kingdom. Outside of the rankings, UK schools are at the forefront of educational technology – edtech – innovation. Last year, the online MBA from Birmingham Business School became the first 100% online MBA program accredited by AMBA.

The Online Master of Global Management at Thunderbird School and the Online MBA at Fox School of Business are the only two new entrants to the Top 10 worldwide QS. Abroad, Aston Business School in the United Kingdom ranks 12th, EU Business School a new position in the 14th. and the Business School of George Washington University in the 15th.

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Asian MBA, the best ranked distance learning program, ranked 39th globally by QS, is offered by Amity University of India. CENTRUM Católica de Perú, ranked 23rd, is the only Latin American business school in the ranking.

Online MBAs offer a flexible and more economical alternative to traditional classroom-based courses. In the 40 online MBA programs classified by QS, the average enrollment was just over $ 39,000.

The average of the EE. UU It’s almost $ 10,000 higher at $ 48,700, but still considerably less expensive than many executive programs and two-year full-time MBA programs that can cost more than $ 100,000.

According to the latest GMAC candidate trends report, the demand for online MBA programs is high, with applications for online MBAs that surpass those of traditional part-time and executive programs.

Even so, they are those with a residential component that have the highest rankings. The 15-month Global MBA from IE Business School combines distance learning with three residential weeks in Madrid and an optional international week in cities such as San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo and Shanghai.

His current class has an average of eight years of work experience among them. 95% of the class comes from outside of Spain, representing 33 different nationalities.

“We constantly strive to offer our MBA Global students a learning experience that is highly interactive and social in nature,” says Martin. “Experiential learning is key for knowledge to adhere to, so we design all of our learning interventions in the most experiential way possible.”

Here are the 10 best online MBA programs in the world in 2017, according to QS:

Rank 2017 Rank 2016 Program Country
1 2 IE Business School: Global MBA Spain
2 1 Warwick Distance Learning MBA UK
3 4 Kelley: Online MBA US
4 15 University of Florida, Hough: Online MBA US
5 3 Manchester: Online MBA UK
6 NEW Thunderbird: Online Master of Global Management US
7 9 The Durham Online MBA UK
8 NEW Fox Online MBA US
9 5 Oxford Brookes Global MBA UK
10 8 Strathclyde: Flexible Learning MBA UK

 

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