Top Online MBA Programs by GMAT Score Sending
Matt Hazenbush is the editor of mba.com.
The number of Online MBA programs out there has grown significantly in the last decade. How do you determine which are worth your time and which are the best fit for your needs, preferences, and goals?
This is as good a place as any to start. To serve as a starting point for your program search, mba.com has compiled this list of the top Online MBA programs from the last year to give you a sense of what the most popular Online MBA programs are among GMAT™ exam test takers. You know when an Online MBA programs uses the GMAT exam to build their class that they have high standards for who they admit. Isn’t that the kind of program you want to be in?
You may be wondering: Is this an Online MBA ranking? No, not really. Online MBA rankings, like the one produced by U.S. News and World Report, use a methodology to arrive at a list of the “best” Online MBA programs. This list doesn’t do that—it’s simply a list ordered by the number of unique individuals who sent a GMAT score report to a program in the last testing year (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021). Where a program falls on the list is not a reflection or judgment of quality—it’s merely one data-based measure of its popularity with prospective students.
Remember: There is no one best Online MBA program—only the best Online MBA program for you. Use this list as a starting point to your search for your best fit programs.
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Top Online MBA Programs
By number of unique GMAT score senders, testing year 2021
|School Name||Program Name||Program
|Middle 50th Percentile
GMAT Scores Received
|1||Indiana University - Bloomington - Kelley School of Business||MBA, Kelley Direct Online||United States||Create your free mba.com Insider account to view this data.|
|2||Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business||Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA||United States|
|3||University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School||MBA@UNC||United States|
|4||Pennsylvania State University - World Campus||Penn State Online MBA Program||United States|
|5||University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business||Part-Time MBA: Online||United States|
|6||University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business||Online Master of Business Administration||United States|
|7||Arizona State University - W. P. Carey School of Business||MBA, Online||United States|
|8||University of Florida - Warrington College of Business||MBA, Fully Online and Hybrid Online||United States|
|9||Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business||MBA@Rice||United States|
|10||Oklahoma State University - Spears School of Business||MBA, Distance||United States|
|11||University of Washington - Seattle - Michael G. Foster School of Business||Hybrid MBA Program||United States|
|12||University of Texas at Dallas - Jindal School of Management||MBA, Online||United States|
|13||Auburn University - Harbert College of Business||Auburn Online MBA||United States|
|14||University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire - College of Business||MBA, Online (UW MBA Consortium)||United States|
|14||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Gies College of Business||iMBA (Online)||United States|
|16||University of Nebraska - Lincoln - College of Business||MBA, Distance Part Time||United States|
|17||Florida State University - College of Business||MBA, Online Part-Time||United States|
|18||University of Arizona - The Eller College of Management||MBA, Online||United States|
|19||University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Isenberg School of Management||MBA, Online||United States|
|20||Washington State University - Carson College of Business||Online MBA||United States|
|21||IE University - IE Business School||Global Online MBA||Spain|
|21||Ball State University - Miller College of Business||MBA, Distance||United States|
|23||ESSEC - France | Singapore | Morocco - Cergy - Pontoise||Global MBA||France|
|24||University of California - Davis - Graduate School of Management||MBA, Online||United States|
|24||East Carolina University - College of Business||MBA, Online||United States|
|26||University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business||Online MBA||United States|
|27||University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management||Online MBA||United States|
|27||University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business||MBA Online||United States|
|27||Imperial College London - Imperial College Business School||Global Online MBA||United Kingdom|
|30||Wayne State University - Mike Ilitch School of Business||MBA, Distance Part Time||United States|
|31||Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business||Online MBA||United States|
|31||Baylor University - Hankamer School of Business||Online MBA||United States|
|31||University of Mississippi - School of Business Administration||Professional MBA||United States|
|34||University of South Dakota - Beacom School of Business||Online and Distance MBA Program||United States|
|35||Temple University - Fox School of Business||Fox Online MBA||United States|
|35||University of Wisconsin - Madison - Wisconsin School of Business||Professional MBA||United States|
|37||Purdue University - Krannert Graduate School of Management||Online MBA||United States|
|37||State University of New York (SUNY) - Oswego||MBA, Business Administration, Distance||United States|
|39||University of Texas - Tyler||Master of Business Administration - Accelerated Online||United States|
|39||University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School||Kelley-Manchester Global MBA||United Kingdom|
|41||University of Massachusetts - Lowell - Manning School of Business||MBA, Online||United States|
|41||University of North Florida - The Graduate School||MBA, Global||United States|
|43||Drexel University - LeBow College of Business||MBA, Online||United States|
|43||Old Dominion University - Strome College of Business||Online MBA||United States|
|43||University of Warwick - Warwick Business School||MBA, Distance Learning||United Kingdom|
|46||Syracuse University - Martin J. Whitman School of Management||MBA@Syracuse||United States|
|46||Mississippi State University - College of Business||MBA, Distance||United States|
|48||North Carolina State University - Poole College of Management||MBA, Professional Online||United States|
|49||San Jose State University - College of Business||MBA, Fast Track||United States|
|50||Pepperdine University - Graziadio Business School||Online-MBA Program||United States|
|50||University of Wisconsin - Whitewater - Graduate Business Programs||MBA, Online - Part Time||United States|
|50||Texas A & M University - Texarkana||MBA, Online||United States|
|50||Kent State University - College of Business Administration||MBA, Online||United States|
|50||University of South Florida St. Petersburg - Kate Tiedemann College of Business||MBA, Online||United States|
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Matt Hazenbush is the editor of mba.com. He has more than six years of experience writing and speaking about graduate business school and careers. Prior to leading the mba.com team, Matt was the Research Communications Senior Manager for the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). In that role he was responsible for key GMAC Research reports, including the annual Application Trends Survey and Corporate Recruiters Survey reports, as well as research white papers and briefs. Matt earned a B.A. in History and Communication from Boston College, and an Ed.M. in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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