How Online MBA Graduates Rate Their Programs


Experiential learning is a tangible way to bring an online program into the real world. Programs often add this through in-person classes and trips, having students work on consulting projects for real companies, and working on presentations that mimic those in the work place.

Alumni from University of Washington (Foster) were most satisfied with the in-person opportunities of their program, but 26 schools also had in-person programming rated a 9 or higher.

Rate your satisfaction with the in-person sessions and/or class trips.

School Rating
University of Washington (Foster) 9.94
Baylor University (Hankamer) 9.89
Indiana University (Kelley) 9.85
University of Southern California (Marshall) 9.85
University of Denver (Daniels) 9.82
University of Michigan (Ross) 9.71
University of Texas at Dallas 9.63
Lehigh University 9.6
University of Utah (Eccles) 9.6
William & Mary (Mason) 9.58
Syracuse University (Whitman) 9.57
University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 9.57
Southern Methodist University (Cox) 9.56
Ohio University 9.53
North Carolina State University (Jenkins) 9.36
Rice University (Jones) 9.36
University of Florida (Warrington) 9.33
Villanova University 9.33
Auburn University (Harbert) 9.31
Santa Clara University (Leavey) 9.31
University of California, Davis 9.29
Drexel University (LeBow) 9.25
University of South Florida (Muma) 9.17
San Jose State University (Lucas) 9.13
American University (Kogod) 9.05
University of Nebraska 9
University of North Texas 9
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 8.97
University of Iowa (Tippie) 8.95
Creighton University (Heider) 8.9
University of Massachusetts-Lowell 8.77
Washington State University 8.73
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Isenberg) 8.67
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 8.67
Hofstra University (Zarb) 8.63
Bryant University 8.5
Jack Welch Management Institute 8.43
Florida International University 8.37
University of Cincinnati (Lindner) 8.33
Clemson University 8.22
SUNY Oswego 8
Pepperdine University (Graziadio) 7.89
University of Michigan-Dearborn 7.83
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 7.75
University of Maryland (Smith) 7.57
Bowling Green 7.36
Rogers State University 7
Louisiana State University (Ourso) 6.92
Kennesaw State University 6
University of Delaware (Lerner) 6
University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium 6


Of schools who offered alumni the chance to complete a substantial consulting project during their programs, Hofstra University (Zarb) was the only school to score a perfect 10.

University of Denver (Daniels) and University of North Texas (Ryan) weren’t far behind, with alumni rating their consulting projects an average of 9.67.

If you did participate in a consulting project, rate your satisfaction.

School Rating
Hofstra University (Zarb) 10
University of Denver (Daniels) 9.67
University of North Texas 9.67
University of Washington (Foster) 9.66
Lehigh University 9.63
Ohio University 9.57
Indiana University (Kelley) 9.49
William & Mary (Mason) 9.46
University of California, Davis 9.32
University of Michigan (Ross) 9.31
University of Southern California (Marshall) 9.27
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 9.25
Auburn University (Harbert) 9.24
Baylor University (Hankamer) 9.2
University of South Florida (Muma) 9.17
Southern Methodist University (Cox) 9.04
University of Nebraska 9
University of Utah (Eccles) 9
Villanova University 9
University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 8.96
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 8.93
North Carolina State University (Jenkins) 8.86
University of Florida (Warrington) 8.83
Syracuse University (Whitman) 8.77
Rice University (Jones) 8.68
Washington State University 8.68
Santa Clara University (Leavey) 8.67
Pepperdine University (Graziadio) 8.66
Creighton University (Heider) 8.57
University of Texas at Dallas 8.5
Louisiana State University (Ourso) 8.47
Drexel University (LeBow) 8.3
Jack Welch Management Institute 8.3
University of Iowa (Tippie) 8.3
Florida International University 8.22
University of Cincinnati (Lindner) 8.2
American University (Kogod) 8.08
Bowling Green 8
Bryant University 8
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Isenberg) 8
University of Massachusetts-Lowell 7.62
Clemson University 7.5
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 7.5
San Jose State University (Lucas) 7.33
University of Maryland (Smith) 7.18
Rogers State University 7
University of Michigan-Dearborn 6.67
SUNY Oswego 5.67
University of Delaware (Lerner) 5.67
University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium 5.25
Kennesaw State University 3


Presentations can be a big part of a career. They can also be a great learning experience when done in the safety of an educational setting.

Graduates of University of Washington (Foster) rated their program best for the ability to participate in and learn from presentations with a perfect 10.

Rate your satisfaction with your ability to participate in and learn from doing presentations.

School Rating
University of Washington (Foster) 10
Lehigh University 9.82
University of Southern California (Marshall) 9.78
University of Denver (Daniels) 9.62
Rogers State University 9.6
Hofstra University (Zarb) 9.56
Jack Welch Management Institute 9.55
Baylor University (Hankamer) 9.54
University of Texas at Dallas 9.5
Indiana University (Kelley) 9.47
Syracuse University (Whitman) 9.37
Bryant University 9.33
University of California, Davis 9.33
Rice University (Jones) 9.32
William & Mary (Mason) 9.31
Southern Methodist University (Cox) 9.25
University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 9.24
University of Michigan (Ross) 9.23
University of Nebraska 9.21
SUNY Oswego 9.2
Auburn University (Harbert) 9.14
Santa Clara University (Leavey) 9.06
University of Iowa (Tippie) 9.03
Villanova University 9
Creighton University (Heider) 8.94
Louisiana State University (Ourso) 8.9
University of Florida (Warrington) 8.89
Clemson University 8.87
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Isenberg) 8.87
American University (Kogod) 8.85
North Carolina State University (Jenkins) 8.81
University of Cincinnati (Lindner) 8.76
University of Delaware (Lerner) 8.75
University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium 8.75
Ohio University 8.74
University of South Florida (Muma) 8.67
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 8.67
Pepperdine University (Graziadio) 8.66
San Jose State University (Lucas) 8.63
Bowling Green 8.62
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 8.58
University of Utah (Eccles) 8.57
Washington State University 8.49
Florida International University 8.48
University of Michigan-Dearborn 8.4
University of Massachusetts-Lowell 8.3
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 8.29
University of North Texas 7.96
Drexel University (LeBow) 7.59
Kennesaw State University 7.58
University of Maryland (Smith) 7.16

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