The definitive publication for graduate business education publishes annual ranking highlighting best MBA programs delivered online
OAKLAND, CA November 08, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Poets&Quants, the definitive online publication for business education news, has unveiled its 2022 ranking of The Best Online MBA Programs. Topping this year’s list as the #1 online MBA in the country: the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
With the increase in online MBA options in the past few years and a growing number of schools participating, Poets&Quants annual ranking of the online MBA programs has seen some significant changes in its fifth year. While Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business maintains its position at #2, Santa Clara’s Leavey School of Business moves up the charts to #3. The University of Washington Foster School of Business saw some upward movement to #4, while the Indiana University Kelley Direct program fell to #5 from the #1 position last year.
“The University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business took the top spot this year,” says Nathan Allan, who manages the ranking for Poets&Quants. “It’s the second time USC finished on top in our online MBA ranking. USC did well in each of our equally-weighted methodological categories of admissions standards, academic experience, and career outcomes.”
Poets&Quants’ top 10 online MBA programs of 2022 are:
1 University of Southern California (Marshall)
2 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
3 Santa Clara University (Leavey)
4 University of Washington (Foster)
5 Indiana University (Kelley)
6 University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)
7 Rice University (Jones)
8 Baylor University (Hankamer)
9 Lehigh University
10 Jack Welch Management Institute
Poets&Quants based its fifth annual online MBA ranking on three core dimensions:
1) Quality of the incoming students;
2) Graduates’ assessment of the MBA experience, both academic and extracurricular activities; and
3) Career outcomes of a program’s graduates.
Data for the ranking was gathered from both school and alumni surveys. The school survey asked for a wide variety of data points, including admission standards. The alumni survey sought recent graduates’ impressions on a range of topics, as well as whether the program fulfilled their expectations and whether they would recommend it to others.
This year Poets&Quants surveyed students graduating between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. In all, 6,824 alumni were surveyed and 1,229 responded, for an average response rate of 18%. Read more about the methodology here.
The ranking is a central feature of Poets&Quants’ comprehensive Online MBA Hub. A one-of-a-kind resource, the Online MBA Hub offers advice, rankings analysis, in-depth school profiles, and many other tools to help prospective students navigate the complex online MBA landscape. Visit the Hub at https://poetsandquants.com/online-mba-hub/.
Poets&Quants is the leading resource for complete coverage of graduate business education. We feature multiple tools and authoritative content, including: consolidated B-school rankings, news and in-depth features, videos, podcasts, two searchable directories and events, empowering our community with information needed to make decisions along their journey from pre- to post-MBA.
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