2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Management

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With an annual tuition of only $6,450, Doane University offers the least expensive online master's degree in management on this list of 25 affordable schools. Nine colleges and universities have master's degrees in management for under $10,000, with specialties including non-profit management at Greenville College, and managing people in the global enterprise at Texas A & M University-Kingsville. New England College offers eight different concentrations to students in their Master of Science in Management program, with options such as banking and finance and sustainability.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online management degrees, including undergraduate options. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Doane University Annual Tuition $6,450
#2 #2 Hannibal-LaGrange University Annual Tuition $6,525
#3 #3 Greenville College Annual Tuition $6,957
#4 #4 Fayetteville State University Annual Tuition $7,735
#5 #5 California Southern University Annual Tuition $8,550
#6 #6 Brescia University Annual Tuition $8,600
#7 #7 Texas A & M University-Kingsville Annual Tuition $8,810
#8 #8 Rivier University Annual Tuition $9,810
#9 #9 Lincoln University - MO Annual Tuition $9,840
#10 #10 Marylhurst University Annual Tuition $10,048
#11 #11 Texas A & M University-Commerce Annual Tuition $10,125
#12 #12 Plymouth State University Annual Tuition $10,800
#13 #13 Corban University Annual Tuition $10,920
#14 #14 Northwest Christian University Annual Tuition $11,340
#15 #15 Concordia University - Nebraska Annual Tuition $11,520
#16 #16 Southeastern Oklahoma State University Annual Tuition $11,880
#17 #17 Spring Arbor University Online Annual Tuition $11,970
#17 #17 Walsh University Annual Tuition $11,970
#19 #19 New England College Annual Tuition $12,240
#20 #20 Elmhurst College Annual Tuition $12,675
#21 #21 Eastern University Annual Tuition $13,050
#22 #22 Seton Hill University Annual Tuition $13,212
#23 #23 Duquesne University Annual Tuition $14,010
#24 #24 University of Great Falls Annual Tuition $14,670
#25 #25 Southern New Hampshire University Online Grad Annual Tuition $15,048
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Organizational Behavior; Ethics and Social Responsibility; Financial Issues for Managers; Human Resource Management; Strategic Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resources Management-Employee Development; Legal Issues in Managerial Leadership; Managerial Finance; Managerial Leadership & Executive Communication; Organizational Behavior & Emotional Intelligence; Organizational Development & Strategic Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $6,957
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Leadership for Managers; Emerging Trends in Organizational Management; Human Resource Strategies; International Business; Legal and Ethical Environments; Managing Change
  • Annual Tuition: $7,735
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Analytics; Business Policy and Strategy; International Business Management; Leading Organizations; Management of Technology; Total Quality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Cross Cultural Management; Management of Change; Management of Information Systems for Managers; Organizational Behavior; Statistical Analysis; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Example Classes:
    Business, Government, and the International Economy; Industry Analysis and Global Competitive Strategy; Leadership, Power, and Influence; Management and Organizational Policy and Practice; Management of Organization Functions; The Legal Environment of Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management; Leadership, Change & Innovation; Negotiations & Critical Thinking Skills
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Global Finance for Managers; Managerial Economics; Operations and Quality Management; Organizational Dynamics; Risk Management and Decision Making
  • Annual Tuition: $9,840
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Strategy; Corporate Finance; International Business; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Economics

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,048
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law for Managers; Financial Management; Leading Organizational Change; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Economics; Statistics for Managers
  • Annual Tuition: $10,125
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Executive Development; Global Competitiveness; Managing at the Edge; Managing Groups and Teams; Quality Management; Transforming Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Economic Analysis; Managing Organizational Behavior; Operations Management; Seminar in Executive Management; The Legal Environment of Business
  • Annual Tuition: $10,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting in Management; Financial Management; Managing Information Technology; Marketing Management; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,340
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Financial Management; Corporate Sustainability; Human Resource Management; Managerial Accounting; Operations and Service Management; Strategy and Managerial Decision Making

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; Creating and Leading Effective Teams; Cross Cultural Management; Operations Management; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Competitive Advantage and Strategy; Data Analysis for Managers; Management Economics; Management Information Systems; Marketing Management; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Human Resource Development; Management of Organizational Behavior; Marketing for Managers; Statistics for Business Managers; Strategic Planning & Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Financial Accounting & Mgmt; Global Business Conditions; Managerial Accounting; Quality & Performance Mgmt; Strategic Management; System & Organizational Design
  • Annual Tuition: $12,675
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Analytical Tools for Management Decisions; Financial Management; Leading Change Management; Marketing Management; Project Management; Sustainable Business Management Using the Triple Bottom Line
  • Annual Tuition: $13,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Enterprise Management; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Finance; Managing Project Teams; Talent Development and Performance Management; The Legal Environment of Management and Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $13,212
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Economics for Decision Making; Financial Management; Global Management; Human Resource Management; Management Information Systems; Strategic Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,010
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior in Organizations; Ethics & Stakeholder Management; Human Resources Management; Leadership and Change Management; Project Management; The Entrepreneurial Manager

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Motivation and Learning; Leadership and Innovation in Organizations; Management Information Systems; Personnel Management and Administration; Strategy Formation, Planning and Evaluation; Systems Design and Project Management
  • Annual Tuition: $15,048
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Issues in Management Capstone; Introduction to Organizational Conflict Management; Managing Difficult Conversations at Work; Project Management; Resource Planning and Decision Making; Strategic Human Resource Management

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