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10 Most Affordable Online MBA Programs

Looking for an affordable online MBA?  You won’t do better than Michigan’s Madonna University, which charges just $160 per credit To put it another way, the school only requires 32 credit hours, meaning you could earn an MBA for $5,120. Overall, the program includes 54 students, along with 2 full-time and 6 part-time instructors – for a degree that can be earned entirely online. However, these numbers come with a caveat: Just 30% of students, who are 24 years old on average, graduate within 3 years (though its first-year retention rate rose to 86% in 2013-2014).The program also doesn’t come with 24×7 live technical support.

A better option may be Fitchburg State, which charges $167 per credit hour and graduates 75% of its students within three years. Among the 10 least-expensive online MBA program, only two – the University of North Dakota and West Texas A&M – are ranked among the top online MBA programs, charging $286 and $328 per credit hour respectively. To put that in perspective, A credit hour at the top-ranked online MBA program – Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business – cost $1,200.

Here are the 10 most affordable online MBA programs:

Source: U.S. News & World Report

10 Online MBA Programs With the Most International Students

Looking for a global student body in your online MBA program? Well, Madonna University again takes top honors, with 100% of its students living overseas. However, Madonna is an anomaly. Andrews University, which like Madonna is a private Christian institution based in Michigan, presents a more normal range, coming in second at a 37.5% clip. Charging $497 per credit hour, Andrew s enrolls 32 students, with courses taught by 10 full-time faculty and 1 part-time (half of whom are tenured or tenure-track). The school skews older (average student is 38 years-old) and female (56.3%).

Carnegie Mellon, ranked 7th for online MBA programs, is the most recognizable name on the list, with 17.2% of its online students residing overseas. Surprisingly, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where 67.1% of its on campus students hail from overseas, only enrolls 16.3% international students in its online program.

Here are the online programs with the most international students:


Source: U.S. News & World Report

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