According to data collected by my distance ed research firm, there are 168 distance MBA options: 62 of these offered by graduate business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The good news: if you seek a quality business degree online you need not attend a no-name school. About 30% of online graduate business school programs I surveyed in 2008 hold AACSB accreditation. This ratio is about the same for brick and mortar B-Schools.
Somebody can make up a fake accrediting action, and many diploma mills will have of accreditation from organizations that sound professional. However, not every accrediting action gets regard in the existent world. There are three modes of accreditation agencies that are necessaries to consider when earning an MBA online: regional accreditation, professional accreditation, and separate erudition accreditation.
Regional accreditation is the most usually accepted mode of accreditation. If you want your online MBA to be recognized by hope employers, you’ll want to make confident to join in a school that has regional accreditation. There are six regional accrediting agencies that exclude this recognition. While your MBA lessons will be seized online, the school itself should be accredited by one of the six agencies: – *Core States Commission on superior learning *New England Association of Colleges and Schools *North inner Association of Colleges and Schools *Northwest Association of Accredited Schools *Southern Association of Colleges and Schools *Western Association of Schools and Colleges
If you’re looking to earn your MBA online, you’ll save thousands, perhaps tens of thousands by doing a thorough cost comparison. My 2008 survey of 62 AACSB options revealed online learners should be prepared to pay as little as $7,848 or as much as $106,400 for an AACSB accredited distance grad degree in business administration (MBA).
In 2008 the number one “most affordable” option is East Carolina University (North Carolina), a public institution with a modest cost of $7,848 for an online MBA degree for state residents. (Non-Residents will pay significantly more ($26,064) for this same degree.) Duke University, a private Ivy League institution, also in North Carolina, is the most expensive option at an estimated $106,000+ for their Global MBA option.