2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Business Degrees

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This list of schools represents the 25 most affordable online colleges offering business degrees. Our top-ranked school, Valdosta State University, offers an online MBA program at a tuition rate of $4,395 per year. Other degrees available on this list cover subjects such as accounting, finance, hospitality management, human resources, management, marketing, and project management, among others. All tuition rates on this list are under $8,000. To be considered for this list, schools must offer at least one online business degree

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Rank College Annual Tuition Business Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Valdosta State University Annual Tuition $4,395 Business Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Williston State College Annual Tuition $4,409 Business Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#3 #3 Aspen University Annual Tuition $4,750 Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#4 #4 California Coast University Annual Tuition $4,800 Business Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#5 #5 Wayne State College Annual Tuition $4,875 Business Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $5,730 Business Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Governors State University Annual Tuition $5,832 Business Degrees: Master's
#8 #8 Georgia Southwestern State University Annual Tuition $5,970 Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#9 #9 Arkansas State University Annual Tuition $6,060 Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#10 #10 Western Illinois University Annual Tuition $6,351 Business Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $6,394 Business Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,424 Business Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#13 #13 Minot State University Annual Tuition $6,490 Business Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#14 #14 Florida State College at Jacksonville Annual Tuition $6,496 Business Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#15 #15 Alcorn State University Annual Tuition $6,552 Business Degrees: Master's
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Clayton State University Annual Tuition $6,600 Business Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,600 Business Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#18 #18 University of Alaska Fairbanks Annual Tuition $6,660 Business Degrees: Associate and Master's
#19 (tie) #19 (tie) Dakota Wesleyan University Annual Tuition $6,750 Business Degrees: Master's
#19 (tie) #19 (tie) Taft University System Annual Tuition $6,750 Business Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#21 #21 California State University-Dominguez Hills Annual Tuition $6,900 Business Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#22 #22 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $6,972 Business Degrees: Master's
#23 #23 City Vision University Annual Tuition $6,999 Business Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#24 #24 Paul Quinn College Annual Tuition $7,218 Business Degrees: Bachelor's
#25 #25 Fayetteville State University Annual Tuition $7,406 Business Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's

Most Affordable Online Business Degrees by Program

Most Affordable Business College Details

For each school ranked above, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' business programs. Explore business class offerings, degrees offered, and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Quantitative Methods; Leadership and Motivation; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Finance; Marketing Strategies; Strategic Management

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,409
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Communications; Business Comprehensive; Computer Applications in Business; Managerial Finance; Principles of Management
  • Annual Tuition: $4,750
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Information Systems; Business Research and Communications; Customer Relationship Management; Entrepreneurship; Ethical Decision Making for Business; Organizational Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $4,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Policy; Decision Science; Financial Administration; Management Accounting; Managerial Communications; Managerial Economics

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Analysis; Contemporary Issues in Management; Investments; Marketing Administration; Quantitative Methods for Business Decision Making; Statistics and Quantitative Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $5,832
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Example Classes:
    Global Supply Chain Management; Information Systems and Technology; Logistics, Transportation and Warehouse Management; Managerial Economics and Forecasting; Strategic Marketing; Strategic Procurement and Materials Management
  • Annual Tuition: $5,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Statistics; Communications in Business Environment; Introduction to International Business; Microcomputer Application in Business; Principles of Management; Quantitative Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Communications; Business Statistics; Legal Environment Business; Management Information Systems; Operations Management; Organizational Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $6,351
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Business Forecasting and Planning; Business and Technology; Corporate Information Systems; Decision Making for Global Markets; Economics for Managers; Financial Management: Theory and Practice

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,394
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • 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: $6,424
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Management Skills; Production and Operations Management; Project/Program Management; Recruitment, Selection, & Retention; Total Quality Management; Training and Development

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (10)

Online Master's Degrees (11)

Online Certificate Programs (16)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,490
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Communication; Corporation Finance; International Business Strategy; Management Information Systems; Managerial Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $6,496
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Writing; Change and Innovation Management; Human Resources Management; Project Management; Statistics for Business Decisions; Sustainable Business Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $6,552
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Bank Management; Financial Investment Analysis and Policy; Futures, Options and Other Derivative Securities; Production/Operations Analysis; Staffing Organizations; Tax Planning for Management Decisions

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics; Corporate Finance; Legal Environment of Business; Managerial Communications; Performance Quality Management; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics; Business Law; Business Policy and Strategy; Human Resource Management; Information Systems Management; Leadership

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (8)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (16)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Decision Making; Leadership and Corporate Accountability; Managerial Economics; Marketing Strategy; Regulatory and Reporting Environments; Strategic Business Development; Strategic Operations Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics; Business Information Systems; Business Math; Comprehensive Business Plan; Finance Fundamentals; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Topics in Multinational Finance; Compensation and Benefits; Corporate Finance-Valuation Analysis; Data Communication for Management; Human Behavior in Organizations; Marketing Information Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,972
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • 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: $6,999
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Communications; Management & Leadership; Nonprofit Accounting; Organizational Behavior; Social Entrepreneurship; Theology of Work
  • Annual Tuition: $7,218
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law & Ethics; Finance for Entrepreneurs; Leadership & Change Management; Managing Teams; Negotiations & Labor Relations; Social Entrepreneurship
  • Annual Tuition: $7,406
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Software Applications; Legal Environments of Business; Microcomputer Applications in Business; Operations Management; Statistics for Business and Economics; Strategic Management
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