Prospective college students have a lot of questions to ask themselves today, not the least being “Online or residential?” and “Will this degree be worth the investment?”
With the first question, the answer depends a lot on you. Online can be a great option under the right circumstances – if, for instance, you’re already in the work force and want to improve your credentials to apply for better jobs, or you have a lower-level position in a company that is willing to help you get a degree. Yes – many companies will pay or assist paying for an employee to get more schooling. Think about it: a college education helps you both. It helps your employer to have better-trained and more qualified employees, and it helps you move up into better paying, more responsible positions.
As for the second question: well, that’s tricky. For students interested in a business degree, there are many, many shady business schools online that can’t wait to sell you a degree that the HR department will laugh about while they throw your resume in the garbage. A bad degree from a non-reputable diploma mill doesn’t get you anywhere in life. That’s why you need a trustworthy, researched guide to the top online business undergraduate programs.
To create our list, we consider three criteria:
- complete cost of a degree
- average debt for graduates
- average starting salary for graduates
With these numbers in mind, we draw up a list of the 50 schools that find the best balance between what you’ll pay to get the degree, and how easily you’ll be able to pay for that education with the job you get from it. All of the schools on this list are accredited by the AASCB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), which gives its seal of approval to less than a third of US business schools. Bachelor of Business Administration is the most common degree type, though there are others (such as Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science).
You should know, many of these programs are degree completion programs. That means you enter the online program in the later stages of a bachelor’s degree, usually after earning an associate’s degree somewhere else (like a community college or other accredited school), or after completing required core classes (freshman and sophomore level) in another college of the same university. In other words, you can’t just immediately enter all of these programs. Check the admissions requirements at the school’s website before you get too deep into applying.
One other warning: as with any online education, not all of these programs are available in every state. Again, the school’s website should provide clear instructions for applicants as to whether the program they want is available in their home state.
At the top of our list for affordability and value, UHV’s School of Business Administration offers degrees in Finance, Accounting, General Business, Management, Healthcare Administration, and Supply Chain Management. Some of these degrees can be completed entirely online, without needing to transfer credits from another school. Low tuition for both in and out-of-state residents brings UHV to the top of our Top 50 Best Value Online Business Schools ranking. The affordability of a public university, of course, is only one factor in our equation; UHV provides a high quality education, and the School of Business Administration is recognized by national rankings including The Princeton Review. All of the business programs at UHV are accredited with the gold mark standard, the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
The online bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BSBA) at U of A is part of their Global Campus, located in Fayetteville, AR. The 120-credit program is offered 100% online. The Sam M. Walton of Business is a nationally ranked school found in the Top 30 Public Business Schools list by U.S. News & World Report and is featured in the 150 Best-Buy Schools in the Princeton Review’s annual publication on Best Value Schools. Another incentive of being a part of the Global Campus is that you reap the benefits of attending a world-class, top-tier research, business school without physically having to be there. Did we mention the tuition is unbelievably affordable at under $300 per credit hour?! Yes, that’s right, out-of-state students who study online at U of A receive in-state tuition rates. Are you ready to be a Razorback? Get that red out!
ISU offers a top online program for those seeking to complete their undergraduate studies in Business Administration; this specific program is intended for transfer students currently holding either an associates degree (AS) or 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university. While the core study of this program is in general business, students can select an emphasis in the following: Accounting, Insurance and Risk Management, General Management and Marketing. The Scott College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Indiana State University is no stranger to national rankings; it has been ranked Best in the Midwest for 11 consecutive years according to The Princeton Review. U.S. News & World Report names them a tier 2 national research classification, and Washington Monthly ranks them #30 overall among national universities. We at valuecolleges.com find them a particularly compelling university for online study as their tuition is not only affordable but their reported starting salaries for new graduates at approximately $51k is impressively high.
Please do note: the online program at Indiana State University is not available to those residing in the states of Arkansas and Massachusetts.
