Little cost, big value: The 2014 Best Value MBA rankings
By Thomas Heim | Jan. 27, 2014

Our 2014 Best Value MBA rankings include 10 online programs which are small on cost and huge on value. More than simply a list of the cheapest MBA programs out there, our list was formulated weighing tuition costs (all programs are under $26,000), reputation*, features of the program, and accreditation.

#1: University of Wyoming, Master of Business Administration
Overall Grade: A+
Reputation: National University
Total Tuition: $16,200
AACSB Accredited? Yes
SUPERB QUALITY, EXECUTIVE FORMAT. This AACSB accredited program is conducted via cohorts, one starting each fall. The program only requires 30 credit hours.
On the web: http://www.uwyo.edu

#2: Jacksonville State University, Master of Business Administration
Overall Grade: A
Reputation: Tier 2 Regional University
Total Tuition: $12,690
AACSB Accredited? Yes
HIGH QUALITY AND QUICK. This 30 credit hour program can be completed in as little as 18 months, yet the program still boasts AACSB accreditation (the gold standard for B-Schools).
On the web: http://www.jsu.edu

#3: University of North Alabama, Master of Business Administration
Overall Grade: A-
Reputation: Tier 1 Regional University
Total Tuition: $12,410
AACSB Accredited? No
A DEGREE TAYLORED TO YOUR EXPERIENCE LEVEL. UNA offers both a traditional MBA, designed for young professionals, and an executive MBA, designed for professionals who have at least six years of experience. Both are available at the same cost.
On the web: http://www.una.edu

#4 (Tied): Upper Iowa University, Master of Business Administration
Overall Grade: B+
Reputation: Tier 2 Regional University
Total Tuition: $18,174
AACSB Accredited? No
FLEXIBLE. Upper Iowa offers six terms a year--each session is eight weeks.
On the web: http://www.uiu.edu

#4 (Tied): Freed Hardeman University, Master of Business Administration
Overall Grade: B+
Reputation: Tier 1 Regional University
Total Tuition: $15,900
AACSB Accredited? No
FAST. Freed Hardeman offers 4-week accelerated courses, allowing students to complete the degree in as little as one year.
On the web: http://www.fhu.edu

#4 (Tied): Liberty University, Master of Business Administration
Overall Grade: B+
Reputation: Tier 1 Regional University
Total Tuition: $17,640
AACSB Accredited? No
SPECIALIZE OR NOT. You can complete the 45 credit hour program in one of nine concentrations or opt for the 36 credit hour general MBA.
On the web: ttp://www.liberty.edu

#7 (Tied): Columbia College, Master of Business Administration
Overall Grade: B
Reputation: Unranked
Total Tuition: $12,420
AACSB Accredited? No
AFFORDABLE AND FLEXIBLE. Columbia College offers eight weeks classes with sessions starting throughout the year in January, March, June, August and October.
On the web: http://www.ccis.edu

#7 (Tied): Park University, Master of Business Administration
Overall Grade: B
Reputation: Tier 2 Regional University
Total Tuition: $15,840
AACSB Accredited? No
FLEXIBILE AND QUICK. Park University offers a combination of 8-week and 16-week sessions, allowing degree completion in as few as 18 months.
On the web: http://www.park.edu

#7 (Tied): Southwestern College, Master of Business Administration
Overall Grade: B
Reputation: Tier 1 Regional University
Total Tuition: $22,581
AACSB Accredited? No
SUPER FLEXIBLE. Southwestern College offers eight terms a year--each session is six weeks.
On the web: http://www.sckans.edu

#10: Brenau University, Master of Business Administration
Overall Grade: B-
Reputation: Tier 1 Regional University
Total Tuition: $25,200
AACSB Accredited? No
TONS OF VARIETY. Brenau offers numerous concentrations for their MBA, including Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Insurance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Project Management.
On the web: http://www.brenau.edu

* Reputation dictated by US News Classification



 
 
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