2016 Best Value Online Colleges for Business Degrees

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These 25 schools offering online business degrees are not only affordable, but offer exceptionally strong academic programs. Valdosta State University has the lowest tuition on the list at $4,395 and an academic strength score of 64%. Many of these best value institutions also offer fully online business degrees at multiple degree levels. For example, University of Maryland - College Park, ranked #9 with an academic strength score of 82%, offers degrees at the certificate, bachelor's, and master's degree level.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online business degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. You can find more detailed information on these best value business schools below or read our full methodology. Those interested can also browse 12 other business subject rankings.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Academic Strength Business Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Annual Tuition $11,000 Academic Strength 83% Business Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#2 #2 University of Georgia Annual Tuition $8,430 Academic Strength 77% Business Degrees: Bachelor's
#3 #3 Union University Annual Tuition $10,080 Academic Strength 77% Business Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 Bentley University Annual Tuition $10,000 Academic Strength 76% Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#5 #5 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $6,393 Academic Strength 69% Business Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Annual Tuition $6,750 Academic Strength 69% Business Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Annual Tuition $6,750 Academic Strength 69% Business Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Iowa State University Annual Tuition $8,175 Academic Strength 72% Business Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#8 #8 University of Iowa Annual Tuition $11,580 Academic Strength 77% Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#9 #9 University of Maryland - College Park Annual Tuition $14,970 Academic Strength 82% Business Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#10 #10 University of Central Arkansas Annual Tuition $5,840 Academic Strength 67% Business Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 Valdosta State University Annual Tuition $4,395 Academic Strength 64% Business Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 Georgia College & State University Annual Tuition $8,868 Academic Strength 71% Business Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 Florida State University Annual Tuition $11,700 Academic Strength 75% Business Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#14 #14 West Chester University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $7,903 Academic Strength 69% Business Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#15 #15 Drury University Annual Tuition $9,269 Academic Strength 70% Business Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#16 #16 Florida International University Annual Tuition $9,990 Academic Strength 71% Business Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#17 #17 University of Arkansas Annual Tuition $9,474 Academic Strength 70% Business Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#18 #18 University of Florida Annual Tuition $15,000 Academic Strength 79% Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#19 #19 Stephens College Annual Tuition $5,940 Academic Strength 64% Business Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 Utah State University Annual Tuition $8,970 Academic Strength 69% Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#21 #21 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $7,692 Academic Strength 66% Business Degrees: Master's
#22 #22 Kennesaw State University Annual Tuition $8,319 Academic Strength 67% Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#23 #23 Missouri State University Annual Tuition $9,120 Academic Strength 68% Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#24 #24 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $10,170 Academic Strength 69% Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#25 #25 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Annual Tuition $12,744 Academic Strength 73% Business Degrees: Master's and Certificate

Best Value Online Colleges by Business Program

  • Annual Tuition: $11,000
  • Academic Strength: 83%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Example Classes:
    Applications of Everyday Leadership; Business Strategy; Designing the Organization: From Strategy to Organizational Structure; Managing the Organization: From Organizational Design to Execution; Strategic Leadership and Management Capstone
  • Annual Tuition: $8,430
  • Academic Strength: 77%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Consumer Buyer Behavior; Financial Modeling; International Strategic Management; Organizational Behavior; Risk Management and Insurance; Statistical Analysis for Business

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,080
  • Academic Strength: 77%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Business & the Legal Environment; Business Policy & Strategic Management; Ethical Management; Human Behavior in Organizations; Management Information Systems; Production Operations Management

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • Academic Strength: 76%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEAS CIHE and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Global Strategy; Law Ethics and Social Responsibility; Management of Information Technology; Managerial Communications; Organizational Behavior and Leadership; Supply-Chain Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,393
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Law, Ethics, and Dispute Resolution; Leadership Skills; Management Information Technology & Systems; Quantitative Analysis & Business Research; Strategic Business Consulting; Strategic Marketing Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Diversity in the Workplace; Information Systems in Business; Managerial Accounting; Operations Management; Strategic Management in a Global Business Environment
  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Developing New Products and Services; Focusing on the Future; Managing Strategically in a Global Environment; Strategies for Managing Ongoing Operations

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,175
  • Academic Strength: 72%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Business Analytics; Applied Statistical Modeling; Data Analytics and Visualization; Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining; Marketing Analytics with Big Data; Teams, Projects, and Business Analytics Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $11,580
  • Academic Strength: 77%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Example Classes:
    Dynamics of Negotiations; Entrepreneurial Marketing; Entrepreneurial Strategy; Managing the Growth Business; Statistics for Strategy Problems; Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • Academic Strength: 82%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law; Ethics and Professionalism in Accounting; Global Business Strategy ; Leadership and Teamwork in Organizations; Managing People & Organizations; Strategic Management of Human Capital
  • Annual Tuition: $5,840
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Management Decisions; Financial Decision Making; Information Technology for Managers; Marketing Strategy; Operations Management; Strategic Management

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $4,395
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Quantitative Methods; Leadership and Motivation; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Finance; Marketing Strategies; Strategic Management

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,868
  • Academic Strength: 71%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Entrepreneurship – New Venture Analysis; Global and International Business; Human Behavior in Organizations; Managerial Decision Analysis; Managerial Finance; Production/Operations Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Academic Strength: 75%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Business Conditions Analysis; Customer Relationship Management; Information & Technology Management; Investment Management & Analysis; Problems in Financial Management; Strategy & Business Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $7,903
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Business, Society & Environment; Financial Analysis and Valuation; Global Operations and Supply Chain Management; MBA 606 Innovation and Marketing Strategy; Strategic Cost Management

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,269
  • Academic Strength: 70%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Business Communication and Writing; Business Simulation Workshop; Corporate Finance; Corporate Policy & Ethics; Desktop Applications for PCs; Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Annual Tuition: $9,990
  • Academic Strength: 71%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Communication for Business; Application of Quantitative Methods in Business; Human Resource Management; International Business; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,474
  • Academic Strength: 70%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    A Competitive Advantage: Creating and Leading a Diverse Workforce; Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development; Managing People and Organizations; Organizational Change and Development; Organizational Rewards and Compensation; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • Academic Strength: 79%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Computing in the Business Environment; Effective Career Management; International Macroeconomics; Legal Environment of Business; Operations Management; Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Annual Tuition: $5,940
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Example Classes:
    Change Management and Crisis Leadership; Contemporary Issues in Leadership; Leadership Communication; Organizational Behavior and Theory; Strategic Fiscal Management; Strategic Management

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,970
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law; Commodity Futures and Options Trading and Analysis; Firm Marketing and Price Analysis; International Trade and Finance; Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics; Technical and Professional Communication Principles
  • Annual Tuition: $7,692
  • Academic Strength: 66%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information for Decision and Control; Advanced Managerial Theory; Advanced Strategic Management; Information Systems; Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions; Strategic Market Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $8,319
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Commercial Real Estate Ventures; International Entrepreneurship; International Supply Chain Management; Managing People; Managing Projects
  • Annual Tuition: $9,120
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    E-Business and Online Entrepreneurship; E-Marketing; Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals; Money and Banking; Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration in Business
  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Economic Conditions at the Micro/Macro Level; Business Communications; Financial Institutions, Markets, and Investments; Fundamentals of Management Information Systems; Managerial Accounting Decisions; Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $12,744
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and AACSB
  • Example Classes:
    Leadership in a Global Context; Managerial Economics; Marketing and Globalization; Multinational Financial Analysis; Strategic Management and Business Policy

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