University of Illinois (UIS) online offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program delivered completely online. Students will be a part of a dynamic learning community and all coursework utilizes current information technologies and resources available. This program is a completion program, intended for transfer students with at least 54 credit hours. There are 2 options for online BBA students: The Business Administration Comprehensive option for those looking for a broad-based education in business enterprise; and the BBA Management Concentration option, intended for students looking to develop critical management skills.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Illinois at Springfield as a Top Regional Public University in one report, and specifically the Business Online program at UIS is ranked 20th among the 100 Best Online Bachelor’s programs nationwide. What especially stands out to us here at valuecolleges.com is that the students of UIS Online pay E-tuition, a true benefit for out-of-state students with rates set at almost half of what they would have to pay if attending UIS in-person!
The online BA in Business Administration at CSU Online, originally offered through the Fullerton campus, is a degree completion program, meaning it is intended for transfer students. It is 100% completed online, so that you do not have to put your life on hold while acquiring a better future now. This degree is provided through the prestigious Mihaylo College of Business at Cal State Fullerton and aimed at those preparing for careers in general management, financial operations, and consulting. Mihaylo is a globally-recognized AACSB accredited business school, at CSU Online affords students this prestigious, high-quality, learning-centered education no matter where one resides. One of the pioneers in online study, CSU Online creates an innovating method of learning experience, building all courses with students in mind, and always ensuring accessibility with their renowned faculty for the duration of their education.
The BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) offered from the College of Business at West Texas A&M University (COB) is delivered completely online in the following majors: General Business, Management, Marketing, Law & Economics. The perfect set-up for those students looking to earn their undergraduate degree through distance learning, the web-based and on-campus courses are taught by the same faculty, contain the same content, and meet the same requirements for degree completion. COB at West Texas is accredited by the AACSB, furthering the value of this degree. We at valuecolleges.com call West Texas a Best Value for Business primarily for being one of the most affordable schools for online study nationally. Really, whatever you intend to major in, West Texas has low tuition rates across the board, and that, coupled with a lower student debt and decent starting salaries according to Payscale.com should bring it to the attention of potential online learners.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s online program, nicknamed eULM, offers two online undergraduate degree business programs. Both award a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); however, specialities include general business or marketing. Classes are generally small, providing students personal attention form the professor despite being an online course. The Office of eULM is completely committed to offering a supportive system for online learners equal to what is available for their face-to-face learners. They set up assistance, guidance and work with student from beginning to end in their educational journey. The statistics back this fine institution; ULM alumni have nationally low average debt upon graduation; starting salaries are reported over $40k for those holding bachelor degrees; and tuition is fairly low at at $16k a year.
The Business and Accounting programs at The School of Business and Economics are accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business); in fact, the Accounting program here is one of only 200 programs world-wide with the distinction of AACSB accreditation. The Center for Distance Learning permits students from any location to pursue an online degree from NC A&T. Distance degree choices for Business majors are a unique offering. Currently the Bachelor of Science in Business Education has two concentrations: a Business Teacher Education (BTE), and another in Information Technology (IT). The BTE may be one of the few degrees of its type offered virtually. While preparing students for a variety of business careers, this program specifically focuses on creating business educators either in the corporate sector, with titles such as Managers and Corporate Trainers, or as Business Teachers at the Middle and High School levels. NC A&T is an affordable option for distance learning and you can be an Aggie even if you don’t reside in Greensboro, North Carolina!
The Merrick School of Business provides online students with a BS in Business Administration. As one of the pioneers of online AACSB accredited programs, U of B allows students to complete the entire program with flexibility online. A high-quality institution, the Merrick business school turns out leaders of the business world. Whether your concentration is Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, or another, Merrick lays the foundation and assists you all the way through your course of study. The University’s unique webBachelor’s program is designed for those students living busy lives, or for those living far from campus who need to fulfill their degree through online study. All students will learn the core elements of business and be prepared for further schooling at the graduate level, or to enter the corporate workforce.
Online students will receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from the University of Wyoming, the same degree as those studying on-campus in the city of Laramie. Obtaining the degree online, will give busy students a flexible schedule that permits them to juggle perhaps full-time work and school simultaneously. A range of general business courses are required throughout the length of the program, however students may choose to hone in on several different concentrations, including Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. UW is an affordable option for both in-staters and out-of staters, both coming in under $300 per credit hour. For our ranking here at valuecolleges.com, we found the University of Wyoming also scores points for higher than average starting salaries according to payscale.com’s 2014 salary report. This makes becoming a Cowboy a wise choice!
