Launched in 2011, the online MBA program at Touro University Worldwide is one of the most inexpensive and flexible programs on the market. The MBA can be earned in one year and with a total tuition cost of $18,000. “Whether work or personal, it is our goal to ensure that your prior commitments will not prevent you from earning your degree,” says Roy Finaly, the chief operating officer at Touro. Course materials are available at any time as long as students have an internet connection.
To apply to Touro’s online MBA program, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have graduated with a 2.75 GPA or better. No GMAT or GRE is required to apply to the program, which has six start dates throughout the year. Once in the program, students may choose between eight concentration areas including accounting, cybersecurity management, finance, global management, health administration management, human resources management, marketing, and nonprofit management.
Another differentiator of the Touro program is the university’s expertise in the online space. Founded in 1997, Touro was the first university to offer a fully online doctoral program and claim to be the first university to attract foreign and military students to online programs. “We understand what works and what doesn’t in online learning, and our curriculum is designed to reflect best practices,” Finaly says.
LEARNER-CENTERED MODEL FEATURED AS DIFFERENTIATOR
At the center of the delivery is the “learner-centered model,” Finaly explains. “Classes are intentionally kept small so students receive personalized attention from instructors and peers in lieu of traditional face-to-face interactions,” Finaly says. “Students are constantly engaged throughout their program with thoughtful discussions led by instructors with a passion for higher education.”
Finaly says the majority of students completing the program come from either California or New York and are looking to move forward in their careers within the companies in which they currently work. Touro is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission.
“In essence,” Finaly says, “your online MBA will command respect in the business world while also preparing you for upper-level and executive positions.”