Guides to Earning Your MBA
From your potential earnings to selecting the right MBA concentration, our MBA Guide gives prospective B-Students a much-needed compass for the next chapter in their business careers. Our MBA Guides cover both campus and online MBA programs and provides a wealth of information for aspiring B-Students. Our MBA graduate editorial team explain how to choose the perfect program for you, provides the data we wish we had when searching for and applying to an MBA program. We provide hard-won knowledge on how to succeed once you become a B-Student, specific details on the MBA application process, the courses you’ll be taking, and how to network while immersed in your program.
Business Programs That Might Interest You
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How to Earn an MBA
Our Campus MBA Guide is specific to traditional on-campus MBA programs and provides a wealth of data to help you select the best MBA program for your career aspirations, specific information about campus programs such as cost of tuition, best ranked programs, programs with the best student / faculty ratio, and faculty experience.
- Six Reasons to Earn Your MBA Sooner Rather than Later
- Five Careers That Pay the Most after Earning an MBA
- Choose an MBA Concentration That Fits You
- 6 Key Criteria to Consider Before Applying to an MBA Program
- Master the MBA Application Process in Six Steps
- 5 Things You Need to Know Before Entering B-School
- List of Campus and Online MBA Programs
- Write a Killer MBA Admissions Essay
How to Earn an Online MBA
Less than ten years ago, there was only a hand full of universities that offered an online MBA. Today, there are more than 324 AACSB accredited online MBA programs. If you thought an online MBA was less than a traditional MBA, learn more in our Online MBA Guide.
- Accredited Online MBA Concentrations
- 3 Advantages of Earning an Online MBA Over a Campus MBA
- 5 Metrics To Consider Before Submitting Your MBA Application
- Make Sure Your Online MBA Isn’t Hazardous to Your Career
- 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Applying to B-School
- 5 Tips on Making Your Online B-School Application Stand Out
- How an Online MBA Saves You Time & Money
- Life After B-School: How an Online MBA Can Propel Your Career
- List of Accredited Online MBA Programs by Tuition
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2021 MBA Rankings
5th Annual Best MBA Programs in America
As with most graduate programs, no two MBAs are created equal. Prospective MBA-Students have several factors to consider when making a final decision on their MBA program. The most savvy applicants are interested in receiving the best possible ROI whether it’s tuition costs, accreditation, program notoriety, job placement rates, or simply scheduling options. Most of the MBA rankings are focused on prestige, which in the business world carries a ton of weight. No one is arguing the power of a highly reputable MBA from an elite institution. It can certainly set you apart from fellow job applicant’s if you have a Wharton MBA on your resume. But there are so many other factors that go into choosing an MBA program outside of prestige that must be noted and we provide the data on the best ranked programs from a number of sources along with rankings based on tuition, GMAT scores, enrollment and more.
Data Driven MBA Intelligence
By aggregating information from 520 AACSB Accredited MBA schools, including 1,520,000 synthesized data points, prospective B-Students are given all the tools needed to make sound application decisions. MBA Guide empowers prospective B-Students with real-time information taken from the source – the institutions themselves. We pride ourselves on providing the most accurate real-time information about MBA programs and have the luxury of cross-referencing our information with leading authorities at each institution.
Online vs Campus MBA Programs
|Compare MBA Programs Averages||Online MBA Programs||Campus MBA Programs|
|Average MBA Tuition||$28,263||$32,512|
|Average GMAT Scores||530||543|
|Average Full-Time MBA Faculty||65||63|
|Average MBA Student Faculty Ratio||249:100||129:50|
|Average # of MBA Faculty with Doctorate||83.44%||83.98%|
|Average Full-Time MBA Enrollment||145||184|
|Average Part-Time MBA Enrollment||360||300|
|Average # of MBA Students from U.S.||76%||75%|
|See Additional Detail||Online MBA Programs||Campus MBA Programs|
Campus MBA Data
- Number of MBA Programs: 876
- Average MBA GMAT Score: 542.58
- Average In-State Tuition: $32,511.80
- Average # of Full Time Faculty: 62.53
- Average Full Time Enrollment: 184.11
Online MBA Data
- Number of Online MBA Programs: 324
- Average Online MBA GMAT Score: 529.71
- Average Online In-State Tuition: $28,263.33
- Average # of Full Time Faculty: 64.64
- Average Full Time Enrollment: 144.68
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Data sources: MBA School Websites, IPEDS, National Center of Educational Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (ERIC), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). US News, The Econominst, Forbes, Bloomberg Business Week, Financial Times.