GetEducated.com Top 30 Ranked Best Buys - Online MBAs - AACSB

GetEducated.com - Top 30 Ranked Best Buys - Online MBAs - AACSB

University of Massachusetts Online MBA Programs Ranked Top 30 Best Buys

 GetEducated.com

GetEducated.com surveyed 168 accredited distance MBAs: 91 of these offered by graduate business schools accredited by one of the regional accreditation boards.

Where can consumers turn to find their best buys, and who offers some of the worst deals?

The average cost for a regionally accredited distance MBA: $20,528. "But," warns educational analyst Vicky Phillips, consumers can pay as little as $7,000 or as much as $45,000 in today's Internet environment. The best deals will go to consumers who take the time to research online education providers thoroughly.

GetEducated's 2008 survey of 91 regionally accredited options revealed online learners in the United States should be prepared to pay as little as $7,065 or as much as $45,000 for a regionally accredited distance grad degree in business administration (MBA).

Premiering at the number one ranked "most affordable" spot this year is Chadron State College (Nebraska), a public institution with a modest cost of $7,065 for an online MBA degree regardless of the learner's state of residency.

GetEducated's has now released their list of the Top 40 Ranked Best Buys in Online MBAs - Regionally Accredited, Top 40 Ranked Best Buys Every school on the list costs less than $20,000.

Consumer Tips: Selecting Best Online University for MBA

"Consumers searching for their Best Buys in online education should start by considering public universities in their own back yards," says Phillips. GetEducated's top ranked values include names that have earned the trust of consumers and employers alike. Most are publicly-supported universities that have ported their degrees nationwide using online delivery.

Brand name, brick and mortar, public universities continue to dominate GetEducated.com's list of highly ranked values in online learning. "Ten years ago most distance degrees came from universities few had heard of. Today, the best online degrees are being granted by universities that have been helping people get educated for a hundred years or more," comments Phillips.

Many publicly-supported institutions offer the same low tuition they offer state residents to learners everywhere. A distance MBA from California State University Dominguez Hills, for example, costs $12,000 for all learners, regardless of their state of residency.

"$12,000 may sound like a lot of money," says Phillips, "but in truth the average regionally accredited MBA costs $20,500. CSU costs $8,500 less than the national average. Consumers need to know that a quality MBA need not cost them their life savings."

GetEducated's top ranked values in regionally accredited distance MBA business schools include, among others, California State University, Western Governor's University, Fort Hays State University, Baker College, Empire State College - State University of New York, Upper Iowa University, Excelsior College, Northcentral University, and Troy University.

"Fort Hays State," comments Phillips, "is an excellent example of a public institution that has found its niche online." The university appears on several of GetEducated's Best Buy lists.

"Their brand motto is Affordable Success," comments Phillips, "and that is exactly what they deliver by offering solid programs like their MBA at a cost of about $14,800. $14,800 is $6,000 less than the national average for a distance MBA. No one could argue that this institution does anything less than meet the stated promise of its brand. As a result, learners nationwide benefit."

Trends: Public Universities Remain Best Buys

Brand name, brick and mortar, public universities dominate GetEducated.com's list of highly ranked values in online learning. "Ten years ago most distance degrees came from universities few people had heard of. Today, the best online degrees are being granted by universities that have been helping people get educated for a hundred years or more," comments Phillips.

GetEducated's list of top ranked values in distance MBAs includes names that have earned the trust of consumers and employers alike. Most are publicly- supported universities that port their degrees nationwide using online delivery.

Many publicly-supported institutions offer the same low tuition they offer state residents to learners everywhere. A distance MBA from the University of Wisconsin, for example, costs between $18,000- $19,800 for all learners regardless of their state of residency.

"$18,000-$19,000 may sound like a lot of money," says Phillips, "but in truth an AACSB-accredited MBA that costs $18,000 costs $14,000 less than the national average. Consumers need to know that a quality MBA need not cost an arm and a leg."

"Shopping around for a MBA can result in tens of thousands of dollars of savings," advises Phillips. "GetEducated publishes Best Buy rankings in an effort to help consumers get educated about some of the great deals available to them if they choose the distance learning route."

GetEducated's top ranked values in distance AACSB- MBA schools include, among others, the University of Houston Victoria, Mississippi State University, State University of New York (SUNY), University of Texas, University of Georgia System, Florida State University, University of Wisconsin, Colorado State University, and the University of Massachusetts.

Learn more about the University of Massachusetts Online MBA programs offered through the Amherst or Lowell campus.

Read the complete 2008 BestBuy rankings on GetEducated.com

Date: 02/25/08

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