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Top Accredited Online MBA Programs

by G.G. Cabell, studioD

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) oversees the accreditation of online Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs to ensure that educators pursue excellence in the programs they offer. Students who pursue an online MBA education should look for AACSB accredited schools that offer flexible, quality education and the business preparation needed to help advance their careers.

Ball State University

To help make its MBA degree distinctive, Ball State offers six specialized MBA programs, including entrepreneurship, finance and operations. Students can also earn MBA certificates in areas like health economics, policy and administration and professional sales management to make themselves more competitive to potential employers. The school offers a diversified curriculum, covering topics like information systems, administration and business sustainability. Internships and study abroad programs provide students hands-on experience and a global perspective of the field.

Clarion University

Clarion’s online MBA program is designed for students who have completed all business prerequisite courses and can attend school on a part-time basis. Classes are taught by senior faculty and are streamed live from the campus classroom. Students pair quantitative courses like economics and statistics with non-technical courses like business ethics, leadership and organization to help them better understand the practical skills the field requires. In addition to providing quality and challenging MBA courses, Clarion offers low costs to ensure affordability for students.

Jacksonville State University

Students at Jacksonville State complete either the general MBA program by taking 30 credit hours of online coursework, or the MBA – Accounting Concentration program by taking 33 credit hours. Both programs cover a variety of topics, including marketing, human resources and decision making, to simulate some of the challenges that students may face in the field. Through internships and research opportunities, students are able to implement the theoretical concepts they have learned in the classroom into an everyday work environment.

California State University Stanislaus

CSU Stanislaus has designed a 24-month online MBA program that provides considerable flexibility to meet the needs of busy working professionals. Courses cover subjects like business theory, securities and quality management. Professors offer video conference office hours so students can ask questions about the material covered in class and receive individualized attention and feedback on their work. Students may also hold video chat sessions with their classmates to discuss case studies and practice leadership skills that will transfer into the workforce.

About the Author

G.G. Cabell is a writer with experience in college admissions. She holds a B.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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