Kellogg | Mr. Big Beer
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. Indian Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 7.54/10
Darden | Mr. Corporate Dev
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.8
Duke Fuqua | Mr. CPA To Finance
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10
Wharton | Ms. General Motors
GRE 330, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Venture Lawyer
GRE 330, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Ms. Project Mananger
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
Stanford GSB | Ms. Digital Health
GMAT 720, GPA 3.48
Yale | Mr. Philanthropy Chair
GMAT Awaiting Scores (expect 700-720), GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5
Foster School of Business | Mr. Construction Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 2.77
Ross | Mr. Stockbroker
GMAT 700, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Harvard Hopeful
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. LGBTQ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.58
Kellogg | Mr. Risky Business
GMAT 780, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. CPA To MBA
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Southern California
GMAT 710, GPA 3.58
Harvard | Ms. World Explorer
GMAT 710 (aiming for 750), GPA 4.33/5
Ross | Mr. Brazilian Sales Guy
GRE 326, GPA 77/100 (USA Avg. 3.0)
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
London Business School | Mr. Consulting To IB
GMAT 700, GPA 2.4
Berkeley Haas | Mx. CPG Marketer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.95
NYU Stern | Mr. Washed-Up Athlete
GRE 325, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. White Finance
GMAT Not Taken, GPA 3.97
MIT Sloan | Mr. NFL Team Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Ms. Russland Native
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5

The Best Online MBA Programs In The U.S.

The Top Online MBA Programs In The U.S. For 2014

 

Online Rank & SchoolP&Q RankTotal CostTime To DegreeBlended Component
  1. Carnegie Mellon16$118,08032 months15 “Access Weekends”
  2. UNC18$96,77518 to 36 monthsQuarterly 3-day immersions
  3. Indiana (Kelley)20$61,20024 to 60 months2 weeks on-campus
  4. Maryland (Smith)33$79,97421 months2 3-day residencies
  5. Penn State33$59,31224 months2 week-long residencies
  6. Arizona State42$62,00023 months3-day orientation
  7. Florida (Hough)48$48,000/$55,00016 or 27 monthsSeveral weekend residencies
  8. Geo. Washington50$77,70036 monthsNone
  9. Babson (Olin)53$78,43221 months2-day sessions every 7 weeks
10. Missouri (Trulaske)55$73,00021 months8 weekends, 10-day global

residency

11. Northeastern56$71,65024 to 27 monthsOptional residencies
12. Arizona (Eller)58$45,00014 monthsNone
13. Temple (Fox)62$62,20820 monthsWeek-long residency
14. Thunderbird65$69,80019 months2 week-long global residencies
15. Syracuse (Whitman)72$70,00024 months3 3-day residencies
16. Texas-Dallas74$42,24024 to 36 monthsNone
17. NC-State (Jenkins)78$37,167 (in-state)$74,33421 months to 6 years3-day residency, optional global residency
18. U-Mass (Isenberg)79$32,175NANone/Blended option available
19. Pepperdine83NA24 to 84 monthsA weekend residency
20. Auburn89$27,90027 months to six years3-day residency at end

Source: School websites and interviews

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About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.