MSU’s College of Business has the No. 1 program of 2018.
According to Online MBA Today, Missouri State University delivers the state’s best online MBA program.
The ranking guide commended the program for offering a “high-quality distance education at an extreme value.”
How the ranking is determined
Online MBA Today compiled a list of 480 online MBA programs. It assessed each program first for a location in Missouri, and then these four factors:
- Estimated tuition cost (25 percent)
- Accreditation (25 percent)
- Average base salary (25 percent)
- Prestige (25 percent)
All of the data for each factor was weighted equally, averaged and calculated on a 100-point scale. MSU achieved a perfect score of 100.
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About the program
MSU’s online MBA is a 33-credit hour program. Students can complete it fully online. It includes 24 hours of core credits and nine hours of a seminar course and elective options.
Online students can also complete a graduate certificate in the following areas:
- Computer information systems
- Project management
Other certificates not offered 100 percent online include:
- Data analytics
- Financial analysis
- Forensic accounting
- International business
- Tax accounting