UT in Martin offers one online program, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management. This program is intended for students unable to attend classes on campus, and is in fact, the same curriculum and taught by the same faculty as the in-person option. The College of Business publishes the semi-annual Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, with the main goal being to promote new ideas within the academic business community. Popular topics within the world of finances and well as politics are often addressed, including reviews of local, national and international economies. It’s a valuable resource for both on-campus and online student learners.
CWU College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and Administrative Management, fully online. Students can choose one of two specializations: Administrative Management, or Retail Management & Technology, with an accelerated, competency-based program available for Retail Management & Technology. This accelerated program is only $6000 for six-months of intensive instruction; regular programs are charged CWU’s regular tuition. All programs are degree completion and require either an associate’s degree or sixty hours from an accredited institution. Availability depends on your state of residence – not all programs are available in all states, so check on CWU’s website to determine if your state is eligible.
Kennesaw State University offers a number of business options, including Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Management and in Marketing, and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Manufacturing Operations and in Supply Chain Logistics. BBA degrees come from the Coles College of Business, which has high rankings from CEO Magazine and Fortune Magazine, with a reputation especially in family business. The Applied Science programs are administrated by the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and are designed for students who have completed an associate degree from a Georgia community college or other accredited school. Tuition is kept at a reasonable $269 per credit hour, a sound investment in a flexible, high-quality program.
The Collat School of Business, from the University of Alabama Birmingham, makes U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 list of Best Online Bachelor Degrees, and their great value puts them on this list. Collat offers fully online bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, and more, as well as four online minors. They are especially proud of their accounting program, one of the best-ranking online programs in the US, and accredited by the AASCB, a rare distinction. UAB has a rigorous and future-focused curriculum, and whether students are studying on-campus or online, an emphasis on peer collaboration across business disciplines is encouraged. This exposure brings a diverse experience that will apply when entering real-world financial careers.
The University of Wisconsin Whitewater College of Business and Economics has a refreshingly well-designed and user-friendly website for its well-designed and user-friendly online degree program. All students, in-state and out of state, pay the same $389 per credit tuition, a figure that includes textbook rental, so there is no need to buy textbooks. Online classes are taught by full-time, specially-trained faculty, not untrained adjuncts, and students can choose from around thirty majors and specializations – a high number of options for an online degree. Advisors are available to guide students in choosing a major, and career services will help students find employment or graduate schools when graduation comes around. A reasonable state-university tuition, a straightforward program, and a strong support network make Wisconsin-Whitewater a top value college.
Sam Houston State University’s College of Business Administration offers an all-online Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Rather than a degree completion program, like many online bachelor degrees, SHSU’s General Business Administration program is a full 120-credit hour BBA, all of which can be obtained online (except for one math requirement, which can be transferred from a community college or substituted). A three-hour course will cost a little over $1200, including fees, and of course financial aid is available. This is a new program, but Sam Houston’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the AACSB and has a solid history of recognition from U.S. News & World Report and other ranking agencies.
MSUB’s College of Business knows that, with a state as big as Montana, distance education is a must; and with a global economy and an endless line of people who want business degrees, online education is the future. So MSUB offers an all-online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with two specializations: General Business or Accounting. MSUB’s website helpfully guides students to the resources they need, whether they are high school students, returning adult students, and many other classifications, to help students understand what options are right for them.
From Texas A&M’s Commerce, TX campus, the College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers a number of fully online degrees in business: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, and Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sciences – Organizational Leadership. Each type of degree reflects a slightly different approach and goal, with the Organizational Leadership degree designed as an accelerated, competency-based program, and the BAAS as a broader education adaptable for many career options. Online tuition matches that of residential classes, with a small fee added for distance education, and differs according to how many credit hours a student is taking.
