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.

 

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2021 MBA Rankings
5th Annual Best MBA Programs in America

2021 Best MBA Programs - MBA Guide

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.

 

 

 

Best Ranked MBA Programs by City

List of cities with accredited MBA programs

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 $34,774 $38,087
Average GMAT Scores 553 558
Average Full-Time MBA Faculty 72 63
Average MBA Student Faculty Ratio 121:25 123:25
Average # of MBA Faculty with Doctorate 83.65% 83.96%
Average Full-Time MBA Enrollment 221 235
Average Part-Time MBA Enrollment 425 300
Average # of MBA Students from U.S. 76% 75%
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Campus MBA DataCampus MBA Data

  • Number of MBA Programs: 540
  • Average MBA GMAT Score: 561.43
  • Average In-State Tuition: $32,096.07
  • Average # of Full Time Faculty: 62.53
  • Average Full Time Enrollment: 145.76

Campus Tuition Costs

Online MBA DataOnline MBA Data

  • Number of Online MBA Programs: 172
  • Average Online MBA GMAT Score: 555.71
  • Average Online In-State Tuition: $29,196.10
  • Average # of Full Time Faculty: 72.47
  • Average Full Time Enrollment: 128.19

Online Tuition Costs

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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.