When it comes to admission standards, Indiana’s Kelley Direct MBA program beats every other online offering in making sure it admits the very best students into its online experience. The school took the top spot in the admissions portion of our ranking for the second year in a row. Within this category, we gave the average undergraduate GPA of the most recent incoming class a 30% weight, average years of work experience a 30% weight, acceptance rate a 20% weight, and average adjusted GMAT score a 20% weight. Jack Welch Management Institute was second (also for the second year in a row), while UT-Dallas, the University of Michigan, and USC rounded out the top five, respectively.
The University of South Florida had the highest average undergraduate GPA of 3.6. Jack Welch had the highest years of average work experience for her incoming class at 16. Jack Welch also had the toughest acceptance rate at just 25%. And the University of Michigan Ross had the highest adjusted average GMAT of 681.