Western Carolina’s College of Business has high marks from ranking leaders like U.S. News & World Report, and a top program in entrepreneurship (including the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an interdisciplinary center dedicated to helping faculty and students start and build business ideas). There are currently two Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees available, in Entrepreneurship and in Business Administration and Law. For students in North Carolina, distance education courses are an exceedingly affordable $143 per credit hour, though the cost jumps up to $494 for out of state students. But even at the out of state price, a top-ranked business degree with a manageable cost is a smart investment.
Portland State’s School of Business Administration has a 72 credit-hour degree completion program available online for a bachelor’s degree in business. Two specializations are currently available: Management & Leadership, or Supply & Logistics Management. Portland State’s admissions requirements are serious: 60 transferrable credits, 3.0 GPA, and all pre-business courses. But for those who meet those requirements, the School of Business provides a top-notch education at an affordable price, $1300 per term, with scholarships available for students who make plans and apply early. A cohort-style program allows students to progress through their three years of courses together, and optional orientations allow students to meet each other and faculty in real life.
New Mexico State is solidly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and especially known for its dedication to diversity. This devotion to giving students, especially non-traditional students, access to education leads NMSU to its impressive online distance education program. For students looking for bachelor degrees in Business, the College of Business provides two Bachelor of Business Administration degrees, in General Business and in Marketing. These are also degree completion programs, so you must have core courses completed at NMSU or transfer from another institution. Courses are $217 per credit hour for New Mexico residents, and the same for part-time non-residents, a very reasonable price for a strong education.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana makes affordable, accessible online education a priority, including the Louisiana Transfer Degree Program, designed to make it easier to transfer credits from an associate’s degree into an online bachelor’s program. The School of Business offers three Bachelor of Science degrees online: Accounting, Business Administration, and Computer Information Systems. NSUL make online education especially attractive by offering full degrees (not just degree completion), and out-of-state students pay the same price as Louisiana residents, a little over $3300 for a full-time 12-credit hour schedule.
The Bryan School of Business & Economics offers two business bachelor degrees through UNCG Online: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and BS in Supply Chain Management. UNCG’s online programs are degree completion, so students must transfer 60 credit hours before beginning the business program. UNCG is a high research level institution according to the Carnegie Association, and the Bryan School is accredited by the AACSB. A full-time load of 12 credit hours is $1700 for in-state residents, and $3300 for out-of-state distance learners, both affordable costs with a strong return on your investment, making UNCG a top value college.
ASU’s Carey School of Business offers so many online degrees in business, odds are if you can’t find what you want to specialize in, nobody is going to have it. First, there are Bachelor of Arts degrees in business: Communication, Food Industry Management, Global Leadership, Global Logistics Management, Retail Management, Sustainability, or Organizational Leadership. Or maybe you’d rather have a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, with a specialization in Organizational Studies. Or, if you’re more technically-oriented, maybe a Bachelor of Science in Technological Entrepreneurship and Management? Acclaimed by U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times, you really can’t go wrong with the Carey School of Business. It’s an affordable program, ranging from $480 to $543 per credit hour, with no distinction between state residents and non-residents. A business degree from ASU is a top investment in education.
The Kansas State University College of Business Administration offers a bachelor’s degree in General Business through K-State Online. This is not the only business offering, however: the College of Agriculture also offers a Bachelor of Science in Food Business and Operations Management, and Technology and Aviation offers a BS in Technology Management. Courses in the Global Campus are $398 per credit hour, for Kansas residents and non-residents alike, with some programs requiring an extra fee ($200 for the College of Business Administration). These degree completion programs prepare students for careers in business and offer a strong return on the investment.
At WSU Online, students can find four undergraduate business degrees: Accounting, Hospitality Business Management, Management and Operations, and Management Information Systems. Known as a top research university and an excellent College of Business, WSU provides students with an online education that is definitely a cut above the rest, with free online tutoring and an online writing center, round-the-clock tech support, a student government to advocate for students’ rights, and even credited seminars to meet with faculty and other students. Tuition is affordable for all online students, $570 per credit for part-time and $5693 for full-time, and the end result is a highly regarded degree in a desirable field: the definition of a can’t-miss investment.
The University of Minnesota Digital Campus has many online business degrees available, including Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, and Marketing, as well as a Bachelor in Manufacturing Management, BMM in Quality Management, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Manufacturing Operations Management. This is another school with a lot to offer the online student, with a long history in distance and online education and a strong business program.
Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business offers three Bachelor of Business Administration degrees: Management, Marketing, and Accounting. These, like many entries on this list, are degree completion programs, so you will need your core courses completed at FAU or elsewhere. FAU, a public research university, has been working in recent years to raise its profile and ranking, and according to U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review, those efforts are paying off. An investment in FAU is an investment in the future, as this university increases its value and builds its reputation – think of it as buying early into a stock that can only go up.
Like Florida Atlantic, Florida International University is a young institution (founded in 1965) that has worked mightily to develop its reputation as a top value. FIU is recognized by U.S. News and Kiplinger’s as a best value, with some of the lowest student debt rates, and its reputation for diversity is strong as well. FIU’s College of Business offers three online Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Finance, HR Management, and International Business. And like FAU, FIU is an investment only growing in value, with its online education being a key component in its rising star.
Fayetteville State University, a historically black institution in Fayetteville, NC, offers an online Bachelor of Business Administration degree through the School of Business and Economics. This degree completion program prepares students for management and leadership roles in business. At this time only the General Business specialization is offered online, but FSU is actively expanding its online offerings in a bid to raise the university’s reputation and visibility. As the second-oldest state school, FSU has a deep history to build on and a future that looks like a bright investment.
MSU Moorhead offers several business degrees for online transfer students who bring at least 24 credit hours from another institution. Interested transfer students can get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Operations Management, or Project Management (a fourth option, Construction Management, is unfortunately only offered as a hybrid program). MSUB makes an effort to accept as much transfer credit as possible, including military credit, and provides students with a solid education from an institution once named one of the best liberal arts universities by Time magazine.
The Flint, MI branch of the University of Michigan has a reputation all its own as one of the best research universities in the midwest, according to the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Originally established to provide education for returning WWII soldiers on the GI Bill, UM-Flint maintains its dedication to providing everyone with a strong, accessible education with its growing online program. Currently business students can get one of two fully-online degrees: a Bachelor of Business Administration, or a Bachelor of Applied Science. These degree-completion programs are affordable and accept transfers from accredited institutions or UM-Flint.
It’s hard to resist “Bama By Distance,” the name for the University of Alabama’s distance education program, but it’s not just the name. Bama has a consistently high ranking by agencies such as U.S. News & World Report, and has a long, rich history as one of the first frontier colleges. Students can obtain a Bachelor’s in Commerce and Business Administration for general business, setting themselves up for career or MBA in a variety of fields.
The University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, General Business. This degree completion program builds U of SA’s reputation and the reputation of the Mitchell College of Business, which has been growing into a comprehensive business college. U of SA is also recognized as a military-friendly school. Tuition at U of SA online is $392 per credit hour for all students, Alabama resident or out-of-state, a reasonable cost for a strong education.
Like South Alabama, Drury University has the distinction of being named a Military Friendly school, smoothing the process and directing its energy toward getting military veterans the education they have earned. As part of that effort, Drury offers a robust online degree program, with business-specific degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication and Development. Students may even register for online courses without pursuing a degree, though these students are not eligible for financial aid. Overall, Drury’s online program is oriented toward accessibility, flexibility, and convenience. With its commitment to professional education, informed by the liberal arts and sciences, Drury exceeds at preparing students for the real world and real work.
Robert Morris University, a small, private university in Moon Township, PA, offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, all online. With an AACSB accreditation and a 92% placement rate for its students (85% in employment, 7% in graduate school), Robert Morris is proud of its success in preparing students for the world after school. Conveniently, RMU’s business program is available as a full four year degree, not just a degree completion program like many online bachelor’s, so students can start from the beginning. However, RMU also makes sure prospective students know they are very transfer-friendly, so students who got their associate’s degree and feel motivated to go farther can finish a good investment in an online program with a placement rate that’s hard to beat.
An early adopter of online education, East Carolina University offers more than 75 degrees and certifications entirely electronically, including many business and business-related bachelor degree completion programs. These programs include Bachelor of Science degrees in Hospitality Management, Industrial Distribution and Logistics, and Industrial Technology; Bachelor of Science in Business Education degrees in Business Education and Information Technologies; and the good old Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. It’s a variety of degree types for a variety of interests and skills, and with ECU’s affordable state-university tuition and long history of experience in online education, makes an online degree from ECU a strong investment in your education and future in business.
Clarion carries online degrees at all levels, from bachelor’s to doctorate, and has been acclaimed by U.S. News & World Report as well as numerous other ranking systems. As a member of the Pennsylvania State system, Clarion online students benefit from a low state-university price tag and can choose from three online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degrees: Accounting, Management, and Real Estate. Of course, as with other online degrees, there are some restrictions; all of these programs are currently only available for part-time students. However, these degrees can be completed entirely online, so no worries about having to do core requirements at community college or somewhere else – just head straight into your degree program, and start investing in your career.
Jacksonville State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Management from the College of Commerce and Business Administration, an AACSB-accredited college ranked among the top business schools in the US by the Princeton Review. Jacksonville State University is also accredited by the The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Students with an associate’s degree in Business Administration may go straight into the program, but students without the degree may need to meet some prerequisites, so confirm your status before applying. JSU offers an outstanding student support service available to all students, readying graduates for advanced study in their own highly ranked MBA program or other fine institutions. Career advisement and placement is also available for those choosing to directly enter the workforce.
Miller College of Business offers a the same top notch Bachelor of Business Administration degree as available on their Muncie, Indiana campus, taught by the same highly respected faculty teaching students from all over the world. At Miller, students can hone in on a variety of business disciplines, such as Accounting, Management, Finance, and Operations. The tuition is affordable and the financial job salary ROI’s according to payscale.com throw Ball into the above average category, making it a solid choice for an online business degree. Plus, Miller College of Business is a pioneer in online and digital education, going as far back as the 1990’s – you know the dawn of the internet. Students were probably Internet Relay Chatting as study buddies! It’s no surprise then that they have such a high reputation as leaders in distance learning and online education.
Morehead offers an online bachelor degree completer program to transfer students who have finished general education coursework (associate degree preferred). Undergraduate Business concentration options are: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, General Business and Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to enter the business world upon graduation. In fact, MSU prides itself on giving personal attention to each and every student. Students can easily communicate with faculty members. Full-time professional advising is available through the school’s Student Services Center. Online students are afforded the same benefits as on-campus students; communication is simply done through email or phone, so whether you reside in Kentucky or New Jersey, an advisor will be there for you.
The online Bachelor of Science Business Administration Program (BSBA) is offered through the University of Florida Online, and it is ideal for those who reside out of the Gainesville area and/or have family obligations preventing on-site attendance. Applicants are broken into three groups: Freshman, Lower division-transfers, and Upper-division transfers, depending if they have under or over 60 credits. Heavener School of Business provides students with a business foundation with coursework in business statistics, law, marketing, management, and international business. Graduates will be ready to enter the workforce or further their education with graduate school. Heavener ranks #15 among US publics in Bloomberg Businessweeks’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools and #16 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges issue. UF is also significant as being the first leading research university to offer a fully-online business bachelor’s degree.
The online BBA in General Business at Stephen F. Austin State University is ideal for students who have complete prior coursework and have decided specifically to pursue a business career.
Nelson Rusche, for whom the Business College is named for, was a successful business man in Texas and his generous endowment provides the college with scholarships to recruit the best and brightest students to be tomorrows business leaders.
Resources abound for Rusche students: internships, organizations to become involved with, and, especially helpful for online students, an active Student Services center focused on advisement throughout the entire individual’s academic experience.
Columbus State located in Columbus, Georgia offers a solid business background to online learners requiring the convenience of obtaining their BBA completely online due to work or family commitments. The program focuses on critical thinking, ethical issues, global diversities, and information technology, in addition to the fundamentals of business. Of course, like all of our Top 50 Best Value Online Business Schools, Turner is AACSB accredited, one of the few schools with this prestige status in the region.
As a fine regional business school in the Southeast, Turner offers online students further opportunity for advanced study with an online MBA program that delivers an internationally accredited, accelerated high quality MBA degree equal to that which is offered on campus.
ETSU is a mostly online Bachelor of Business Administration degree program with concentrations in Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing. We say mostly, because like many other institutions on our ranking, the primary candidate has completed 60 credits already prior to applying. However, those lower level credits can be obtained virtually at ETSU before declaring your major. There may be a limited number of on-campus courses or meetings required due to scheduling changes by semester or course availability; you’ll need to inquire with the institution for that information.
We find ETSU to be a Best Value online business school based on several factors: first, their tuition for out-of-state residents is reasonable at under $500 per credit hour; second, their reported graduate debt is low on a national scale; and lastly, their starting salaries are competitive at $40k.
Rutgers University’s Camden, NJ campus houses the School of Business and offers a 100% online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA). This program is a degree completion program; previous college coursework is required. Rutgers is world-class institution with an elite faculty teaching both on-campus and online courses. Online classes are purposely kept small to encourage integrations with faculty and peer and build up the required networking skills needed for the business career path. The online degree program offers courses year-round, helping students balance school, work, and family obligations; starting points remain traditional, with a Fall or Spring choice.
Rutger’s Camden School of Business prides itself on staying relevant with the financial word – so much so, that they have a weekly publication, Minding Your Business, which is produced by students at the School of Business, and is a valuable resource for all those interested in business.
The Fox School of Business offers an online degree completion program: the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), which is taught by the same renowned faculty as their in-person program. A support community is at your fingertips, paired with flexibility and convenience so those working professionally do not have to put their lives on hold while finishing their degree.
The Fox School of Business has been ranked #1 by U.S. News for their MBA online program; yes, that’s correct, numero uno! So those seeking to advance their education after completing Fox’s undergraduate degree can sit tight and apply for the MBA.
The Online BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) program at Western is a fantastic opportunity for working professionals interested in advancing their career by finishing their bachelors degree or perhaps working towards a second one. As a finishing program, applicants must have had already obtained an associate’s degree or approximately 60 undergraduate credits. Western offers a 1 year accelerated program as well as a more traditional 2 year coursework schedule. All courses in the Online BBA program are taught by exceptional faculty, highly published in their specialities, and known global business experts.
Western New England College is a private institution located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The tuition may seem high; however, private schools do often have generous financial aid packages, so be sure to check into that. The 20-year ROI is nearly $500k as reported by payscale.com, and starting salaries are often over $60k even for those only holding bachelor degrees. Always remember to look at the whole picture when choosing a business school; tuition is only one part of the Best Value equation.
Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best regional public universities in the US, Murray State has a strong online degree program and an AACSB-accredited College of Business, the Bauernfeind College. Online students can choose from four business degrees: Business Administration, Computer Information Systems (a business degree, rather than computer science, focused on the technology of business analysis), Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Telecommunications Systems Management. The Telecommunications Systems Management program is built on a special transfer program with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, which allows students to complete the associate’s degree online before transferring credits to Murray State for the bachelor’s degree completion. Murray State is making every effort to provide a first-class education to students all over the US, and their online bachelor degrees are an investment worth considering.
The Online Bachelor of Business Administration degree is an AACSB-accredited completion program offered through the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management. Online students benefit from a flexible learning environment that allows students to study anytime, anywhere. They can expect the same quality curriculum and the same extraordinary faculty as the resident students. This is unusual in online education and UMass takes pride in the synchronization of the daytime and online learning environments. Experienced, dedicated online program advisors are available to offer support and advice to help students navigate the application process and select the courses best suited to their academic goals and schedules.
The Isenberg School’s business program is recognized as one of the best in the world by Businessweek. That’s what you get with a degree from UMass and the Isenberg School of Management: all-around excellence. The Isenburg BBA curriculum gives students the competitive business skills essential for success-blending innovative technology with coursework that simulates real-world business experiences. Students choose from a variety of majors: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations & Information Management. You can also get a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management.